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One year on: Supporting students in a year of Covid-19

Posted on 17 March 2021

It’s been a year since the UK first went into a national lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Students working in a group wearing face coverings and keeping 2 metres apart

It's a good time to reflect on all that colleagues from across the University have done to keep our students safe and supported.

So we have created a feature about the support we have given to our students, gathering examples of initiatives where staff have innovated and adapted over the last 12 months.

Our community has worked creatively, with compassion and with determination, to respond and adapt to uncertainty and constant change.

We’ve all got used to working in new ways, whether that’s holding meetings over Zoom or wearing PPE and keeping two metres apart. From teaching online to producing support packs for self-isolation, from keeping our campus covid secure to helping students with unforeseen costs, the range of initiatives has been phenomenal.

Without doubt, the contributions of teams and individuals go far beyond the examples we have highlighted, but these ‘snapshots’ do bring to life achievements we should all be proud of.

Read One year on: Supporting students through a year of Covid-19

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be featuring some of those stories on these pages.

If you have another example of an individual or team that has gone above and beyond to support students, please tell us about it.