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Plans to re-open The Hive in July

Plans are being put in place to re-open The Hive next month, with a limited number of services and opening hours to begin with. The Hive is one of six libraries in Worcestershire planned to re-open on Saturday, July 4th, pending confirmation from Government, in line with phase three of Central Government’s relaxing of lockdown […]

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Community Volunteering

A time to say thank you

As this week officially marks Volunteering Week in the UK, today, Pro Vice Chancellor, Ross Renton, has shared his thanks to each and every one of you who have given up time to volunteer throughout these extraordinary times.

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Community General

Pictures of pets in lockdown

We’re launching a fun Pets in Lockdown gallery and would love to see pictures of your buddies. This is Nala, she has been a great isolation buddy and assistant working from home. Send us your photos to communications@worc.ac.uk and we will create an online gallery and share our favourites across our social media channels.

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Community Volunteering

Stories from the frontline

Many of our staff and students have been working on the frontline during the pandemic doing the most amazing work – here’s a selection of photos and news articles. “All in all, the experience has been exciting and most student paramedics, such as myself, have progressed significantly” Second year paramedic student, Amaani Sardar has been […]

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Physician Associate students working on the frontline in pandemic

Students studying at the University of Worcester to become Physician Associates have been out working in hospitals and surgeries as the Country continues to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Twenty-six of Worcester’s final year MSc Physician Associate students have continued in their placements across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, providing support to the clinical teams, seeing patients and reducing […]

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University Lecturer returns to general practice amid Covid-19 pandemic

A member of staff at the University of Worcester has returned to work full time in General Practice to support the Covid-19 pandemic. Professor Kay Mohanna has been working at the University part-time for the past five years, lecturing, researching and supporting the University’s work to create the Three Counties Medical School.  But with staffing and resources in desperately short […]

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Student Tells of Impact of Coronavirus as she Joins Hospital Nursing Team

A University of Worcester student nurse has told of the “heart-breaking” impact of coronavirus she has seen working in healthcare and of her desire to help as she takes on an extended student nurse placement. Rosie Wilkinson is working at the Alexandra Hospital, in Redditch, the same hospital she was born in, and the same […]

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Student Nurse who Changed Careers Heads to NHS Frontline

Three years ago Becky Shuck was working as a beauty therapist. But when circumstances led her to witness the care of nurses first-hand, she knew this was the career for her. Now she is one of the University of Worcester’s 200 student nurses who are joining the frontline service of the NHS. Becky this week […]

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Senior Lecturer Pens Moving Account of Day on a COVID-19 Ward

Denisse Levermore, who lectures on the University’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health degree, wrote this piece as part of her own well-being, but also to share with students in future. “I wrote the diary piece to try to capture the day to day role of a nurse on an acute ward alongside the ongoing impact […]