In the news – 26 April-3 May

News Page 3rd May 2018

The Guardian shared an article on the California hipster plants – likened to the next Pokémon in Korea, China and Japan – which are now at the centre of a smuggling crisis. Lecturer in International Development, Alison Hulme, was quoted.

Teaching assistants are not dealing with unruly pupils because they are afraid of undermining teachers, according to new research. Times Education Supplement shared the study by Dr Emma Clarke, who recently completed her PhD at University of Northampton, which found that TAs felt “awkward” about their place in the classroom.

Former University of Northampton student, Allen Clarke, has been announced the new manager of the Ospreys, as shared by the South Wales Evening Post and Wales Online.

The University of Northampton has walked away with silverware at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018. The university’s Adult Nursing team won Student Placement of the Year Community award for its work with Newport Pagnell Medical Practice. The story was shared by the Northampton Chronicle and Echo.

University of Northampton staff will be out in force looking for nursing stars of the future at a recruitment day on Thursday 17 May. St Andrew’s Healthcare, a charity that provides specialist mental healthcare to clinically complex patients, is holding the recruitment event to showcase all that is rewarding about working in mental health. As shared by the Northampton Chronicle and Echo.

John Rose spoke to Anthony Stepniak, PhD student at the University of Northampton, about new movie Love Simon, for John Griff’s BBC Radio Northampton show. Anthony has previously argued on his online blog that the film does an injustice to the issues of sexuality. Listen in full here (from 27.03)

A student from University of Northampton gives her review of the book, SS-GB (from the 2017 British drama series), on John Griff’s show. Listen in full here (from 2.47.30)

Helen Scott, Dean for the Faculty of Education and Humanities, was quoted by the Daventry Express in an article about the upcoming Northamptonshire Education Awards. (Print/pg 6 – link unavailable)

Former University of Northampton student and creator of Magpie and the Tamborine, Nicki Storey, explained the inspiration behind some of her fascinating artworks in a Nene Valley Living feature (page 61).

Students are set to leave the public ‘reeling’ with delight after organising an outdoor screening of a classic animated film for their end of course project. The four students, all studying Events Management at the University of Northampton, will be screening Toy Story as part of their end of course project on Saturday 12 May at Brixworth Country Park. As shared by the Northants Chamber.

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