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News, Opportunities and Events

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Opportunities to grow and develop

Here is a round up of some of the current and forthcoming events and opportunities for postgraduate research students.  

Events allow you to:

  • grow in confidence
  • develop career skills such as public speaking, entrepreneurship, teaching and more
  • network
  • have fun

Keep your eye on our events pages for details of more activities taking place throughout the academic year.

You may also wish to look at recent stories featuring Newcastle University below or items specifically for PGR students.

North East businesses offered fully-funded innovation support

Regional businesses can now apply to access academic expertise and world-leading facilities at the region’s universities through the expansion of the Arrow innovation support scheme.

Research-intensive universities generate nearly £38 bn for UK economy

A new report assessing the economic impact of the Russell Group universities, found that for every £1 of public funds invested in research, more than £8.50 was generated for the UK economy.

£30M study paves the way for new treatments for people with cirrhosis

The most extensive clinical study into liver cirrhosis ever conducted worldwide has been announced.

Supporting businesses and academic entrepreneurs to grow

The Innovating Together - Universities in the North East (In-TUNE) partnership has been launched to deliver two business support programmes which aim to strengthen the region’s economy.

Newcastle University Business School confirmed as world-class

Newcastle University Business School has officially received re-accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the world’s leading authorities on postgraduate business education.

Post-pandemic widening of inequalities for children in the North

A major new report paints a stark picture of widening inequalities for children in the North of England which cost billions, increases poverty and costs children’s lives.

Developing new eDrive technologies for future electric vehicles

GKN Automotive partners with Newcastle University and the University of Nottingham to launch Advanced Research Centre to accelerate the UK’s electrified future.

THE Awards

The University has won Outstanding Estates Team and Outstanding Technician of the Year at Times Higher Education Awards 2021.

Newcastle University supports RAF’s pathway to Net Zero

Newcastle University will collaborate with the RAF to establish a ViTAL Living Lab at the RAF Leeming base, to support its drive to Net Zero 2040.

Major funding boost for bio-researchers of the future

Newcastle University will be part of a new training partnership (CTP) between Procter & Gamble Technical Centres Limited and the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council).

Leading the way in developing clean maritime technology

Two University and industry projects have been backed by the Department of Transport (DfT) as winners of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition.

Research looks at how small businesses responded to pandemic guidance

Researchers at Newcastle University Business School are to look at how the UK's small businesses have understood and complied with government regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UK-Singapore boost for entrepreneurship and innovation

The first alliance of its kind to accelerate collaborations in entrepreneurship and innovation between the UK and Singapore and has been launched.

Business and community links championed in first KEF

The real-world impact of work at Newcastle University has been ranked among the best in results from the first-ever Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF).

Newcastle University excels in a leading guide of global universities

Newcastle University has been ranked among the world’s top universities by an influential Higher Education guide.

Helping older people stay in their homes for longer

A project to help older people retain independence and stay connected with their families has received support from UK Research and Innovation’s industrial strategy challenge fund for healthy ageing.

Novel organ preservation device to reduce transplant waiting list

A novel system that preserves the condition of donor organs for longer, is easy to transport and affordable, has been developed by Newcastle University and Newcastle Hospital Trust spin-out, ScubaTx™.

COVID-19 safety packs for Newcastle University staff and students

Staff and students at Newcastle University are to receive safety packs to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the University and local communities.

Helping firms tap into skills learned from caring for older relatives

The UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) has partnered with a global EdTech company to launch a new digital training program for employers.

New director for the national Innovation Observatory, NIHRIO

The national centre which helps accelerate access to new medicines, devices and diagnostics and services to patients has a new director, Professor Dawn Craig.

New self-forming membrane to protect our environment

A new class of self-forming membrane to separate carbon dioxide from a mixture of gases has been developed by Newcastle University researchers.

Living wage accreditation announced at Newcastle University

Newcastle University has today been accredited as a Living Wage Employer which will see everyone working here receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.30 an hour.

Nic Palmarini appointed to lead National Innovation Centre for Ageing

Researcher, teacher, writer and TEDx speaker Nic Palmarini has been appointed as the new Director of the National Innovation Centre for Ageing.

First melanoma test identifies those at low risk of cancer spreading

ITV Tyne Tees presenter Pam Royle, is one of the first to try a new test developed by Newcastle University which predicts whether her skin cancer is likely to return.

Cause of antibiotic resistance identified

Scientists have confirmed for the first time that bacteria can change form to avoid being detected by antibiotics in the human body.

University welcomes announcement of post-study work visa

Newcastle University has welcomed the announcement that a new post-study work visa would allow international students to work in the UK for two years after graduation

£2M boost for pioneering international collaboration in healthcare

£2 million has been awarded to create Fellowships into drug discovery in a partnership between Newcastle University, UK and Monash University, Australia.

Business collaboration to create better storage and transport of cells

Atelerix, a Newcastle University spin out which has pioneered the storage and transport of cells at room temperature has won a grant to work with leading regenerative medicine company, Rexgenero

LITMUS – Progress towards diagnosing and better treating liver disease

A pioneering European research project, designed to develop new diagnostic tests to assess patients with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) has expanded giving access to more patients.

Tyneside house has starring role on BBC

A Newcastle University manager’s house has the starring role in the new BBC Two series, A House Through Time.

Elite Business School’s success with top accreditation

Newcastle University Business School has again been given the stamp of approval by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), the highest standard of achievement in business education.

Leading the way

Newcastle becomes the first university in England to provide free sanitary care for students.

Links with community and business to build a strong chain

The North East Cluster for Healthy Ageing and Independent Living (NE-CHAIN) has won early-stage funding from UK Research and Innovation to cultivate the ageing market in Newcastle and the North East.

Tackling the obesity crisis by shrinking fish and chips

A smaller portion of fish and chips has been embraced by takeaway owners and customers, research has found and may well be healthier for us.

Cultivating 4D tissues – the first self-curving cornea

Scientists have developed a biological system which lets cells form a desired shape by moulding their surrounding material - initially creating the world's first self-curving cornea.

Newcastle experts receive New Year Honours

Newcastle University experts in the field of ageing and cancer have been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours.

Driving with dementia - new guidance for doctors

New guidance on when people living with dementia should stop driving has been published to support doctors and other health care professionals.

Newcastle University recognised in UK’s Best Breakthroughs List

A campaign celebrating universities achievements of some of the world’s most important discoveries launches today with work at Newcastle University in the UK’s Best Breakthroughs List.

Showcasing the region’s strengths in Boston

A US trade mission built around the North East’s expertise in ageing, nutrition, digital, science and tech heads to Boston to build strategic partnerships and show the region as a place to invest.

First 3D printed human corneas win design award

A technology developed by scientists at Newcastle University allowing human corneas to be 3D printed has won Gold at the 2018 London Design Awards.

Major new report connects North’s poor health with poor productivity

Poor health has been linked with the North’s poor productivity for the first time in a major new report by six northern universities.

From Newcastle. For the World.

Professor Chris Day, Vice-Chancellor and President of Newcastle University, today unveils a new Vision and Strategy, outlining the future direction for the institution.

Top transport role for Newcastle University expert

Newcastle Professor named Chief Scientific Advisor on Transport for a second term.

Minister marks construction of the National Innovation Centre

The first phase of progress on a £50 million home for business, academics and the public, which will put the UK at the forefront of AI, digital economy and Ageing Society is being marked today.

Partnership to help housing association residents influence services

Newcastle University has formed an innovative partnership to help residents of the iconic Grade II* listed Byker Estate influence the way services are delivered.

New role to catalyse links between academia and businesses

A new role has been appointed at Newcastle University to build strong relationships between academia and businesses.

Virtual opening for award winning Urban Sciences Building

Newcastle University’s pioneering ‘building-as-a-lab’, which will pave the way for more sustainable, efficient developments in the future, has been officially opened in a rather unusual way.

Tyneside’s Genetic Pioneers: How the NHS changed our world – BBC

Ground-breaking work by genetic and medical experts at Newcastle University and Newcastle Hospitals, housed at the Centre for Life, features in a BBC programme celebrating 70 years of the NHS.

Testing the water

Removing the risk with 'digital twin' technology.

One-step test for the detection of herbicide resistance in blackgrass

Newcastle University and Mologic launch pioneering new diagnostic for black-grass resistance at Cereals 2018