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In the news: 10-16 September 2021

Date 16.09.2021

“The most important thing was getting rid of Gavin Williamson, who has been a catastrophic disaster in education” – the Cabinet reshuffle was given the once-over by our Westminster expert, Kate Ironside, on BBC 3 Counties Radio (starts 7m).

Our new Senior Sport and Exercise Psychologist, Lee Waters, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about the rapid rise of US Open winner, Emma Raducanu (starts 1h 18m).

Our health expert, Dr Steve O’Brien, was on BBC Radio Northampton on Tuesday morning, for his regular chat about coronavirus (clips at 1h 10m; 1h 50m; 2h 23m and 2h 45m).

Brendan Sheppard, Senior Lecturer in Media Production, was on BBC Radio Northampton for his weekly Friday TV review spot. In it, he mentioned he’s going to be a contestant on a hit BBC TV gameshow (starts 1h 41m).

Research from the University of Northampton found drag shows boost happiness and mental wellbeing, as reported by Scoop News.

Schoolsweek included a feature in which Dr Emma Whewell, our Deputy Subject Leader for Sport and Exercise, explains how outdoor adventure benefits children’s wellbeing.

PhD researcher Siobhan Hyland spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about weightlifting, Nazi war criminals and veganism (starts 1h 23m). She was also featured in the Chronicle & Echo.

An Illustration graduate has spoken to the Chronicle & Echo about working on a book by rapper Stormzy.

Human Resources Master’s graduate, Deborah Clayton, has been appointed to a senior role, as reported by Yahoo.

Graduate Shanice Fletcher spoke to the Northamptonshire Telegraph about why family heartache made her choose nursing as a profession.

ITV Anglia’s report on the lack of opportunities for young men in Clacton included an interview with a resident who will be studying with the University of Northampton this year (clip expired).