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In the news: 9-15 April 2021

Date 15.04.2021

Senior Lecturer in Exercise & Health, Dr Robert Lyon, was on BBC Look East, on Tuesday, talking about staying motivated to exercise as we come out of lockdown (clip expired).

Our Director of Campus & Estates Services, Becky Bradshaw, appeared on BBC Radio Northampton, on Wednesday. She explained how her team has pulled out all the stops to help the Northampton community over the past 12 months (starts 11m 20s).

The story was also covered by FE News, the Chronicle & Echo and Northants Life.

The Chronicle & Echo covered the news about our graduate who has set up a new takeaway business in Northampton. The Chamber of Commerce and Northants Life also carried the story.

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 10m; 1h 40m; 2h 17m and 2h 45m).

Steve was also interviewed by NN Journal about the topic of Covid passports.

Computing student, John Cross, had to contend with major transplant surgery in his first year. You can read his story in Northants Life.

Human Resources graduate, Karin Brawn, was a guest on NLive Radio’s Open 4 Business show, talking about her research into wellbeing in business.

Senior Lecturer in Advertising & Digital Marketing, Kardi Somerfield, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton, on Tuesday, about the return of shopping post-lockdown (starts 14m 20s). She was also on BBC Look East on Thursday evening, previewing the big day (clip expired).

Multimedia Journalism student, Jassica Mensah, talked to BBC Radio 5Live, on Tuesday, about staying focused on studies during a pandemic (starts 45m).

Live Design and TPI Magazine featured the #LightInRed campaign to support the UK arts industry, which our Events Management students have been involved with.

London TV reported on the news our Multimedia Journalism graduate, Charlie Atkinson, has a new role with an electric vehicle magazine.

Law graduates Lloyd and Karina were featured by Northants Live after starring in Channel 4’s property show, Location, Location, Location.

Northants Life covered the story about our Midwifery students joining a new support team at Northampton General Hospital.

Former UON Lecturer, Anita Devi, is using the University’s social impact ethos to help her nurture, support and develop a sometimes-underappreciated branch of teaching professionals, as reported by Northants Life.

UON research into the benefits of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme was referenced in Independent School Parent.

Vice Chancellor, Professor Nick Petford, paid tribute to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on BBC Radio Northampton, on Saturday (starts 1h 13m).