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In the news: 17-23 April 2020

Date 23.04.2020

Dr Jacob Saranga, Dean of the Faculty of Health, Education and Society, was interviewed on NLive Radio on Thursday morning. He spoke of his admiration for students and staff from his faculty who have answered the Government’s call to assist health services in the fight against coronavirus (interview pending upload).

Fine Art student, Charles Cross, has painted a mural outside the Roadmender live music venue, in Northampton, which shows support for the NHS and essential workers. It was reported by the Chronicle & Echo.

Raconteur website features an interview with Nick Naumov, Senior Lecturer in Tourism & Hospitality, who talks about a hotel run by robots.

Former telecoms engineer, Andy Jay, was a guest on Bernie Keith’s BBC Radio Northampton show, on Wednesday. He explained how a near-fatal accident led him to go to university and retrain as an occupational therapist (starts 19m 30s).

Andy’s story was also covered by his local paper website, Hemel Today, FE News, the Chronicle & Echo and Leighton Buzzard Observer.

Multimedia Sports Journalism Lecturer, Marc Webber, was interviewed by BBC Radio Cambridge on Tuesday. He reflected on Cambridge United FC’s decision to furlough their playing staff. Marc also gave his verdict on whether playing behind-closed-doors matches would be a workable solution for Northampton Town and Peterborough United (starts 1h 41m).

On Tuesday, our Changemaker Hub’s Mark Blaber chatted to BBC Radio Northampton’s Bernie Keith about the organisation’s Hub Action. The service puts community groups that need support in touch with staff and students who might be able to help (starts 3h 14m).

Our Visiting Professor, Visiting Professor Dr Steve O’Brien, made another appearance on BBC Radio Northampton this week, as he answered listeners’ coronavirus questions (interviews at 1h 12m; 1h 49m; 2h 12m and 2h 43m)

Psychology Lecturer, Kati Pourseied, was on BBC Look East on Monday evening, sharing her top tips to remain calm during the lockdown (clip expired).

NLive Radio spoke to Ben Eva on Monday, after he donated £450 of food vouchers to his fellow students. Ben was also on BBC Radio Northampton, on Friday, (starts 2h 51m)

Senior Lecturer in Multimedia Journalism, Kate Ironside, was on BBC Three Counties Radio on Friday, giving her verdict on the Government’s badges for care workers idea (starts 16m 15s).