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Working with the public and third sector

We believe that working with the public and third sector helps us to deliver high quality services and opportunities, to the most disaffected areas of society, finding innovative solutions and offering much needed services to support critical needs including access to education and employment.

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Volunteering on the COVID-19 frontline

More than 25 PhD students volunteered to help University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire with COVID-19 testing along with 50 paramedic students who have taken up frontline roles with West Midlands Ambulance Service to assist with emergency responses across the West Midlands. Read this first hand account of one of the volunteers.

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FabLab manufactures protective equipment for NHS staff

The University worked with partners to donate, create, and deliver equipment and PPE to local partners in the fight to control COVID-19 in March-April 2020. The Coventry City based FabLab created and donated 900 PPE masks Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

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Assessing the effectiveness of stockpiled PPE

Academic staff helped develop a rapid test to assess the effectiveness of stockpiled PPE, responding in days with high quality research to create life-saving results.

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