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In the news 16-22 October 2020

Date 22.10.2020

Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Shan Wareing and Senior Lecturer in Fashion Gavin Douglas spoke to BBC Look East about Black student and staff representation (link has expired).

Empty student accommodation has been used to house vulnerable people who suffered domestic abuse during the pandemic, as reported by ITV Anglia News and the Chronicle and Echo.

Students living in University of Northampton owned halls of residence are being given a free, seven-day, care package, to support them through the first few days of self-isolation, as reported in FE News, the Chronicle and Echo and Northants Life.

Sport and Business student Erin has created an Instagram account called ‘Northampton Gems’ to highlight hidden business and areas of the town people may miss whilst walking around. She spoke to BBC Radio Northampton’s Bernie Keith about what she has been highlighting. Listen again here (starts 1hr 35 mins in).

Two new lecturers have joined one of the University’s newest teams, a group committed to ensuring Physiotherapy students receive the best, all round education. Their stories were featured in Northants Life.

Paramedic Science student Cathy Goldsmith is on the cusp of achieving her professional dreams after more than 20 years. She was interviewed by BBC Radio Northampton’s Wayne Bavin. Listen again here (starts 1hr 46mins in).

An Esports tournament is being held by the University and the Cobbler’s Esports team to mark the launch of our new eSports degree, as reported in the Northamptonshire Telegraph and the Chronicle and Echo.

The University has been voted 14th best for renewable energy following a survey by USwitch, as reported in Bioenergy Insight.