University stories in the news – 5-11 April

News Page 11th April 2019

Dr Wanda McCormick, pictured, was on The One Show on Tuesday evening, talking about her research into meat-free diets for dogs (starts 21m 52s). Wanda also appeared on BBC Radio Wiltshire the following day (starts 1h 33m).

Mental Health Nursing student Joe Lutwama spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about the volunteering he did at the Pastures Shelter for homeless people in Northampton. His interview was repeated on Sunday morning’s faith show (starts 2h 11m).

Our Vice Chancellor, Professor Nick Petford, was invited onto Jeremy Vine’s Radio 2 show on Friday to discuss the rise in number of unconditional offers being made to applicants by UK universities (starts 39m).

Senior Lecturer in History, Dr Paul Jackson, was quoted by The Guardian in a report about anti-racism charity Hope Not Hate warning police that far-right terrorists in the UK are a step ahead of the police.

The South London Press interviewed our Multimedia Journalism student, Sam Ogunleye about his documentary that examines the lack of diversity in football boardrooms. Sam was also a guest on BBC Radio Northampton on Friday evening (starts 43m).

Journalism Lecturer, Kate Ironside, was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live this morning about Theresa May’s Brexit extension (starts 3h 14m).

The Chronicle & Echo featured our student Demi Bradford, who is representing England at a pool tournament later this month.

Learning Development Tutor, Sheryl Mansfield, appeared on BBC Radio Northampton on Monday evening to discuss the ways she and her team help students with the pressures of exams (starts 1h 17m). Later in the show, students Billy and Sanam gave their perspective on the issue (starts 1h 46m).

Morrisons’ decision to replace plastic bags with paper bags for life was in the news this week. Our Professor of Sustainable Wastes, Margaret Bates, discussed the story on Talk Radio on Sunday (starts 25m) and was then on BBC Radio Northampton on Wednesday talking about litter (starts 2h 19m).

Senior Lecturer in Popular Music, Dr Jasmine Shadrack, appeared on BBC Radio Northampton on Tuesday when she chatted with presenter Helen Blaby about the changing ways we consume music (starts 12m).

Lecturer in Financial Services, Gill Cardy, spoke to Money Marketing about the value of new graduates looking to start a career in the financial industry.

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