UON In the News: 29 August – 5 September

Date 5.09.2019

A round-up of mentions of the University of Northampton, students, graduates and staff during the past week.

Our Westminster expert, Kate Ironside, has been in demand with the media as Brexit rumbles on.

She was on BBC 3 Counties Radio on Tuesday (starts 48m). Kate was then back on the station on Thursday (starts 1h 7m).

Tuesday link: 48Mins

Thursday link: 1hr 17mins

The Chronicle & Echo has featured the story about our Fine Art student, Paula Le Baigue, whose project has focussed on the plight of women who killed violent men.

A short film from some of our students and staff has been shortlisted for an award. The news was featured on ITV Anglia News on Tuesday. The clip has expired by you can read the story and watch the film on our website.

Our graduate, Oliver Beard, has been featured by an American rugby website after he invented a skull cap that can detect concussion in sports players.

Our partnership with a Northamptonshire manufacturing firm has been highlighted by Northants Chamber.

Our Saturday Club for teenagers has been featured in three local newspapers, including the Chronicle & Echo.

Working with East Midlands Ambulance Service, the University’s dementia support centre UnityDEM have updated four ambulances to be ‘dementia friendly’, providing music and a less confusing interior for people who have the condition, as reported in the Chronicle and Echo and Northants Chamber.

Nationally, the number of individuals on the sex offenders register is rising. Criminology Lecturer, Jessica Ritchie spoke to BBC Look East about the challenges Police and Probation Services have in managing the increasing numbers of offenders in the community. (Link expired)