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In the news 24 – 30 July 2020

News Page 30th July 2020

A round-up of mentions of UON staff and students in the media.

Nick Cartwright, Senior Lecturer in Law, writes for WONKHE about his PhD thesis which explores the complex realities of the relationship between race and the method and practice of teaching and learning. He writes about how the role of education is helping us to better understand how black lives matter.

A government bid to tackle the obesity crisis hit the headlines. Moves include an end to unhealthy snacks at shop checkouts and junk food ads banned on TV before 9pm. Our advertising expert Kardi Sommerfield chatted to BBC Radio Northampton about this. Listen again (3:45:30).

Later, Dr Declan Ryan, lecturer in Exercise Physiology, spoke with BBC Radio Northampton’s Helen Blaby about the government’s plan, which also includes support measures to help us get on our bikes to get fitter. Listen again (3:44:30).

Early Years lecturer Sharon Smith answered the government’s call for retired or out of professional practice nurses to return to the wards…after a 25-year gap. She spoke with BBC Radio Northampton’s John Griff about her experience. Listen again (3:37:00).

Dr Steve O’Brien – Visiting Professor and our resident coronavirus expert – gave his regular Tuesday morning update about the pandemic, including the new guidance for people in Northampton to stay safe and the government’s quarantine for people returning from Spain. Listen again (1:12:00; 2:11:40; 2:48:30).

NLive, the community radio station backed by the University, is giving away free radio to isolated local residents, as reported in the Chronicle & Echo.

Business graduate Jon Maumby has launched Tenancy Trust, a new web platform to help both landlords and tenants achieve ‘5-star status’ testimonials, as reported in the Oldham Chronicle.

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