Dr Olympia Palikara contributes to briefing guidance for education professionals published by the BPS
Dr Olympia Palikara has contributed as co-author to the briefing guidance for education professionals published by the British Psychological Society about meeting the needs of children during transition back to school following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the resource here https://www.bps.org.uk/coronavirus-resources/public/back-to-school
How soon could schools reopen? Expert comment from Dr Michael Wyness
The leader of the Association of School and College Leaders has suggested that the earliest that schools could reopen following lockdown is 1 June. Dr Michael Wyness from the University of Warwick Centre for Education Studies has commented on how feasible this is and some of the factors that schools will have to consider when reopening to pupils.
Young person - big responsibility: Young Carers and Covid-19
Masters student starts ambulance volunteer work to support the NHS
Jinjue, one of our MA Psychology and Education students, has started a four week's ambulance volunteering as part of the St. John Ambulance.
She says "“As you may be aware, St John Ambulance is currently working very closely with the NHS to provide any support available at this critical moment with the pandemic. As a St John volunteer, we are offered the option to volunteer for the SJA response to COVID-19, and I have signed up to support the NHS. I will do my best to stay safe in the frontline, and hope everyone does their bit to stay safe as well!"
Well done Jinjue. It is really heartwarming to hear how our community is helping the NHS during this time.
MA Global Education and International Development student, Robyn Shreeve, has had a version of one of their essays published in the journal 'Compare'. This is a fantastic achievement, well done Robyn!