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UON In The News: 4-10 October

News Page 10th October 2019

The BBC News website ran a feature on our virtual art trail at Waterside Campus over the weekend.


Journalism student, Chelsea Bennett, appeared on BBC One’s Sunday Politics show, with a report from the Labour Party’s annual conference (starts 26m 55s).


A report co-authored by the University of Northampton has examined the impact of Brexit uncertainty on businesses in Northamptonshire. East Midlands Business Link broke the news.


Psychology Lecturer, Cal Cooper, joined BBC Radio Northampton’s Friday chat hour, talking about why people believe in UFOs…and brought presenter Helen Blaby a special gift (starts 1h 12m).


Northamptonshire Foundation NHS Trust is running an open day at Berrywood Hospital on 12 October to recruit more Community Nurses, as reported in the Chronicle and Echo. Georgie Fiander, who qualified from the University of Northampton as a nurse three years ago, is quoted about why the role is so vital to people’s health and wellbeing.


Process Engineering has covered the story about our Engineering courses gaining reaccreditation by a leading industry body.


Our legal expert, Nick Cartwright, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton to explain what diplomatic immunity is and who it applies to, in the wake of the death of a teenager in the county (starts 2h 9m).


Our Multimedia Sports Journalism student, Marvin Onumonu, will be covering Euro 2020 next summer. Read his story on The Voice, FE News and Hold The Front Page websites.


Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Kate Ironside, was on BBC 3 Counties Radio on Tuesday, explaining exactly what is, and isn’t, going on with Brexit (starts 1h 22m).

Kate also appeared on BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire, twice this week. You can hear her reactiion the news a no deal Brexit could push UK debt to its highest level since the 1960s (starts 2h 41m).

Kate also discussed the Government’s proposals for the Irish border, on BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire (starts 2h 17m).

On Sunday, Kate was on BBC Radio 5 Live laying out the different Brexit scenarios which could happen, or not, on October 31.


Total MK covered the news about our Fine Art graduate, Jan Harrington, who will be exhibiting her award-nominated work in Milton Keynes this autumn.


Our Professor of Biodiversity, Jeff Ollerton, and our former Journalism academics Ted Sullivan and Matt Walsh, argued that press freedom is essential to advance environmental protections across the globe on the Democratic Audit website.

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