In the news – 3-16 August

Date 16.08.2018

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon’s hopes for a new far-right umbrella group dubbed ‘The Movement’, spanning across the US, UK and Europe, are gaining momentum. If that’s the case, what is their agenda? Where’s the evidence? Dr Paul Jackson took part in a TRT World roundtable and spoke to France 24 about the idea.

Dean of Faculty of Health and Society, Stephen O’Brien, appeared on BBC Look East on Monday to speak about careers and learning options at the University of Northampton, in the build up to Clearing 2018. (Clip expired)

The news that 24 more paramedic students will now have access to the University’s new training facilities was also reported by BBC1 Look East. (no link)

Vice Chancellor, Nick Petford, spoke to Vanessa Feltz on the Jeremy Vine show about rock falls, following the death of a nine year old girl near cliffs at a beach in North Yorkshire (clip unavailable).

As part of an ongoing feature, the Northampton Chronicle and Echo included a full four-page spread on the background and development of the University’s new Waterside Campus (no link, print edition 16 August, pages 8-11)

Dr Eunice Lumsden was quoted in Nursery World, as the Department for Education published the Early Years Careers Pathway for staff already working in the early years sector to support their career development.

From thrift shop finds to Jean-Paul Gaultier’s cone bra, listen to our Head of Fashion Julie King on BBC Radio Leicester talking about fashion innovator Madonna’s best-loved looks as fans celebrate her 60th birthday (clip unavailable).

The University has received funding to train extra paramedics, news welcomed by a graduate who is working in the profession just two years after starting his course. Full story in the Clinical Services Journal.

The University has become a patron of the Next Generation Chamber which was launched by Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce and Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce to nurture young people who are dedicated to advancing their careers. Full story in the Northants Chamber.

The University’s global reputation as a leader in leather education and research has been given a significant boost as work starts on a multimillion pound centre of excellence. Full story in East Midlands Businesslink (link unavailable).

The University has donated more than 10 tonnes of unwanted health and education equipment from its soon-to-be-demolished Park campus to the Phoenix Resource Centre charity in Wellingborough. Full story in the Northampton Evening Telegraph.

After scientists warned that the world is at risk of tipping into extremely dangerous levels of climate change, Chris Holt, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science was invited on to BBC Radio Northampton to share his opinion (clip unavailable).

Our recycling expert, Margaret Bates, appeared on Radio 4’s PM show on Tuesday to discuss ‘middle-class fly tipping’ with Kirstie Allsopp, of Location, Location, Location fame (clip unavailable).