Business and Engagement

Our academic staff work closely with business and industry and have experience in professional practice.  We can help your organisation benefit from new skills, knowledge and approaches. 

We have worked with organisations to develop: 

  • Research and development 
  • Knowledge transfer partnerships 
  • Consultancy 
  • Student placements 
  • Guest lectures, events and programme input 
  • Collaborative projects 
  • Continuing professional development
  • Short courses and specialist training 
  • Recognition of your in-house training 
  • Part-time, distance learning and work-based learning

Examples of our previous work:

NEBOSH National Diploma

The NEBOSH National Diploma is the flagship NEBOSH award and was the first UK vocational qualification to be developed specifically for health and safety professionals. Since its introduction in 1988 it has become established as the most popular qualification of its kind, with over 10,000 students having successfully gained the Diploma. The NEBOSH National Diploma is the qualification for aspiring health and safety professionals, building directly upon the foundation of knowledge provided by the NEBOSH National General Certificate. It is designed to provide students with the expertise required to undertake a career as a safety and health practitioner and also provides a sound basis for progression to postgraduate study.

Recognising the needs and interests of women and children in disasters

Northumbria University is changing how women and children are considered in global disaster policy and practice. The Gender and Disaster Network (GDN) has been providing online resources since 1997 and is used daily by people whose job it is to plan for and respond to disasters around the world. 

The site, which receives half a million hits a year and has 1,000 registered members from every continent, is supported by UN agencies, the Swiss and US governments. Its research-based resources and training materials are directly shaping gender-sensitive policies for global disaster planning. The GDN has impacted international policy by increasing the profile of gender in disaster management.

Northumbria University runs the MSc Disaster Management and Sustainable Development, which closely links with this network and with Northumbria University's Disaster & Development Network (DDN).