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In the news: 29 Jan-4 Feb 2021

Date 4.02.2021

Former Education Secretary Justine Greening is working with the University of Northampton to protect opportunities and boost social mobility. FE News covered the story.

Our Popular Music guru, Tony Platt, was interviewed over the course of an hour, on BBC Radio Northampton, on Thursday. He talked about his life in the studio, with tales of Bowie, Bob Marley, Elton John and ACDC (starts 1h 12m).

Our giant tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore was mentioned in a round-up by the Chronicle & Echo.

Our Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Kate Ironside, talked about the need to close UK borders, on BBC Three Counties Radio, on Wednesday evening (starts 1h 18m).

Senior Lecturer in Events Management, Claire Eason-Bassett, appeared on BBC Radio Northampton, on Tuesday to talk about her journey from mathematician to ballet dancer, ice hockey and education (starts 1h 10m).

Psychology Lecturer, Dr Kati Pourseied, was on BBC Radio Oxford on Wednesday, giving tips on mental health wellbeing during the lockdown (starts 3h 16m).

Vice Chancellor, Nick Petford, has launched a new monthly radio show on NLive. The first episode was previewed by Northampton 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 12m; 1h 50m; 2h 19m & 2h 49m).

Our television insider, Brendan Sheppard, made his weekly appearance on Tim Wheeler’s BBC Radio Northampton show, on Monday. He was appearing in his role as judge in the Life’s A Pitch segment. This week’s subject was Chris Evans (starts 1h 42m).

Brendan was also on BBC Radio Northampton, on Friday, for his weekly television review with presenter Annabel Amos (starts 1h 43m).

This week’s Open 4 Business show, on our NLive Radio station, included discussion with local business guru Ben Thomas from All Things Business, Jenny Herrera CEO of The Good Business Charter, and Kevin Rogers from Wilson Browne Law. Our Vice Chancellor, Nick Petford, also previewed his new radio show on Nlive.

Nursing Lecturer, Hannah Cannon, was a guest on BBC Radio Northampton, on Friday, talking about how she played wedding planner to a couple with Covid, by arranging for them to tie the knot in hospital (starts 37m). Her story was also in the Bucks Free Press and Northants Live.

One of our student Paramedics helped to deliver a baby following an emergency call, in Stamford. The story was covered by the Peterborough Telegraph and the Chronicle & Echo.

Northants Live featured our giant screen on campus which is broadcasting messages of thanks.