In the News 6 -12 September 2019

Date 12.09.2019

A round-up of stories in the media featuring students and staff from across the University over the past week.

The opening of the International Leather Centre at Waterside Campus has been covered by The Business Desk.

Fine Art student Paula La Baigue has created a series of paintings to draw attention to women who were jailed for murdering violent or abusive spouses or partners. This was reported in several newspapers around the UK, including the Chronicle and Echo.

Staff and service users from the University’s dementia support centre UnityDEM worked with East Midlands Ambulance Service to develop a dementia friendly ambulance. This was reported in several publications, including The Sun and the Chronicle and Echo.

With Northampton primed to get an influx of government funding, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Kardi Sommerfield, appeared on BBC Radio Northampton talking about why this is such a good thing for the town.

Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Kate Ironside, explained to BBC Coventry and Warwickshire listeners about the recent goings on in parliament. The interview starts 21m in.

Kate also explored what a no-deal Brexit means on BBC Radio Northampton. Listen again here (starts 1h 14m).

Associate Lecturer, Anthony Stepniak, appeared on BBC Radio Northampton talking about the University’s postgraduate research community. Listen again here.

Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management, Margaret Bates, spoke to Recycling & Waste World Magazine about the need for a universal approach to waste.

Further Education News and Northants Life report that the University’s move from Park campus to Waterside meant more than 800 tonnes of material was diverted from landfill.

Local manufacturing company Versalift is benefitting after signing up for the University’s Business Innovation Grant (BIG), as reported in the Northants Chamber.

Tech Nation has put the spotlight on our partnership project, Digital Northampton.

Senior Journalism Lecturer, Nathan Dodzo, was in demand with local radio in the wake of the death of former Zimbabwe president, Robert Mugabe, who Nathan had interviewed several times. You can listen to Nathan talking about Mugabe on BBC Radio Northampton (starts 2h 41m).

He was also on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Drive Time (starts 1h 12m) and the station’s Saturday Breakfast Show (starts 40m).

UON vocal coach, Gemma Boaden, was a guest on BBC Radio Northampton’s Bernie Keith, last Thursday. She was in the studio to promote the University’s Midlands Voice Conference (starts 2h 20m).

Senior Lecturer Dr Wanda McCormick spoke to Wired magazine about what people need to consider if they switch their pets to a vegan diet.

The Students’ Union Engine Shed won the Higher and Further Education award at the AJ Retrofit Awards, as reported in The Architects’ Journal.

The University won funding to start an ambitious project to recycle up to 160,000 disposable cups over the next year and this was featured in several environmental publications.