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Ventilators, visors, volunteers and testing - More than a dozen more ways Warwick staff & students are helping respond to the pandemic

I promised to come back to you soon to tell you about even more about the work of many more of our dedicated staff and students I these challenging times and today I am keeping that promise. Here many more ways in which our students and staff are helping from ventilators, visors, and volunteering to helping produce more COVID-19 testing ,and providing online computing experiments for primary school children now learning at home.

In many cases we can’t name the individuals as we want to leave them in peace to get on with their work but where we can they are named below.

Once again I want to give my personal thanks to each and every one of them – they are all inspiring people that are helping us all in these difficult times.”

Professor Stuart Croft

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick


Five ways in which University of Warwick staff and students are assisting in the response to the pandemic

Left to right University of Warwick Chemistry stores manager Steve Dawson; Neil Gillespie, Senior Civil Engineering Technician School of Engineering; Alan Warwood Head of Facilities in Estates;  & Kevin Murphy Chemistry Core technician with one of the loads of PPE supplies delivered to UCHW “There are many ways in which universities can actively assist in the response to the pandemic. Many of our staff and students have not just been asking how they can help but they have simply got on and done so. Here are just five of things those colleagues and students are doing now, some of whom are named below. I want to give my personal thanks to each and every one of them make note of what they have done to help. I hope very soon to be able to tell you about even more about the work of many more of our dedicated staff and students I these challenging times”

Professor Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick
Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12:47 | Tags: University of Warwick, Engineering, research, Chemistry, WMS

Video consultations with GP are viable alternative during social distancing measures

Patients and general practice staff are receptive to greater use of video consultations in general practice, however concerns about accessibility and technical challenges have been an obstacle to the technology being widely adopted, a University of Warwick study has found.

Wed 25 Mar 2020, 11:00 | Tags: Health, research, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

Coronavirus fears increase economic anxieties, researchers find

In the first analysis of how COVID19 affects economic sentiment, a team of researchers including Dr Thiemo Fetzer and Dr Christopher Roth from the University of Warwick has found that the arrival of the new Coronavirus in a country is associated with a sharp increase in Google searches indicative of anxieties and economic fears.


Support for polycystic ovary syndrome’s lifelong conditions lacking, survey reveals

Treating polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) as only a fertility condition is leaving those with the condition at greater risk of developing related long-term health conditions, according to women surveyed and interviewed in University of Warwick research. Researchers found support and awareness lacking for other symptoms of PCOS, such as obesity, sleep apnoea, hirsutism, acne, and increased risks in developing type 2 diabetes and mental health issues.

Thu 12 Mar 2020, 09:50 | Tags: research, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

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