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COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020. In the United Kingdom, after extensive criticism across different sectors of society regarding government inaction and ineffective policies – as well as piecemeal communication about possible measures relating to citizens over age 70 to maintain social distancing for a period of months – HM Government […]
The Evolution of the UK Epidemic As an interested scientist, I have taken data from the UK government and provided some analysis and graphics to track the spread and impact of the outbreak. Today we saw another day with deaths exceeding 550, similar to yesterday’s figure. In the first chart I plot the number of […]
Like everyone else, I am stuck in my house on account of the COVID-19 outbreak, only going out for essentials and my one allowed walk per day. Fortunately, I have easy access to the beach, where I can get in a long walk without meeting too many people. It is actually an easier walk than […]
Stuck inside my family decided to get a Disney+ membership. This meant watching the new Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian. It is amazing. Definitely worth watching! The cutest thing about the show is BABY YODA. So, of course, I had to distract myself a little bit from my personal project and try my hand on […]
The Florence Nightingale Foundation 2020 Scholars Welcome Day went virtual this year on the 2nd April, as the impact of the coronavirus is felt worldwide. Greta Westwood, CEO, opened the day via Microsoft Teams and welcomed us, with a special thanks to the nurses and midwives who couldn’t join in online due to their roles […]
Our team of students have been employed as part of a pilot scheme to edit, check and create accurate subtitles for the University’s media content. The aim is to improve accessibility for those with hearing loss using media content published by the University. This pilot is the first of its kind, taking on an in-house team […]