Oxford Brookes in the news – coverage in June 2019

Friday, 05 July 2019

Oxford Brookes in the news - July 2019

In another busy month for Oxford Brookes, we provide an overview of media activity from the University’s research and student and staff successes in June 2019.

• National radio interviews and articles were captured on research carried out by Dr Mel Nowicki with colleagues from Royal Holloway and Goldsmiths. Published in June, the study revealed the daily disruption homeless families living in temporary hotel accommodation experience.

• The Law Society Gazette featured a new project being led at Oxford Brookes by Professor Nigel Crook in collaboration with the legal firm Moorcrofts. The partnership is looking at how artificial intelligence can be used to improve contract work and particularly be of benefit for small and medium-sized enterprises.  

• On the third anniversary of the murder of Jo Cox MP, Stylist published an article by the CEO of the Jo Cox Foundation on visible women and Jo's feminist legacy. It features Dr Michele Paule's and Dr Hannah Yelin's research into Girls, Leadership, and Women in the Public Eye.

• There was positive reporting on Oxford Brookes’ rise by eight places in the Guardian University Guide. This was the third consecutive year Oxford Brookes has improved in the rankings and sees the University now ranked 33rd out of 121 UK institutions. Later in the month, there was also news that Oxford Brookes was the number one UK university for research in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019.

• A number of national publications reported on Foundation Art and Design student Elodie Poncin who introduced a novel approach to painting…involving a pony! As the University commented, “through the use of our specialist facilities and inspiration from our academic staff who are practising artists and designers, we always encourage our students to discover new and innovative ways of expressing themselves.” 

• The end of year show also saw fellow student Imogen Ashby featured on BBC South Today for her animation work to help put children at ease in cardiac wards. Imogen’s project was also featured in press reports related to her family’s own experiences while the animation is available to view online.  

• The return of Venturefest to Oxford Brookes’ Headington Campus in September was covered by Business & Innovation magazine and featured comments from Professor Linda King, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Global Partnerships. The event brings together innovators, investors and entrepreneurs and will feature a range of showcases from Oxford Brookes. 

• Oxford Brookes Racing unveiled its new 2019 Formula Student car in early June to an audience of invited guests, sponsors and alumni. This featured a virtual reality version of the single-seat race car with the launch event receiving coverage ahead of July’s Formula Student competition.

• Both BBC South Today and ITV Meridian sent cameras down to the University’s Marston Road Campus on Friday 28 June. They captured footage of an incident simulation run by the Oxford Brookes Paramedic Science team and using students as actors to play the wounded. Part of a wider study day for the British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN), it provided nurses with valuable experience of how such incidents affect patients and how first response impacts the care that will be needed in hospitals. 

• And finally, with graduations taking place in June, there were articles in a range of national publications on Gordon Ramsey joining in the celebrations with his daughter Megan. There was also reporting on those receiving Honorary Graduates during a fantastic week of ceremonies.

Keep up to date with latest updates from across the University via the Oxford Brookes newspages.