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University stories in the news – March 1-7

News Page 7th March 2019

The South Yorkshire Times and Chronicle & Echo have covered the story about our two grads who are tackling a series of bizarre world records.

A school code club run by University of Northampton students was featured on BBC Radio Northampton this week. Roving BBC reporter, Tom Percival, visited Weston Favell Academy on Monday morning to find out more about the initiative, which has seen the University set up and run code clubs for Year 7 and 8 pupils in three Northampton schools.

You can listen to Tom’s reports, where he interviews students, pupils and Academy principal, Lorna Leventhal, here. There are four reports, starting at 1hr 24m, 1hr 55m, 2hr 23m and 2hr 51m.

Business Northants carried the story about the Digital Northampton initiative being good news for our graduates.

A Marketing Management and Business student from the University of Northampton has started a logistics business that could offer a solution to traffic congestion in Northamptonshire. Full story in Northants ChamberAll Things BusinessSHD Logistics and TruckerWorld.

A University of Northampton fashion graduate has praised celebrity Zendaya for using only women of colour and plus-size models for her Tommy Hilfiger collection catwalk show at Paris Fashion Week.

Ngoni Chikwenegere, who graduated in 2015 and now runs her own successful label We Are Kin, praised Zendaya’s stand, in an interview with BBC Newsbeat.


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