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UON in the news – 15-27 June

News Page 27th June 2019

Dr Jamal Nasir, Senior Lecturer in Human Genetics and Genomics, was interviewed for a Sunday Telegraph article about gene editing.

Several students in the Faculty of Health and Society are celebrating after receiving funds from the Wellcome Trust to support them as they conduct research over the summer. They are also looking for volunteers to take part in their projects. The details were reported by the Northamptonshire Chamber.

The nominations for the next Changemaker Awards have opened, as reported in the Northamptonshire Chamber. Voting is open to all – staff, students and members of the community can nominate their University Changemaker Champions.

The Healthcare Newsdesk mentions a forthcoming nursing recruitment day and the University’s involvement with the Best of Both Worlds campaign, whose aim is to attract and retain nurses and doctors in Northamptonshire.

Study International has featured our student, Radka Blazickova, after she created a fashion collection made from recycled plastic bottles.

Waterside Campus’ positive effect on the town was singled out by Management Today, which ranked Northampton in the top 21 UK cities and towns to do business.

BBC Radio 5 Live interviewed Margaret Bates, Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management, on Tuesday, about Boots’ move to replace plastic with paper shopping bags (starts 1h 30m).

Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Kate Ironside, spoke to BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, on Tuesday, about the race to become Prime Minister (starts 1h 11m).

She was also on BBC Radio 5 Live on Monday, dissecting the issue of Boris Johnson’s private life (starts 9m), and on Friday speculating as to whether Johnson’s supporters had stabbed Michael Gove in the back (starts 8m).

Product Design student, Joshua Taylor, was featured in the Coventry Observer and the Coventry Telegraph after devising a solution to neck pain caused by mobile phone use.

Dr Paul Jackson was quoted in The Mirror, on Saturday, after a US website shared extremist rants aimed at the royal family.

Product Design student, Danny O’Beirne, has devised a solution to the problems faced by visually impaired rail travellers. His story was featured by Northants Chamber.

Northants Chamber ran the story about our Graphic Design student, Toby Clarke, who won a prestigious book cover design award.


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