University in the news – 21-27 September

News Page 28th September 2018

This week’s round-up of University news coverage.

The University’s links with Iraq were heralded by The Guardian this week, in an article which states UK universities can help to rebuild the country’s education system.


Professor Margaret Bates was in demand with the media over the past few days. She appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live at the weekend, where she gave her verdict on the Co-Op’s plan to ban plastic bags (starts 45m).

On Tuesday evening, Margaret was in the BBC Look East studio talking about deposit schemes and recycling (5m).

On Friday, she was on BBC2’s Victoria Derbyshire Show, talking about the confusion surrounding household recycling schemes (1hr 50m).


Our Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Kardi Somerfield, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton’s Annabel Amos about the future of Northampton’s high street vs out-of-town shopping (1hr 11m)


BBC Look East were on campus on Monday as they explored Waterside, live on the show. The clip has expired, but we hope to have the footage available for staff soon. The story was also covered on the BBC News website.


Meanwhile, BBC Radio Northampton broadcast its Breakfast Show live from Waterside on Thursday. Listen again on the website.


Chronicle & Echo reporter, Paul Lynch, put together a feature about Waterside this week, which included interviews with both staff and students.

Paul also visited the Students’ Union Market Square takeover, earlier in the week – read his report here.


Three University of Northampton representatives have been chosen to judge the Northamptonshire Business Awards, as reported by All Things Business.


Our expert in far-right extremism, Dr Paul Jackson, was quoted in The Sunday Post at the weekend, in an article about Facebook’s purge of extremist content.


Staff from our Faculty of Health and Society were at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club’s County Ground last week, as they took part in BBC Radio Northampton’s Big Health Check. Nursing Lecturer Shev O’Brien spoke to presenter Helen Blaby about our courses (2hr 21m)


A scheme to help keep our students safe on a night out has been publicised in the Chronicle & Echo.


Eight of our Nursing Lecturers will be scaling new heights in a charity challenge – read about it in the Chronicle & Echo.


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