In the news – 21-28 June

Date 28.06.2018

Researchers at the University of Northampton are looking for people to take part in a project investigating how exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease. Tony Baross, Senior Lecturer in Sport Studies, was live in the studio on the BBC Radio Northampton Breakfast show, as Tom (pictured with Tony, above) – a member of the breakfast team takes on the 16 week study that looks specifically at static exercise.  Listen in full here (from 1.54)

A University of Northampton student’s invention could help reduce the amount of plastic waste that enters the ocean.  Grace Watts designed and created the Plasticgully — a device that sits in street storm drains and collects any litter that falls into them, while maintaining water flow. Full story in the Portsmouth News.

The Henley Standard shared the story of Jules Bishop, a civilian caught up in a deadly IRA bomb blast in London, who returned to the scene 25 years later. Jules, who now studies part time at the University of Northampton, was a 23-year-old student in the capital when the IRA detonated a powerful truck bomb in Bishopsgate, a major thoroughfare in the City, in April 1993.

Northamptonians are being asked to take part in research into how sub-zero temperatures can aid support recovery. As reported by BBC Radio Northampton, the research has been carried out at the University of Northampton and Moulton College.  Listen in full here (from 1.16 min)

A Kettering architect who has designed landmark buildings across the country is retiring after 35 years. As reported by the Northants Telegraph, David Allsop, senior partner of GSSArchitecture, will retire from the partnership at the end of June, following 35 years at the practice, and leaves a legacy of major landmark buildings nationwide including several University of Northampton buildings.

Taylar Wong and Ben Webb, Graphic Communication students from the University of Northampton, have been selected as category winners in the D&AD New Blood Awards 2018, which recognise creative talent around the world. They were the selected for the coveted design award for their quirky piñata mobile phone app. Read the full article in the Northants Chamber.

Dr Cal Cooper, parapsychologist at the University of Northampton featured on TalkRadio’s The Unexplained with Howard Hughes. During the course of the interview, Cal explains why the University of Northampton have a parapsychologist working for them and what they hope to achieve.

Graphic Communication undergraduates from the University of Northampton have produced a range of commemorative T-shirts and caps to kick off the British Grand Prix celebrations, ahead of the race on the weekend of 6-8 July. Read the full article in the Checkered Flag.

Northamptonshire County Council has appointed Professor Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor of the University of Northampton, as the new Chair of the Northamptonshire Health and Wellbeing Board. Read the full story in All Things Business.

A former student at the University of Northampton is crowd funding to set up an inspiring UK-wide organisation for troubled teens and young adults. The Northants Chamber shared the story of Business and Management graduate, Hannah Zemzam, who is looking to raise £10,000 to organise a ‘huge youth motivation event’ in 2019 to kick-start the organisation ‘ZemZam Inspiring Change’.