In the news: 11-17 November 2022

Date 17.11.2022

A round up of mentions of our students, staff and the University in the media over the past week.

BBC Northampton presenter Kerrie Cosh dropped into Waterside to host BBC Introducing, a platform for new and unsigned recording artists. Our Popular Music Team talked to her about our courses and opportunities for UON students. Listen again here (starts at 1hr 16 mins).

Last week marked Occupational Therapists’ Week and the University showcased the thoughts and success stories of our graduates and students. Business in the News and Wellbeing News reported on the career options available to ‘OTs’.

The story of OT MSc student Breanna Wagner’s work supporting GB Women’s Para Ice Hockey players was covered by the Chronicle and Echo.

The BBC Northampton team took part in an 18 mile walk for Children in Need, joined along the way by special guests including our Visiting Professor of Nursing Steve O’Brien. Listen again here (starts at 1hr and 17 mins).

Research from our Psychology team about the benefits to clubbers and communities with so-called ‘sober raves’ was reported by Heart FM Bedford and Northampton (listen again links not available).

The local Heart FM stations also mentioned the University took part in a mini, online COP27 event (listen again links not available).

Jamie Wildman has made great progress helping with the reintroduction of the Chequered Skipper butterfly for his PhD. His story is featured on the Butterfly Conservation website.

Senior Lecturer in Multimedia Sports Journalism Jefferson Lake joined BBC Radio Northampton’s ‘The Cobblers’ panel, with his student Will Oelrichs the show’s producer. Listen again here (starts at 1hr and 16 mins).

Senior Lecturer in Journalism Kate Ironside continued her weekly newspaper reviews on Stephen Nolan’s BBC Radio Five Live show. Listen again here (starts at 2hrs 19mins).

Journalism graduate Ida Hamer’s post-studies story features on the Total Croatia News website.