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In the News: 12-18 July 2019

Date 18.07.2019

A round-up of mentions of the University of Northampton in the media this week.

The Guardian profiled various university vice chancellors – including Professor Nick Petford –  in an article about state school children who graduated to the top echelons of higher education. The article can be viewed online.

The University’s Chancellor, Reverend Richard Coles took part in the first episode of the new series of Celebrity Mastermind, winning the programme. You can watch him on the iPlayer (he is in the famous black chair at 3:39 and again at 23:10).

Some London boroughs have introduced a ‘rubbish charge’, in which people pay when they dispose of waste at tips. Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management Margaret Bates spoke with presenter Vanessa Feltz on BBC Radio London to give her opinion. (starts 1hr 5mins).

Senior Lecturer in Journalism Kate Ironside, spoke to BBC 3 Counties yesterday about the political wrangling’s of the last few days. You can listen again here (starts 2hr 3mins).

Product Design student Oliver Beard spoke with BBC Radio Gloucester about the head injury that led him to develop a skull cap that detects when players have concussion & the benefits it can bring to pitch side support (starts 1:23:25).

Oliver also featured in the Gloucestershire Echo.

Fine Art student Francesca Harris spoke with BBC Radio Northampton’s Helen Blabers about why she created a collage of x-rated photos men sent her. Listen again here (starts 11:46).

Cornish newspaper the Helston Advertiser report that podiatry graduate Lucy Poore has been hired by a new, local clinic.

The Chronicle and Echo reported that students from Kingsthorpe College visited Waterside for a fun day of workshops and discussions about career opportunities and higher education.

The University of Northampton is running a new programme to help firms solve challenging recruitment problems by accessing a skilled graduate workforce, thanks to EU funding, as reported by the Northampton Chamber.