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In the News: 19-25 July 2019

Date 25.07.2019

BBC Radio Northampton’s Tom Percival kicked off coverage of Graduation week on Tuesday. He was LIVE on campus from 8-9am, chatting to Gemma Lovegrove, Students’ Union President, Dr Mairi Watson, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, and some graduating students.

“Lock her up!”, “Build that wall!” and “Send her back!” Dr Paul Jackson spoke to the Guardian about his thoughts on Donald Trump’s use of such slogans to normalise misogyny and stoke prejudice.

BBC Radio Northampton’s Annabel Amos came to graduation on Wednesday and caught up with our Chancellor, Rev Richard Coles, and honorand, Michael Underwood. Listen back at 1h 40m and 2h 38m.

The Chronicle and Echo reported that the regeneration of the Engine Shed at Waterside has bagged a top industry award.

Product Design graduate, Oliver Beard, was live in the BBC Points West news studio on Tuesday evening, talking about his concussion-detecting sports skull cap (link expired).

Dr Wanda McCormick appeared on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester, talking about dog walking and how different dogs need different amounts and intensity of walking (starts 16m 30s).

The University started a new partnership with Northamptonshire County Cricket Club that will benefit students and players. As part of the agreement, every time an NCCC players ‘hits a six’ during the Vitality T20 blast, a message about the University’s global impact will be beamed from the large TV screens at the club’s grounds. This was reported by Northamptonshire Chamber.

Two University of Northampton Nursing Associates became the first in the UK to receive Cavell Trust Star Awards, in recognition for their outstanding contribution towards raising the profile of the nursing associate role.

On Thursday, our Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Kate Ironside appeared on BBC Radio 5live where she spoke about Prime Minister Boris Johnson – and the opposition he’ll face (starts 9m).

On Tuesday, Kate told BBC Radio Three Counties listeners what they can expect from our new Prime Minister (starts 38m).

On Monday, she reflected on Philip Hammond’s resignation as Chancellor, when she appeared on BBC Radio 5live (starts 11m 55s).