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In the news: 22-29 October 2020

Date 29.10.2020

A round-up of mentions in the media of University students and staff during the past week.

Vice Chancellor Nick Petford spoke to Times Radio’s Mariella Frostrup about the future of universities (starts 16 mins in).

Management and Accounting Graduate, Julianne Ponan, who has changed the face of the ‘free-from’ food market, featured on Channel 4, prime-time show, Food Unwrapped. Watch the programme again here.

Her appearance was also featured in the Chronicle and Echo.

Student Lauretta Ofulue won Student Nurse of the Year: Learning Disabilities at the recent Nursing Times Awards, as reported in the Chronicle and Echo.

Northants Life report that Adult Nursing student Doreen Dube has been appointed one of six new student editors for the Nursing Times.

The University’s Centre for Sustainable Business Practices has welcomed five influential industry leaders as External Associates, as reported in East Midlands Business Link.

Subject Leader for Humanities Dr Drew Gray chatted about the origins of Halloween and why we used to carve turnips, rather than pumpkins with BBC Radio Northampton host Wayne Bavin. Listen again here (starts at 1hr 29 mins).

Psychology Lecturer Dr Cal Cooper also spoke to Wayne about what ghosts can be and what parapsychologist are and what do they do. Listen again here (2:49:00).

BBC Radio Northampton’s roving reporter Tom Percival came to Waterside to talk about the University-backed return to work scheme Working Progress, speaking with Project Coordinator Pauline Bain. Listen again here (clips are at 1:25:00, 1:52:30, 2:23:00 and 2:53:30).

With more of the UK under tougher coronavirus restrictions as winter approaches, Visiting Professor of Nursing Dr Steve O’Brien was back in the BBC Radio Northampton studio talking about the new tiers and other COVID updates. Listen again here (clips are at 1:13:30, 1:45:00, 2:17:30 and 2:50:00).

NLive Radio report on the story about empty student rooms provide sanctuary for domestic abuse victims.

Student and Team GB archer Ruby Paul is targeting the Paris 2024 Olympics and spoke with BBC Radio Northampton’s John Griff about this. Listen again here (starts at 1h 15m).

Senior Lecturer Brendan Sheppard covered a lot of ground during his TV review with BBC Radio Northampton’s Annabel Amos, including The Million Pound Cube, Strictly, Top Gear and how big a TV screen you should have. Listen again here (starts at 1:44:20).

Associate Dean Dr Peter Jones chose French food for his Desert Island Dishes, which he explained to BBC Radio Northampton’s Annabel Amos. Listen again here  (starts at 3:20:30).

Director of Estates and Campus Services Becky Bradshaw chatted to BBC Radio Northampton about the free, 7-day, care packages of food, cupboard essentials and other support the University is offering to students in halls who have to isolate. Listen back here (starts at 11:24).

Political expert and Senior Lecturer in Journalism Kate Ironside spoke to BBC Three Counties Radio about the complicated nature of COVID UK legislation the ‘Rule of 6’. Listen back here (starts at 20 mins).

Our new Physiotherapy team are profiled in the Chronicle and Echo.

Student Lyndsey Haynes is quoted in a Northants Telegraph article about why she donated money to a community ‘angels’ project in Corby that delivers food to people in need.