In the news – January 18-24

Date 24.01.2019

Dr Paul Jackson, Senior Lecturer in History, was quoted in a CNN article on the divisive atmosphere surrounding Brexit, and the growing threat from far right-wing groups.

Cai Onraet, who studies Psychology at the University of Northampton, discusses being diagnosed with ME at the age of 14 with the iPaper. Cai shares his childhood struggles as he was left housebound and suffering in agony and couldn’t go to school for two years.

A new partnership between the University and Northampton’s newest school was covered by the Chronicle & Echo and East Midlands Business News.

Dean of our Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology, John Sinclair, was also on BBC Radio Northampton talking about the initiative (starts 2h 41m).

Northampton Life shared the story of Cathy Goldsmith (55), formerly a Clinical Assessor at the Competence Test Centre (CTC) in Northampton, who is getting closer to realising her life’s ambition after signing up for a University of Northampton course – just a few weeks after her son Ali (24) started on his own path to academic glory.

Cathy was also interviewed by Stuart Linnell on BBC Radio Northampton – listen back here (from 2h 49m)

Listen back to hear BBC Radio Northampton’s Willy Gilder speaking to Student speaking about the University’s Holocaust Memorial Day event and why it remains important to continue to remember.  (Feature at 1hr 40mins)

Dr Scott Turner, Associate Professor in Computing and Immersive Technologies, appeared on BBC Radio Northampton on Wednesday. He was explaining how a research team from the University had harnessed technology to help students with Asperger Syndrome improve their academic performance (starts 2h 24m).

On Sunday, Multimedia Journalism student, Kaylee Poloczek, produce the John Griff show on BBC Radio Northampton. She was joined by coursemate, Max Miller, who reviewed the Sunday newspapers (starts 1hr 51m), while a feature on walking football from graduate Dayna Richman was also aired during the show (starts 1hr 42m).