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News in September 2014

  • Lack of 'rural-proofed' policy a threat to countryside economy

    Entrepreneurs are losing out because of a lack of rural-proofing in government policy, say academics from Newcastle University’s Queen’s Award winning Centre for Rural Economy (CRE).

    published on: 26 September 2014

  • Newcastle University sparks debate on energy policy at Labour Conference

    Newcastle University brought together policymakers, academics, industry representatives and campaign groups at its Labour Party Conference Fringe Event this week to discuss the reforms needed to establish an affordable, secure and sustainable energy market.

    published on: 26 September 2014

  • Health under the spotlight in new season of Newcastle University public lectures

    Diabetes, autism, medical innovation and sustainable healthcare are on the agenda for the new season of Insights public lectures.

    published on: 26 September 2014

  • Potential new drug for childhood leukaemia

    Nearly 40% of children with leukaemia whose disease returns after treatment could benefit from a drug designed to treat colon, skin and lung cancer. 

    published on: 23 September 2014

  • Securing our energy networks

    A state-of-the-art laboratory that will allow researchers to put the electricity grid through its paces – simulating events such as power cuts due to severe weather – is being launched today at Newcastle University.

    published on: 23 September 2014

  • Teaching method is a recipe for success

    Researchers at Newcastle University have cooked up a new way to teach modern languages.

    published on: 22 September 2014

  • Barbour Foundation donates £1 million to Future Fund

    The Future Fund campaign has taken a significant step closer to its goal of establishing a specialist children’s cancer research facility at Newcastle University after receiving a £1 million donation from the Barbour Foundation. 

    published on: 22 September 2014

  • Connecting up language learning

    Newcastle University is to help language teachers access support and advice to meet the needs of the new national curriculum, thanks to the ALL Connect project.

    published on: 19 September 2014

  • Newcastle receives special investment to boost research

    The Universities of Newcastle and Durham have both been awarded Impact Acceleration Accounts worth £1.3m by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC).

    published on: 17 September 2014

  • David Burn appointed Parkinson's UK Clinical Director

    Newcastle University neurologist Professor David Burn has been appointed as Clinical Director of Parkinson's UK, in a bid to drive forward urgent improvements to the standard of care for people with Parkinson's.

    published on: 12 September 2014

  • Reading crisis facing UK's children

    One and a half million children will reach the age of 11 unable to ‘read well’ by 2025 unless urgent action is taken to tackle the reading crisis facing Britain’s pupils, according to new research.

    published on: 8 September 2014

  • Free online course explores the risks of falling

    Newcastle University is launching a new free online course to help people learn how to prevent falls and injury. 

    published on: 8 September 2014

  • The Great North Film

    Spectators at the Great North Run are being asked to get involved this year by helping to capture the event on their mobile phones as part of a major experiment being led by Newcastle University.

    published on: 4 September 2014

  • Mark Knopfler re-releases Local Hero to benefit Future Fund

    Dire Straits star Mark Knopfler has re-released the North East anthem Local Hero to commemorate the Bupa Great North Run reaching a world-first one millionth finish and to benefit the Future Fund.  

    published on: 3 September 2014

  • New exercise and health degree launched

    Following the historic Great North Run and its millionth finisher, Newcastle University is launching a new degree that highlights the health benefits of physical exercise.  

    published on: 3 September 2014

  • Parliament debates Newcastle University technique

    A pioneering fertility technique developed at Newcastle University, which allows the successful transfer of DNA between two human eggs, was debated in Parliament.

    published on: 2 September 2014