In the news – 24-30 August

Date 30.08.2018

Jeff Ollerton, professor of biodiversity at the University of Northampton, featured in an article by the Observer on ‘How to accept rejection: why failure can be the first step towards success’. Professor Ollerton was one of the many #ShareYourRejections Twitter users who refused to take no for an answer when his research paper was once rejected by a journal.

Listen back to Jeff Ollerton talking to Willy Gilder on BBC Radio Northampton about the findings of a recent bird survey which has looked at the impact of the development on the bird life in and around Waterside Campus. Listen here (from 1hr 21mins).

The news about our Institute for Creative Leather Technologies’ new home at Waterside featured in University Business.

Northampton Chronicle and Echo shared the story of Indie-pop band, Lunaxis, who are largely made up of University of Northampton students and have just released their first EP.

Our Fashion Graduate Susan Campbell has had her final year collection featured in Frow Magazine.

International Development graduate, Emma Leering, joined Mark Dean on his BBC Radio Northampton show on Sunday evening and again on Monday breakfast to discuss the exciting next steps for her Malawi charity United Amayi. Her full interview can be found here (from 21mins)

Hear about the identical twins who both graduated from University of Northampton with identical grades from the identical course. They tell BBC Radio Surrey all about it – interview starts at 1hr 24m.

What’s life like at University of Northampton for postgraduate research students? Anthony Stepniak spoke to Willy Gilder on BBC Radio Northampton about the postgraduate facilities at Waterside and his excitement for the future (from 2mins).