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As the country and the world pulls together during the COVID-19 pandemic, inspirational stories are keeping our spirits high - and we’ve got our own to tell at the University of Chester.

We’re determined not to let the coronavirus outbreak affect our students’ education, and true to the University’s ethos, the wellbeing and academic achievements of our students remains our main focus. But we have also been answering the call that’s been heard across the nation to help our NHS, like many other universities. We’re proud of our students and we’re proud of our staff, so we wanted to share their stories with you.


Molly McEntee-Morris
October 16, 2020

Dietetics student takes on national role

A final year student dietitian at the University of Chester has been elected as the student representative for the profession’s national body; the British Dietetic Association (BDA).

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 Image caption:   Academic research study seeks people experiencing hunger and food poverty during COVID-19. Copyright credit: Getty Images - MachineHeadz
October 13, 2020

Academic study seeks experiences of hunger and food poverty during COVID-19

Has COVID-19 affected your ability to provide enough food for you or your family on a regular basis?

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October 12, 2020

Student volunteers are back dog walking again

After taking a ‘paws’ during the initial outbreak of the pandemic earlier this year, the University of Chester’s Student Dog Walkers project is back helping in the community once again.

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COVID 19 University
October 8, 2020

Lecturers continue to bust the myths surrounding COVID-19

Academics who wrote a myth busting guide to COVID-19 six months ago, have issued a new blog with the latest advice, in a bid to combat the ‘fake news’ that continues to circulate about the virus.

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Dr Simon Gwyn Roberts and Ian Rasmussen
October 7, 2020

University academics to take part in Welsh food culture discussion

Building on the momentum of their Food in the Time of Lockdown online project, two academics are part of an online panel exploring how the pandemic has impacted on Welsh food culture.

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Sumatran orangutans are among the many species being pushed to the brink of extinction by unsustainable oil palm plantations.
October 2, 2020

University to #jointhecountdown to virtual TEDx event

The University is part of a global event which is aiming to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis.

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Archaeology students - image taken in 2019
September 23, 2020

Archaeologists return to Grosvenor Park

(Please note that this photo was taken in 2019)

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Dr Si Poole
September 22, 2020

Cheshire Prize for Literature offers creative focus on the pandemic

This year’s Cheshire Prize for Literature is now open for entries and will celebrate the creativity that has flowered and continues to flourish during the pandemic.

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September 10, 2020

Chester preparations to welcome students for the start of new academic year

First year students will start to arrive in Chester this weekend.

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September 7, 2020

Nursing student praised for taking frontline role during pandemic

The decision to take a break while working on a degree is not an easy one to make, but for Nursing student Connor Threlfall it was one that reaffirmed his career choice.

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