University stories in the news – March 29-April 4

News Page 4th April 2019

Nursing student Joe Lutwama spoke to BBC Radio Northampton this week about his volunteer role with the homeless community (starts 1h 24m). Joe was also featured in the Nursing Times (story behind paywall).

Second year Midwifery student Jessica Perkins spoke to high school students for a live podcast chaired by Love Island star, Dr Alex George, about careers in the profession and what it’s like to study. This was reported in the Warrington Guardian.

Julian Brown, Subject Leader for Special Educational Needs and Inclusion, spoke to BBC Look East about the issue of rising School Exclusions, after to conference held to discuss the issue in Northampton with Ofsed last week (link expired).

More than 600 teachers and educators from across Northamptonshire gathered together at the University of Northampton over the weekend for the #EducatingNorthants Conference. BBC Radio Northampton spoke to Tom Rees and Carly Waterman, who helped colleagues in the Faculty of Education and Humanities to organise the event (starts 2h 9m).

Tom Rees also feature in the Times Educational Supplement.

Westminster expert and Journalism Lecturer, Kate Ironside, appeared on BBC 3 Counties Radio on Friday, explaining the legal position should MPs fail to back the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal (starts 52m).

A students’ photography exhibition at Waterside has been previewed by the Chronicle & Echo.

Northants Chamber carried the news about the Digital Northampton summer symposium which is being held at Waterside Campus in June.

Professor Margaret Bates, Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management, spoke to The List about how she got where she is today, ahead of her appearance at Edinburgh Science Festival.

The Chronicle & Echo has covered our story about how we are helping to make Northampton’s businesses dementia friendly.

Senior Marketing Lecturer, Kardi Somerfield, provided her views on the future of Northampton’s town centre for a BBC online article.


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