We can all agree it’s been an eggs-hausting term (brace yourself, I have so many egg puns it’s not even bunny!), but we’ve made it through the dark winter mornings and January blues, and Easter is finally in sight! Some of you might be desperate for this break, I for sure am, and some of you might be desperate for a month of exam prep and catching up on lectures…but it’ll come as no surprise to you that I am once again preaching about balance!Continue reading “Look on the sunny side! It’s Easter!”
Nutrition and Dietetics at Newcastle – A New Era! by Susan Lennie
Exciting times for the Nutrition and Dietetics team at Newcastle University!
As the new academic year is fast approaching, we prepare to welcome our first cohort of undergraduate dietetics students onto our new 4-year Integrated Master of Dietetics programme. The North East of England NHS departments have been asking for an undergraduate dietetics course for some time, so in the last year we have been planning and writing our course, successfully achieving Health and Care Professions Council approval and British Dietetic Association accreditation in January 2020.
I suspect some of you are not too familiar with the work of dietitians, perhaps assuming that it’s mostly dealing with obesity, and telling people what NOT to eat. Well, I don’t quite see it that way. I’ve been a dietitian for over 20 years, in both clinical and academic settings, and I can tell you that dietetics is a really varied profession.Continue reading “Nutrition and Dietetics at Newcastle – A New Era! by Susan Lennie”
Like to learn more about the exciting field of immunology?
By Gemma Vidal-Pedrola (3rd PhD student)
Join Immunology North East (for free!) to get involved in the immunology happening around you and in the world.
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New year, new name, new state of the art facilities!
An exciting year ahead! By Dr Debbie Bevitt
It’s nearly the start of the new academic year and the School is buzzing as we prepare to welcome our new Stage 1 students – and of course to welcome back our existing students!
We have an exciting year ahead, including a new name for the school and two major building developments which will provide much needed additional study space and specialist facilities for our students.
We have a new name!
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What an amazing day the SOLAR outreach team had teaching 365 very excited primary school children all about STEM…..it really was STEMtastic!
Our SBMS students, Gokul Krishnan, Sophie Amato, and Molly Johnson joined Dr Vanessa Armstrong and Dr Beth Lawry at the Centre For Life to inspire the next generation of scientists at STEMtastic 2019.
New business ideas grown in Newcastle
By John Cornilious – Student Enterprise Ambassador, and Stage 3 Biomedical Sciences
Newcastle University showcased some of its up and coming entrepreneurs at the 2018 Start Up Business Expo. Student Enterprise Ambassador John went along to meet the innovators (including one of our School of Biomedical Sciences alumni) and to find out how the University supports new business ideas. Hear what he found out at the event and about some of the interesting entrepreneurs he met.
Stage 3 Biomedical Sciences Student John Cornilious, the Schools’ Student Enterprise Ambassador Continue reading “New business ideas grown in Newcastle”
Food Matters Live, London – Stage 3 Nutrition Students Annual Conference Trip
By Dr Helen Mason and Dr Anthony Watson, Teaching Fellows for the Food and Nutrition Degree Programmes.
Being a Food and Human Nutrition student at Newcastle University comes with some brilliant opportunities. This November, our final year students attended Food Matters Live, an industry leading food and nutrition conference held in the ExCel arena in London. This gathering of world experts, food innovators and the brightest academic minds creates a unrivaled opportunity for our students to network and share ideas with like-minded people within the UK and from beyond. Continue reading “Food Matters Live, London – Stage 3 Nutrition Students Annual Conference Trip”
Inspiring the next generation of scientists is fun but not always easy, especially when they haven’t even decided to become scientists yet!
Our SOLAR outreach team engaged and inspired primary school children at the recent STEMtastic event, organised by the West End School’s Trust (WEST) and held in the Discovery Museum‘s Great Hall. Continue reading “STEMtastic!”