In the news: 3-9 July 2020

Date 9.07.2020

Our food supply chain expert, Liam Fassam, was quoted in a Grocer article about post-Brexit trade deals.

University staff have buddied up with international students who have been living in halls during the pandemic. Colleague Kirby and student Breanna spoke about the initiative when they appeared on BBC Radio Northampton. (starts 2h 11m).

Dr Stuart Farquhar, Senior Lecturer in Governance & Finance, spoke to BBC Radio Ulster about an unprecedented mass resignation from Northern Ireland ’sHealth Watchdog Board (starts 1h 45m).

Our resident health expert, Dr Steve O’Brien, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton’s Annabel Amos on Tuesday, as part of their weekly coronavirus catch up. He talked about the risks of sitting in a pub (interviews at 1h 12m and 2h 11m).

Global Travel Media revealed our MBA graduate, Ravi Santiago, has been appointed to a high-profile position managing a group of hotels.

We were one of the organisations to light their buildings up in red, on Monday, to show our support for the live events and entertainment industries, as reported in the Chronicle & Echo.

Student Almas Meghani has won an amazing award for her vision to transform an historic Northampton building. She spoke to the Talk of The Town podcast about the project.

The University was one of Northampton’s organisations to be recognised for supporting the community during the pandemic, in a special Chronicle & Echo feature.

A British Journal of Ethics article about the place for ethics during the pandemic was co-written by Dr Merryn Ekberg, Senior Lecturer in Health Sociology.

Nursing Times reports that the Nursing and Midwifery Council has said the UK’s three Competence Test Centres, including the University’s centre in Northampton, can reopen to candidates later this month.

One of our students has been involved in some Covid-19 testing, as reported by the Chronicle & Echo.