In the news – 16-23 August

Date 23.08.2018

This week’s round-up of University news coverage

“We’re the glue…” says our Vice Chancellor Nick Petford, as he spoke to The Guardian about the social value that the University of Northampton is bringing to a county reeling from cuts to services in the wake of the county council’s financial collapse. Read the full story to find out more.

Professor Petford also featured on a new BBC Radio 4 series presented by broadcaster Lauren Laverne this week.

Whatever Happened To…? reunited Nick with two former college pals, who all trained as refrigeration and air conditioning engineers in 1977, and traced the surprising turns their lives have taken.

You can listen again on the iPlayer.

Susan Campbell was 65 when she graduated from our Fashion course this summer. Her story has proved a hit with plenty of media outlets. This week, she was featured in the Sunday edition of The Mirror.

The National Student shared the story of Josephine Boye, a second year Marketing Management and Multimedia Journalism student. Josephine is proving that it is possible to balance full-time studies with a regular voluntary job.

One of our banking and finance graduates secured a high-flying job at a globally recognised finance company on the day of his last exam. Read the full story in the Southwark News.

Dr Eunice Lumsden talked to Nursery World Magazine about the Early Years Workforce Strategy. She outlines her role in its creation with the Department for Education.

A Post Office is the latest addition to our new Waterside Campus, as reported by the Chronicle and Echo.

Employee Benefits shared the news that we’ve added mental health first aid to the Nursing course curriculum as part of a wider feature on why mental health first aiders are important within education.

THE relevance of the relationship between town and gown will take the centre stage at Dr Biodun Kafaru’s solo exhibition in Lagos. As reported by The Nation.

An Indie-pop band largely made up of our students and graduates have just released their first EP. As shared by the Northants Chamber.