In the news 14 – 20 February 2020

Date 20.02.2020

A round-up of mentions in the media of University students and staff during the past week.


The University is taking part in Sport Relief’s Row Britannia challenge which sees universities and colleges across the UK try to complete a 2,020-mile rowing feat before deadline 13 March. An interview with Associate Dean Dr Peter Jones was featured throughout the morning on BBC Radio Northampton (starts 2:04:00).

BBC Radio Northampton spoke to one of the participants in research of ours – with Age UK Northamptonshire – that looked at what older people thought of the town centre. They brought along two younger people to give their views and researcher Dr Kim Woodbridge-Dodd summed up the final report’s findings. (Kim is at 1:04:20 and George 2:11:44).

On Valentine’s Day, history lecturer Rachel Moss spoke to BBC Radio Northampton’s Helen Blaby about the history of valentines in England and love letters from the past. Listen again (1:17:46).

Anthony Stepniaak, Associate Lecturer in Journalism and Media Studies, cast a reflective eye on the proceedings at last week’s Academy Awards with BBC Northampton presenter John Rose. Listen again  (starts 1:33:46).

Alumni Ann spoke to Nursing Practice about how our Return to Practice course is helping her and other ex-nurses come back to working on the wards.

Psychology student Jack Farr spoke to Coventry Live about how he turned his life around after being made homeless following a family tragedy.

Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management Margaret Bates spoke at the Foodservice Packaging Association’s Environment Seminar, giving her opinion about recycling and the climate crisis, as reported in Packaging News.

Gill Cardy, Associate Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, wrote in Money Marketing about the importance of financial advisers taking time out from work for continuous professional development.