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No Poverty

Ending poverty requires activity connected to a large number of the Sustainable Development Goals including developing economies, reducing corruption, achieving gender equality and adapting to a changing climate. Our research and operations support these Goals, and we also undertake work with a specific focus on supporting lives of the poorest communities both in the UK and abroad.

In the Spotlight: Centre for International Development

The Centre for International Development is an inter-disciplinary team which brings together academics, practitioners and students to tackle issues of global poverty and inequality. The Centre collaborates with organisations and communities across the world to deliver impactful projects that address global development challenges. Some of the themes the Centre explores include volunteering, activism, international migration, governance, environmental resources and sustainability.

At a Glance: From Our Research to Our Operations

  • Members of the Centre for International Development have a strong track record of international development consultancy and have worked with organisations including CAFOD and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
  • In summer 2019, the Centre for International Development hosted a free Global Development Policy Summer School for students across the North East interested in the role of young people in shaping development policy.
  • Our academics are involved in projects to improve healthcare and transport for vulnerable groups, such as the research led by Professor Shengfeng Qin which aims to improve the way residents in the Chinese countryside and remote locations access vital services like healthcare and transport.
  • We have teaching expertise in the fields of international development, offering courses including MSc International Development and MSc Disaster Management and Sustainable Development.
  • We also offer a range of CPD courses including a short course on Understanding Homelessness to support practitioners in understanding, addressing and preventing this issue.
  • Northumbria students have the opportunity to engage in a range of voluntary projects that address poverty and associated issues - from fundraising through RAG to social enterprise through ENACTUS.
  • Our staff undertake a range of charitable activities annually including dress down days, food bank donation points and bake sales. These raise thousands of pounds annually.
  • We participate in the British Heart Foundation scheme which enables students to donate unwanted items. In 2018, we donated over 1500 bags of items worth over £22,000 to the charity.
  • The Northumbria Sport Foundation raises funds and delivers sports programmes that make a positive impact on the communities both in the UK and abroad. This year's campaign aims to raise over £10,000 to support student mental health.
  • We offer financial support and hardship funding to students who are experiencing financial difficulties.

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