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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.


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Posted by Tamara Hunt , Sustainability Officer
June 3, 2020

Green Chester: Putting Sustainability at the Heart of the University

Tamara Hunt from our Sustaibility Unit tells us how, despite COVID-19 and the lockdown, sustainability remains at the top of the University's agenda.

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Posted by Lindsey Cheers , HE Adviser
May 12, 2020

Fighting on the Frontline: University of Chester’s Nursing Students

Our student nurses have given us countless reasons to be proud of their decision to work on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic. We thought you’d like to meet some of them.

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MA Social Work Placement
May 6, 2020

Michael’s Story: MA Social Work Placement During the COVID-19 Pandemic

MA Social Work student, Michael, tells us a bit about his experience of being out on placement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Foodbank COVID-19
May 5, 2020

The Impact and Legacy of COVID-19 on West Cheshire Foodbank

Learn about the issues COVID-19 has created for sharing food with those in need in West Cheshire, the partnerships and practices developed to overcome challenges and what can be learnt for the future.

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Stephanie Watkins (image taken in 2019)
May 4, 2020

‘Make sure you’re getting enough vitamin D’ say University academics

Experts at the University of Chester are encouraging everyone to make sure they get enough vitamin D during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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May 1, 2020

Chester Vixens launch NHS fund-raising appeal

Six-times national champions, Chester Vixens, have turned cheerleaders for the NHS and launched a fund-raising campaign to honour three of their members.

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May 1, 2020

Students take an ‘animated’ approach to Radio 4’s Short Cuts

Artistic students at the University of Chester have been inspired by a national radio broadcast to create beautiful pieces of animation.

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April 30, 2020

Student in “lockdown” turns virtual globe-trotter

A “locked-down” University of Chester student has become a global tourist, contributing to a conservation project from the safety of her own home.

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April 30, 2020

Producing face visors for frontline healthcare workers

Staff at the University’s Thornton Science Park have been involved in several projects to produce protective face shields for NHS and social care workers across Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales.

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April 30, 2020

Student Volunteering Opportunities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Find out about the kinds of virtual volunteering opportunities you can get involved with at the University of Chester.

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