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In the news – 25-31 May

News Page 31st May 2018

A firm of solicitors has pledged £1,000 to a Northampton-based stroke charity after a year long fundraising effort. Throughout the year Bedford Road-based law firm, Access Legal, which is part of Shoosmiths LLP, has fundraised £1,000 for Brewin’s Stoke Group to have a jolly outing to the seaside. The volunteer-led stroke group is co-founded by University of Northampton student Dawn Travill. The full article can be found in the Chronicle and Echo.

Roberto Perrone, of BBC Radio Three Counties, was joined by Margaret Bates, Professor of Sustainable Waste Management at the University to discuss the pay as you throw system for household rubbish. Listen from 16.07

The University of Northampton is singled out for praise for its approach to student mental health in a recent article by Ed Quarter.

Staff and nursing students from the University of Northampton were pictured in the latest copy of the Corby Telegraph ‘People’ section. They were out in force at Kettering General Hospital to help celebrate nursing in the build-up to International Nurses Day. (link unavailable – print)

Northampton Town FC have announced they have agreed to a ‘stadium naming rights partnership’, and that Sixfields is to be renamed the PTS Academy Stadium. Cobblers’ commercial and marketing manager, Caroline Lucy, says the partnership is a sign of the club’s strong reputation and hailed the partnership with University of Northampton in the process. Full article can be found in Daventry Today.

The Northampton Symphony Orchestra has turned to social media savvy students at the University to help it attract new audiences. The orchestra, which recently celebrated its 125th anniversary, tasked second year Advertising & Digital Marketing students Rafael Pires, Eli Pay and David Spacek with the job of recruiting new musicians and helping to boost ticket sales for its winter concert. As shared by All Things Business.

Head of IT at the University of Northampton, Rob Palfreman, featured in an article for the New Statesmen on interweaving tech into teaching. Rob discusses how the University is reshaping its over-arching strategy towards technology in education.

A report by the University last year, was quoted in a recent article announcing that the number of Army reserves in Northern Ireland is to increase by nearly 200. As the Newsletter explains, the report found that cadet units increase social mobility and help children from disadvantaged backgrounds reach their potential.

ARUP, the company providing building engineering design for Waterside Campus, has expanded its office space in Nottingham by 30% to make room for a rapidly growing team working on a number of new projects across the city and beyond. As reported by Love Business East Midlands.

All Things Business have carried our story about our students who will be attending Graduate Fashion Week, next week.

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