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In the news: 3-9 September 2021

Date 9.09.2021

BBC News website covered the return of our graduation ceremonies. The first ceremony was also featured on BBC Look East (clip expired).

Ursula Watkins, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about her experiences of being a mature student – and her reasons for a career change (starts 3h 14m).

The help the University provides for estranged students was included in a Chronicle & Echo report about those without family support.

Our health expert, Dr Steve O’Brien, was on BBC Radio Northampton on Tuesday morning, for his regular chat about coronavirus (clips at 1h 12m; 1h 42m and 2h 43m).

Steve was also on BBC Look East, on Tuesday, talking about the high rates of Covid infections in Corby (clip expired). The story was also on the BBC News website.

Senior Lecturer in Multimedia Journalism, Kate Ironside, appeared on BBC 3 Counties Radio, on Wednesday, where she dissected the issues surrounding the government’s social care tax (starts 48m).

Kate was also on BBC Radio Northampton, on Monday, where she took part in the station’s Mastermind quiz, with her chosen specialist subject being political scandals (starts 2h 43m).

Brendan Sheppard, Senior Lecturer in Media Production, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about the 40th anniversary of the first episode of sitcom Only Fools and Horses (starts 30m).

Northampton Life and Northants Chamber covered the story about our sport science students, who have been testing future England Lionesses hopefuls.

Dr Emma Whewell spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about why we should get behind the BBC’s Kit Out The Nation campaign and donate sports kit to kids (starts 1h 19m).