In the news – 16-22 November

News Page 22nd November 2018

This week’s round up of some of the University stories in the media:

Our Deputy Dean – Faculty of Health & Society and resident gun crime expert, Helen Poole, commented on the wider issue of gun trafficking in a recent report in the Guardian and Observer (print version). The article centres on the recent story regarding blank-firing handguns, imported from Europe, that are being converted into deadly weapons in a shed in Bedford.

A gold ring given by Adolf Hitler to Herman Goring bearing a personal inscription is to be sold at auction in Northamptonshire. Dr Paul Jackson, our Senior Lecturer in History, commented on the discovery in the Chronicle and Echo and Northants Evening Telegraph

Dr Jackson is also quoted in Yahoo News article that refers to income inequality, the financial crisis and the rise of Europe’s far right. Full story here.

The University’s Dental Nursing lecturing team has organised the ‘flashmob floss’ with the aim of getting students to dance alongside their first year Dental Nursing student peers and receive information about what to do if you think of oral cancer. Full story in East Midlands Business Link.

Anne Hicks, a Maxillo facial nurse at Northampton General Hospital, promoted the nursing student and staff led ‘flashmob floss’ on BBC Radio Northampton (from 1hr 41min).

Tailor-Made Media has welcomed former UoN Graphic Communication student, Sophie Warwick, to the business. Full story in Business Up North.

Dr Ebenezer Laryea, our Senior Lecturer in Law, discussed the Street Law project with Chaz Harrison on BBC Radio Northampton – a student and staff initiative which sent vital learning resources to an underprivileged school in Ghana. Listen back (from 1hr 41min).

Northamptonshire police have become one of the first forces in the country to offer an apprenticeship alongside the University of Northampton. The first 19 apprentices are now one week into their training on the police constable degree apprenticeship programme at the University. Full story on BBC Radio Northampton (from 2hr46min).

The University of Northampton has introduced the UK’s first MSc Strategic Technology Management course dedicated to examining emerging technologies within information systems, logistics and project management. Full story in Logistics Manager  and Northants Chamber

Kevin Sparks, a former University of Northampton student who became a leading executive at technology giant Cisco, will give current students top tips to follow in his footsteps. Full story in All Things Business

Five undergraduates on the University of Northampton’s Photography degree are spending match days at the Cobblers’ PTS Academy Stadium, where they take photos for the club’s marketing purposes. Full story in Northants Chamber.

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