In the news – December 21 to January 10

Date 10.01.2019

Round-up of the University stories in the news from December 21 to January 10.

A research project from the University which uses web cams to help students with Asperger Syndrome to improve their academic performance was covered by East Midlands Business News.

Senior Journalism Lecturer, Kate Ironside, appeared on BBC Radio 3 Counties on Monday, where she compared the post-Christmas break Brexit going-ons at Westminster to Groundhog Day – and speculated that a General Election is a very real possibility (starts 2h 4m).

Kate was also on BBC Radio 3 Counties the week before, talking about Theresa May’s start to 2019 (starts 1h 10m).

The Chronicle & Echo featured our story about how a plant sale at the University was very good news for a Northampton charity. It was also covered by Northampton Life.

Margaret Bates, our Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management, appeared on Kay Burley’s Sky News show on January 3 (clip unavailable) and BBC Breakfast on December 28 (clip unavailable) talking about recycling after Christmas.

Our in-demand professor was also on BBC Radio Northampton on New Year’s Day (starts 1h 29m) and BBC Radio 5 Live  the following day, where she offered tips on how to be greener in 2019 (starts 9m and 2h 5m).

The Bristol Post featured Journalism student, Joesphine Boye, who interviewed a Hollywood A-lister.

International Development grad and CEO of United Amayi, Emma Leering, wrote a post for online women’s blog WeAreTheCity. Emma shared her inspiring story of empowering women in Malawi.

The University of Northampton has helped facilitate two ‘significant’ local business agreements between Northamptonshire Borough Council and China – as the UK gears up for Brexit. Full story in East Midlands Business Link and All Things Business.