to the North East and North Cumbria - a beautiful and vibrant part of the world with outstanding healthcare training opportunities.
From world-class NHS facilities and clinicians to stunning landscapes, towns and cities, our region has got it all. Whether you're at the start of your career as a foundation doctor or pharmacist, or planning your next move in specialty training, finding your place with us is a great decision.
We have several booming cultural hubs offering a unique insight into England’s artistic identity. From Gateshead’s Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art to the ‘living’ Beamish Museum, these creative institutions have transformed the North East’s cultural landscape. In fact, the Arts Council's Taking Part survey has shown that engagement with visual art in the north east is among the highest in the country. Perhaps this goes some of the way to explaining why our region has some of the best galleries in the UK!
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MIMA Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art | Middlesbrough
MIMA opened in 2007 as a contemporary art haven for the North East. Showing contemporary work alongside 20th-century art, MIMA also holds many temporary art exhibitions by internationally acclaimed artists.
National Glass Centre | Sunderland
Sunderland’s seaside location and natural reserves of coal and limestone have made the art of glassmaking one of the area’s oldest and richest industries. The National Glass Centre is part of the University of Sunderland and offers exhibitions of world-renowned artists as well as informative demonstrations and presentations.
The Bowes Museum | Barnard Castle
Designed by Jules Pellechet from France and John Edward Watson of Newcastle, The Bowes Museum is a grand and imposing building nestled on the edge of County Durham. Built in the style of a French chateau, and the first in England to be built in metric measurements, the museum was created by John and Joséphine Bowes in the 19th century to introduce international art to the area. Holding a mesmerising collection of works, the museum stands today as the realisation of John and Joséphine’s dream.
Us northerners are incredibly proud of where we live. We are renowned for our strong and distinctive identity and our rich, deep cultural heritage. However, something that is also unarguably strong about our identity is our dialect. Here are a few must know phrases for foreigners when encountering a friendly Geordie!
Canny = good or nice or pretty – a Geordie compliment or expression of approval.
Workyticket = being mischievous or ‘pushing one’s luck'.
A right bobby dazzler = a phrase used to describe someone who thinks the world of themselves; could be because of their clothes, good looks or class status.
Out of fettle = in a foul mood or feeling ill/out of sorts.
Howay man! = generic proclamation of exhortation or encouragement, can be both positive and negative.