COVID-19 increases support for a Universal Basic Income, virus detection in wastewater project underway and student creates food parcels for key workers – 3rd July

illustration of people playing instruments from their balconies during coronavirus pandemic

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 past 24 hours.  

1. Imperial College London shares COVID-19 research findings with 300 strong international community of diplomats, academics and scientists. 

2. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine joins consortium for surveilling COVID-19 hot-spots by detecting the virus in wastewater. 

3. The University of Sheffield helps protect students from scammers taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis. 

4. London School of Economics professor Daniel Nettle explores the reasons the pandemic has increased support for a Universal Basic Income on the University’s blog.

5. The University of Leicester Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Phil Baker, thanks University staff, students and alumni for their contributions to the COVID-19 national response in a vlog.  

6. University of East London alumna and fashion company owner, Faith Johnson, responded to the COVID-19 crisis by pivoting her business to make scrubs and face masks for healthcare workers. 

7. University of Dundee School of Life Sciences remained open during the lockdown working on a smaller scale and focused on research into COVID-19. 

8. Cardiff Metropolitan University accounting student supports key workers during the pandemic by donating Jamaican-inspired food parcels. 

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