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Welcome to this edition of NU Connections

Professor Suzanne Cholerton, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching, shares the great news that we have achieved Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

published on: 22nd June 2017

 

Engagement support

The next Engage & Learn Forum will take place on Tuesday 11th July 2017 at 11am in G21/G22, Devonshire Building.

published on: 13th June 2017

 

photograph Welcome to this edition of NU Connections

Our Registrar, Dr John Hogan, discusses how we are supporting a new initiative to help improve relations between residents and students in Jesmond.

published on: 12th June 2017

 

photograph Childhood research project set up 70 years ago is still going strong

They have been part of one of the longest ever studies into health, and now the ‘Red Spot’ babies are marking their 70th birthdays.

published on: 12th June 2017

 

photograph Rare children’s book collection donated to Newcastle University

Brian Wouldhave Alderson is donating his extraordinary collection of children's books to Newcastle University and Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books.

published on: 12th June 2017

 

photograph Pride of Newcastle University Awards winners announced

Students’ outstanding achievements, contribution to university life and community through extra-currricular activities have been recognised at the annual Pride of Newcastle University Awards ceremony.

published on: 12th June 2017

 

photograph Freedom City 2017 gathers pace

Since its launch earlier this year, Freedom City 2017 has continued in earnest with our staff and students delivering a variety of events and research projects. 

published on: 11th June 2017

 

photograph General election 2017

Our experts had a busy time during the run-up to and during the results for the 2017 general election.

published on: 9th June 2017

 

photograph The University moves up in latest QS rankings

We have cemented our position among the world’s top universities in the latest QS World University Rankings. 

published on: 9th June 2017

 

photograph NUMed Dean scoops two British Pharmacological Society awards

Dr Clare Guilding has been recognised with the Rang Prize (Clinical) and the Australasian Visitor award. 

published on: 9th June 2017

 

photograph 2017 Pay Award Update

UCEA have confirmed that they have made their final offer in relation to the 2017 Pay Award.

published on: 9th June 2017

 

photograph The Technician Commitment

The 'Technicians Make It Happen' campaign was launched last month at the Higher Education Technicians Summit. 

published on: 9th June 2017

 

photograph Soapbox Science Newcastle

The annual Soapbox Science event returns to Newcastle for the third year in a row.

published on: 8th June 2017

 

photograph Celebrating our successes

Staff and students from across the University joined Professor Chris Day, Vice-Chancellor and Professor Tony Stevenson, Deputy-Vice-Chancellor on Monday 5 June to celebrate our many successes. There was a special focus on our sustainability objectives as we celebrated the Environmental Awards. 

published on: 8th June 2017

 

photograph New PhD studentships awarded

HaSS is pleased to announce that as a result of recent success in the National Productivity Investment Fund Bid, over £880k in additional studentships has been awarded to the Northern Bridge DTP/Northumbria-Sunderland CDT in Arts and Humanities subjects related to Creative Industries. 

published on: 8th June 2017

 

photograph Teachers’ Toolkit – the one-stop-shop for teachers

Newcastle University’s Teachers’ Toolkit is an online directory that brings together all of the University’s events, activities and resources for schools and colleges in one place.

published on: 8th June 2017

 

photograph Institute for Sustainability's Annual Report

Dr Philip McGowan provides an overview of the Institute for Sustainability Annual Report for 2016. 

published on: 8th June 2017

 

Latest Issue VCconnect: Issue 6 June 2017

published on: 7th June 2017

 

photograph £58m ‘building of the future’ to be wrapped in a web of data

A ‘portrait’ of every link and data point that makes up Newcastle University’s website will emblazon the outside of the new Urban Sciences Building being built on Science Central.

published on: 29th May 2017

 

photograph Fighting forgery with paper fingerprints

Fingerprinting official documents could provide a cost-effective way to prevent forgery, new research shows.

published on: 29th May 2017

 

photograph New insight into life-threatening childhood brain cancer

The most common type of malignant childhood brain cancer has been identified as seven separate conditions each needing a different treatment, new research has revealed.

published on: 29th May 2017

 

photograph Volunteer network to blitz shores around the UK this summer

A series of special events next month will see members of the public join together in building a more accurate picture of the diversity of marine life around the UK’s coastline.

published on: 29th May 2017

 

photograph Solving the puzzle of when the first humans arrived in the Americas

A Newcastle University expert is leading a new study which aims to resolve a longstanding debate about how and when people first came to the Americas.

published on: 29th May 2017

 

photograph Leave Newcastle Happy Campaign - Staff Volunteers needed!

At the end of each academic year the Students’ Union organises a street tidy up as part of a ‘Leave Newcastle Happy’ Campaign, tidying areas of the city in which our students live during the academic year. This year the campaign will run for two weeks from 5th to 16th June and we are seeking staff volunteers to get involved, working alongside our student volunteers.

published on: 29th May 2017

 

photograph Reputation Survey

Those of you who attended the Vice-Chancellor’s Town Hall events, or read his last VC Connect article, will be aware that we are undertaking research into our brand and reputation to support our next university strategy.

published on: 29th May 2017

 

photograph Event showcases partnership approach to Trans inequalities

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was the host of the ‘Changing Times Challenging Times; Trans Lives Matter’ event at the Royal Victoria Infirmary on 24 May. 

published on: 29th May 2017

 

photograph Hatton Pavilion pops up on campus

An art installation inspired by the Hatton Gallery’s heritage is on campus until 18 June.

published on: 29th May 2017

 

photograph Working with global partners: recognising challenges, developing partnerships

HaSS and SAgE Impact teams, in conjunction with the Global Challenge’s Academy, invite staff to a joint ESRC & EPSRC IAA funded capacity building event: Working with global partners: recognising challenges, developing partnerships.

published on: 29th May 2017

 

photograph British Nutrition Foundation Healthy Eating Week

June 12-16 is the British Nutrition Foundation’s Healthy Eating week, celebrated in schools, workplaces and universities across the UK.

published on: 29th May 2017

 

photograph University update regarding UK increasing its security threat level

As you may be aware the current UK security threat level is 'severe' following the terrorist attack in Manchester. 

published on: 29th May 2017

 

photograph Information Security update: ransomware

No doubt you will have heard about the large scale cyber-attack against organisations around the world, including the NHS. This cyber-attack used a type of malicious software called ransomware, which if run on vulnerable computers, will encrypt the contents of your PC, and possibly the contents of your shared network folders.

published on: 29th May 2017

 
 

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