In the News: March 16 – 22

Date 22.03.2018

This week’s roundup of University news coverage.

The Mirror shared the story of a blind and severely deaf British backpacker, and University of Northampton graduate, who is now heading into a warzone as he travels the world. Tony Giles, 39, is set to get his passport stamped in Iraq for the first time this month as he adds the war-torn nation to the 125 countries he has visited since 2000.

A Wellingborough student has fulfilled her ambition of recording and publishing her own music with the release of her debut EP on iTunes. The Northamptonshire Telegraph shared the news that 17-year-old Amy Claire Addison, who is set to join the University of Northampton in September, has just released her four songs called Sea of Faces.

Millions of people are getting to see the work of a University of Northampton graduate every time they turn on their mobile phones. Peter Crawley, who graduated from a Product Design course in 2006, featured in the Chronicle and Echo as his intricate ‘stitched illustrations’ were chosen by Motorola as the start-up sequence for their mobile handsets.

Dementia sufferers can now access advice and activities alongside their carers at a new support centre, officially opened by the Mayor of Northampton. UnityDEM, as reported by the Northamptonshire Chamber, is co-run by the University of Northampton and located in Northampton Central Library.

Charlotte Dann, Lecturer in Psychology at University of Northampton, co-authored an article in The Conversation about ‘Sharenting’ and why parents feel the need to share their day-to-day experiences on social media.

Would you go for a night out in your trackie bottoms? Our head of fashion, Julie King, talked about the resurgence of tracksuit chic on BBC Radio Leicester. Listen again to see whether Julie approves…(starts 50m).

A UK student who enrolled in University of Northampton’s Erasmus+ international placement scheme, was quoted in a Wonkhe report on the benefits of mobility for students. Simmone Mclean, who studied in the Netherlands for six months, reflected on her experience whilst on the placement.

Everton Football Club have followed in our footsteps and partnered with The West Nile – UK Health Partnership Consortium in Uganda which is supporting West Nile refugee operations. East Africa sports news website, Kawowo, reported that Everton FC, through their charity arm, Everton in the Community has entered into a cordial relationship with the consortium through the region’s darling club, Onduparaka F.C.