In the news: 24-30 Jan 2020

Date 30.01.2020

Northampton Town FC footballers are busy, with five matches in 15 days. So how do sports professionals cope with the pressure? Sport Psychologist Scott Bradley explained all to BBC Radio Northampton’s Helen Blaby (starts 38m).

The University of Northampton’s Criminal and Corporate Investigation team has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mitie, the UK’s leading facilities management and intelligence-led security business. This MOU partnership will forge closer links between industry experts and academics at the University to enhance the student experience for those on the programme. The story was covered in Northampton LifeFacilitate Magazine, Professional Security,  Public Now and I-FM News.

On Tuesday, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Kate Ironside, discussed the future of the BBC licence fee on BBC 3 Counties Radio (starts 1h 25m).

Kate was also on BBC Radio Northampton, on Tuesday, looking ahead to the UK’s departure from the European Union (starts 2h 42m)

Two of our Product Design students were on BBC Radio Northampton, on Friday, talking about a live industry product with stone manufacturer, Haddonstone (starts 1h 18m). covered our Journalism students’ recent trip to Berlin.

Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management, Margaret Bates, appeared on Talk Radio on Friday, where she spoke about the amount of food people in the UK waste on an annual basis. (Go to 9.30-10am and fast forward to 12mins).

Northampton has lost around 60 per cent of its street trees since the 1960s and our Senior Lecturer Jo Wright spoke to BBC Radio Northampton on Monday about the work our students and the community have been carrying out to bring them back (starts 2h 22m).

Our event which will discuss Black British and British Asian screen media next month was previewed on BBC Radio Northampton over the weekend (starts 1h 10m).

Four Fashion students will have their work exhibited in Italy, Northants Chamber reports.