In the news: 13-19 August 2021

Date 19.08.2021

A round up of mentions of the University, our students, staff and graduates during the past week.

Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Media Kate Ironside discussed the Government’s commitment to taking in 20,000 refugees from Afghanistan following the Taliban seizing control in more of the country. Listen again here (starts 25:20).

The Psychologist has published an interview by Dr Cal Cooper, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, with Dr Andreas Sommer about Sommer’s background and research as a historian of science and medicine studying hidden links between the sciences and the ‘occult’.

Journalism graduate Harry Davies has landed an amazing job with the Daily Mirror, as featured in the Cambs Times and Hold the Front Page.

Senior Lecturer  in Media Production TV Brendan Sheppard talked about TV shows, including Master Chef Celebrity, on BBC Radio Northampton. Listen again here (starts 1h 43m).

Our coronavirus expert Dr Steve O’Brien gave his regular Covid update on BBC Radio Northampton, covering the latest development that ‘Double-jabbed’ people no longer have to self-isolate if they come into contact with someone who tests positive for coronavirus. Listen again here (he appears at 1hr 09, 1hr 43 and 2hr 38).

Further Education News mentioned several ‘A’ level students who were successful in achieving their results and will be coming to UON in September.

Drama graduate James Ducker is mentioned in Suffolk Village about a new show of his.

BBC Radio West Midlands referenced our report into the benefits of people becoming military cadets. Listen again here (2hr 43 mins).