With the COVID-19 pandemic currently having a devastating impact in India, we want to offer our condolences to our community of alumni and friends who have lost loved ones and our thoughts are with those who have loved ones living in the areas affected.
We know this may be a very difficult time for some of our students and the University is offering a range of services to support the wellbeing of those who have been affected in any way. We are also monitoring the situation with regards to the impact on our offer holders for 2021 entry and offering advice and guidance via our Warwick FAQ pages.
How Warwick is supporting in the crisis
Warwick Medical School (WMS) stands shoulder to shoulder with our regional healthcare community at this time. Through WMS expertise and networks, we are doing all we can to support this regional effort for India. The WMS Dean, Sudhesh Kumar, and our NHS Trust partners are working to ensure that equipment, resources and support get to the places that need it. They are and working with partners in India and with the South Asian NHS leaders’ network to coordinate a response to the request for help.
The strategy includes:
· Support and collation of requests from the Indian embassy for medicines and equipment;
· Peer to peer support by a buddy system via the embassy with hospitals in India;
· Directing charitable giving towards charities that can ensure aid reaches those who need it most;
· The creation and circulation of effective messages in India that worked in the UK, to reduce infection rates and improve vaccination take up.
This is a rapidly evolving situation. During these challenging times, we are frequently updating our website with news for students, as well as academic research and alumni information. Please stay connected and stay safe.