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In the news: 15-21 January 2021

Date 21.01.2021

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

Our Estates & Campus Services team have been recognised for supporting the pandemic-hit community, reports Northampton Life.

Our radio station Nlive has picked up a community award this week – read more in Northampton Life and the Chronicle & Echo.

The Chronicle and Echo are getting behind the University’s plans to showcase messages of thanks from the community of Northampton, celebrating the local heroes of COVID. This story was also reported by local Hearts Radio stations.

Hosted by UON Lecturer, Adrian Pryce, Open4Business chatted to two MBA students, Karuna Arora & Hong Phuong Phan. Catch up here.

Northants Live covered the glittering story of Grad Datsa, and her Top 100 listing.

Our resident television insider, Brendan Sheppard, made his weekly appearance on Tim Wheeler’s BBC Radio Northampton Monday evening show. This week’s theme of the Life’s a Pitch segment was Vernon Kay (starts 1h 44m).

Brendan was also on BBC Radio Northampton, on Friday, reviewing the latest TV shows, including The Serpent and Perfect Planet (starts 1h 42m).

Engineering Lecturer, Dan Bailey, was a guest on BBC Radio Northampton, on Monday. He was there to talk about the ins and outs of his specialist subject (starts 1h 16m).

Psychology Lecturer Carey Allen chatted with BBC Radio Northampton’s Helen Blaby about why people break rules, such as the COVID restrictions. Listen again here (starts 1hr 14 ins in).

Our regular, COVID expert Dr Steve O’Brien spoke with BBC Radio Northampton host Annabel Amos, giving the health perspective on the latest developments with the pandemic. Listen again here (1hr 13; 1hr 43; 2hr 19 & 2hr 46 in).

A scheme to support rough sleepers in the town during the pandemic by housing them in vacant student accommodation has restarted, as reported by the Chronicle and Echo, ITV Anglia News and BBC Radio Northampton.

Following Donald Trump leaving the White House, Senior Lecturer in Journalism Kate Ironside spoke to BBC Three Counties radio about what’s next for new President Jo Biden. Listen again here (starts 1hr 50 mins).