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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.


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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June 15, 2020

University and Santander UK support vital local charities during the pandemic

During a time of great financial uncertainty for charities, the University of Chester has worked with Santander Universities UK to support a number of local initiatives to help others.

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University welcomes prospective students to our Virtual Open Days
June 11, 2020

University welcomes prospective students to our Virtual Open Days

Prospective students can visit the University from their own homes in a series of Virtual Open Days on Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13. A virtual event for postgraduate students was held on June 11.

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June 8, 2020

Graduate teaches herself coding to hit the gaming big-time

A graduate who taught herself coding has launched an Instagram game, attracting over a million users since it launched last month.

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The presenters of the third TEDx talks at the University of Chester.
June 5, 2020

More motivational talks available from TEDxUoChester

At a time when many of us are seeking stories to inspire us, another round of motivational talks is now available online, from the University of Chester, through its TEDx* licence.

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June 5, 2020

Business leaders collaborate to tackle poverty in West Cheshire

A leading academic at the University of Chester has published an evaluation of creative and collaborative processes to tackle poverty in Cheshire which could help to tackle the issue in a new way d

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June 4, 2020

Eco-aware Catering team ‘treats’ key-workers

Eco-aware University staff have given surplus sweet treats to key-workers working at the forefront of the coronavirus epidemic.

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