University stories in the news – March 22-28

News Page 28th March 2019

Westminster expert and Journalism Lecturer, Kate Ironside, has been in demand as the Brexit saga rumbles on. She appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live on Thursday (starts 7m 30s) and BBC 3 Counties Radio (starts 2h 6m). Kate was also on the line to BBC 3 Counties Radio on Tuesday (starts 1h 8m)

Events Management student Mariah Westlake was on BBC Radio Northampton to promote an escape room event held on campus over the weekend (starts 1h 50m).

The Chronicle & Echo previewed our Popular Music students’ big gig at the Roadmender, which takes place this evening (Thursday 28 March).

The Faculty of Health and Society held an awareness raising day at The Platform venue for serving police officers, with information about why they should consider studying for an academic qualification. This is part of a raft of changes by the College of Policing to their curriculum framework, which the University has been a key player in helping develop and promote. Faculty Dean Steve O’Brien, Subject Lead for Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies, Angie Packwood, and Northampton alumni, Carl Sturman, spoke to BBC Northampton about the changes and how police men and women can benefit from having a degree. Listen to the Drivetime Show, with Stuart Linnell, featuring Angie and Carl (starts 2h 50m) and the Breakfast Show, with Annabel Amos, Steve and Carl (starts 2h 42m).

Faculty of Health and Society staff and students appeared in the Chronicle & Echo and the Nursing Times for their training and volunteering activities (Nursing Times is behind a pay-wall)

The Recruiter website reports that the University and Northamptonshire Health Foundation Trust are holding a recruitment day for budding health visitor and community nurses on Saturday 30 March.


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