UON in the news: 13-19 September

Date 19.09.2019

BBC Radio Northampton’s roving reporter, Tom Percival, was the first journalist to explore the new home of our Institute for Creative Leather Technologies.

He filed five reports from Waterside Campus’s newest building on Wednesday morning (times: 1h 9m; 1h 24m; 1h 55m; 2h 26 and 2h 55m).

The ICLT opening was also featured on BBC Look East (starts 18m) and ITV Anglia (starts 10m 25s).


Our Westminster expert, Kate Ironside, appeared on BBC Radio Leicester, on Tuesday, providing an insight into the latest legal challenge to the Prime Minister’s decision to prorogue Parliament (starts 1h 40m).

Kate was then on BBC 3 Counties Radio, on Wednesday, speaking about the Liberal Democrats’ pledge to scrap Brexit (starts 36m).


BBC Radio Northampton presenter, Helen Blaby, popped in for a preview of our MA Fine Art exhibition on Tuesday (starts 1h 40m).


Sgt Lorna Clarke, from our campus policing team, appeared on BBC Radio Northampton on Friday to talk about a year on the uni beat (starts 2h 10m).


BBC Radio Northampton’s Connor Phillips had two UON guests in the studio on Friday.

First up was Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Graham Smith, who chatted about the topics of the day (starts 9m 30s). He was followed by our parapsychologist, Cal Cooper, who gave his thoughts on Friday 13th and superstitions (starts 1h 13m).


Margaret Bates, Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management, appeared on BBC Hereford & Worcester, on Friday, to talk about recycling issues (starts 1h 36m)


The Chronicle & Echo carried a report about the reinstatement of street trees in Far Cotton, which included details of a UON study into urban trees.


East Midlands Business Link revealed Waterside’s Engine Shed building has won a prestigious architectural award.


Nursing Notes reported about the UK’s first dementia friendly ambulances, developed by the University and East Midlands Ambulance Service. The fleet of four specially adapted emergency vehicles are now working across Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.