In the news – 23-28 March

Date 28.03.2018

This week’s round up of University news coverage.

Research from the University of Northampton has asserted Tutankhamun may have fought in battle and led Egypt to war. Specialised photography uncovered signs of battle wear on the 18-year-old pharaoh’s 3,000-year-old war leather armour – suggesting he was not merely a sickly boy-king. Researcher Lucy Skinner worked with a TV crew during the filming of a Channel 5 documentary to help recreate Tutankhamun’s armour. The Daily Mail, The Mirror and the New York Post shared the story.

Our Vice Chancellor, Nick Petford, spoke to The Guardian about the potential impact on universities and students if courses are judged by graduate salaries.  Ben Craig, 24, who is training to be a paediatric nurse at the University of Northampton, was also interviewed for the article and says he chose his course because he wanted to work in a caring profession and feel fulfilled.

Chris Hill, our Senior Lecturer in Footwear and Accessories was interviewed by Simon Mayo on BBC Radio 2’s Drivetime show. Chris talks shoe trends of the past such as Blakey’s Segs, Doc Martens and 3ft cork platforms. Listen to the clip in full here.

Fashion students from the University of Northampton will see their designs come to life on the catwalk at a charity event. All Things Business reported on the Modern Masquerade – which will feature a fashion show combining the latest in modern street fashion and classical elegance, as well as live music and a cocktail reception.

Law and Business students at University of Northampton are fundraising to change the lives of children in West Africa. The UoN Street Law project is raising cash and on the lookout for used or unwanted books, stationery, shoes and school bags to donate to under-privileged young students at Akosombo Presby Primary School in Ghana.

Northampton-based volunteer group Buddies of Beckets (BOB) celebrated the installation of three eye-catching planters at Beckets Park. The planters were created with input from the University and our Waterside campus partners, Bowmer and Kirkland.

Our Podiatry lead Fiona Dickenson featured again on Helen Blaby’s ‘Ask the expert’ hour on BBC Radio Northampton. Fiona shared her expertise and offered advice to callers who are having issues with their feet – including how to cut toenails properly, whether to measure when buying new shoes and why your toes grip when running. Listen in full here (from 1hr 11 mins).

Fashion graduate Elena Hristova has bagged her dream job with New Look. She spoke to BBC Radio Northampton’s John Griff about working for the high street fashion chain (starts 2:14).