University stories in the news headlines – 14-20 September

News Page 20th September 2018

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


Big Issue founder, John Bird, was full of praise for the University’s social entrepreneurial programmes following a visit to our new Waterside Campus. You can find out more in his editorial piece about the creation of an economic system that works for everybody.


The county’s third annual Memory Day was marked with an awareness-raising event in Northampton on Wednesday. BBC Radio Northampton interviewed our dementia projects lead Professor Jackie Parkes, who explained more about the initiative (starts 1hr 40m).


A raft of health experts and students from the University made their way to Daventry on Wednesday, to take part in BBC Radio Northampton’s Big Health Check event. Presenter Helen Blaby broadcast live from the event, and you can listen to the whole show here.


The University’s Waterside Campus was described as a ‘boost’ for Northampton town centre, on BBC Radio Northampton, on Wednesday. The campus was mentioned in a preview news piece about a summit aimed at improving Northampton town centre (starts at the beginning of the programme).


Northants Chamber ran our story about a new set of competencies which will give our Early Years graduates an edge in the jobs market.


Alumni Ellie Fairgrieve spoke to Channel 5 News about the importance of recognising Children and Young People who are caught drug dealing as potential victims of exploitation.


One of our PhD students was on BBC Radio Northampton’s Book Club at the weekend, when he let listeners know why they should read Angela Carter’s novel, A Night At The Circus (starts 2hr 39m).


Creative Writing student, Thomas Whitehouse, appeared on BBC Radio Northampton’s John Griff show on Sunday. He reviewed the weekend’s newspapers – although Thomas admits he reads news online, rather than in physical papers (starts 1hr 48m).


The University was featured on the front page of University Business this week. You can view a copy online here.


Roving reporter Willy Gilder explored Waterside’s Learning Commons building last week, with our very own Chris Powis acting as his guide. Listen to the piece on the BBC Radio Northampton website (starts 1hr 20m).


Dr Eunice Lumsden explains how nurseries can play an instrumental role in child protection, in her opinion piece for Teachwire.


Heart FM interviewed Adult Nursing graduate today Jess Jennings-Bland about nursing student ‘drop-out’ rates (no listen again option).



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