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photograph Welcome to this edition of NU Connections

Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Chris Day, has today announced the appointment of Professor Nigel Harkness as the new Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The appointment was confirmed this afternoon at a meeting of the University Senate. 

published on: 20th March 2018

 

photograph School in the Cloud film to premiere at prestigious festival

A documentary which charts Professor Sugata Mitra’s efforts to establish his School in the Cloud in India and the UK will be given its world premiere.

published on: 15th March 2018

 

photograph Crossings: Newcastle Poetry Festival 2018 line-up revealed

The Newcastle Poetry Festival (2-5 May) brings together an exciting blend of award-winning poets, musicians, painters and film-makers packed into four dynamic days.

published on: 15th March 2018

 

photograph UK team reach the final of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

Subsea engineers from the University and Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) have reached the finals of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE to find new ways to map the ocean floor.

published on: 15th March 2018

 

photograph Newcastle MP learns about life-saving cancer research

Catherine McKinnell MP met our cancer scientists to learn about their life-saving work.

published on: 15th March 2018

 

photograph Great Exhibition of the North 2018

Professor Richard Davies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Engagement & Internationalisation) talks about the Great Exhibition of the North 2018, which will run from June 22 – Sept 9 2018. 

published on: 15th March 2018

 

photograph Rise of the Helix: Newcastle’s global hub for urban innovation enters next phase in development

A new round of construction and investment is underway for Science Central, the UK’s biggest urban development site outside London and an internationally-renowned innovation centre for sustainable engineering, ageing and data sciences.

published on: 15th March 2018

 

photograph Newcastle University student crowned dental skills competition winner

 Joe Reid has been named the UK’s best undergraduate dentist in a national dental skills competition.

published on: 15th March 2018

 

photograph Gender Pay Gap report

The University has made considerable progress in recent years in addressing a wide range of equality and diversity issues across the University. However, the Gender Pay Gap report shows that there is much still to do.

published on: 15th March 2018

 

photograph Eyes on Murakami

Delegates from all over the world have headed to Newcastle University for a conference and multimedia event series about the celebrated Japanese author.

published on: 15th March 2018

 

photograph The University joins a campaign to improve the region’s economy

We are supporting a campaign to make the North East a better place in which to live and work.

published on: 15th March 2018

 

photograph N8 Future Programme Topics Survey

The N8 Research Partnership needs your help to identify key challenges that the N8 might be thinking about for the future.

published on: 15th March 2018

 

photograph University awarded funding for innovative PhD programme

We have been awarded one of only ten prestigious Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship Programmes.

published on: 15th March 2018

 

photograph Computing at 60

Computing at Newcastle University is celebrating its 60th birthday this year. 

published on: 15th March 2018

 

photograph USS Consultation

As you will be aware from the recent edition of VC Connect, talks continue nationally between UUK and UCU, regarding the proposed changes to the USS pension scheme. 

published on: 15th March 2018

 

photograph Reminder - new staff intranet launching 21st March

Just a reminder that on Wednesday 21st March, NUConnect, the new staff intranet, will be launched across the University, replacing the current staff homepage. 

published on: 15th March 2018

 

photograph Global Career Services Summit brings employability leaders to Newcastle

Newcastle University hosted more than one hundred experts in student and graduate employability from 11-15 March, at the third annual Global Career Services Summit.

published on: 15th March 2018

 

photograph First scientific expedition to newly exposed Antarctic ecosystem

A team of scientists have headed to the world’s biggest iceberg to investigate a mysterious marine ecosystem that’s been hidden beneath an Antarctic ice shelf for up to 120,000 years.

published on: 1st March 2018

 

photograph The University excels in global subject rankings

Our subjects are among the world’s best, according to global higher education rankings.

published on: 1st March 2018

 

photograph Motor insurance comparison websites can reduce, not improve, choice

Car insurance providers conceal which brands they own to improve the likelihood one of them is chosen by a new customer using online comparison sites, research has found.

published on: 1st March 2018

 

photograph Experts call for specialist medical teams for rapidly ageing society

At a time when family doctors are at ‘saturation point’ and facing a crisis in recruitment, new research reveals that they carry the burden of healthcare of our rapidly ageing population.

published on: 1st March 2018

 

photograph Business School appoints educational leader as new Goldman Visiting Professor

Newcastle University Business School has appointed Alison Shaw as this year’s David Goldman Visiting Professor. 

published on: 1st March 2018

 

photograph Newcastle-led social mobility partnership extended to 2022

Realising Opportunities, the award-winning collaboration of leading universities spearheaded by the University, has been extended until 2022, with a 15th institution – Queen Mary, University of London – joining in 2018. 

published on: 1st March 2018

 

photograph Launch of the Technician Commitment

The Technician Commitment was officially launched in the University last week to ensure greater visibility and recognition for technicians.

published on: 1st March 2018

 

photograph International Women’s Day 2018

Thursday 8th March marks International Women’s Day 2018 (IWD2018). A global day of celebration of the many achievements of women, IWD offers hope and drives action for gender equality.

published on: 1st March 2018

 

photograph Newcastle University Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Research Conference

We are delighted to announce the University’s first research conference on equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) to be held on the 19th June 2018 at the Boiler House. 

published on: 1st March 2018

 

photograph USS Statutory Consultation

As you will be aware from the recent edition of VC Connect, talks continue nationally between UUK and UCU, facilitated by ACAS, regarding the proposed changes to the USS pension scheme. 

published on: 1st March 2018

 

photograph Celebrating international graduate entrepreneurs

International graduate entrepreneurs have been recognised for their business talent by our Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Chris Day.

published on: 1st March 2018

 

photograph Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Fund (EDIF) application deadline

You can apply for up to £5,000 until 12 April to support projects, events and training which have equality, diversity and inclusion at their core.

published on: 1st March 2018

 

photograph New staff intranet launching 21st March

On 21st March, NUConnect, the new staff intranet, will be launched across the University, replacing the current staff homepage and bringing with it a much-improved way of accessing news and information. 

published on: 1st March 2018

 

photograph The Women’s 100 on International Women’s Day

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which started the process of women’s suffrage, and International Women’s Day on 8 March, a city-wide consortium which includes staff from the University, has been formed to organise a month-long series of events and activities around the city. 

published on: 1st March 2018

 
 

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