A climate-friendly economy boost, a guide to job-hunting during COVID-19 and how the pandemic has affected wildlife – 3rd June

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Here’s a round-up of some of the latest stories about UK university COVID-19 projects and initiatives shared on social media over the last 24 hours. 

1. Imperial College London discusses how to boost the UK economy and keep CO2 emissions down

In a podcast, Haley Dunning of Imperial College London spoke to Alica Gilbert from the Grantham Institute about an analysis of a climate-friendly way forward for the UK economy. 

They discuss how the number of jobs can be increased whilst we keep CO2 emissions down, delivering a greener economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in the short and long term. 

2. London Business School publishes guide to job-hunting in the time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has changed the world of work dramatically in just a few months. Many now find themselves redundant and looking for work. 

To help people navigate the new job-hunting landscape, the London School of Business has produced a guide, How to Job-Hunt in a Crisis.

3. The University of Brighton helps support SMEs in Kenya to boost travel and tourism sector

The travel and tourism sector in Africa has been brought to a halt by the COVID-19 crisis. 

To help get the industry back on track, the University of Brighton has partnered with the Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda Kenya to help SMEs in the country recover from the impacts of the pandemic. 

4. University of Gloucestershire professor answers questions about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on wildlife 

Professor Adam Hart of the University of Gloucestershire will answer questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown have affected wildlife in a Facebook Live presentation today, Wednesday 3rd June at 1.25pm on the University’s official Facebook page. 

5. Report on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the fishing industry delivered to the Government – University of Hull

Richard Barnes, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics at the University of Hull, presented a report explaining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the fishing industry at a private meeting held by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee.

Some of the challenges the fishing industry now faces as a result of the pandemic include a reduction in demand for fish and a loss of workers to man boats and process fish. 

6. Extra powers for police during COVID-19 crisis could change longterm relationship with the public – University of Huddersfield 

PhD researcher at the University of Huddersfield and serving senior police officer in Canada, Dan Jones, has written an article about how extra powers for the police during the COVID-19 crisis will impact the longterm relationship with the public. 

He explains that a militarised approach de-legitimises the police force, particularly within poorer communities. 

7. The University of Dundee receives €5 million to fund COVID-19 treatments 

The Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) at the University of Dundee has received €5 million of funding to develop antiviral treatments for COVID-19 and other coronaviruses. 

The funding has been provided by COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator, an initiative by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome and Mastercard. 

8. University of South Wales produces hand sanitiser for local police and care homes

The Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences department at the University of South Wales is producing hand sanitiser for distribution to local police stations, hospitals and care homes. 

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