In the News: 18-24 October 2019

Date 24.10.2019

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

BBC Look East came to Waterside, when their Science and Technology reporter Richard Westcott took part in the Games Art team’s Digital Art Trail (clip has expired).

Fashion student Ynes Patat gave Guardian readers some tips on sourcing sustainable clothes.

Our Westminster expert, Kate Ironside, was on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire on Wednesday, explaining how close we are to crashing out of the EU without a deal, and Boris Johnson’s legacy (starts 1h 12m).

Kate was also on BBC 3 Counties Radio on Wednesday, comparing the Brexit Bill to divorce (starts 48m).

On Tuesday, Kate appeared on BBC Radio Leicester, talking all things Brexit (1h 24m).

She was also on BBC Radio Leicester on Monday (starts 1h 25m).

On Friday, Kate was on the BBC World Service, talking about the challenges facing the Prime Minister (starts 27m).

Will we leave on 31 Oct? Suzanne McDonald-Walker spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about the Brexit proposal and her thoughts on why MPs are worried about the timeline. Listen back (1hr 41mins)

As part of the Big Health Checks held last week, our nursing team spoke to BBC Northampton. First, student Charlene & lecturer Shev O’Brien chatted with presenter Helen Blaby about the support the University offers nursing students (starts 1hr:12)

Second, student Amber explained taking Helen’s blood pressure (starts 1hr:21).

BBC Northampton presenter Annabel Amos visited our podiatry clinic for a look around and got her feet checked (starts 2hr:42mins).

Rob Lyon, Lecturer in Exercise Health Psychology, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about how national activity guidelines concentrate on the physical benefits of exercise and not other aspects such as the increased social contact with other people. Listen again here (clips are at 1:03:45 and 2:03:50).

Shoe Design graduate Helen Kirkum blogged for fashion and lifestyle website Hypebae about her reworking of adidas’ iconic Campus 80 trainers.

The Northamptonshire Chamber report that Occupational Therapy lecturers and students will ‘take over’ the Grosvenor Centre on Wednesday 6 November, for a ‘life review’ event that members of the public are invited to.