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In the news – 10-17 May

News Page 17th May 2018

Brexit may end up benefiting the independent convenience retail sector, with fears that it could give black market tobacco and alcohol smugglers an unintended boost. Senior Lecturer in Law, Simon Sneddon shares his thoughts in a feature with Asian Trader (print)

Should you accept a promotion without a pay rise? Karen Mustard, our Programme Leader of International Accounting and Jannat Jahan, a student in BSc Accounting and Finance at the University of Northampton are quoted in an AAT Comment article about the job landscape for younger people, posing the question of whether the attraction of a career development trumps a financial boost in the early stages of your career.

Olympic silver medal and Tour de France green jersey winner Mark Cavendish MBE was at Silverstone Circuit on Bank Holiday Monday to support the annual NorPIP charity bike ride. The seventh edition of the event was organised by third-year events management students from the University of Northampton, Isabel Taylor, Amelia Davey, Hannah Crussell, Emma Jones, Ryan Bradshaw and Alicja Mierzejewska on behalf of NorPIP (Northamptonshire Parent Infant Partnership) charity. As reported by the Northampton Chronicle and Echo.

CH&Co Group has been awarded the catering and hospitality contract at the University of Northampton, as reported by FM World. The three-year deal is worth over £12million in turnover over its duration.

The University of Northampton’s ambition to become a digital leader in UK higher education has received a boost ahead of its move to a new £330 million smart campus. BusinessCloud shared the news that the University has partnered with cloud automation specialist PowerON to deliver a digital transformation including the full suite of Microsoft solutions as part of its new smart campus programme.

A letter signed by academics from more than 20 universities, including Dr Eunice Lumsden, head of Early Years at the University of Northampton, is being sent to MPs and ministers this week, warning that the early years graduate workforce is at risk.The signatories are all providers of Early Years Initial Teacher Training. As reported by Nursery World.

Students at the University of Northampton immersed themselves in ancient Chinese culture on a study trip to China’s Yunnan province. Eight International Development students stayed in the picturesque town of Lijiang, situated next to Shangri-La City – famously named after the mythical paradise. Story shared by the Northants Chamber.

Final year students at the University of Northampton have been taken under the wing of industry experts from some of the world’s leading brands. As reported by All Things Business, the University’s Faculty of Business and Law Mentoring Programme works with a diverse range of industry sectors. The programme partners with major brands including Barclaycard, DHL and Avon, as well as local SMEs, to help shape the futures of its students.

University of Northampton staff and students were out in force today at one of the University’s key health partners to help celebrate nursing.
As part of the global activities, Kettering General Hospital hosted a day where nurses and student nurses spoke about their achievements over the past year. Article shared by the Northants Chamber.

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