In the news: 21-28 April 2022

A round up of mentions of our students, staff, and the University in the media over the past week.

The University is supporting a big, ‘mental health support under one roof’ event called Headfest, as reported by the Chronicle and Echo and Northampton Chamber.

Associate Professor Eunice Lumsden spoke to Nursery World about the impact of food poverty on the development of young children.

With more than 2,300 vacancies for chefs in this region Chris Rockall, Commercial Services & Catering Manager, spoke to BBC Northampton’s Martin Heath about this and how we are working to recruit and retain kitchen staff. Listen again here (2hr 37).

Lecturer Anthony Stepniak gave his verdict on hit Netflix drama Heartstopper on BBC Radio Northampton (starts 1h 17m).

Our very own press officer Chris Fidler was mentioned in The Sun about witnessing a snake run loose on a train.

Northamptonshire Chamber reports about an exhibition of our Fine Art students’ work and the forthcoming Headfest event about mental health that the University is supporting.

News Anyway reports that Film Studies lecturer Jez Alsop is up for three Midlands Movies Awards for his film Fixed and job news for two PE and Sports students thanks to a UON backed internship scheme.

The month of Ramadan was marked in town with an official dinner with members of the Muslim community and guests in a show of unity and togetherness. UON Vice Chancellor Nick Petford was in attendance, as reported by the Chronicle and Echo.

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