West Midlands Combined Universities response to COVID-19

West Midlands Combined Universities response to COVID-19

In these times when there is so much uncertainty and tough decisions are being taken by businesses and people every day, West Midlands Combined Universities (WMCU) are doing all they can to support not only their staff and students but communities and organisations in the region, through this crisis.

The WMCU is a consortium made up of Birmingham City University, Coventry University and the University of Wolverhampton, each institution has transformed some of their services and realigned certain resources to help tackle the virus and those impacted.

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Take a look at just some of the great initiatives delivered or underway at Coventry University, Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton.


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Coventry University answers call to help the NHS

Coventry University and its students are answering the call to help the NHS in the fight against COVID-19.

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Tips to help parents tackle maths teaching at home

Maths can be daunting for parents, but there are ways teachers can help them work with their children during current situation.

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Helping Coventry school pupils during lockdown

Coventry University Volunteer Mentors work with focus list pupils who are disengaged or struggling with school, to boost their confidence, grades and behaviour.

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Tim Downing, Coventry Foodbank Volunteer

Tim Downing is volunteering as a driver for Coventry Foodbank, delivering food packages to support local people in food crisis.

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Support our Emergency Response

The Covid-19 outbreak has had huge impacts for everyone and has seen a significant change in the way of life for many of our students.

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Free, family friendly webinars

Coventry University’s Institute of Coding (IoC) have been releasing a series of free, family friendly webinars delivering essential digital skills and information during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coventry University donates PPE to frontline staff

Coventry University has donated crucial personal protective equipment in a bid to help frontline care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Manufacture and donation of face shield visors to NHS

Coventry University is manufacturing full face protection equipment to donate to local NHS and public health teams to help frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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FabLab manufactures protective equipment for NHS staff

Coventry University’s FabLab is manufacturing straps for facemasks to make them more comfortable for frontline NHS staff to wear during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coventry University offers flagship building for NHS training

Coventry University has reopened its Alison Gingell building to help the NHS to train staff to take up clinical roles in the fight against Covid-19 in Warwickshire.


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