In the news: 4-10 June

Date 10.06.2021

The BBC’s decision to axe long-running medical drama, Holby City, was scrutinised by our TV expert, Brendan Sheppard. Our Senior Lecturer in Media Production is a former director of the show, and talked about his on-set experiences during his weekly TV review for BBC Radio Northampton (starts 1h 39m).

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 42m; 2h 18m & 2h 45m).

The Oxford Mail covered the story about our Fine Art student, Harry Barker, who has won a public vote for his exceptional artwork.

NN Pulse magazine featured the work we are doing to make our Waterside campus hedgehog friendly (story on page 10).

Law graduate, Helen Carville, will be giving her staff at her legal firm some time off as a thank you for working during the pandemic – as reported by the Chronicle & Echo.

Our NLive Radio station has been granted a five year licence extension, as reported by Northamptonshire Chamber.

Northants Live featured our new sports scientist, Luke Callis, who has joined UON from a Premier League football club.

Photography graduate, Chelsea Nawanga, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about her starring role on BBC Four’s Great British Photography Challenge (starts 2h 16m).

A mentoring scheme for our black Fashion students was highlighted on BBC 3 Counties Radio (starts 1h 31m).

BBC Radio Northampton spoke to Dr Emel Thomas, Senior Lecturer in Education Children and Young People, about her career (starts 1h 8m).

Eunice Lumsden, our Head of Early Years, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about government plans to help children catch up on lost learning during the pandemic (starts 3h 18m).

East Midlands Connected carried the story about two students who have landed jobs before graduating.

The launch of our hub for corporate responsibility and sustainability was featured by Northamptonshire Chamber and East Midlands Connected.