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Northumbria’s Spring 2022 Newspaper is out now

25th April 2022

Packed full of the latest news, features and interviews, Northumbria University News is the perfect way to keep up to date with the exciting developments taking place across the University. The Spring edition is available to read online now.

Caption: The Spring 2022 edition is available to read online and on campus now.Inside the latest issue, there's an introduction to Professor Andy Long, who has been appointed Northumbria University’s fifth Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive following the announcement that Professor Andrew Wathey CBE is to retire in May 2022, after leading the University for the past 14 years. Professor Long will take up his role in August, bringing with him a wealth of experience in academic leadership.

There's comprehensive coverage of the day Princess Anne visited Northumbria to hear about the vital research the Northern Veteran Hub team are doing to support members of military veteran community across the UK. The Princess Royal was also given a tour of the University’s multi-million pound Student Central building, before unveiling a plaque to commemorate the visit.

Celebrations were in order when Newcastle Business School graduate, Jenny McFadden and her sister Alex, were successful in striking a deal with four of the five dragons they faced when they appeared on the hit BBC One show Dragons’ Den. Dive into the newspaper to read all about their growing maternity clothing business, Pretty Mama.

The doors of a new national Nursing and Midwifery Council examination centre were officially opened by NHS leaders at the University’s Coach Lane Campus. Find out how the facility will support the frontline of healthcare by allowing up to 7,000 nurses, midwives and nursing associates to sit their Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) each year at Northumbria.

Other must-read stories include a focus on the work of Northumbria's Solar-Terrestrial Science research group, who are using their expertise to develop the first laser-based system for small satellites in space.

The spotlight is also on a number of inspiring staff and alumni who were recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2022, along with the latest People & Planet university league table, which saw Northumbria being rated ‘first class’ and the highest ranked university in the North East for sustainability.

Read Northumbria’s Spring 2022 Newspaper and discover more updates from across the University here.

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