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In the News: 9-16 May

Date 16.05.2019

This week’s round-up of University stories in the news.

How far can Le Pen’s, Salvini’s wish for a far-right grand alliance in EU parliament go? Paul Jackson spoke to France24 about the “shift to some form of new grouping in the new parliament through meetings with Le Pen and Salvini.”

Senior Journalism Lecturer, Kate Ironside, appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live on Thursday morning, where she discussed Brexit and the upcoming European elections with presenter Rhod Sharp (starts 23mins).

Professor Margaret Bates, Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management, joined a TRT World round table discussion on recycling. You can catch up with the programme on YouTube.

Acting graduates Millie Hunt and Caroline Avis spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about their comedy show which debuted at the Brighton Fringe (starts 2h 39m). The show was based on their experiences of a noisy neighbour they encountered while students in Northampton.

The University’s resident animal expert Dr Wanda McCormick appeared on the sofa of the BBC’s flag-ship programme, The One Show. She spoke about the results of the survey she has conducted for them into whether people feed their dogs vegan diets (starts 25mins 20secs in).

A new website that will help football scouts and managers better identify and assess the skills and psychology of footballers – helping them create a ‘perfect fit’ team – was launched this week. Created by Lecturer Saul Cuttell, it uses sport science to give deeper insight into a player’s potential. Saul was interviewed by BBC Look East (West). The link is no longer available, but the story is on our news page.

University of Northampton is one of the first in the UK to deliver education mental health practitioner training. Lecturer in Psychological Therapies Jynna Yarrum, spoke about the importance of this new course in The Guardian.