In the news: 17-23 March 2023

Date 23.03.2023

A round up of mentions of our students, staff and the University over the past week.

Last week, the Chancellor announced ambitious plans for public investment in childcare in England. Head of Childhood, Youth and Families Professor Eunice Lumsden gave her views to BBC Online.

Following the Budget, Senior Lecturer in Journalism Kate Ironside gave her analysis to BBC Radio Leicester’s Ady Dayman. Listen again here (starts from 1 hr and 13 mins).

The Local Elections are in May and voters will need to show photo ID. Kate Ironside spoke to BBC Radio 3 Counties about the possible impact on voting behaviour. Listen again here (starts just after 1 hr and 51 mins).

With Boris Johnson facing the Privileges Committee about ‘Partygate’, Senior Lecturer in Journalism Kate Ironside had lots to discuss during BBC Radio 5 Live’s headlines review panel. Listen again here (starts at 2 hrs and 15 mins).

Head of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Ivna Reic spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about the need to attract and retain skilled professionals to the sector. Listen again here (starts at 2 hrs and 22 mins). Ivna’s comments also feature in the Chronicle and Echo.

Events Management students have been busy supporting homeless charity Hope Centre, hosting the ‘Handmade for Hope’ craft fair, as reported by the Chronicle and Echo.

The students have also organised the Sunset Stride, a 12K walk around Pitsford reservoir will help to raise funds for the Cynthia Spencer Hospice in Northampton, as reported by the Northants Telegraph and the Chronicle and Echo.

Senior Lecturer in Education Korrin Smith-Whitehouse’s poetry for public sector professionals project continue apace. She gave an update to BBC Radio Northampton’s Daisie-Belle Downer, including the publication of PSP’s third journal of poems submitted by people who work in health, education, and social care/social work occupations. Listen again here (starts 17 mins in).

On NLive Radio’s Open4Business show, host and Senior Lecturer in International Strategy and Business Adrian Pryce’s guests covered how the University works with and supports local businesses, last week’s the Growth, the Curve Support programme and the fast growth and benefits of employee ownership in the UK. Listen again here.

Children and Young People’s Nursing student Matthew Rutherford gave his views about the need for more men in the profession in the Independent Nurse magazine (weblink not available).

Fashion Design student, Emőke Stefan spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about her recent shortlisting for two national design competitions after creating sustainable outfits from second-hand shoes. Listen again here.