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University’s contributions to coronavirus fight featured in national campaign

9 April 2020

The University of Derby has been featured in a new national campaign which highlights the contributions that universities across the UK have made to help combat the spread of coronavirus.

The #WeAreTogether campaign launched by Universities UK, the body which represents the country’s higher education institutions, includes case studies that demonstrate how the sector has responded to the crisis.

The campaign focuses on contributions ranging from medical research to the provision of resources and personnel by universities.

It includes the University of Derby’s donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals in Derby and Chesterfield, the support of hundreds of its nursing and allied healthcare professions students for staff on the frontline, and the primary care hub facility which is currently based at its Kedleston Road site.

Professor Kathryn Mitchell DL, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby, said: “It is so important that universities across the country provide whatever help they can during these challenging times, and it is also right that their vital contributions are recognised too.

“I am very pleased that this campaign has been launched to highlight the sheer scale and breadth of the contribution from the higher education sector, through its wealth of knowledge, skills, and resources, to support our country in its time of greatest need.”

For more details of the contributions made by the University of Derby, visit the Coronavirus Community Information page or our website.

For further information contact the Corporate Communications team at pressoffice@derby.ac.uk or call 01332 591491.