University stories in the news – February 8-14

Date 14.02.2019

Vice Chancellor, Professor Nick Petford, was a guest on Evan Davis’s Radio 4 show, The Bottom Line, discussing whether universities are businesses, amongst other topics.

Fine Art graduate Michael Sheppard was on BBC Radio Northampton this week, talking about his appearance on Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year television show (starts 11m 45s).

Academics Duncan McCollin, Jeff Ollerton and Margaret Bates have signed a letter, published in The Guardian, which backs the UK schools’ climate change strike. A story about the letter is also featured in the paper.

Two of our Events Management students were in the BBC Radio Northampton studio with John Griff at the weekend, talking about their charity winter walk and fair (starts 1h 41m).

Professor of Sustainable Waste and Management, Margaret Bates, was on BBC Radio Northampton on Monday, commenting on the rise in the number of girls taking A-level science subjects (starts 2h 31m).

University press officer, Jason Day, made his BBC Radio Northampton debut this week, when he donned his film reviewer hat and talked about the BAFTAs (starts 2h 41m).

Senior Lecturer, Tim Curtis, and two students spoke to BBC Radio Northampton’s Stuart Linnell about a project that aims to improve students’ diet and wellbeing – after a survey found many distrust tap water and blow their budgets on takeaways and ready meals (starts 2h 39m). The story was also covered by Northants Life.