Newcastle University

This 'Seeing' Prosthetic Hand Could Revolutionise Bionics

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have created a bionic hand that can spot and grab objects automatically. The revolutionary prosthetic uses computer vision to assess an obj...

Hackers Can Guess Your PIN Just From The Motion Sensor On Your Phone

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Tech

So here’s some worrying news: Hackers can actually find out your PIN and passwords just by analysing the way you tilt a phone in your hand. The reve...

The App Will See You Now: How New NHS Apps Could Empty Hospitals as Patients Get Better Before They Have a Stroke or Lose a Leg

Professor Mike Trenell | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Tech
Professor Mike Trenell

I know we can make a significant impact on this situation. I've seen how a little support can help people make small but very significant changes to their lives and that's why I'm so excited that our Newcastle app - dubbed Changing Health - is now being prescribed by GPs in large parts of the country. We are about to give people the key to unlock their healthy future nationwide, and I can't wait to see it happen.

University Faces Punishment Over Caffeine Experiment That Left Students In Intensive Care

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Northumbria University is set to be sentenced over a caffeine experiment that left students in intensive care. Two students from the Newcastle unive...

University Challenge Fans Are Convinced Jeremy Paxman Got A Question On Scrabble Wrong

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Playing a board game at Christmas always seems like a good idea until someone inevitably gets frustrated and a family row breaks out. But last night ...

Death Of Newcastle University Student Prompts Warnings Over Society Drinking Games

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A leading alcohol education charity has warned of the dangers of drinking games after the tragic death of a Newcastle University student following a s...

The NUS Is Ignoring Students at Its Own Expense

Ryan Browne | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ryan Browne

As students from across the country start to mobilise campaigns to leave the National Union of Students (NUS), both the NUS and pro-NUS Students' Unions are upping the ante. But whilst disaffiliation referendums are being proposed in various universities thanks to student-led efforts, the pro-NUS opposition - with the help of various paid full-time officers - is throwing everything it's got.

The Politicisation of the NUS Needs to Stop Now

Charlie Simpson | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Simpson

The NUS is a confederation of 600 student unions and its mission is to 'promote, defend and extend student rights', and strengthen student unions. This is an organisation that has the power to affect real change and yet it is neglecting this duty and is instead becoming increasingly politicised.

Newcastle Rowing Students Create Nude Calendar For Charity After Teammate's Serious Brain Injury

The Huffington Post UK | Daisy Greenaway | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Newcastle University Boat Club is back with a new naked calendar - this time in support of the brain injury charity Headway. Headway works to supp...

Fishmonger Who Murdered 'Exceptional' British Medical Students In Malaysia To Hang

PA | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A fishmonger has been sentenced to death for murdering two "exceptional young" British medical students who had been working in a Malaysian hospital. ...

Student Who Had Fetish For Stuffing Socks In His Mouth Choked To Death While High On Doctor's Drugs

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student who was president of his polo club choked to death after stuffing a sock in his mouth whilst he was high on a cocktail of drugs supplied to ...

Tributes Pour In For Newcastle Cheerleader Who Died Of Cancer, Aged Just 24

Huffington Post UK | Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Tributes are being made across social media for the Newcastle graduate Hatti Sandall who died earlier this week aged 24. The former Newcastle Angel...

Men Who Stabbed British Students To Death In Borneo Were 'High On Crystal Meth'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The four men who stabbed two British students to death in Borneo were high on crystal meth, a police report has revealed. Medic students Aidan Brun...

Men Admit Stabbing Newcastle University Students To Death In Borneo

The Huffington Post UK | Ben Jackson | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Four men have admitted to killing two Newcastle University students, who were stabbed to death in Borneo while on a six-week placement course. The ...

Newcastle University Students Stabbed To Death In Malaysia Named

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The two students stabbed to death in Malaysia while on a placement as part of their medicine course have been locally named as Neil Dalton and Aidan B...

Is Organic Food Better for You? Nutrition, Anti-Oxidants and New Research

Guy Watson | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Guy Watson

An international panel have looked at the data from 343 peer-reviewed, published studies in every possible way, and concluded that there are very significant nutritional benefits to be had from eating organic food.

Murder Investigation Launched After Body Of Newcastle Student Found

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A murder investigation has been launched after a 23-year-old university student was found dead. Warwickshire Police said they have arrested three m...

The Ragged Road to Adult Autism Research

James Christie | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

I'm one of the relatively lucky ones - I'm articulate, I managed to work for about twenty-six years and became a successful published author; but the hard and terrible lesson I learnt along the way is that there is a crude and xenophobic core of creatures in our society who care nothing for others and turn on anyone perceived to be different.

Newcastle University Bomb Scare: Two Russian Students Arrested

Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Two Russian students have been arrested following a bomb scare at Newcastle University which saw a building evacuated and a controlled explosion carri...

Teen Arrested In London Following Newcastle University Bomb Scare

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students at Newcastle University were left "terrified" after a police swarmed the area and evacuated a building housing international students followi...

Student Sues Uni For Failing Degree, Faces £90k Legal Bill

The Huffington Post UK | Edith Hancock | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A medical student at Newcastle University faces a £90,000 legal bill after trying to sue the university for failing him. Paul Crawford, 32, sued t...

WATCH: Student Does Best Single Ladies Dance Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Doug Bolton | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student wowed the audience at a university charity event by performing a Single Ladies dance that's even better than Beyonce's. The sassy Newcast...

Lucy Sherriff

Newcastle Uni Ends Capture Of Wild Primates For 'Disturbing' Animal Experiments | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Newcastle University has announced it will be stopping its controversial capturing of wild primates for animal experiments, following public pressure....

WATCH: Newcastle Students Stop Traffic Singing Yaya/Kolo Touré Chant (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Sport

Students in Newcastle brought traffic to a standstill when they poured out onto the streets for a rendition of Manchester City's Yaya/Kolo Touré chan...

Newcastle University Applies To Trademark C*NT

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Newcastle University has applied to trademark a rather rude word, it has been revealed, in an attempt to rebrand itself. The northern institution h...