Working closely with business, cultural organisations and government gives a real world focus to Northumbria's teaching and research.
Partnership working means that our research has the maximum impact, allowing us to apply knowledge to help businesses and other organisations to develop and grow. It also informs our teaching, preparing our students for employment.
We work with an array of companies and organisations - small and medium firms, major multinationals and key parts of the public sector. This includes Nike, IBM, Nissan, Procter & Gamble, the BBC, and the NHS. More than 560 employers and 60 professional bodies sponsor or accredit the University's programmes.
Our outstanding cultural partnerships in the UK support academic excellence across the University. The award-winning collaboration with the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, the first venue outside London to host the Turner Prize, enables students to develop their practice in a supportive, stimulating environment with leading academics and internationally renowned artists. Our partnership with the International Centre for Life, a pioneering science village based in Newcastle and a world-leader in stem cell technology, will jointly deliver an MSc in Public Engagement with Science.
Working with high profile universities around the world enables us to provide outstanding learning for students outside the UK and to undertake internationally excellent and world-leading research. Our international partnerships include the Northumbria- BINUS Design School in Jakarta and working with Kaplan to offer Northumbria degrees in Singapore.
Northumbria University has invested substantially in excellent facilities. This means our students have an outstanding experience during their time here, whether based on one of our two campuses in Newcastle or at out new campus in the City of London.
Our 24/7 Library was rated joint 3rd in the country, alongside Cambridge University, in the Times Higher Education 2014 Student Experience Survey. It provides access to more than 570,000 books, 400,000 e-books and 50,000 print and electronic journals.
Our technical facilities support ground-breaking research and ensure students have the practical tools they need to get the most out of their courses. We have state-of-the-art laboratories, prototyping workshops, CAD suites, media labs and more. And all of this is backed up by IT support that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Our sports centres offer fantastic opportunities for people at every level of fitness. We have fitness centres, a sprint track, squash courts, a six-lane 25m swimming pool and numerous outdoor pitches. At our flagship Sport Central facility the main arena can cater for up to 3,000 people and is home to the Newcastle Eagles, the most successful team in the British Basketball League.