In the news – 22-28 February

Date 28.02.2019

A wrap-up of the university’s stories in the media this week:

Our student Anu Ballagun was on BBC Radio Northampton on Tuesday evening, talking about how she won a competition – and donated her prize to the town’s homeless centre (starts 24mins 30secs).

Dr Paul Jackson spoke to the i Newspaper about potential pitfalls of airing documentaries giving a voice to the far-right.

Margaret Bates, Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management, was a guest on the Science(ish) podcast, talking about how the world can tackle its waste problem.

Sport and Exercise Science graduate Ashlee Adebayo never thought he would get ban internship in football that would use all of the skills he was learning at the University, but he has just been made Lead Sport Scientist at Northampton Town Football Club Academy.

The first ever Mental Health Nurses Day was held on 21 March and the University’s Mental Health Nurse students and lecturers were at the Grosvenor Centre with health partner colleagues talking about this field of the profession and why it is so valuable. The story was covered in the Chronicle and Echo.

Dr Steve O’Brien, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Society, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton’s Stuart Linnell on Monday 25 February, ahead of the University’s ‘pop-up’ careers night for Adult Nursing. Dr O’Brien spoke about what Adult Nursing is, why there is a recruitment drive for more nurses and how prospective students can ‘have a go’ at being a nursing student at the event. The BBC repeated sections of the interview throughout the next morning’s hourly news bulletins. (1hr:40)

BBC Radio Northampton’s roving morning reporter, Tom Percival was live from Silverstone for the University’s third annual Big Bang Northants. He chatted to organisers, students and exhibitors on what to expect from the day – with around 3000 visitors, between ages 10 and 16 – attendees had the opportunity to engage in an explosion of science, technology, engineering, arts and maths activities. Listen again at (1hr:22) (1hr:30) (1hr:54) (2hr:21) & (2hr:30)

One of the university’s newest psychology lecturers Lauren Young was interviewed by the Harborough Mail about the work of mental health charity Archway Health Hub.

A recent study on eating disorders in siblings by the University, was highlighted in an article by the Sunday Post, in line with Eating Disorder Awareness week.

Third year Social Work student Trudy spoke on BBC Radio Northampton about what she is learning and experiencing working at a women’s domestic abuse service in the town. (2hr:13)