In the news: 3-9 November 2023

Date 9.11.2023

A roundup of mentions in the media of University of Northampton and our students staff.

Journalism students Jess McLaughlin and Oziel Cabaday took part in the early morning newspapers reviews on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Jess covered the Prime Minister’s announcement about opening up new oil exploration and the conundrum of whether this is better for the planet or people’s pockets. Listen again (3hrs and 40mins). Oziel focused on a Metro UK article about a new breast cancer drug and Times coverage of a driverless buses story. Listen again (3hrs and 42mins).

BBC Online and Technologist Mag reported on the recent Digital Northants AI event, including comments from Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Entrepreneurship Kardi Somerfield.

Professor Sian Davies-Vollum, the University’s Deputy Dean of Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology, was in Nigeria for a research project on drawing a framework for the sustainability of lagoons in West Africa under her Resilient Lagoon Project Network body, as reported by the Nigeria Independent.

Senior Lecturer in Journalism and former Westminster correspondent Kate Ironside summed up a ‘slimline’ Kings Speech for BBC Wales. Listen again (1hr and 14mins).

Kate was back on the airwaves – this time with BBC 3 Counties – to talk about a new book about the fall of Boris Johnson, authored by former MP Nadine Dorries. Listen again (starts at 1hr and 9mins).

Senior Lecturer in Podiatry Krishna Gohil spoke with BBC Radio Northampton presenters Annabel Amos and Tom Percival about preparations for their 25km walk for Children in Need. She gave advice about good foot care and health to keep them walking tall. Listen again (1hr and 47mins).

The University is delivering a number of initiatives designed to widen access to studying subjects that can lead to careers in clinical settings one of which – an AI-enabled midwifery mannequin – features in a Universities UK campaign about the NHS’ Long-Term Workforce Plan. This was reported by Yahoo! News UK and the Northampton Chronicle and Echo.

Kate also spoke to Heart FM about the Wellingborough recall petition following MP Peter Bone’s suspension (listen again link not available).