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Newcastle Business School among top 1% worldwide

Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University has become the only university in Europe to have double AACSB accreditation, achieving it in both business and accountancy. The accreditation means it has been listed among the top 1% of business schools worldwide.

Harvard University, London Business School and Henley Business school each only hold AACSB business accreditation. This means the university will be able to attract a higher calibre of students to the North East to work alongside leading businesses and partner with other AACSB accredited establishments.

AACSB Accreditation is known worldwide for providing specialised accreditation for business and accounting programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral level.

Crime Commissioner awarded honorary degree

Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Northumbria University, forty years after graduating from its predecessor with her first law degree.

Vera Baird honorary degree
Vera Baird returned to her alma mater to receive an honorary doctorate in Civil Law Credit: Northumbria University

Vera Baird was Vice-President of the Student Union at Newcastle Polytechnic, before embarking on a career as a barrister.

She went on to become Labour MP for Redcar in 2001 before being elected as Northumbria's first Police Commissioner.

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AC/DC frontman to get honorary degree in Newcastle

AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson (right) Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson is to be given an honorary degree in Newcastle this morning.

The 66-year-old, from Dunston in Gateshead, will be made an Honorary Doctor of Music at Northumbria University.

Johnson has been the lead vocalist of the Australian rock band since the 1980s.

AC/DC rocker to be given honorary degree

The lead singer of AC/DC, Brian Johnson, is to receive an honorary degree from Northumbria University in Newcastle. The musician, who is from Gateshead, will be made an honorary Doctor of Music.

Johnson will become an honorary doctor of music Credit: Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

Others who will receive honorary degrees this summer include Vera Baird QC, the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and former Labour MP, and Baroness Howells of St David, a life peer who campaigns for racial equality.

Northumbria University gets highest ever student experience ranking

An aerial view on Northumbria University in Newcastle. Credit: PA

Northumbria University, in Newcastle, has received its highest ever ranking for student experience in a national survey.

It has been ranked as the UK’s 21st best university for providing an outstanding student experience in this year’s Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.

It is the highest rating Northumbria has received in the nine years the annual survey has been running.

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