In the news 9-15 October 2020

Date 15.10.2020

A round-up of mentions of University students and staff over the past week.


Psychology Lecturer Dr Kati Pourseied spoke to BBC Look East (West), giving her advice and top tips to avoid ‘COVID fatigue’ (link has expired).

The University hosted its first Black History Month conference. Senior Lecturer in Fashion Gavin Douglas spoke to BBC Three Counties radio’s Edward Adoo about how the event would help students achieve their best degree.

BBC Radio Northampton’s roving reporter Tom Percival was back at Waterside campus, chatting to first year students about life in halls and Ben Miles from our residential life team.

Listen again here (clips are at 1:25:00; 1:53:30; 2:10:00; 2:26:00 and 2:55:00).

Student Ruby Paul is a keen archer and has been training for eight years in a bid to represent Team GB in the France 2024 Olympic Games and is now the sixth best female archer in the country. Her story features in the Chronicle and Echo.

As we approach the deadline to agree a trade deal with the EU, Senior Lecturer in Journalism Kate Ironside spoke to BBC Radio Northampton to guide people through the main issues. Listen again here (starts 1h 45m).

Lecturer in International Strategy and Business Dr Masoud Hassanabadi talked to BBC Radio Northampton about the potential impact of a no deal Brexit on business and just how complex this is for business to navigate. Listen back here (stars 2hrs 51mins).

Associate Professor, Adrian Pryce talked to BBC Radio Northampton about what might be going on in the final stages of the EU trade negotiations. Listen back here at 3hrs10mins.

Our ‘coronavirus expert’ Dr Steve O’Brien explained the new COVID ‘tiered measures’ to BBC Radio Northampton’s Annabel Amos. Listen again here (clips are at 1hr14 & 45; 2hr21 and 50).

The University has been voted 14th best for renewable energy following a survey by USwitch, as reported in the Chronicle and Echo.

Psychology student Ashlee Lewis-Earl has launched a fun alternative to trick or treating for the Far Cotton community this Halloween. People can take to the streets for a COVID-safe Halloween bingo trail, between 5-8 pm on 31 October. This was reported by the Chronicle and Echo.