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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.


Supporting young athletes_Image courtesy BPS
July 13, 2020

Supporting young athletes during COVID-19

A document offering guidance for parents and guardians of young athletes involved in competitive sport has been compiled by a group of expert psychologists, including a Professor at the University.

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Academic research study seeks people experiencing hunger and food poverty during COVID-19. Copyright credit: Getty Images - MachineHeadz
July 10, 2020

Academic study seeks people experiencing hunger and food poverty during COVID-19

Researchers at the University are seeking people who find themselves struggling to access and afford the sufficient amount of food to meet daily requirements, to take part in a research study.

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July 7, 2020

Advice for apprentices and apprenticeships providers under COVID-19

Professor Tony Wall was an invited as a panel member to discuss how apprenticeships can still progress 'stand out' work-based projects under lockdown.

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Accelerate programme
July 7, 2020

New skills programme helps speed up economic bounce back

Three key North West organisations have teamed up to plug skills gaps in the region’s businesses and help them emerge from the pandemic stronger and more resilient.

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July 3, 2020

University musician looks to the future with latest release

A former University of Chester student, who now works at the institution, is continuing to create music throughout the lockdown period to help everyone through these difficult times.

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Posters by Seamus Monaghan
July 3, 2020

Lockdown inspired creativity aims to raise a smile

A Graphic Design graduate has been using his creative skills to keep people smiling during the current pandemic.

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Lindsey Nicholls and her kit bags
June 30, 2020

Volunteers make a difference during the pandemic

With communities pulling together to help at this time of international crisis, staff from across the University have been playing their part – and giving their time - in the response to COVID-19.

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Promotional image from the Concha Colomer Summer Symposium.
June 26, 2020

Professor to explore community’s role in health care at international symposium

A national expert in food poverty and public health is helping organise an international symposium considering the future role of health promotion after COVID-19.

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June 22, 2020

Inventive Events Management students hold a virtual raffle for charity

GinMistic Events, a group of five Events Management students studying at the University of Chester, has raised over £1,100 for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, via a virtual raffle.

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June 18, 2020

Student pen pals reach out to vulnerable people living under lockdown

A pen pal project to befriend people living with dementia has seen 100 students reach out to care home residents living under lockdown.

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