In the News (27 September – 3 October 2019)

Date 3.10.2019

A round-up of mentions in the media of our students and staff during the past week.

BBC Radio Northampton’s roving reporter Tom Percival visited Waterside campus on the first teaching day of the new academic year. He spoke with first year students, Waterside chef David Lively, the Students’ Union President Gemma Lovegrove and new history lecturer Rachel Moss. Interviews start at: 1h 24m; 1h 55m; 2h 24m and 2h 53m.

There was also a double page spread for Rachel Moss in this week’s Times Higher Education with her look at the book Toward a Global Middle Ages (behind a pay wall).

Adult Nursing lecturer Shev O’Brien was invited in to the BBC Northampton studio to take presenter Annabel Amos’ blood pressure. Listen again to the surprising results: (starts 1hr 41).

FE News has covered the story about our Multimedia Sports Journalism student who has secured a press pass to cover next summer’s Euro 2020 tournament.

The Nene Quirer has followed the story of our Fine Art graduate, Jan Harrington, who was forced to change the way she works due to arthritis. Jan was also featured in the MK Citizen.

Our Westminster expert, Kate Ironside, was on BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire talking about Boris Johnson, thigh gropes and being on the political ropes (starts 1h 10m).

Kate also appeared on BBC Radio Leicester on Tuesday, as she reflected on Johnson’s speech to the Tory Party faithful (starts 1h 19m).

Senior Lecturer in Oncology Melissa Symonds is conducting PhD research into how having a dog can positively impact women who have, or have been recently diagnosed with, breast cancer. Pet Business reports on her search for volunteers.

Dr Eunice Lumsden, Subject Lead for Early Years, gave a keynote at the recent ‘Early Years at the Heart’ conference, as reported in FE News.

Social Work students Danika Williams and Natalie Douglas are planning a series of fundraising activities, to self-fund a charitable trip to Uganda to support a project that aims to keep girls in school for longer. They spoke to BBC Northampton’s Jona Kotnis (starts 13min in).

The University’s engineering programme has been re-accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, as reported in Engineering Update.