UEA is one community enriched by all of the staff and students who are part of it. The events unfolding in the USA are upsetting to watch and we stand in solidarity with all of our black students and staff at this difficult time.
This week is Volunteers’ Week (Monday 1 June - Sunday 7 June), and with UEA students, staff and alumni giving up their free time throughout lockdown, this feature is full to the brim with selfless efforts from our UEA community.
With face coverings becoming a familiar sight in supermarkets, public spaces and especially health care settings, some crafty members of the public have come to the aid of UEA paramedic students by supplying each of them with their own reusable face mask.
Smell loss has been added to the list of symptoms for Covid-19, thanks in part to research from Norwich Medical School. And now you can contribute to the growing body of evidence that links anosmia – not being able to smell or taste – with coronavirus, by taking part in a survey.
After seven weeks and hundreds of hours worked by volunteers, the University of East Anglia’s (UEA) production of visors and Ear Comfort Bands (ECBs) has come to an end, with the final assembly totals exceeding 12,000 of each.
Third-year Learning Disability Nursing student Emily Paterson has had to make one of the most difficult sacrifices of all, separating herself from her daughter during the COVID-19 pandemic. With help from her course mates, she has demonstrated her love by recording a sign language video
Thanks to the generous response of alumni, charities and UEA partners, the total for the Student Hardship Fund has reached £75,000 – and the donations are already having an impact on the lives of students at UEA.