#TeamLivUni tackling Coronavirus

Read our blog for a behind the scenes look at how our University community is dealing with the pandemic, and how we are adapting to the many challenges Covid-19 has presented.


Liverpool Scholars: mentoring students during a global pandemic

Posted on: 12 March 2021 | Category: March posts

Anusha Yoganathan and Blessita Sabu are students from our School of Medicine, who also work as Student Advocates in the Widening Participation team. Usually this would involve mentoring students face to face, helping with campus tours, creating online videos about their subject of study and giving university tips. In the past few months, they have been working with the Liverpool Scholars, Realising Opportunities and other mentoring groups to support students academically in their subjects - many of whom have had their studies disrupted. Here they tell us how it has been going, and how vital it has been to maintain support for young people and their studies in difficult times.


The Archive in Cyberspace: online teaching with Special Collections materials

Posted on: 9 March 2021 | Category: March posts

front cover of Arthur C Clarke's Amazing stories

Dr Phoenix Alexander is the Science Fiction Collections Librarian at the University of Liverpool Library, where he curates the largest catalogued collection of science fiction in Europe. During the 2020 academic year, the Library’s Special Collections and Archives department was closed to all researchers, and it became necessary for the archivists and librarians to think of innovative solutions to make the collections accessible in digital spaces. This blog post talks about some of the ways in which Phoenix and his colleagues approached the challenges of teaching with special collections materials during a pandemic.


The importance of teamwork in SARS-COV-2 research

Posted on: 1 March 2021 | Category: March posts

researchers in lab

Hannah Trivett is a PhD student who has been working on Covid-19 genome sequencing. She tells us how important a team work ethic has been in tackling the pandemic and contributing to the national scientific efforts in finding out more about the virus.


How to empower citizens to fight fake news during Covid-19

Posted on: 22 February 2021 | Category: February posts

Fake news excerpt

Misinformation, or semi-fake news, has been seen in abundance during the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr Elinor Cami and Dr Elena Musi and their project team worked with colleagues from the University of Dundee to launch a chatbot enabled website to help improve people’s ability to spot semi-fake news. Here they tell us how the project is going and how it will continue to help people post Covid-19.


#Teamlivuni student doctors support the Covid-19 vaccine rollout across the city region 

Posted on: 15 February 2021 | Category: February posts

student doctors

Over 500 students from the University’s School of Medicine jumped at the chance to support the COVID vaccine roll out, and have been struck by the power of a tiny vial to lift the spirits - not least their own.  Lauren Mathews, Communications and Events Officer in our School of Medicine, has been finding out more.


Behind the Screens: images of research in the time of coronavirus

Posted on: 26 January 2021 | Category: January posts

cat on windowsill next to computer

Dr Katherine Roscoe is an Early Career Researcher in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology funded by the Leverhulme Trust, and also deputy co-chair of the Research Staff Association. In this post, she writes about her experience of being an organiser for the 'Images of Research in the Time of Coronavirus' competition as part of the Research Staff Conference 2020.


Covid-19: the uninvited guest

Posted on: 18 January 2021 | Category: January posts

wreath on door

Hannah Jefferies is a Digital Project Manager within the External Relations department. In this post, she tells us about her experience of Covid-19, and how she and her family took the opportunity to contribute to research to bolster efforts in combatting this awful disease.


Ness Botanic Gardens: adapting and transforming during Covid-19

Posted on: 16 December 2020 | Category: December posts

Kestrel perched on branches at Ness Gardens

Thom Williamson is the Operations Administrator at Ness Botanic Gardens located on the Wirral peninsular. In this blog, he tells us what it has been like working at Ness this year, and how great it has been to reopen so that the public can enjoy the great outdoors safely in challenging times.


How students have been helping others during Covid-19

Posted on: 10 December 2020 | Category: December posts

Social media profile for Izzy Bowles for Wirral unplugged

Isabella Bowles is a third year undergraduate student in the School of Psychology. She volunteers with Wirral Unplugged as their Marketing and Communications Assistant. Izzy tells us about volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights the important role students have played in helping others through difficult times.


Delivering an Airport Transfer service during COVID-19

Posted on: 1 December 2020 | Category: December posts

University of Liverpool signs

Tamara Sabri is an Operations Manager at the University of Liverpool. Here she tells us how the team have adapted the 'Meet and Greet' Airport Transfer service to ensure students still receive a warm and friendly welcome to Liverpool.


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    Liverpool Scholars: mentoring students during a global pandemic

    Posted on: 12 March 2021 | Category: March posts

    Anusha Yoganathan and Blessita Sabu are students from our School of Medicine, who also work as Student Advocates in the Widening Participation team. Usually this would involve mentoring students face to face, helping with campus tours, creating online videos about their subject of study and giving university tips. In the past few months, they have been working with the Liverpool Scholars, Realising Opportunities and other mentoring groups to support students academically in their subjects - many of whom have had their studies disrupted. Here they tell us how it has been going, and how vital it has been to maintain support for young people and their studies in difficult times.


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