In the news – December 7-13

News Page 13th December 2018

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

Senior Journalism Lecturer, Kate Ironside, has been in demand with BBC local radio this week, with the former Westminster hack giving her opinions on the crisis in the Conservative Party.

She was on BBC Radio Northampton on Thursday morning (starts 2h 12m) and Tuesday morning (starts 2h 8m).

Dr Eunice Lumsden, Head of Early Years at the University of Northampton, commented on the Early Years Teacher (EYT) qualification’s ‘uncertain future’ in Nursery World.

University Law alumni and founder of Kettering charity Safe Until Daylight, Paul Millen, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton’s Stuart Linnell about the University’s ‘shoebox appeal’. A drive for donations, in partnership with the University and the Hope Centre, of everyday supplies for the homeless (starts 1h 41m).

The story also appeared in Northants Chamber and All Things Business

Northern Ireland peace process expert and our new Visiting Fellow in Law – Adree Wallace, shared her views on Brexit and the Irish border with Stuart Linnell on BBC Radio Northampton (starts 1h 25m).

Dr Kimberley Hill, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, visited Northampton High School for Girls recently for their #Nowsthetime conference about giving girls the confidence and skills to challenge inequality. She spoke to BBC Radio Northampton’s Tom Percival about the workshop she led on Bystander Intervention (starts 1hr 22m; 1hr 54m; 2hr 25m & 2hr 55m).

Marco Gundermann, our Subject Leader for Economics, Int’l Relations & Development, Marco Gundermann held a fascinating discussion with Stuart Linnell on BBC Radio Northampton following the release of the latest ONS figures (starts 2h 25m).

Final-year BA International Relations & Politics student, Karel Visinger, joined BBC Radio Northampton’s young people’s Brexit discussion with Annabel Amos (starts 2h 13m).

Emma Leering, International Development graduate and founder of charity United Amayi, appeared on Helen Blaby’s BBC Radio Northampton show discussing the journey of her amazing charity (starts 1h 16m)

Professor Richard Canning spoke to BBC Radio Northampton’s John Griff on the eve of the University’s annual John Clare Memorial Lecture (starts 2h 43m).

Journalism student Josephine Boye appeared on BBC Radio Bristol, where she talked about the day she interviewed a Hollywood A-lister (starts 1h 13m).

Acting graduate, Kundai Kanyamaure, is currently starring opposite Jim Broadbent on the stage in London. First Hand reports how her time at UoN helped her on the path to success.

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