In the news – January 11-17

Date 17.01.2019

Journalism students Jack Pinnock and Max Miller were in the BBC Radio Northampton studio on Wednesday, running the rule over the Brexit vote which took place the previous evening (starts 2h 43m). Their lecturer, Kate Ironside, was on the same programme, examining the possible ways forward for Parliament (2h 10m).

Small and family run businesses in Northamptonshire are set to receive a boost from a new research initiative from the University of Northampton. The University is offering four fully funded PhD Studentships to assess the growth of Northamptonshire’s economy and the future of its small-to-medium enterprises. Full story can be found in Northants Life, Northamptonshire Chamber, Business MK, East Midlands Business News and Family Business United

Dr Angela Rushton, Head of Postgraduate Programmes for the Faculty of Business and Law spoke to Stuart Linnell on BBC Radio Northampton about the fully funded Studentships (2h 24m).

The way we teach and students learn at the University has been featured in this blog from Jisc. Professor Ale Armellini is quoted.

Suzanne McDonald-Walker, Programme Leader in International Relations and Politics appeared on BBC Radio Northampton to share her views following this week’s parliamentary vote against Theresa May’s Brexit deal (1h 7m)

Liam Fassam, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Geography, joined Stuart Linnell on BBC Northampton, to discuss joining Catapult’s first Business Fellows Network (2h 27m).

The British Journal of Midwifery has featured an interview with student midwives Adelle Boughen and Charlotte Ames, who describe their experiences of volunteering in Kenya.

Our Waterside Campus Police were featured on BBC Look East on Friday (clip expired).

Researchers at the University received a brief mention for their work on BBC Radio Northampton’s news bulletins on Saturday. The project aims to help students with Asperger Syndrome improve their academic performance (starts 3m 27s).