Northumbria creates and applies knowledge for the benefit of individuals, communities and the economy. Through excellent research, teaching and innovation we transform lives, making a powerful contribution to cultural and economic development and regeneration, in the City and Region, nationally and globally.
A truly international community, we welcome students from over 65 countries to our School and have international partnerships across the globe including India, China, Singapore, USA, Taiwan, Spain, Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia - creating a multicultural, global network.
The strategic aims are to: • To drive the economic, cultural, social and intellectual development of the region and beyond. • To create and build meaningful partnerships that help develop distinctive, employable graduates • To enhance the University’s reputation and sustainability • To develop an organisational culture where external engagement is embedded, nurtured and valued The School of Design has over 30 years in design-led collaboration and an ever-growing list of satisfied clients. During this time we have partnered with leading international companies, cutting edge consultancies and public sector organisations such as charities and government bodies. Students at all levels have tackled a wide variety of projects across a diverse range of sectors; from fashion to new product development, packaging & promotion, service & systems and trend analysis to long term company innovation. Our partners include household names such as Aquascutum, Abercrombie & Fitch, Mars, Black & Decker, Black & Blum, Ralph Lauren, Pentland, DAKS, Samsung,Electrolux, Lego, River Island, Hasbro, Ralph Lauren, Unilever, Barbour, Philips, Intel, Nike, Mulberry, Diageo, Dyson, the QE2 and JCB Excavators Limited. We are also an active partner in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), a UK-wide programme designed to encourage business/knowledge base collaborations.
As a School, we foster a culture where teaching, learning and research are integrated at every stage. This means we can deliver courses that are relevant and responsive to new issues and challenges on a global and local level. Through placements, projects, guest lectures and workshops students engage with real world design issues a