In the news – 13-19 July

Date 19.07.2018

A new vulnerability centre was officially opened on the grounds of the new Platform club, the University of Northampton’s new student union situated in the town centre. The centre has been created in partnership with the University and local authorities, following a campaign by the Chronicle and Echo, for students who could be in danger on a night out. Full story can be found here.

Raf Garcia, President of the student union, also spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about the new vulnerability centre. Listen again here (from 1hr 1 min)

Becky Bradshaw also spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about the work being carried out behind the scenes to make sure students are safe when the campus is moved to the town centre in September 2018. Listen again here (from 2 hrs 1 min)

Local Northampton bus company Uno will be making changes to its bus services next month, as reported by the Chronicle and Echo. The changes are being made in preparation for the University of Northampton’s move to its new Waterside Campus and will affect times and stops on services 18, 19, 20 and 21 from August 5.

Following the news that Sir Cliff Richard won his privacy case in the High Court against the BBC, over its coverage of a police raid on his home – Mark Webber, senior lecturer in journalism at the University of Northampton, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton (from 2 hr 15 mins).

One of our Multimedia Journalism students Ruaraidh Britton spoke live to Stuart Linnell on his drivetime BBC Radio Northampton show whilst at the Trump Protest at Piccadilly Circus. Listen back to his interview here (from 1hr 22min)

Ron Mendel, our Senior Lecturer in International Relations & Politics, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton. He says the President Trumps performance at the Helsinki Summit alongside Vladimir Putin should be viewed with great caution. Listen to his thoughts here (from 3 mins)

The first patients have received treatment at a new centre for chronic/severe depression at the Berrywood Hospital site in Northampton. Heart Radio reports that the cutting edge “rTMS” treatment uses magnetic stimulation of the brain, and has been offered by NHFT since 2015. There’s also a partnership with the University of Northampton to help further research into the effectiveness of the treatment and how else it could be used to help people suffering mental health conditions.

The Chronicle and Echo shared the news that Adrian Pryce, Senior Lecturer in in Strategy and International Business, has announced that he is to step down as chair and trustee of Northamptonshire homelessness charity, the Hope Centre. (print, no link)

The University of Northampton has launched a postgraduate course for those who want to either improve their knowledge and competencies in the resources management industry, or further their career. As reported by CIWM.

BBC Radio Northampton reported that the Inter Faith Forum has been working in partnership with students from the University of Northampton to produce an educational film. It is reported that the film funded by the Northampton Borough Council aims to promote friendship, respect and understanding between people of different faiths. Listen again here (from 25 mins)