In the news: 6-12 March 2020

Date 12.03.2020

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


Sebastian Bartos, Lecturer in Social Psychology, spoke with BBC Radio Northampton’s Wayne Bavin about why people panic buy, such as some have been during the Coronavirus outbreak. Listen again (starts 2:39:34)

Dr Rachel Moss, Senior Lecturer in History, reviewed a book about medieval writer Dante Aligheri in the Times Higher Education (behind a paywall).

Students from all three Faculties who live in the same house have created a soap opera about their lives and relationships, as reported in Further Education News and the Chronicle and Echo.

Rachel Garwood, Director of our Institute for Creative Leather Technologies, explained to BBC Radio Northampton’s Helen Blabers about what happens in the centre. Listen again (starts 2h 14m).

Marketing Management student Jessica Compton was recently named ‘Apprentice of the Year’ and her achievement is reported in The Apprenticeship Guide.

Students from the across the Faculty for Business and Law pitched their ideas for products that could help fruit importer Blue Skies meet the needs of the future, as reported in The Fresh Produce Journal.

Lecturer in Media Production Studies Anthony Stepniak spoke on BBC Radio Northampton about why Disney+ have made a TV spin-off of the teenage, ‘coming out’ movie Love, Simon. Listen again (1hr 27mins).

Marketing and Entrepreneurship lecturer Kardi Somerfield and Marketing and Social Media Assistant Georgina Laing-Sutton were named in this year’s made list of Northampton’s inspirational women, as reported in the Chronicle and Echo.

Multimedia Journalism student Philippa Wimbledon, who also edits the Students’ Union newspaper, spoke with BBC Radio Northampton evening show host Tim Wheeler. Listen again (1:08:27).

Jo Barrow, Senior Lecturer in Education, spoke with BBC Northampton’s Helen Blaby about how she celebrated World Book Day at Wootton Primary. Listen again (1:43:28).