In the news – 8-15 November

News Page 15th November 2018

Dave Monk of BBC Radio Essex held a discussion on the reuse and restore of products with Margaret Bates, Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management at University of Northampton. Prof Bates promotes reuse as a brilliant idea that gives social advantage. Listen here (from 11 mins)

Stuart Linnell reports on BBC Radio Northampton’s Drivetime show that the history of the racecourse in Northampton is being celebrated with a new project. The University of Northampton and Northampton music and performing Arts trust have come together to create the changing face of Northampton racecourse.  Part of the project showcases the use of the race course in army base at the First World War, where 14000 troops were stationed. (From 2hr 3min)

Media Production Graduate Federica Marzella was on Chaz Harrison’s BBC Radio Northampton show talking about her viral Queen parody promo video for Cineworld Northampton – listen back here (from 1hr 11min)

A graphic communications graduate from the University of Northampton has won an industry award for her campaign to persuade people to choose a rescue dog over a puppy. Full story in MRCVS online and Pet Business World.

Research by Dr Caroline Nielsen, Senior Lecturer in History and Heritage, has helped uncover two anecdotes concerning Northampton’s residents during the First World War – the Northampton Chronicle and Echo reported (no link – print).

An under-privileged school in Ghana has thanked students at the University of Northampton for providing them with hundreds of recycled school resources.The Street Law Project, a charitable initiative spearheaded by Law students and staff from the University, put out a call for donations earlier this year. As reported by the Northants Chamber.

Schools and charities have benefited from the University of Northampton’s move to a new campus, after it gave away more than 200 pieces of furniture that were deemed surplus to requirements. Full story on the Northants Chamber and East Midlands Business Link

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