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In the news: 1-7 May 2020

Date 7.05.2020

Our Acting students’ online Shakespeare films were discussed on the radio this week. On Wednesday, director Richard Keith, spoke to NLive Radio. On Tuesday, fellow director, Dan McGarry, was on BBC Radio Northampton’s Bernie Keith show (starts 3h 13m).

Charlotte Patrick spoke to BBC Radio Northampton on Wednesday about how the University is supporting the business community during the pandemic (starts 1h 16m).

Early Years subject lead, Eunice Lumsden, was quoted in a Nursery World article about how identity shapes your life.

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Dr Nicholas Sarantakis, discussed introspection and creativity during the lockdown, in The Psychologist.

Lecturer, Adam Gregory, spoke to Bernie Keith on BBC Radio Northampton about keeping spirits up in Long Buckby, with his trumpet (starts 19m).

NCOP team member, Simon Chapman, was also on BBC Radio Northampton. He told listeners about his online quizzes for adults – and those to support children who are being home schooled (starts 2h 20m).

Head of Placements and Work-Based Learning, Julie Martin, was on BBC Radio Northampton talking about the Health students who opted in and out of providing extra help during the pandemic (starts 2h 14m).

Bill Ribbans, Professor of Sports Medicine, was on TalkSport on Sunday, discussing how professional sportspeople maintain their fitness during the lockdown (starts 3m).

Emma Dillon, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton’s John Griff, on Monday, about the importance of good mental health (starts 1h 16m).

Student Nurse, Hannah Shaw’s placement at a hospital in Milton Keynes was covered by the Chronicle & Echo, the Island Echo and NLive Radio.

Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology, John Sinclair, explained on NLive Radio how the University of Northampton was better placed than many other universities to adapt to lockdown life.

The Government is testing a coronavirus test, track and trace app on the Isle of Wight this week. Our Covid-19 expert, Dr Steve O’Brien, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton’s Annabel Amos about this and lockdown fatigue (clips at 1h 7m; 2h 11m and 2h 45m).