In the news: 27 May – 2 June 2022

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

Students Chante and Ati spoke to ITV Anglia News about their part in a UON project to improve the safety of women on campus. You can watch again here (5mins 25. Link only live for 9 June). Later, Ati chatted with BBC Look East about issues around women’s safety (3 mins 40; watch again link only live for 9 June).

Senior Lecturer in Journalism Kate Ironside has been busy summing up a very busy fortnight in politics. In date order, she has spoken about:

She has continued her regular stint on BBC Northampton’s ‘Wheel’s Week in Westminster, covering Sue Gray’s Partygate report, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s ‘Big Bazooka’ financial rescue plan and more. Listen again here (3hr 14 mins). The next edition of Tim Wheeler’s show saw Kate back on air updating about the increasing number of Conservatives MPs voicing concerns about the Prime Minister. Listen again here (3hr 14min).

Returning after the Jubilee weekend, the main news on the agenda was the Prime Minister facing a no-confidence vote. Kate was back on the radio explaining what will happen and what this could mean to BBC Leicester’s Ady Dayman. Listen again here (starts 2hr 53mins). Later, Kate gave a further update to BBC Three Counties radio. Listen again here (starts 33mins and 40 in).

The day after the vote, Kate was back on air with BBC Leicester and explained what could be next on the horizon for the Prime Minister. Listen again here (2hr 13mins). She also appeared on ITV Anglia News giving her take on the situation (watch again link has expired).

Midwifery students came up with eye-catching designs when tasked with creating the perfect birthing suite if they had a bottomless pot of money, as reported by News Anyway.

The second journal of Senior Lecturer Korrin Smith-Whitehouse’s Public Sector Poetry has been published, featuring work from teachers, doctors and nurses, as reported by News Anyway.

Student Caroline Sani won the People’s Choice trophy at the recent Fashanne Awards for her ‘found leather’ designs. She chatted with BBC Northampton’s Daisee Belle Downer about the inspirations behind her work. Listen again here (3hr 26min).

The Northants Chamber reported on Law students and lecturers taking part in the annual Legal Walk.



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