Press office news
University of Northampton Professor joins Nobel Prize winners and the Pope to become a Member of prestigious Academy Thursday 24th January 2013 Professor Nada Korac-Kakabadse, Head of Business and Economics at the University of Northampton’s Business School has been elected as a Member the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 Monday 1st October 2012 The University of Northampton is celebrating rising 26 places in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 Student Satisfaction Levels Up Again Thursday 27th September 2012 The University of Northampton is celebrating feedback that really matters – from students. New Secretary of State invited back to University Tuesday 4th September 2012 The new Secretary of State at Defra, Owen Paterson MP, has an open invitation to return to The University of Northampton. He attended the National Leathersellers’ College, now part of UN. The University of Northampton is England’s No 1 University for Employability Wednesday 1st August 2012 96% of our graduates from full-time courses 2010/11 were in employment or further study within six months of completing their course. Public exhibition for St John's development Monday 25th June 2012 The University of Northampton is hosting a further public exhibition on Tuesday 3 July to update local residents and businesses on its development of the St John's car park site. Kier Construction Ltd appointed for St John's development Saturday 23rd June 2012 Kier Construction Ltd has been appointed as the main contractor to build The University of Northampton's St John's student residences development. First students gain new Northampton Employability Award Wednesday 20th June 2012 The first undergraduate students at The University of Northampton have completed a new programme, designed to boost their employability at the end of a traditional academic course. Student focus at first Padare conference Monday 18th June 2012 More than 70 delegates plus International speakers took part in the first Padare Conference – celebrating the success of a peer support group for Black African social work students. Students flying the flag for Northampton at the Olympics Thursday 14th June 2012 Seven students from The University of Northampton have danced their way to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games New national support service for social enterprise sector Friday 8th June 2012 A new national support service for the UK's social enterprise sector is being launched in Westminster by The University of Northampton. £1 billion University Challenge Friday 8th June 2012 UK universities should spend at least £1 billion of the £7 billion per annum they currently spend on procuring goods and services from external suppliers, on social enterprises The School of The Arts Summer Show opens to the public Friday 8th June 2012 The free annual exhibition is at the University’s Avenue Campus and can be viewed by the public until June 15. University researcher unveils missing link in Darwin story Thursday 7th June 2012 A University researcher from Northampton has uncovered a new twist to Charles Darwin’s life story and is now hunting for a missing link that could unveil even more details. Professor of Leather Science delivers keynote speech at US convention Wednesday 6th June 2012 Tony Covington, Professor of Leather Science at The University of Northampton is delivering the keynote lecture at the Annual Convention of the American Leather Chemists Association (ALCA) University of Northampton fashion first at Silverstone Friday 25th May 2012 The University of Northampton’s School of The Arts celebrated the achievements of final year Fashion & Textiles students in its annual Graduate Fashion Show. University backs national charity launch Friday 18th May 2012 The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions gave the keynote address at a University sponsored event which attracted national media coverage and more than 500 delegates. John's dream of Olympic success in London Wednesday 9th May 2012 A BA Business and Marketing student from The University of Northampton's Business School is eagerly awaiting the annoucement of whether he has made it onto the U.S Olympic team. Viewfinder arts exhibition - until 25 May Thursday 3rd May 2012 The University of Northampton’s Avenue Gallery presents Viewfinder, an exhibition which brings together a group of artists united by an engagement with the photographic image, with the aim of generating a dialogue between digital and traditional practices. Fine Art student rejuvenates Borough Council Crest Wednesday 2nd May 2012 A Year 3 BA Fine Art student from The University of Northampton has volunteered her artistic talents to Northampton Borough Council to help repair, repaint and rejuvenate their historic Crest at the Guildhall, Northampton. University of Northampton in top ten risers for Student Experience Survey Thursday 26th April 2012 The University of Northampton has climbed 23 places in the annual THE (Times Higher Education) Student Experience Survey, and is placed among the top ten highest risers in the survey. Indian alumni gather for celebration event in New Delhi Tuesday 24th April 2012 More than 50 international graduates gathered in New Delhi, India, recently at The University of Northampton's Annual Indian Alumni evening. University of Northampton granted planning permission for St John’s Hall of Residences Thursday 5th April 2012 The University of Northampton is delighted to be able to progress with plans to extend its student accommodation in Northampton town centre, after the planning committee of Northampton Borough Council granted planning permission for a 464-room hall of residence on the site of the St John’s Surface Car Park. Midwifery Skills Suite on campus benefits Health students Monday 5th March 2012 A new Midwifery Skills Suite has been opened in the School of Health at Park Campus, providing students from a variety of courses with on-campus clinical skills training within a realistic environment. £20,000 investment available as BIG Ideas Bonanza round 2 launched Tuesday 21st February 2012 £20,000 worth of investment offerered for 'big ideas' that could become sustainable ventures. Contemporary artists visit Northampton for a trio of talks Tuesday 21st February 2012 Three internationally famous British artists will be visiting Northampton in March as part of a trio of high profile talks entitled ‘Articulation’. Students to consider options at national University conference Tuesday 21st February 2012 The University of Northampton to host the annual higher education conference for Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and surrounding counties. University supports Sarah's Olympics dream Tuesday 21st February 2012 The University of Northampton has presented a graduate with a cheque to support her performance in the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. Gardening expert Carol Klein honoured by The University of Northampton Monday 13th February 2012 British gardening expert and presenter of BBC’s popular Gardeners' World Carol Klein has been presented with an Honorary Fellowship from The University of Northampton’s Winter Graduation Ceremonies. Ben Cohen receives Honorary Award from The University of Northampton Monday 13th February 2012 Ben Cohen receives Honorary Award from The University of Northampton University named Midlands Enterprising University of the Year Monday 13th February 2012 The University of Northampton has been named as the Midlands Enterprising University of the Year at a recent awards ceremony, in recognition of its work with social enterprise. University expert in pollinator conservation to appear in new BBC series Tuesday 7th February 2012 The University of Northampton’s Dr Jeff Ollerton, an international expert on the subject of flowers and their pollinators, will be appearing in a new BBC2 television series which starts this week – John Harper: Recent Work and its Context Monday 6th February 2012 Avenue Gallery re-opens on 13 February after an extended Christmas break with an exhibition of new photographic work by John Harper, Associate Fellow in Fine Art at The University of Northampton. Elijah up for top shoe design competition Thursday 2nd February 2012 Aspiring shoe designer and Year 2 BA Fashion (Footwear and Accessories) student Elijah Blaine Kinne is celebrating the biggest break of his career after winning a coveted spot in the world famous i-D competition. University launches social enterprise support service Thursday 2nd February 2012 The launch of ‘Inspire2Enterprise’, a new social enterprise support service, has been accompanied by a promise from its founders to tackle regional economic pressures. University signs agreement on public engagement Tuesday 31st January 2012 The University of Northampton has strengthened its commitment to public engagement through the signing of a manifesto in partnership with the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) University commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day Tuesday 31st January 2012 Students, staff and guests from across the UK recently gathered at The University of Northampton to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day and to remember the six million Jews and millions of others who were the victims of Nazi genocide. Ben Cohen and Carol Klein to receive Honorary awards Monday 30th January 2012 The University of Northampton’s Winter Graduation Ceremonies... Vince’s virtual experience of immersive 3D and social enterprise in action Friday 27th January 2012 Business Secretary Vince Cable MP recently visited The University of Northampton... Emotional strain of ‘service with a smile’ Tuesday 24th January 2012 The effort of always appearing friendly and cheerful with customers can leave staff feeling emotionally exhausted and cynical according to new research led by The University of Northampton. Acting students go to war in BBC’s Birdsong Tuesday 24th January 2012 BA Acting students from The University of Northampton's School of the Arts will voice characters in a two-part BBC TV dramatisation of Sebastian Faulks' First World War novel ‘Birdsong’. Graduate Arts Collective exhibits at Kelmarsh Hall Monday 23rd January 2012 This year’s snowdrop weekends at Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire have a twist, with the addition of a contemporary art exhibition by graduates of The University of Northampton. 15x15x£15 2011: Christmas Exhibition at Avenue Gallery Wednesday 30th November 2011 A sale of original artwork by students and staff at The University of Northampton’s School of The Arts opens on Monday 5 December at the University’s Avenue Gallery. ‘Leadership can, and must be developed in economic crisis’ Wednesday 30th November 2011 A new Master’s programme in Business Leadership (MBL) has been launched at The University of Northampton. University of Northampton strengthens ties with Santander Wednesday 23rd November 2011 The University of Northampton has strengthened its partnership with global bank, Santander, through its Santander Universities Global Division, after renewing an existing agreement signed in 2008. Online toolkit launched for universities to maximise on international collaborations Monday 21st November 2011 An open access online toolkit to help universities develop their international collaborations has been launched by The University of Northampton. Solicitor General speaks on the value of justice Monday 21st November 2011 Edward Garnier QC MP, Solicitor General for England, Wales and Northern Ireland has stated that the current economic climate must not be allowed to damage the legal system and those it serves. University supports CAB pro bono clinic launch Wednesday 16th November 2011 Law staff and students from The University of Northampton’s School of Social Sciences have given their expertise to the Northampton and District Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) pro bono clinic. University's iCon triumphs with Environmental Sustainability Award Tuesday 15th November 2011 The University of Northampton's iCon Centre has been awarded the prestigious 'Environmental Sustainability' award at the recent East Midlands Constructing Excellence Awards 2011. Fashion graduate wins Emerging Designer of the Year award Monday 14th November 2011 Congratulations to BA (Hons) Fashion graduate Yatri Pabari who has won the Emerging Designer of the Year award from the Midlands Fashion Designer Awards 2011. Paramedic graduates a part of integrated Crisis Response Service in the East Midlands Monday 14th November 2011 Anyone who has suffered a fall at home will know how upsetting and frightening it can be, particularly if it is impossible to move without assistance from the emergency ambulance service. Student Finance Day – Monday 14 November Friday 11th November 2011 National Student Finance Day takes place on Monday 14 November, and The University of Northampton is supporting its campaign in explaining the 2012 changes to student finance in England. Academic presents keynote at international conference on Jack the Ripper Monday 7th November 2011 A Senior Lecturer has recently returned from an international conference on Jack the Ripper at Drexel University, Philadelphia, where he presented a keynote address to 100 delegates. Researchers investigate why being a 'morning' person could be good for your health and happiness Monday 7th November 2011 If you rise early and eat your breakkie, it could be good for your health and happiness, according to researchers from The University of Northampton and University of Roehampton. Contemporary Art group launched by University alumni Monday 7th November 2011 A group of artists who graduated from The University of Northampton in 2010 have just launched a new Midlands-based art group and will be holding their first exhibition this month in Rugby. Northampton partners with London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) on new programmes Monday 7th November 2011 The London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) has announced an expansion of its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as part of a new partnership with The University of Northampton. Thousands view Olympic Torch and enjoy sports at The University of Northampton Tuesday 1st November 2011 Over 2,700 members of the public, students and staff got their picture taken with the official Coca-Cola Olympic Torch and participate in a massive range of free sporting events. University of Northampton launches MBA delivery in partnership with Vietnam National University Wednesday 26th October 2011 Professor Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor, has travelled to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to meet with prospective higher education partners from Vietnam National University (VNU). Ideas spark at social enterprise development event Monday 24th October 2011 Students, staff, local businesses and members of the community came together to develop their ideas for social enterprises. Researchers infect hospital staff with contagious awareness Wednesday 19th October 2011 Training in infection prevention and in the control of waste in hospitals is critical to reducing infection rates, say researchers at The University of Northampton. Friday 28 October set for Coca-Cola Olympic Torch Tour sporting extravaganza! Thursday 13th October 2011 The University of Northampton will be hosting the official Coca-Cola Olympic Torch Tour on Friday 28 October 2011 at the Pavilion Building, Park Campus, 12-6pm. Media Production students make film of local business for China exposition Thursday 13th October 2011 A builders and plumbers merchants business has donated video equipment to The University of Northampton in return for a filmmaking collaboration involving BA Media Production students. New Technologies focus for successful University Technical College bid in Daventry Monday 10th October 2011 Proposals for a 'University Technical College (UTC) for New Technologies' in Daventry have taken a step closer today (10 October 2011) after the project was approved by the Department for Education. Educational partnership successful in bid for Silverstone University Technical College Monday 10th October 2011 An educational partnership has welcomed news that the government has agreed to establish a University Technical College within the heart of Motorsport valley. Industry knowledge on the up at annual vertical transportation event Wednesday 5th October 2011 Over 50 international experts from the field of vertical transportation gathered at the University's Avenue Campus on Thursday 29 September for a Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies. Expert concerns around bin collection proposals Monday 3rd October 2011 Academic experts at The University of Northampton’s world-renowned Centre for Sustainable Wastes Management have reacted cautiously to new government proposals on weekly bin collections. University event challenges perspectives on disability Thursday 29th September 2011 The University’s Alumni Association welcomed alumni, students, staff and other guests to the ‘Challenging a Disabling World’ lecture and networking event. Thames Valley Police join forces with local universities to get more bobbies on the beat Thursday 29th September 2011 Thames Valley Police is working in partnership with The University of Northampton, Bucks New University and Oxford Brookes University to deliver an alternative method of entry to the Force. David Parker: Paintings and Works in Progress 2004-11 Thursday 22nd September 2011 Avenue Campus Gallery marks the start of the new academic year with an exhibition of recent paintings and works in progress by David Parker. University joins Kuala Lumpur in nursing review Wednesday 21st September 2011 The University of Northampton's School of Health recently welcomed a group of VIP visitors from Reach College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Media Production graduates win Northants film award Wednesday 21st September 2011 Northamptonshire film-makers were awarded for their talent at the fourth Film Northants short film festival held recently at Cineworld in Northampton. University and partners take on $ multi-billion global leather industry Thursday 15th September 2011 The University of Northampton has joined forces with The UK Leather Federation (UKLF) to provide a new vision of skills development, education and branding for leather. Police Conference demonstrates University's commitment to community Thursday 8th September 2011 Chief Constable Adrian Lee of Northamptonshire Police has stressed to colleagues the value of pre-entry qualifications for officers joining the Police. University nominated for two Times Higher Awards Wednesday 7th September 2011 The University of Northampton has been shortlisted for two prestigious Times Higher Education Awards in the categories of Entrepreneurial University of the Year and Most Improved Student Experience. MA Fine Art Shows take place in Northampton and Cyprus Wednesday 7th September 2011 Residents and visitors to Northampton and Larnaca, Cyprus, will have the chance to see two art exhibitions this month from students on the MA Fine Art course at The University of Northampton. Education mentors schools in science teaching Tuesday 6th September 2011 Ten primary schools will be working towards achieving the Primary Science Quality Mark award over the next year, with support from the PSQM Hub at The University of Northampton's School of Education. Science bursary students work with 3D modelling and robots Thursday 18th August 2011 Two students from Rushden Community College and Bishops Stopford Sixth Form, Kettering, are undertaking four week placements with The University of Northampton's School of Science and Technology. National policing conference in Northampton Wednesday 17th August 2011 Policing and the criminal justice system will come under the spotlight when leading members of police forces from across the country and renowned academics gather in Northampton. Engine Creative Prize recognises creative talent at University Wednesday 17th August 2011 A BA Advertising and Design student from The University of Northampton has scooped an annual award from a leading creative agency. Latvian Ambassador to open University film and culture event Friday 12th August 2011 Latvian film and culture will be celebrated at a special two-day academic and film event at The University of Northampton's Avenue Campus over 9-10 September, 2011. Homosexuality a sporting taboo claims report Wednesday 10th August 2011 A new survey indicates almost 70% of parents are concerned about their children hearing homophobic abuse at sporting events, and most would take action to tackle the issue. University backs new social enterprise hatchery for community Tuesday 9th August 2011 People in Northamptonshire are being encouraged to become start up entrepreneurs following the opening of a new social enterprise hatchery. Formula Fashion revs up for Gallery exhibition Friday 5th August 2011 The University of Northampton's Avenue Gallery is delighted to present Formula Fashion, an exciting new project within Igniting Ambition East Midlands 2011. Graduate Olympian returns to campus for new University campaign Thursday 4th August 2011 BSc (Hons) Sports Science graduate Bobby White is not only the Captain of the London 2012 GB Handball team – he’s also one of the faces of The University of Northampton’s new advertising campaign. University graduations screened to a global audience for the first time Monday 1st August 2011 The University of Northampton, in collaboration with digital video specialist StreamExchange, streamed over 85,000 minutes of video to thousands of viewers in over 55 countries during their recent Summer Graduation Ceremonies. Brain injury research hailed as an award winner Monday 1st August 2011 An occupational therapist and lecturer who has spent over two decades researching and working with people with brain injuries has been presented with a research award and £10,000 of funding to continue her work. £2 million investment programme transforms campus life in Northampton Wednesday 27th July 2011 A £2 million investment programme to improve facilities and services at The University of Northampton is almost complete – with a new look Library, refurbished Students’ Unions, more computers and extra campus walkways. University helps companies get mobile with smart phone app Tuesday 26th July 2011 The University of Northampton has been helping a coffee company get mobile and connected – designing and developing a bespoke iPhone app. Graduates prove a hard act to follow Monday 25th July 2011 BA (Hons) Acting students had an additional reason to celebrate during The University of Northampton’s Summer Graduation Ceremonies last week [19-22 July 2011]. Former Vice Chancellor receives Honorary Doctorate Friday 22nd July 2011 Ann Tate CBE, former Vice Chancellor of The University of Northampton (2002-2010) was awarded an Honorary Doctorate today (Friday 22 July, 2011) at the University’s Summer Graduation Ceremonies. Pig production welfare focus of Masters student’s survey Friday 22nd July 2011 An MSc Animal Welfare student from The University of Northampton and Moulton College is hoping to understand the demand for higher welfare of pigs in UK pork production. Graduation hat trick a family affair Friday 22nd July 2011 Married couple Jonathan and Janet Guy were particularly proud when their daughter, Joanna, added to a family tradition. Student police officers graduate from The University of Northampton Thursday 21st July 2011 Thursday’s Summer Graduation Ceremonies at The University of Northampton celebrated the hard work of graduates from the Schools of Science and Technology and Social Sciences. Sisters graduate from Diploma in Nursing Thursday 21st July 2011 Two sisters have graduated from The University of Northampton on the same day...and from the same course. Enterprising Summer School on offer in August Wednesday 20th July 2011 Enterprising youngsters are being invited to enjoy a Summer School with a difference. Honorary Fellowship for inspirational Autism expert Tuesday 19th July 2011 Professor Gary Mesibov has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship from The University of Northampton during Summer Graduation Ceremonies today (19 July 2011). University Award is sign of The Times Tuesday 19th July 2011 Michael Binyon, Leader Writer and Former Diplomatic Editor of The Times, received an Honorary Fellowship from The University of Northampton during Summer Graduation Ceremonies today (19 July 2011). Blues Week returns to The University of Northampton Tuesday 19th July 2011 The popular Blues Week is being held at The University of Northampton’s Sunley Conference Centre for the seventh year in a row - from Sunday 31 July to Friday 5 August. Northampton team expose radon gas dangers within mines Monday 18th July 2011 A world famous radon research team from The University of Northampton has been investigating radioactivity in UK mines – publishing its findings into the dangers of the life threatening radon gas. The Sir Thomas White Charity donates £150K to fund University Scholarships Friday 15th July 2011 The Sir Thomas White Charity has presented The University of Northampton with £100,000 towards a new student scholarship programme. Four days of Graduations on campus..and online for the first time Thursday 14th July 2011 3,532 students from The University of Northampton will be graduating from the higher education institution next week (19 – 22 July) during four days of ceremonies at Park Campus. English and Mathematics teaching hailed 'Outstanding' in new survey Wednesday 13th July 2011 The University of Northampton has been unveiled as one of only four teacher training providers in England to be ranked as 'Double Green'. Higher Level Teaching Assistant status celebrated at annual event Wednesday 13th July 2011 The annual celebration event for teaching assistants in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire schools was held recently at The University of Northampton. Visiting fans bring nearly £1 million for Heineken Cup quarter final Wednesday 13th July 2011 Northampton Saints has revealed that visiting fans from Ulster contributed nearly £1 million to the Milton Keynes economy during the Heineken Cup quarter final weekend during April 2011. New University partnership with British international school in Kazakhstan Monday 11th July 2011 A new support staff training course developed by The University of Northampton is helping train teaching assistants for the first British independent school in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. Art works on display at Free Range Monday 11th July 2011 The University of Northampton is exhibiting for the second year at the leading graduate show Free Range. University launches The iCon Environmental Innovation Centre Thursday 7th July 2011 The University of Northampton officially launched its new £10m iCon Environmental Innovation Centre in Daventry on Thursday 30 June with a conference titled ‘New Business and the Low Carbon Economy’. The University of Northampton announces new student fee for 2012/13 Thursday 7th July 2011 The University of Northampton has announced a new student fee for 2012 of £8,500 per year for full-time study across its undergraduate programmes, subject to approval from the Office for Fair Access. Northampton lecturer promotes partnerships between criminal justice agencies and higher education Wednesday 6th July 2011 Partnerships between criminal justice agencies and universities are being promoted by Northampton lecturer Nick Hartop this week (7 July). University hosts Biodiversity Summit Tuesday 5th July 2011 Businesses, land owners, charities, conservation groups and representatives from the public and higher education sectors are being invited to join forces this week. Driving innovation and growth: Small firms report university partnership success Tuesday 5th July 2011 Almost three-quarters (74%) of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the UK have worked with a university or higher education institution (HEI) in the past year, according to research published. Academics and industry gather for Olympic event in Northampton Monday 4th July 2011 The University of Northampton's Business School is hosting a major conference next Wednesday 13 July on 'Examining the Global Impact of the Olympics'. Stars for University’s Early Year Professionals Thursday 30th June 2011 The University of Northampton held a special awards ceremony earlier this month for its students in front of key partners working in the field of Early Years. Wray Irwin appointed as new Social Entrepreneur in Residence Wednesday 29th June 2011 The University of Northampton and The Young Foundation have announced the appointment of Wray Irwin as the new Social Entrepreneur in Residence (SEiR). Students set to fly to India to teach village schoolchildren photography Wednesday 29th June 2011 Children from a village in India are getting ready for a three week face-to-face photography lesson – courtesy of students on the BA (Hons) Photographic Practice course, School of The Arts. Summer Show now Work in Progress Wednesday 29th June 2011 The University of Northampton’s School of The Arts Summer Shows of work by graduating Art and Design students were formally opened by Vice Chancellor Professor Nick Petford. Do cows get lonely? Research focus of annual University conference Tuesday 28th June 2011 Do degassing volcanoes change plant leaves, but not flowers? How do you measure ‘a sense of community’? How can the UK move towards a long-term ‘zero waste’ goal? Students score a try and fly out to Greece to represent Great Britain Tuesday 28th June 2011 Two students from The University of Northampton are on their way to an international touchdown – having been handpicked to join the Great Britain rugby league tour. Northampton researchers celebrate high profile funding success Monday 27th June 2011 Researchers from The University of Northampton’s School of The Arts are celebrating after winning a prestigious funding bid to explore the global issue of migration. Social impact of universities worth over £1.31 billion, says new report Wednesday 22nd June 2011 UK universities add at least £1.31 billion a year in value to UK society in the form of health and well being, citizenship and political engagement. Students and staff recognised at annual Volunteering Awards Wednesday 22nd June 2011 Students and staff from The University of Northampton have had their volunteering commitments recognised at an annual awards ceremony at Park Campus. University research projects celebrated in leading national report Tuesday 21st June 2011 Groundbreaking work from academics have been chosen as some of the most important research projects of modern times, with the publication of the Big Ideas for the Future report. University’s Research Management Team win THES award Monday 20th June 2011 Congratulations to The University of Northampton’s Research Management Team who picked up a prestigious Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award on Thursday 16 June. The University of Northampton wins top Social Entrepreneurship Award Friday 17th June 2011 The University of Northampton has won a prestigious award for its achievements in social enterprise at the UK’s ‘Dare to be Different’ national conference in Sheffield (Thursday 16 June). Formula Fashion opens at Silverstone Thursday 16th June 2011 VIP guests recently attended the launch of the Formula Fashion exhibition at Silverstone Circuit, an initiative supported by The University of Northampton. Person centred care developed with University assistance Thursday 16th June 2011 A leading provider of care for the elderly in the region, Burlington Care Homes, is implementing a move to person-centred care with the assistance of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). ‘Work in Progress’: An Exhibition of Staff Research from the School of The Arts Thursday 16th June 2011 Avenue Gallery is pleased to present ‘Work in Progress’, an exhibition which showcases the broad range of research activities currently being undertaken by staff from School of The Arts. University supports local venue's visit from The Restaurant Inspector Wednesday 15th June 2011 Family-run restaurant The Vineyard is bracing itself for its 60 minutes of fame when The Restaurant Inspector is broadcast to the nation next week. University launch to be No. 1 for Social Enterprise Tuesday 14th June 2011 The University of Northampton launched its new institutional strategy to become the UK's leading university for social enterprise at The House of Lords on Monday (13 June). CIPD recognises student achievements in Business School Tuesday 14th June 2011 The Northamptonshire Branch of The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) recently presented awards to students of Northampton Business School (NBS) for their achievements and hard work Expect the unexpected on Fashion Show catwalk Monday 13th June 2011 Preparations are well underway for The University of Northampton’s nationally acclaimed School of The Arts Graduate Fashion Show. University signs memorandum of understanding with two Chinese universities Friday 10th June 2011 The University of Northampton has signed a memorandum of understanding with Zhejiang Gongshang and Zhejiang Normal universities. British Council and Chinese VIPs support Arts project Thursday 9th June 2011 The School of The Arts, The University of Northampton has been successful in securing a place in a year-long project in Ningbo, China, part funded by The British Council. Students' Union proves itself top of the bars Tuesday 7th June 2011 The University of Northampton's Students' Union has proven itself top of the bars – winning a national Gold award, as well as 'Best Club' in the Best Bar None Awards. A fashionable summer event showcasing region’s best talent Monday 6th June 2011 Over 100 of the region's most up and coming designers and artists are set to showcase their work at this week's annual Summer Show in Northampton. Outstanding women in science, engineering and technology supported by The University of Northampton Monday 6th June 2011 The UK’s leading authority on aircraft noise has won an award for excellence, presented and sponsored by The University of Northampton. New product development is child's play with Knowledge Transfer Monday 6th June 2011 The development of an innovative new range of children's toys by award winning UK toy company John Crane Ltd, has been made possible by a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). Social Entrepreneur in Residence secures library base in Corby Wednesday 1st June 2011 An exciting new partnership venture between The University of Northampton and Northamptonshire County Council library services has been launched. Knowledge Transfer Partnership raises awareness of mental health issues Friday 27th May 2011 A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) through The University of Northampton is helping the National Association of Independent Schools and Non-maintained Special Schools (NASS). Knowledge Transfer helps logistics company go green Thursday 26th May 2011 A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) from The University of Northampton is helping global logistics company, Knights of Old Ltd, to reduce its impact on the environment. Annual Fashion exhibition at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery Thursday 26th May 2011 Students and graduates from across the Division of Fashion and Textiles at The University of Northampton are exhibiting their work at an annual exhibition at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery. Social Enterprise team target Sweden’s best practice ideas Tuesday 24th May 2011 A delegation from Northamptonshire is travelling to Sweden this week to see how the country’s social enterprise initiatives work and what benefits might be replicated here in the UK. Talented students take to catwalk for acclaimed Fashion Show Monday 23rd May 2011 Students with a passion for fashion are putting finishing touches to their collections in the run up to The University of Northampton’s nationally acclaimed School of The Arts Graduate Fashion Show. Sally scoops top award at University Court Monday 23rd May 2011 Sally Meany’s caring and professional work with students at The University of Northampton was rewarded this month when she took home the prestigious annual Court Award. University helps Council get mobile Friday 20th May 2011 The University of Northampton is helping organisations get mobile – developing iPhone apps to cut company costs and boost communication. The University of Northampton is "No. 1 for value added" – The Guardian Tuesday 17th May 2011 The University of Northampton has rocketed 31 places (the second fastest climber) in the latest national Guardian League Tables and become No. 1 in the UK for the ‘Value Added’ category. Transfer of knowledge proves instrumental to securing innovation Thursday 12th May 2011 An innovative new valve for the oil and gas industry by industrial instruments experts Orange Instruments Ltd of Northampton has been developed with the assistance of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) through The University of Northampton. Northampton chosen as venue for prestigious international symposium Wednesday 11th May 2011 The high profile China - Europe International Symposium on Software Industry Oriented Education is being held in the UK for the very first time – seven years after it was first launched in China. Northampton Jobs Fair will showcase opportunities for all Wednesday 11th May 2011 Over 50 employers will be at the Northampton Jobs Fair next month. Graduate wins BAFTA for break-through talent Wednesday 11th May 2011 A graduate from The University of Northampton has scooped his first BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award for his writing work on the BBC3 hit comedy programme Mongrels. University becomes iCon’s official owner Tuesday 10th May 2011 After four years of planning, design and construction, Daventry’s landmark iCon Environmental Innovation Centre is set to open its doors for the first time. Graduate Boost programme leads to employment on the stage Monday 9th May 2011 Graduates have been acting and dancing their way to success in Northamptonshire – thanks to work placements with a local theatre company. Graduate artist achieves billboard success in Northampton Friday 6th May 2011 An artist from Northampton is celebrating billboard success – with a piece of her tropical island art recently on display in the town centre. ‘Romantic Cyprus’: An Exhibition by Artists from the Cyprus College of Art Wednesday 4th May 2011 The University of Northampton’s School of The Arts is delighted to present an exhibition at Avenue Gallery of work by eight artists who teach at the Cyprus College of Art. University signs partnership with The Young Foundation Thursday 21st April 2011 The University of Northampton has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Young Foundation. University shortlisted for Times Higher and Heist awards Tuesday 19th April 2011 The University of Northampton has been nominated for three prestigious Times Higher Leadership and Management Awards and two Heist Awards. Seminar tackles community rights, referendums and neighbourhood plans Tuesday 19th April 2011 Neighbourhood plans, referendums and new community rights will be under the spotlight at this week’s planning and regeneration seminar in Northampton. University Knowledge Transfer helps provide alternative to landfill Tuesday 19th April 2011 The University of Northampton is helping one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facilities to reduce landfill waste in the East Midlands. Northampton seminar to disseminate initial findings from household waste study Monday 18th April 2011 Recycling, Slow Food and Buying Local: Greening Household Decision-making Northampton’s School of Science and Technology wins National Science and Engineering Week award Wednesday 13th April 2011 A day of engineering activities held at The University of Northampton, as part of last month’s National Science and Engineering Week, has been crowned a UK award winner. University helps children with acute illnesses Friday 8th April 2011 The University of Northampton has secured a research contract. University revs up for Formula Fashion partnership Friday 8th April 2011 The University of Northampton has been announced as one of the key partners in an exciting new project. Five stars for Greggs shops on campus Thursday 7th April 2011 The two Greggs shops at The University of Northampton’s campuses have been awarded five star ratings by the Environmental Health Office. Northampton and Mexican academics join forces to publish leading ecology research Thursday 7th April 2011 Fundamental research into the flowering times of plants across the world has been published in one of the world’s most prestigious ecology journals. Psychology pupils get University support at one day conference Tuesday 5th April 2011 Psychology students from secondary schools across Northamptonshire are being offered access to expert advice and guidance – via a conference hosted and organised by The University of Northampton. NHS Northamptonshire Chief Executive John Parkes accepts Visiting Professorship Tuesday 5th April 2011 NHS Northamptonshire’s Chief Executive will be giving lectures and advising on NHS related research projects, after being offered a Visiting Professorship at The University of Northampton. Global crisis comes under the spotlight in Northampton Monday 4th April 2011 Global politics, domestic crises and the rise of right wing extremism will come under the spotlight this month (15 April). Teamwork training now in place in the region’s hospitals, thanks to University programme Tuesday 29th March 2011 Improved healthcare for patients is now set to become a reality – thanks to an innovative training programme developed for Health and Social Care students across the region. Students exhibit artwork at Spring Show Tuesday 29th March 2011 Contemporary photographs, drawings, fine art and paintings are now on display at The University of Northampton – with a month-long exhibition organised by Year 2 BA Art pathway students. Occupational therapists gather to discuss social enterprise Monday 28th March 2011 Occupational therapists throughout the UK will be meeting at The University of Northampton this week – to network and explore ways in which social enterprises might shape their futures. High Sheriff’s lecture puts media and the law on trial Friday 25th March 2011 David Laing hosted his final guest lecture as High Sheriff of Northamptonshire at The University of Northampton yesterday [Thursday 24 March]. Latvians from across the UK come together thanks to the passion of one Northampton student Thursday 24th March 2011 Latvians from across the UK are coming together this weekend for a high profile awards ceremony organised by a Northampton Business School student. University encourages its community to cut their carbon footprints Thursday 24th March 2011 The University of Northampton has launched a carbon footprint calculator to encourage staff and students to measure - and cut - their own outputs. University's mentoring scheme for women in computing secures £10,000 funding Tuesday 22nd March 2011 A major project to support and mentor young women studying for a first degree or Masters in Computing has been launched by The University of Northampton, thanks to a successful funding bid. Livery company visits to see their support in action Tuesday 22nd March 2011 Members of the UK livery company The Worshipful Company of Curriers visited staff and students on campus recently, to see how their support is making a difference at The University of Northampton. Music students take to the Picturedrome stage Thursday 17th March 2011 BA Popular Music students from The University of Northampton will be taking to the professional stage from this week. Northampton Professor wins international award Wednesday 16th March 2011 Professor Tony Covington, School of Science and Technology, has been awarded the coveted Alsop Award in recognition for his contribution to the leather industry. One Skin Beyond: an exhibition by students from the Division of Fashion and Textiles Tuesday 15th March 2011 An exhibition featuring award-winning and sponsored work by Fashion students at The University of Northampton opened this week at the University’s Avenue Gallery. Schools battle it out in Technology Tournament Tuesday 15th March 2011 Schoolchildren from across the county are taking part in a Technology Tournament on Wednesday 16 March at Weston Favell School, Northampton Girls can do it too - National Science and Engineering Week Tuesday 15th March 2011 Girls can do it too – that’s the message behind a day of engineering activities being lined up by The University of Northampton, as part of National Science and Engineering Week. University Dance Club wins top Dance competition Friday 11th March 2011 The University of Northampton Dance Club has scooped four awards at the National Inter-University Dance Competition which was held at Loughborough University recently. University backs new social enterprise hatchery for Northamptonshire Thursday 10th March 2011 Northamptonshire’s first social enterprise hatchery – the William Shipley Centre – has opened, providing work and meeting space for anybody in the county that is running a social enterprise. UK parents and children set to get help with homework through University student Tuesday 8th March 2011 Student Abigail Ehoff is already making her mark on the business world – thanks to an enterprising idea which is set to help frustrated parents and children complete homework across the UK. Rugby and football stars join Northampton’s equality conference Monday 7th March 2011 Rugby and football will join forces this month. Research reveals percentage of flowering plants that use animal pollinators Friday 4th March 2011 The pollination of plants by insects, birds and other animals is vital to the ecosystems on which we rely, and supports global agriculture to the value of billions of dollars every year. Accounting and Finance students awarded at annual ceremony Thursday 3rd March 2011 Twin brothers with a flair for accountancy are among the 18 high flying Accountancy and Finance students from The University of Northampton who have been rewarded for their hard work. The University of Northampton announces three way partnership in bid for Weston Favell School Wednesday 2nd March 2011 The David Ross Foundation, Silverstone and The University of Northampton announced today their three way partnership bid for Weston Favell School, Northampton, to become an academy. Art student kicks off her rugby exhibition during 6 Nations Wednesday 2nd March 2011 BA Fine Art Painting and Drawing and Advertising student Rianna Lane has teamed up with former Welsh international player Brian Davies to launch an exhibition of paintings. Graduate dancer hits television screens Tuesday 1st March 2011 Dancing queen Bathoni Puplampu has made her TV debut – returning to Northampton and to her former university to dance across our screens and perform a stunning mid air split-style jump. University set to launch new Job Club in Corby Tuesday 1st March 2011 A new job club for Corby is being launched in March by The University of Northampton – designed to increase confidence levels, get people back to work and boost the local economy. Find out more about postgraduate qualifications Monday 28th February 2011 An event for people considering postgraduate study is being held at The University of Northampton on Wednesday 2 March as part of Employability Week. The King’s (silent) Speech Monday 28th February 2011 As the British film The King’s Speech triumphs at the Oscars, archivists at The University of Northampton have found footage of the real monarch. Students, graduates and employers gather for Employability Week Wednesday 23rd February 2011 The University of Northampton’s Employability Week – which is being put together for students, graduates and employers across the region. 'Fairness' campaigner to give multi-faith lecture Tuesday 22nd February 2011 ONE of the world’s leading academics in the field of social equality and the poverty gap will be the principal speaker at the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Spring Guest Lecture. University revs up for annual fashion competition Tuesday 22nd February 2011 Budding fashion designers from schools and colleges across the UK need to get on the starting grid for the 2011 Fashion Show Schools and Colleges Competition, from The University of Northampton. Northampton graduate puts canines on canvas Tuesday 22nd February 2011 Dog-loving graduate Minnie Teckman is putting canines on canvas – thanks to entrepreneurial support from The University of Northampton’s Enterprise Inc project. Food and drink conference gives an insight into tomorrow's world Tuesday 22nd February 2011 The University of Northampton’s Business School, in conjunction with Sunley Management Centre, recently hosted the pioneering 2020 Strategic Visioning event. Northampton Professor receives rare award Tuesday 22nd February 2011 Professor Jackie Campbell, School of Health, has been unveiled as the recipient of a rare and highly coveted Honorary Fellowship. International conference will challenge Cameron's views on 'state multiculturalism' Monday 21st February 2011 The subject of Muslims in Europe will be under the spotlight this week at a high profile multicultural conference being organised by The University of Northampton. Congress to Campus VIPs welcomed to University Wednesday 16th February 2011 The University of Northampton’s Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Chris Moore, recently hosted the annual Congress to Campus event at Park Campus. Policing and Criminal Justice Studies at Northampton is among the best in the UK Tuesday 15th February 2011 Students preparing for a career in policing and the criminal justice sector can now be confident they are on the right route for success. Potato ‘water footprint’ research aims to help producers against climate change Tuesday 15th February 2011 Researchers at The University of Northampton are working with colleagues at the University of Lincoln, Cranfield University and Lincolnshire potato company Branston Ltd. Top speakers contribute to healthcare waste seminar this March Tuesday 15th February 2011 The Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group will be hosting a CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified seminar at The University of Northampton on Wednesday 30 March 2011. Arts and Education celebrate graduations Monday 14th February 2011 Former Northamptonshire Chief Inspector for Schools George Gyte was presented with an Honorary Doctorate at the afternoon ceremony for The University of Northampton’s Winter Graduations on Sunday. Northampton Ceremonies see three University staff receive MBAs Monday 14th February 2011 Three staff from The University of Northampton received their Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degrees from the Northampton Business School. Ross Brawn OBE joins class of 2011 at The University of Northampton Monday 14th February 2011 Ross Brawn OBE, boss of the Mercedes GP PETRONAS Formula One Team, has received an Honorary Doctorate from The University of Northampton on Sunday 13 February Motorsport supremo Ross Brawn to receive Honorary degree Wednesday 9th February 2011 Ross Brawn and George Gyte are to receive Honorary degrees from The University of Northampton this week. University proposes new social enterprise scheme for Corby Monday 7th February 2011 A proposal submitted to Northamptonshire County Council today by The University of Northampton (3/02/2011) could see the Danesholme library building in Corby remain open with access for the public. Tony is world’s first DSc in Leather Technology Friday 4th February 2011 Professor Tony Covington, Emeritus Professor of Leather Science at The University of Northampton, is set to graduate for the third time this year. Sensualities Wednesday 2nd February 2011 Screen / Movement / Experience A Screen-Based Exhibition by Jane Bacon and Vida Midgelow Blue cheese under the microscope at Northampton Wednesday 2nd February 2011 Scientists are putting the East Midlands’ famous blue cheeses under the microscope in a research project that aims to explain exactly what gives the cheeses their distinctive taste, texture and smell. University shapes the future of food and drink with new research programme Tuesday 1st February 2011 Food lovers are in for a treat this February as The University of Northampton launches an exciting research programme. Home birth midwives win top UK midwifery award Tuesday 1st February 2011 Northampton General Hospital (NGH) midwives have won one of the UK’s top midwifery prizes for their work on home births. University to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day Wednesday 26th January 2011 Staff and students from The University of Northampton will come together this Thursday 27 January to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. Rugby star returns to Northampton to support University students in 2011 Tuesday 25th January 2011 England rugby star Ben Cohen is turning his sporting magic on The University of Northampton this year. University staff and students raise £6638 for Cynthia Spencer Hospice Friday 21st January 2011 The University of Northampton has presented Friends of Cynthia Spencer Hospice with £6638.97 following fundraising efforts from staff and students in 2010. Vice Chancellor's cunning plan on volcanoes Thursday 20th January 2011 Professor Nick Petford has made his first national UK television appearance as Vice Chancellor of The University of Northampton Formula 1's Lewis Hamilton inspires Engineering student Thursday 20th January 2011 A talented Engineering student from The University of Northampton had the chance to meet former Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, thanks to a partnership between the University and Santander. Midwifery education programme up for national award Tuesday 18th January 2011 An educational programme to enhance the knowledge and skills of midwives from Europe has been shortlisted for a national award this month. An exhibition of Polish posters at Avenue Gallery Friday 7th January 2011 An exhibition of Polish posters dating from the 1950s-60s opens at The University of Northampton’s Avenue Gallery on 10 January 2011. Former University Vice Chancellor receives CBE Thursday 6th January 2011 Ann Tate, former Vice Chancellor of The University of Northampton (2002-2010) has been appointed CBE in the New Year’s Honours List for ‘Services to Higher Education’. Student exchange explores Diaspora studies in Canada Thursday 16th December 2010 Six students from The University of Northampton will be starting 2011 in Canada. Chancellors Fund presents first awards to students Thursday 2nd December 2010 Six students at The University of Northampton were the first recipients of awards from The Chancellors Fund at a recent event at Avenue Campus. HRH The Princess Royal presents WISE Award to University Wednesday 1st December 2010 The University of Northampton has been recognised with a WISE Award for its work in promoting higher education in the areas of Science and Engineering to girls and young women. University computer social enterprise will directly benefit students Tuesday 30th November 2010 A new social enterprise company will be launched at The University of Northampton this week (Wednesday 1 December). Students’ Union awarded Best Club 2010 accolade Monday 29th November 2010 The University of Northampton’s Students’ Union has taken the top prize of ‘Best Club’ in Northampton’s Best Bar None Awards. University buses get a brand new look Wednesday 24th November 2010 Bus services for students have a new look after a partnership between The University of Northampton and two local transport firms. Professor Robert Grant welcomed to Business School Tuesday 23rd November 2010 The University of Northampton’s Business School recently welcomed Professor Robert Grant, author of the best-selling textbook Contemporary Strategy Analysis, to deliver a guest lecture. Pollination expert to appear on Gardeners’ World special Tuesday 23rd November 2010 A Reader in Biodiversity at The University of Northampton will be one of the experts appearing in a BBC2 Gardeners’ World special this week (Friday 26 November). 15x15x£15 2010: Christmas Exhibition at Avenue Gallery Monday 22nd November 2010 A sale of original artwork by students and staff at The University of Northampton’s School of The Arts opens on Monday 29 November at the University’s Avenue Gallery. University Teaching Fellowships announced for 2010/11 Friday 19th November 2010 Six members of academic and support staff from The University of Northampton have been announced as recipients of the annual University Teaching Fellowships for 2010/11. Media students win viral video competition Thursday 18th November 2010 Two BA Media Production students at The University of Northampton have won a student competition to produce a viral video for a leading international software company. Microsoft searches for potential graduate recruits from Northampton Tuesday 16th November 2010 Computer giants Microsoft held a special Careers Day for 100 undergraduate and postgraduate students at The University of Northampton recently. Northampton Business student launches Latvian newspaper for the UK Wednesday 10th November 2010 A student from The University of Northampton’s Business School has launched a newspaper for Latvians living in the UK. Recruitment drive on Professorships and lecturer posts Wednesday 10th November 2010 The University of Northampton is recruiting 14 new posts to further bolster its academic ranks, including seven Professorships across the Schools of Health, Social Sciences and Business. Study will reveal true champions of recycling Friday 5th November 2010 For the first time, eco-warrior youngsters will be measured alongside the ‘waste not, want not’ older generation to see who is leading recycling in Britain’s homes. Vice Chancellor joins panel for CSR business debate Friday 5th November 2010 The University of Northampton’s Vice Chancellor Professor Nick Petford took part in a panel debate this week. Northamptonshire’s future health services is the subject of a major health conference Tuesday 2nd November 2010 A major conference hosted by the Centre for Health & Wellbeing at The University of Northampton will take place on Tuesday 2 November. Time Lines: An Exhibition by Barry Wenden Monday 1st November 2010 Avenue Gallery is delighted to present ‘Time Lines’, an exhibition of work by Barry Wenden. University supports business event on Spending Review implications Friday 29th October 2010 The University of Northampton’s Vice Chancellor Professor Nick Petford will be a panel member at an event at Towcester Racecourse next week. Grant awarded to complete manuscript The Royal Navy and the German Threat 1900-1914 Tuesday 26th October 2010 Dr Matthew Seligmann, School of Social Sciences, The University of Northampton, has been awarded £63,347 Ben de Lisi, Mademoiselle Robot and Lypsyl® give kiss of approval to Northampton Fashion student Tuesday 26th October 2010 A Year 3 BA Fashion student from The University of Northampton has won a major nationwide fashion competition run by Lypsyl®, a lip balm brand with 30 years of heritage. The University of Northampton responds to CSR Thursday 21st October 2010 Responding to the outcomes of the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review and likely impacts for the higher education sector. University invests over £1 million in PhD research posts Thursday 21st October 2010 The University of Northampton has announced 24 new fully funded and supported PhD research studentships, signifying the largest single investment in research degrees for the HE institution. University nominated for three Times Higher awards Wednesday 20th October 2010 The University of Northampton has been nominated for three top awards at the annual Times Higher Education Awards. The University of Northampton responds to the Browne review Wednesday 13th October 2010 The University of Northampton has welcomed the thoroughness of the Browne review and the fact that it fully recognises the value of higher education in society. Memorandum of understanding signed with Shaoguang University Friday 8th October 2010 Relations with China have strengthened yet further thanks to a recent memorandum of understanding made between The University of Northampton and Shaoguan University. (e)motive book art exhibition in Northampton’s Gallery Corridor Friday 8th October 2010 Avenue Gallery Corridor 4 October – 19 November 2010 Veteran human rights campaigner to give multi-faith lecture Wednesday 6th October 2010 THIS year’s University of Northampton Multi-faith Chaplaincy Annual Autumn Lecture will be given by Professor Frank Field on the topic of Human Rights through Justice and Unity: A Baha’i View. Northants science students given hazard training by university leather centre Wednesday 6th October 2010 FIFTEEN students from Huxlow Science College in Irthlingborough were given a test in Health & Safety management during a field trip to The University of Northampton’s ICLT. Northampton forges links with Korea - following visit from Seoul Women’s University Monday 4th October 2010 Gifts were exchanged and partnerships strengthened when a delegation from Seoul Women’s University flew to the UK to visit The University of Northampton. Presentation event for CHESL students Thursday 30th September 2010 An event to celebrate the achievements of students who gained module awards for the Certificate in Higher Education Supporting Learners (CHESL). HRH The Princess Royal opens Newton building Thursday 30th September 2010 The University of Northampton received a Royal seal of approval yesterday when HRH The Princess Royal officially opened the Newton building, home to the School of Science and Technology. VC splashes out for Great River Race Wednesday 22nd September 2010 Professor Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor of The University of Northampton, will be rowing 21-miles along the River Thames in aid of the University’s Chancellor’s Fund. ‘Signs of Life’ Monday 20th September 2010 New Paintings by David Maclagan at Avenue Gallery. Radicalism and use of new media tackled in first academic conference Thursday 16th September 2010 The rise in the use of new media by far-right groups to spread extremist messages and to recruit members will be explored at a major gathering at The University of Northampton this week. University Open Day on Wednesday 15 September Monday 13th September 2010 The University of Northampton is holding an Open Day this week on Wednesday 15 September 2010. MA Fine Art work on show at Avenue Campus Friday 10th September 2010 The University of Northampton’s MA Fine Art 2010 exhibition opens at Avenue Campus next week – the culmination of work undertaken by postgraduate students on the Masters course in Fine Art. Fine Art showcased at Fishmarket’s Scale exhibit Friday 10th September 2010 Artists from across the Midlands, studying at The University of Northampton’s School of The Arts, will be participating in a major exhibition at Northampton’s Fishmarket from 10 September. New Vice Chancellor welcomed to The University of Northampton Tuesday 7th September 2010 Professor Nick Petford DSc has commenced his role as the new Vice Chancellor of The University of Northampton. University project helps to save lives in Nigeria’s toxic e-waste epidemic Thursday 5th August 2010 Academics from The University of Northampton have been undertaking vital work in Nigeria to educate electronic waste scavengers on the hazards of what they are doing. HRH The Princess Royal to open Science and Technology building Wednesday 28th July 2010 HRH The Princess Royal, Royal Patron of the Women Into Science and Engineering (WISE) campaign, will officially open The University of Northampton’s Newton building in September. Celebrating Northamptonshire’s new Higher Level Teaching Assistants Tuesday 27th July 2010 An event to celebrate the success of Teaching Assistants from across Northamptonshire who recently achieved Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status was held at The University of Northampton. Fine Art graduate shows his Portraits of Northampton Wednesday 21st July 2010 Sam Wadsworth, an exciting young painter and BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate of The University of Northampton, will be showing a new body of work at his solo gallery show which opens this week. School of Education is ‘Outstanding’ in Ofsted report Monday 5th July 2010 The University of Northampton’s School of Education was awarded ‘Grade 1 - Outstanding’ for its Teacher Training provision in a recent Ofsted.