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In the news: 14-20 August 2020

Date 20.08.2020

Our resident expert Dr Steve O’Brien spoke to BBC Northampton’s Annabel Amos on Tuesday, as part of their weekly coronavirus catch up. (interviews at 1h 12m; 1h 48m and 2h 44m).

Our student nurse, Alley Eyre, was featured in the Northamptonshire Telegraph after she lost three loved ones to Covid-19, yet continued to work in Kettering General Hospital.

The Chronicle & Echo reported on the rise in Clearing calls the University has received this year.

The University’s efforts to help students during the pandemic were highlighted in the Chronicle & Echo.

Our Lecturer in Exercise Physiology, Dr Declan Ryan, was on BBC Radio Northampton talking about the news local authorities have been given funds to promote active lifestyles (starts 1h 11m).

The University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Nick Petford, was in demand with the media on Tuesday, as he reacted to the Government’s U-turn on A-level results. He talked to Vanessa Feltz about the issue on her BBC Radio 2 show (starts 6m). Nick was also on BBC Look East (clip expired) and LBC radio (no playback available).

A Fine Art student’s lockdown project has been featured on the BBC News website.

A charity’s sustainable clothing collection has been designed by our Fashion graduate Bethany Martin – as reported by the Chronicle & Echo.

A-level student Lana Orbell is celebrating after achieving an A, a B and a C, meaning she can go on to study psychology at the University, as reported in the Northants Telegraph.