In the news: 2-8 Oct 2020

Date 8.10.2020

Media Production Lecturer, Brendan Sheppard, is BBC Radio Northampton’s new television reviewer. He was in the studio on Friday talking about the latest shows (starts 1h 52m).

Brendan was also on BBC Radio Sussex, on Wednesday, chatting about TV game shows (starts 1h 30m).

Senior Lecturer in Social Care, Jodie Low, provided BBC Radio Northampton listeners with her views on changes to services and support for young people in the county over the years (starts 1h 13m).

Northampton Life and the Northamptonshire Telegraph featured Multimedia Sports Journalism student, Meliz Veli, who has taken on a role with the county Football Association.

Our resident health expert Dr Steve O’Brien was on BBC Radio Northampton, on Tuesday, for his regular chat about coronavirus with presenter Annabel Amos (interviews start at 1h 12m; 1h 42m and 2h 45m).

Kardi Somerfield, Lecturer in Advertising and Digital Marketing, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about her amazing Fridge Street business (starts 2h 20m). Kardi was also featured in the Chronicle & Echo.

Northampton Life has featured our Head of Early Years, Dr Eunice Lumsden, who is part of the expert panel helping to inform the Early Years Healthy Development Review.

Vice Chancellor, Professor Nick Petford, chose his favourite county place as part of Northamptonshire Week celebrations on BBC Radio Northampton (starts 1h 55m).

The Chronicle & Echo featured our upcoming conference organised to mark Black History Month.

Senior Lecturer in Multimedia Journalism, Kate Ironside, was talking Brexit on BBC Radio Leicester, on Friday (starts 1h 33m).

As part of Black History Month, Lecturer and PhD researcher Anthony Stepniak chatted to BBC Radio Northampton about how Serena Williams has inspired him with the way she challenges assumptive behaviours and racism (starts 32m).

The Northants Telegraph report that Working Progress, the University-backed return to work initiative, saw 170 people get back into employment and resulted in a £1m+ social impact boost to the economy.

A student has devised a Halloween trick or treat alternative, as reported in the Chronicle & Echo.