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In the news: 30 Oct-5 Nov 2020

Date 5.11.2020

Our Director of Estates & Campus Services, Becky Bradshaw, appeared on BBC Radio Northampton on Thursday to talk about the measures we’ve put in place to support our students during lockdown (starts 1h 15m).

The Daventry Express has featured our Occupational Therapy graduate, Andy Jay, who has overcome a near-fatal car crash to land his dream job. Andy was also featured in the Chronicle & Echo and Northants Life.

Our Multimedia Journalism Programme Leader, Kate Ironside, was joined by journalism student Miriam Kimvangu, for a BBC Radio Northampton interview about the US presidential election, and how the undergraduates have been covering the story (starts 2h 23m).

BBC Radio Northampton presenter, Wayne Bavin, is training for a 12-hour cycling marathon, to raise money for Children In Need. He was put through his paces by our sport and exercise expert, Tony Baross, as he builds up his fitness (starts 2h 51m).

Media Production Lecturer, Brendan Sheppard, joined BBC Radio Northampton presenter, Tim Wheeler, on Tuesday evening to talk television – and judge the host’s gameshow ideas (starts 1h 46m).

Our resident health expert Dr Steve O’Brien was on BBC Radio Northampton, on Tuesday, for a chat about coronavirus and the second lockdown, with presenter Annabel Amos (interviews start at 1h 13m; 1h 44m; 2h 20m and 2h 49m).

Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology, John Sinclair, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton on Friday about the history behind our former Avenue Campus, and why the University has closed the site (starts 2h 53m).

Parapsychologist Cal Cooper gave the scientific view of ghosts, when he appeared on a BBC Radio Scotland Halloween discussion (starts 1h 30m). Cal was also interviewed about the subject by the Independent.

Northants Live has featured our mentoring school for black Fashion students at the University.

Olympic champion long jumper, Greg Rutherford, spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live about being treated for an injury by the University’s Professor of Sports Medicine, Professor Bill Ribbans. Bill also appeared on the show, as he promoted his new book (starts 1h 14m).

Student Kirstie Pope was featured by Northants Life. She spent much of the pandemic in hospital, but has still found time to leading on a number of projects to help fellow students and University staff.

Northampton Town Football Club reported on a FIFA challenge which we are holding with the club, to celebrate the launch of our esports degree.

Adult Nursing student, Doreen Dube, has written her debut blog for the Nursing Times, which is all about imposter syndrome.

The University’s initiative to house homeless people in our accommodation during the pandemic was mentioned in a Chronicle & Echo article.