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Celebrating our students #IWD2021

Students from the University have been supporting the efforts against Covid-19 and during the first wave of the pandemic

The theme of this years International Women’s Day is “the tremendous efforts by women and girls in shaping the recovery from the Covid-19 Pandemic.” Our students have contributed to this recovery in a huge variety of ways from volunteering at food banks, to working on placement in schools.

Around 450 University of Worcester students put themselves forward to work on the frontline, including those studying to be nurses, midwives, paramedics and physiotherapists. Here are stories from just a few of those students.

BSc Adult Nursing student, Lucy Pugh

Lucy has recently been recognised for her tireless dedication to providing outstanding care, including during the pandemic, with the University of Worcester Exceptional Care Award.

Lucy’s dedication to her work is such that, when the ward she was working on was designated as a Covid-19 ward during the first 8 weeks of the outbreak, she took the difficult decision to send her daughter, who has asthma, to live with her father in order to keep her safe.

Paramedic Science student, Deborah Calverley

Deborah had talked about being a paramedic for years, but life and having a family had meant it was a distant ambition that she did not think was achievable.

Last year, as a second year student, she joined the NHS frontline as one of dozens of University of Worcester students out on the road in ambulances across the region.

2020 Adult Nursing Graduate, Rosie Wilkinson

Recently qualified, Rosie Wilkinson, was one of hundreds of University of Worcester students to join the frontline during her final year of her degree during the first wave of the pandemic.

Since qualifying, Rosie has secured a role in the NHS and is helping with the fight against Covid-19.

You can read a whole range of student stories on the University News page.

Celebrating our staff

Read about some of our staff who are playing an integral role in our recovery from Covid-19 Pandemic.

Gender equality at Worcester

In recent years the University has been recognised in a number of ways for its valuable work contributing to Gender Equality.  

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