In the news: 24 May – 6 June 2024

Date 6.06.2024

A round up of recent mentions in the media of the University, our staff and students.

The Covid pandemic had a disastrous effect on sports and and new book co-authored by UON’s Professor of Sports Medicine Bill Ribbans looks at this. See his CNN interview with Don Riddle for more.

The skills of local artist Lisa Lovett have flourished into a newly launched pottery studio at Chester House Estate, thanks to the Heritage Impact Accelerator project, run through University of Northampton. Lisa’s story was reported by Northants Life, BBC Northamptonshire (online), and she was interviewed by BBC Radio Northamptonshire. Listen here (expired).

Ahead of the General Election, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Leader of the Opposition Keir Starmer went head-to-head last night for their first, live debate. Summarising the action on BBC Three Counties this morning was Senior Lecturer in Journalism Kate Ironside. Listen again (expired). Kate was back on the air shortly after this, talking about the debate to BBC Radio Leicester. Listen again (expired).

Kate was in demand following the announcement of the General Election on 4 July. Kate spoke to BBC Three Counties and other stations including Heart FM, Capital FM and LBC News.

Midwifery student Diana Sarkyova is in the Northampton Chronicle & Echo talking about attending this year’s annual meeting for The Florence Network and being part of the team developing and promoting the next, Europe-wide event.

The Northants Sings Out Choir – featuring UON staff and alumni – made it to the finals of Britain’s Got Talent, as reported by the Northampton Chronicle & Echo.

Games programmes students were given just three days to design and develop a game from scratch that could be played using a retro UON games arcade machine for the summer Game Jam, as reported by the Northampton Chronicle & Echo.

Journalism student Ben Grundy did the headlines review on BBC 5 Live with presenter Dotun Adebayo. Ben’s comments about the General Election and a story from the Financial Times about Israel’s airstrike on Rafah were also run by several other BBC local radio stations. Listen again (expired).

Research from Claire Drakeley aiming to delve into the realm of decision-making within the event industry is reported by The Power of Events blog.

Plans detailing the steps Northamptonshire will take over the next year to achieve net-zero were agreed during the University’s second Sustainability Summit, as reported by the Northampton Chronicle & Echo.

On this week’s Open4Business show on NLive Radio, get to know the programmes new presenter, Terry Healy, UON Associate Lecturer in Accounting and Finance. Also on the show were Nat Gibbard who’s just graduated with Masters in History and Dr Tanya Richardson, UON’s Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood, on her journey to academia. Listen again.

Guests on the Open4Business show on NLive Radio last week included Tony Robinson OBE who talked about entrepreneurship ahead of NN Start UP day on 19 June, photographer Corrine Gretton-West, and local business owner Emma Smith. Listen here.