As we enter another week of lockdown, UK universities share their latest projects and initiatives on social media.
Here are some of the stories shared in the last 24 hours.
1. University of Wolverhampton graduate pharmacist talks about working on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis
Pharmacists are working on the frontline to continue to serve communities across the UK.
Masters graduate, Baldev Danny Singh, shares his experiences as a pharmacist during the pandemic.
2. The University of York provides free training courses to support local businesses
Members of the West and North Yorkshire Chamber are able to access a range of free training courses offered by the University of York.
It’s hoped the initiative will help local businesses recover from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
3. The University of West Scotland collaborate to develop a protective facemask for the public
The University of West Scotland has joined forces with SME, tensARC, to create a prototype for a new facemask to help prevent COVID-19 transmission.
The team aims to complete the project without interfering with the limited supply of Personal Protective Equipment for frontline workers.
4. The University of Hertfordshire calls for volunteers to support new scheme launched to help struggling businesses
As businesses struggle to cope in the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Hertfordshire has set up the Volunteer Business Support Scheme.
Volunteers are needed to help companies in Hertfordshire manage the impact of the crisis.
5. The University of Sheffield support older people in lockdown by delivering local newspaper
The Star Sheffield will be delivered to vulnerable older people together with essential food parcels from Age UK Sheffield.
The newspaper is a vital source of information about the local community and the latest advice to keep safe in the coronavirus pandemic.
6. University of Bristol alumni donate £200k to support COVID-19 research
The University of Bristol is now able to carry out various research projects thanks to a £200,000 donation by university alumni.
The donation has been used to equip laboratories so researchers can better understand, screen for and treat coronavirus.
7. Support for elderly people during the lockdown – University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
UCLan is working with Age UK to help to ease loneliness and isolation for elderly people in the area.
University staff and students are collaborating with the charity to create online tools to help vulnerable people stay in touch with friends, family and carers.
8. Health psychologist launches free online sessions to help people with long-term conditions in lockdown – Teesside University
Dr Stephanie Kilinç is holding a series of creative sessions online for people living with chronic physical and psychological conditions.
Dr Kilinç aims to help people adjust to the current lockdown situation and help relieve stress and anxiety.
9. Academics help NHS healthcare staff communicate with COVID-19 intensive care patients – University of Brighton
University of Brighton academics are working with doctors to improve a flashcard system which helps COVID-19 patients communicate with healthcare staff.
It’s hoped the flashcard system will improve COVID-19 patient experiences in intensive care units.