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News in September 2013

  • Biggest ever Visit Day at Newcastle University

    Newcastle University is ready for its biggest ever visit day, as around 15,000 students and their parents join staff and students on campus on Saturday, 28 September.

    published on: 26 September 2013

  • Concert in memory of Newcastle University professor hits the right note

    A concert dedicated to a former Newcastle University Professor of Music will launch the new season of Live in the King’s Hall.

    published on: 25 September 2013

  • Newcastle University climbs league table and achieves record intake

    Newcastle University has improved its strong position as one of the top places to study in the UK, according to an influential guide.

    published on: 20 September 2013

  • International arrivals

    Newcastle University is set to welcome 2,500 international students coming from more than 100 countries this week.

    published on: 18 September 2013

  • Books of delight at new community-run library

    Newcastle University has been helping to foster a love of reading in children with a gift of books to a community-run library.

    published on: 17 September 2013

  • Hairy Dieter takes to the dance floor

    Hairy Biker Dave Myers is appearing in the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing thanks to losing weight with the help of Newcastle University academics.

    published on: 16 September 2013

  • Cutting edge research

    Newcastle University researchers are bringing the past to life with an experiment to find out how people fought in the Bronze Age.

    published on: 13 September 2013

  • Fuelling the future

    Experts have been explaining how they have harnessed the energy locked up in sewage to power our waste water treatment at the British Science Festival.

    published on: 12 September 2013

  • European success for Newcastle University student rowing teams

    Newcastle University’s Women’s eight (W8+) team triumphed with gold, and the Men’s coxless four (M4-) took the silver at the 8th European Universities Rowing Championship.

    published on: 12 September 2013

  • The sky's the limit for schools in the cloud

    TED Prize winner Professor Sugata Mitra, who challenges how we teach children in a technological age, has been sharing his vision for the future of education at the British Science Festival in Newcastle.

    published on: 11 September 2013

  • Closing the gap in health inequality: pioneering simulation

    People whose homes are less than eight miles apart are facing 11 years difference in how long they can expect to lead healthy and active lives before being hit by a serious disease or disability and a Newcastle team is to address this.

    published on: 11 September 2013

  • Experts call for football alcohol advertising restrictions

    Newcastle University academics have called for the Government to consider restricting alcohol marketing during televised football matches after studying a selection of games and finding they were 'bombarded' by references to drink.

    published on: 11 September 2013

  • Aphasia award speaks volumes

    Professor David Howard has been given The Robin Tavistock Award 2013 for his invaluable contribution to aphasia research.

    published on: 10 September 2013

  • Pedalling towards better diabetes management

    In a world first, Newcastle scientists are studying the physiological performance of cyclists 1,000 miles away as they tackle a gruelling ride and diabetes at the same time.

    published on: 10 September 2013

  • Innovation expert appointed to increase impact of university-industry collaboration

    The N8 Research Partnership, a collaboration of the eight most research-intensive universities in the North (Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York), has appointed Colin Reid as Director of the N8 Industry Innovation Forum (N8 IIF).

    published on: 10 September 2013

  • Leading the way in motor technology

    Newcastle University has been named a key player in a £16 million programme to investigate the benefits of high-speed motors for hybrid and electric vehicles.

    published on: 9 September 2013

  • Serenading the Squirrel

    The winner of Newcastle University’s Red Squirrel film project has discovered our native Reds have an unlikely passion for the harmonica.

    published on: 9 September 2013

  • Ambitious science mission sets off for Antarctica

    A team of British scientists is making final preparations for an ambitious Antarctic science mission.

    published on: 9 September 2013

  • New research equipment will track cancer spread

    New technology which will provide an insight into how cancers spread around the body and how effectively treatments are working has been unveiled by Newcastle University.

    published on: 4 September 2013

  • Graduates 'Triumph' in jobs market

    Three graduates from Newcastle University have revved up their careers by landing jobs at one of the biggest names in motorbikes.

    published on: 3 September 2013