In the news: 11-17 March 2022

Date 17.03.2022

Sport and Exercise Science student, Andy Ibbott, is tackling Mount Everest, despite suffering a severe stroke in 2011. He spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about his adventure (starts 44m).

Our coronavirus expert, Dr Steve O’Brien, gave his reaction to the latest news on Covid-19, on Tuesday morning, on BBC Radio Northampton (starts 1h 44m).

Steve was also on BBC 3 Counties Radio talking about the pandemic latest (starts 16m)

Product Design student, Joe Hurren, has designed a bird box which will be sold by a major UK charity, as reported by the Chronicle & Echo and Northamptonshire Chamber.

BBC Radio Northampton spoke to Senior Lecturer Korrin Smith-Whitehouse about her poetry project and how those in education, health or social care who take part could win Latitude festival tickets (starts 39m).

Our Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing & Advertising, Kardi Somerfield, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about a tree-planting project at St Giles Church (starts 1h 53m).

Psychology expert, Cal Cooper, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about the study of death and dying and his bereavement café (starts 1h 19m).

Our student Kaitlin Shortland spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about how her experiences of mental health services led her to becoming a mental health nurse (starts 22m).

The Chronicle & Echo and Northamptonshire Chamber reported on how a group of our Nursing students are helping to keep staff and students at the University healthy.

Our Senior Lecturer in Multimedia Journalism, Kate Ironside, spoke to BBC 3 Counties Radio about MPs and their right to earn a second income (starts 7m).

Acting students’ theatre and film festival returns to Northampton next week, as reported by Northamptonshire Chamber.

Times Higher Education mentions the appointment of our new Vice Chancellor (behind paywall).

Northants Live spoke to a former construction worker who became a mental health nurse after attending the University.

Heart FM reported on our research hub which aims to tackle plastic use in food and farming (clip unavailable).