A year ago the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, while tomorrow - a national day of reflection - will take place one-year-on from the first lockdown. Here, we reflect on the ways the University of Hull has stepped up since the start of the pandemic.
A strong sense of community and a drive to make a contribution to the national response to COVID-19 has resulted in many incredible achievements at the University of Hull.
A commitment to supporting the NHS and driving advances in healthcare, including running international clinical trials for COVID-19 treatments, has resulted in many staff and students stepping up to join the UK’s fight against the virus.
Teams across the University have also worked extremely hard to adapt learning, teaching and research activities for the online environment, while the staff at the University’s on-campus mass testing centre have played a significant part in keeping staff and students safe.
Professor Susan Lea, Vice-Chancellor at the University, has paid tribute to all students and staff who at the pandemic’s onset moved rapidly to a predominantly online environment, and followed COVID-19 guidance, keeping COVID numbers low on campus throughout.