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Faculty of Science, Agriculture and
Engineering


Professor Steve Homans

Pro
-
Vice
-
Chancellor


Convocation

Saturday 15
th

June 2013


Funding



EPSRC: £5.5M partnership with Northumbria Water Ltd.




NERC: £2.7M SINATRA (Susceptibility of catchments to INTense RAinfall
and flooding) Project



EPSRC: £1M as part of an 'underpinning power electronics' scheme,
enabling the University to play a strong part in a National programme for
power electronics



Coastal Community Fund Bid/European Fisheries fund: £1M towards a
larger £1.3M scheme to create a collaborative environment in the heart of
the Port of Blyth



EPSRC: £960,699 for research into High Frequency Degenerate Mode
Acoustic Sensors



EPSRC: £746,938 to study Energy Efficient Rural Food Processing
Utilising Renewable Energy to Improve Rural Livelihoods



To achieve and sustain research excellence

To achieve and sustain research excellence

Appointments & Achievements



Director of NIReS: Professor Phil Taylor
-

leading expert in renewable energy and
academic lead for the UK’s largest Smart Grid £54M project



Synthetic Biology: Natalio Krasnogor
-

EPSRC Leadership Fellow (Synthetic
Biology) and Professor of Synthetic Biology



Professor Ian Metcalfe awarded a

2M ERC Advanced Investigator award



Dr Feng Hao and Dr Nick Walker awarded ERC Starting grants




Professors Elaine Martin and Ian Metcalfe received FREng status



Mr Jeff Neasham devises £40 ultrasound machine that could be used by health
professionals in developing countries where standard ultra sound machines are
not available due to cost



Lady Elsie Robson officially opened the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation PET Tracer
Production Unit (Cyclotron) in conjunction with the School of Chemistry and
Northern Institute for Cancer Research






Undergraduate recruitment

Institution
Name

2012

2011

Change in
number of
accepted
places

Change %

Newcastle
University

4669

4357

312

+7.2

University of
Southampton

4499

5189

-
690

-
13.3

Northumbria
University

5714

6290

-
576

-
9.2

University of
Sheffield

4711

5197

-
486

-
9.4

University of
Liverpool

3945

4369

-
424

-
9.7

University of
Leeds

6428

6844

-
416

-
6.1

University of
Birmingham

5135

5520

-
385

-
7.0

University of
Manchester

7861

8114

-
253

-
3.1

University of
Nottingham

7160

7187

-
27

-
0.4

University of
York

3749

3701

48

+1.3

Durham
University

4026

3800

226

+5.9

Faculty Name

2012
Apps

2013
Apps

%
increase
(2012
/

2013
)

Faculty
-

HSS

13,553

15,389

13.55

Faculty
-

Medical Sciences

6806

7801

14.62

Faculty
-

SAgE

6955

8115

16.68


School

School


Agriculture, Food & Rural
Development

875

981

12.11

School


Biology

663

716

7.99

School


Chem Engineering &
Advanced Materials

752

1167

55.19

School


Chemistry

653

655

0.31

School


Civil Engineering and
Geosciences

559

621

11.09

School


Computing Science

688

967

40.55

School


Electrical & Electronic
Engineering

376

434

15.43

School


Marine Sciences and
Technology

585

588

0.51

School


Mathematics and
Statistics

715

872

21.96

School


Mechanical and Systems
Engineering

1040

1052

1.15

Figures include Home, EU and International applicants


Postgraduate Research Students


15% increase in number of applications from potential home research
students this year




31% increase in number of applications from international research
students



PRES
2013

Question Category

Q17.a. Overall, I
am satisfied with
the experience of
my research
degree
programme

Supervision

Facilities

Research
Culture

Research
Skills
Development

Professional
Development

Response
Rate

Positive Score
(Average)

Positive Score
(Average)

Positive Score
(Average)

Positive Score
(Average)

Positive Score
(Average)

% Agree

Faculty of SAgE

50.0%

85.8%

89.0%

68.3%

90.3%

83.8%

84.5%

Newcastle

55.1%

84.6%

83.8%

68.3%

87.3%

79.7%

83.5%

Russell Group

43.4%

83.4%

80.3%

66.7%

84.9%

76.6%

82.4%

Sector

41.8%

83.3%

78.2%

64.5%

84.8%

76.3%

81.6
%

Internationalisation (Singapore)

School of Electrical &
Electronic
Engineering


BEng Honours in
Electrical Power
Engineering



School of Chemical
Engineering &
Advanced Materials


BEng Honours in
Chemical Engineering



School of Agriculture,
Food & Rural
Development


BSc Honours in Food &
Human Nutrition


School of Marine
Science & Technology



BEng Honours in Marine
Engineering


BEng Honours in Naval
Architecture


BEng Honours in Offshore
Engineering


School of Mechanical
& Systems
Engineering


BEng Honours in
Mechanical Design &
Manufacturing
Engineering

Research

Industry

Engagement

Internationalisation (Science without Borders)


Between 2012


2016, Science without Borders (SwB) will provide 10,000
Brazilian students with the opportunity to study in the UK



48/49 students across SAgE Schools in 2012; expecting 78/81 students
in 2013











“I have no complaints at all. This experience has overcome my best expectations.

All the services that I have used so far have been excellent and really helpful.. As I talk to
other SwB students from other universities, I see that Newcastle University is one that is
most well informed about the program and offers the best support for the students.”




SwB
2012 Feedback
Questionnaire

Excellent

%

Good

%

Satisfactory

%

Unsatisfactory

%

How would you rate the quality of your
programme



55.8

44.2

0.0

0.0

How would you rate the quality of the
support you have received from your
School?

51.2

46.5

2.3

0.0

How would you rate your overall
experience at Newcastle University
?


83.3

16.7

0.0

0.0