In the news – 8-14 June

Date 14.06.2018

BBC Look East broadcast a special report from the Avenue campus, before the work of Fashion students at the University of Northampton was set to be showcased at a Paris fashion show. (link unavailable)

The National Student spoke to Melissa Francis, fashion student at the University of Northampton and the only footwear designer to have her work showcased on the Graduate Fashion Week catwalk this year.

Our Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Kardi Somerfield shares her thoughts with the Northampton Chronicle and Echo on what can be done to re-energise Northampton’s town centre

University of Northampton has been awarded a grant of £70,000 as part of Santander’s Universities Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Fund. The funding will be used to provide greater employment opportunities for BAME students. Read the full Chronicle and Echo article here.

University project calls on policy-makers to further support around 7.5 million people in Europe who are autistic and their families. The ESIPP project (Equity and Social Inclusion through Positive Parenting) calls for policy-makers to improve quality of life of people on the autism spectrum and their families through parent education. As reported by FE News.

Dr Jane Murray, Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education at the University of Northampton is quoted in a Mother and Baby article about the gender stereotyping mistakes parents make with their children.

Steve O’Brien, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Society spoke to Stuart Linnell, on the BBC Radio Northampton Drivetime show, explaining why the pay rise for NHS workers in England is a good deal. Listen in full here (from 2.10 min).

Margaret Bates, the Professor of Sustainable Waste and Management at the University of Northampton was interviewed by BBC Look East about the pledge on plastic ban across the County. (link unavailable)

Professor Margaret Bates also appeared on the BBC Radio Northampton Breakfast show. Listen in full here (from 1.14 min)

In a discussion on how to reduce plastic waste produced by the local food and drinks manufactures, a guest on Stuart Linnell’s show speaks  Listen in full here (from 2.46 min)

to talk about the pledge on plastic ban across the County.

Unearth the next big music sensation at this year’s Northampton Music Festival. Festival goers will be able to say “I was there when…” as the best and brightest musical talent the University of Northampton has to offer take to the stage. As reported by the Northants Chamber.