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In the news: 29 October to 4 November 2021

Date 4.11.2021

The University’s week of COP26 events caught the attention of the press.

ITV Anglia led with coverage of our event on Tuesday 2 November, with a live broadcast featuring an interview with Dr Greg Spellman, who is leading our Climate Change (clip unavailable). A recorded package was also played, and is on the ITV website.

The Chronicle & Echo previewed our event, covered our litter pick and interviewed our industry guests Horiba, about water pollution.

Our Energy Officer, Danielle Bird, previewed the event on Monday, on BBC Radio Northampton (starts 1h 11m). Danielle was also interviewed by Heart FM (clips unavailable). The NeneQuirer also carried a blog from our Energy Officer, who talked about why she chose her career.

Northants Chamber previewed our event and hosted our COP26 blogs.

Study International featured our Climate Change degree.

Universities UK spoke to our Vice Chancellor, Professor Nick Petford, and our Environment & Sustainability Manager, Victoria Blake, about the University’s net zero carbon target.

Senior Lecturer in Multimedia Journalism, Kate Ironside, reviewed the Chancellor’s Budget, on BBC 3 Counties Radio (starts 22m).

Our health expert, Dr Steve O’Brien, was on BBC Radio Northampton on Tuesday morning, for his regular chat about coronavirus (clips at 1h 13m and 2h 54m).

Our waste expert, Visiting Professor Margaret Bates, spoke to ITV about the problems with plastic recycling.

The Nursing Standard reported how Mental Health Nursing students are learning more about leadership and communication as they run a wellbeing service at Waterside, as part of their clinical placement hours (behind a paywall).

Northants Chamber celebrated our poetry contest winner, Korrin Smith-Whitehouse.

Our paranormal expert, Cal Cooper, spoke to Talk Radio about the significance of Halloween (no clip).