In the news: 19-25 Feb 2021

Date 25.02.2021

Nursing student, Charlene Field, was in the Northamptonshire Telegraph thanks to her fundraiser for Covid patients at Kettering General Hospital.

Psychologist, Dr Kati Pourseied spoke to BBC Radio London about how to prepare for coming out of lockdown (starts 1h 14m).

Our resident health expert, Dr Steve O’Brien, was on BBC Radio Northampton, on Tuesday, for his weekly chat about coronavirus with presenter Annabel Amos (clips at 1h 11m; 1h 44m; 2h 17m and 2h 43m).

Student Kirstie Pope is in the running for Northampton’s Inspirational Woman award, as reported by the Chronicle & Echo.

Paul Stroud, from our Environmental Science team, and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology, John Sinclair, helped with the research that went into Sunday’s Countryfile special on the Nene Valley (pictured).

Our television insider, Brendan Sheppard, was in TV-reviewing mode on Friday morning, when he appeared on BBC Radio Northampton (starts 2h 44m).

Our Visiting Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management, Margaret Bates, was across the media on Monday, as nationwide BBC radio stations broadcast her criticism of Government policy on fly tipping. The interview was part of a Panorama programme into the issue – the Panorama show was then postponed and will be broadcast on Monday. BBC Radio Northampton interview starts 2m 30s.

Margaret was also on BBC Scotland, on Sunday, talking about bin collections in Glasgow (starts 1h 51m).

Our economics expert, Marco Gundermann, appeared on NLive Radio’s Open4Business show, as he discussed what the Budget might have in store for us.

The Chronicle & Echo has featured our programme of free online lessons for the community.

Senior Lecturer in Multimedia Journalism, Kate Ironside, was on BBC 3 Counties Radio on Monday evening, discussing the Prime Minister’s roadmap out of lockdown (starts 1h 35m).

Kate had also been on BBC 3 Counties earlier in the day, previewing the PM’s press conference (starts 2h 11m).

Senior Lecturer in Social Care, Jodie Low, was in the Chronicle & Echo after her organisation, free2talk, received a £200K boost from the Government. Jodie was also on BBC Radio Northampton talking about the need for more youth services (starts 1h 9m).