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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page last updated: 23/07/2020


Our students, staff and alumni have been making innovative and inspiring contributions to the fight against Covid-19. From joining the NHS frontline early, to designing and manufacturing PPE, and fundraising for charity, you can read more about their efforts in the news stories below and on our LBU Together blog.

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Many of our academics have also been sharing their expert insight in the media on a diverse range of issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cancer nurse struggling with coronavirus sets up recovery website to help other patients

A PhD student at Leeds Beckett University who had coronavirus has now set up a recovery website to help others struggling with the disease.

Students launch first virtual festival to showcase end of year projects

Students have collaborated to launch Leeds Beckett University’s first ever virtual festival in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Alumni from 1970s raise £6,000 for NHS after charity challenge

Friends who met whilst studying at Leeds Beckett University in the 1970s have raised more than £6,000 after completing a gruelling charity challenge.

Academics investigate global psychological impact of COVID-19

Academics from Leeds universities have joined a global network of over 100 researchers in 65 countries to investigate the global impact of COVID-19 on people’s psychological behaviours and quality of life.

Mental health seminar series to support transition back to school

Leeds Beckett University has launched a seminar series in partnership with Bupa UK Foundation to support the mental health of staff and pupils transitioning back to school following the coronavirus outbreak.

Hundreds of NHS staff trained at reopened buildings during pandemic

Hundreds of NHS staff have been trained at Leeds Beckett University buildings in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pitching in lockdown leads to competition success for students

Two talented teams from Leeds Beckett University are celebrating after receiving joint first place in the Grayling Prize - an annual partnership between the university and global PR agency, Grayling, in unusual circumstances.

WW2 blackout rested on clear messaging now needed in COVID fight

The public needs clear messaging in order to follow social distancing rules as restrictions following the coronavirus outbreak are relaxed, according to a policy paper by academics at Leeds Beckett University.

Free dementia training during COVID-19 pandemic

Free training resources to help those caring for or supporting people with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic have been unveiled by Leeds Beckett University.

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