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Supporting our students during the COVID-19 pandemic

30 October

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges for our students and any member of our staff who interacts with students, regardless of their role, may be called upon to offer help and advice. Over the last few months the University has published details of the wide range of guidance, resources and student experience offerings available […]

Study to test ‘eye retraining’ treatment for sight loss caused by stroke


Researchers at the University of Liverpool are leading a new study to test the effectiveness of a treatment for ‘retraining’ the eyes for people who experience a loss of vision after stroke. Funded by eye research charity Fight for Sight and the Stroke Association, the study hopes to establish a new standard of care for […]

Black History Month

Black History Month: 14 podcasts, Netflix films, Instagram accounts and books


To celebrate Black History Month we’ve rounded up a list of podcasts, series, books and Instagram accounts for you to explore. If you’ve got a suggestion that isn’t on this list, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us on Facebook, Instagram (@LivUni) or Twitter to share your suggestions. Films, series and documentaries Rocks A […]

26: Engaging with news media

28 October

In this episode Suzi speaks to Tom West, head of operations in one of the University’s institutes, about how he changed how he consumed news, after finding it was impacting on his mental health. This includes an exploration of the evidence around how news can affect us, strategies he found worked for him, and how […]

Mental health researcher features in ‘Decade of Health’ campaign


A University of Liverpool researcher features in a new national media campaign to highlight research being carried out in the UK that benefits the health of people globally. The Decade of Health campaign is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and profiles Dr Ross White as one of ‘10 people in the UK […]

AI and law sector expert appointed to LawtechUK Panel


Professor Katie Atkinson, Dean of the University’s School of Electrical Engineering Electronics & Computer Science, has been selected to join the Panel of LawtechUK, a government backed initiative to help transform the UK legal sector through technology. The LawtechUK Panel consists of leaders and experts from the public and private sectors collaborating to accelerate the […]

Award success for geographic data scientist

26 October

Dr Daniel Arribas-Bel, a senior lecturer in Geographic Data Science at the University’s Department of Geography and Planning, is the recipient of the inaugural CARTO `Spatial Data Scientist of the Year’ award. Dr Arribas-Bel is a member of the University’s Geographic Data Science Lab and an ESRC Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. He is […]

Andy Burnham’s standoff with London was always about more than just lockdown money

23 October

This article by Dr Alex Nurse was first published for `The Conversation’: England’s local leaders have clashed bitterly with the Westminster government over the chaos that has surrounded the decision to enforce tighter coronavirus restrictions in some parts of the country. The most stringent measures – tier 3 – stop short of lockdown, but mandate […]

New online tool launched for students and staff to report harassment and hate crime


The University has launched a new system to facilitate the reporting of sexual misconduct, bullying, harassment and hate crime. The new online system, ‘Report + Support’, enables students and staff to request support if they have been affected by issues relating to sexual misconduct bullying, harassment or hate crime and offers support and guidance. The […]

University announces new partnership to help tackle racial harassment


Anthony Walker The University of Liverpool is proud to announce a new partnership with The Anthony Walker Foundation to help with the ongoing work to build a more inclusive campus for all students and staff. Last year, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) released a report entitled ‘Tackling racial harassment: Universities challenged’. This report […]

University publishes plan to build a more inclusive campus for all students and staff


The University of Liverpool has today published a plan, ‘Tackling Racial Harassment: Universities Challenged – A University of Liverpool Response’, which highlights the activity taking place across the University to tackle racial harassment and build a more inclusive campus for all students and staff. Last year, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) released a […]

25: Podcast reflections and news


Suzi and Helen look back on the highlights and challenges of starting a podcast in a pandemic. Find out why we created the podcast, what we’ve learnt, our plans for the future, and how this podcast has helped our mental health. We love hearing your feedback, ideas and questions: our email address is covidpod@liverpool.ac.uk

COVID-19 tool predicts risk of hospitalisation and death

22 October

UK researchers have developed a new risk model to predict a person’s risk of being admitted to hospital and dying from COVID-19. The ‘QCOVID’ model has been shown to accurately estimate risk during the first wave of the pandemic in England, in new research involving the University of Liverpool. The model uses readily available information […]

New spin out company will take the pain out of potholes 


The University of Liverpool has formed a new spin out company – Robotiz3d Ltd – to take forward new technology that has the potential to radically transform road maintenance. Robotiz3d Ltd is a joint venture spin out company established in partnership with A2e Ltd and will receive investment from the University’s Enterprise Investment Fund, alongside […]

Millions under lockdown on wrong side of digital divide


Research by the University of Liverpool’s Professor Simeon Yates, on behalf of Good Things Foundation, reveals that millions of people are facing tougher regional lockdowns on the wrong side of the digital divide. Approximately nine million people across the UK are still unable to fully use the internet (source: Lloyds Consumer Digital Index 2020), and […]

New national study into neurological impact of COVID-19

21 October

A grant worth over two million pounds has been awarded to clinical researchers from the University of Liverpool and King’s College London to investigate the neurological and neuropsychiatric effects of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Clinical Neuroscience Study (COVID-CNS) will look at 800 UK patients who were admitted to hospital with COVID-19 and had neurological or neuropsychiatric […]

Using knowledge of the past to inform future climate responses

20 October

A new research project will explore how historically landscapes, communities and people have coped with, and adapted to, environmental change with a view to informing current and future climate responses. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and in collaboration with Historic England, the Universities of Glasgow and Northumbria, the project will consider […]

University joins new employability programme for autistic students

16 October

The University of Liverpool has joined The Employ Autism Higher Education Network, a ground-breaking higher education employability programme, which aims to unlock the potential of autistic students and help them into full-time work. The nationwide programme is run by Santander, through Santander Universities UK, and the charity Ambitious about Autism and will enable autistic students […]

24: “What I wish I’d known when I started medical school”


Medical students and graduates share what they wish someone had told them when they started medical school. We’ve made this episode particularly for the first-year medics starting University during COVID restrictions, but I think it’s useful for us all to reflect on what we’ve learnt about looking after our mental health. Thank you so much […]

Obituary: Dave Rafferty


The Victoria Gallery & Museum (VG&M) is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of  Dave Rafferty. The VG&M Team pay tribute: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our friend and colleague Dave Rafferty who died suddenly and far too soon. Dave, or ‘Raff’ as most of us knew him, […]