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In the news 10-17 September 2020

Date 17.09.2020

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

Director of Campus and Estate Services Becky Bradshaw spoke to BBC Look East about the University’s many measures to make Waterside a Covid safe campus. Podiatry student Ektaa Vadgama also spoke about being a student during lockdown and the University switched to mostly online learning (watch again link has expired).

Acting student Sam Brown’s time at the University has helped him toward careers success. Following a role in top  Netflix programme Sex Education, he will star as a footballer in new programme The Widow, to be aired next year. This was reported in the Teeside Evening GazetteFE News and the Chronicle and Echo.

Senior Lecturer in Journalism Kate Ironside explained the overall Brexit position for BBC Radio Leicester and BBC Coventry & Warwickshire.

Listen to her Leicester piece here (starts 1:33:30 in).

Listen to her Coventry & Warwickshire interview here (starts 1hr 50mins in).

The University’s resident coronavirus expert Dr Steve O’Brien was back in the BBC Radio Northampton studio, for his regular Tuesday morning appearance. This week, he explained about the new ‘Rule of Six’ governing social events, the rise in cases and concerns about testing capability. He also took listeners’ questions on a number of issues. Listen again here (1hr12; 1hr49; 2hr18; 2hr50).

Brendan Sheppard, Senior Lecturer in Film, TV and Digital Media, revealed his Desert Island Dishes to BBC Radio Northampton’s Annabel Amos. Find out what they are and what item this self-confessed mega Dr Who fan has in his front garden (3:18:55 in).

The newly launched Manufacturing Engineering Degree Apprenticeship, run by the University’s team of industry experts, sees the Government cover the costs of training an apprentice, via its Apprenticeship Levy. This was reported in several engineering publications, including Northants Life.

The benefits of living and working in Northamptonshire for nurses featured in a number of health and employment publications, such as Healthcare Newsdesk. They referenced the Best of Both Worlds campaign about attracting and retaining nurses and doctors to the county, of which the University is a partner.