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In the News: 23-29 July

Date 29.07.2021

A round up of mentions of our students, staff and the University in the media over the past week.

The appointment of our new Senior Lecturer in Multimedia Sports Journalism, Jefferson Lake, was featured by Hold The Front Page, Chronicle & Echo and Northants Life.

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 41m; 2h 19m and 2h 49m).

Two students who met in a Waterside lab told BBC 3 Counties Radio about their fairytale romance (starts 1h 11m). Their story was also covered by the Chronicle & Echo.

BBC Radio Northampton’s Science Detectives, which is co-hosted by our very own Cal Cooper, continued this week. This week’s episode was all about the internet.

Higher Level Teaching Assistant graduate Jacob Ward has, at the age of 18, become one of the youngest people to complete the course. His story was picked up by UK News Group.

Northants Life report that St. Andrew’s Healthcare have launched an apprenticeship scheme to encourage more people into mental health nursing careers. It enables healthcare assistants to combine their learning and experience and jump straight into the second year of the University’s Mental Health Nursing degree. This has featured in other publications, such as London News Time.