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In the news: 22-28 October 2021

Date 28.10.2021

The University’s COP26 week of events was previewed by the Chronicle & Echo and Northamptonshire Chamber.

Dr Lorna Jowett spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about her Doctor Who research (starts 1h 17m).

Our health expert, Dr Steve O’Brien, was on BBC Radio Northampton on Tuesday morning, for his regular chat about coronavirus (clips at 1h 12m; 1h 47m & 2h 47m).

Steve also spoke to NN Journal about the need for the government to act quickly to tackle a rise in Covid cases. He was also interviewed by ITV Anglia about the subject (clip expired).

Our Executive Director of Estates & Campus Services, Becky Bradshaw, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about the University’s decision to make face coverings mandatory inside campus buildings (starts 2h 13m). The story was also covered by various media outlets, including the BBC News website.

Universities UK explained how the University of Northampton works with small and medium-sized enterprises.

A band that worked with our Popular Music students and staff were featured by the Chronicle & Echo.

Ghanaian website Yen features Michael Opoku Agyeman, who has just been appointed as a Computer Science Professor at the University.

Northants Chamber spoke with Emily, a Changemaker Internship Programme student at the University, who has secured a post at Trilogy Leisure.

The Mirror featured our graduate Natalie Okri, who is a former Britain’s Got Talent star.

The Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust held an eco fair last week. The Chronicle & Echo report mentioned our Up for the Cup recycling project.