In the News: March 9 – March 15

Date 15.03.2018

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

Senior Lecturer in History, Dr Paul Jackson, was live in the studio for BBC One’s Victoria Derbyshire show on Monday. He was there to give his insight into the distribution of disturbing Punish A Muslim Day letters, in the UK. You can watch the show here – the item starts at 1:19.

A University of Northampton study looking at self-harm was highlighted on BBC Radio Northampton on Tuesday (starts 2:13).

Professor Simon Denny, Executive Dean of Research, Impact & Enterprise, was quoted in the Daily Express on Tuesday, when he commented on plans by the Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, to fund apprenticeships.

A student who grew up during the first Liberian Civil War in the early 1990s has started a project to help children whose lives are still affected by the conflict. Johnette Brownell, a third year Early Childhood (BA) student  started the ‘Love Liberia Project’ to raise money to fill rucksacks with pens, books, toys and toiletries to present to school children during her next visit in June 2018. She was on BBC Radio Northampton on Saturday, where she explained more about her aim to create a full charity. Starts 1:21.

Our new Journalism Lecturer, Kate Ironside, was on BBC Three Counties Radio today (Thursday), giving her view on Jeremy Corbyn’s reaction to the Prime Minister’s statement about Russia, in the wake of the Salisbury attack (starts 53 mins).