In the News: 16-22 Feb

Date 22.02.2018

This week’s roundup of University news stories.

Photography student Sam Joyce hit both the national and regional headlines, when his University project was featured in The Sun, Mail Online and on BBC Look East. The project saw Sam take new photos of old family snaps, in the original locations dotted around his home village of Woodford, near Kettering. By holding up the original photo in front of the location, Sam has shown how the area has changed nearly half a century on. Sam will have to stay the other side of the camera for a bit longer however, as he will also be filmed by ITV Anglia next week.

The Nursing Times reported on the nomination in the Student Nursing Times’ annual awards for a module co-led by the University of Northampton. The ASPIRE programme, run in conjunction with St. Andrew’s Healthcare, helps Healthcare Associates train to become nurses. The project nominated for Partnership of the Year award, the results of which will be announced on 26 April.

Resident TV expert Lorna Jewett went global this week, featuring in articles about the show ‘iZombie’ on the New Zealand based news website Stuff, and US newspapers the San Diego Tribune, the Chicago Tribune, and the Hartford Courant.

Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management, Margaret Bates was on BBC Radio Northampton on Monday, when she joined our Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Kardi Somerfield, whose family is attempting to go plastic free for a week (starts 2hr 42min). Margaret was also on ITV Tonight last week, when they were also asking if we can live without plastics.

Our Events Management students were in the news, when the Chronicle & Echo ran a story about a charity bike ride they are organising at Silverstone. The annual Northamptonshire Parent Infant Partnership charity bike ride, now in its seventh year, is a mass cycle and family fun day that takes place at the Silverstone Circuit on May bank holiday.

The University’s bus company, Uno, announced it has introduced contactless payment for its passengers. The story was featured on BBC Radio on Tuesday (starts 1hr 22min) and this week’s Chronicle and Echo.