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Time to #ClapfortheNHS! Thankful for all keyworkers during this difficult time 💙 This is how our #ARUheroes are tackling the pandemic: Our people are volunteering for the NHS, sewing scrubs and using 3D printers to create protective face masks and shields. As well as volunteering, many ARU staff have answered the call from the Government to return to practice to assist the NHS in areas such as nursing, physiotherapy, and operating department practice. Health and social care students have also been called up to help in the battle against the coronavirus and to support vulnerable people. Staff are also staying on campus to support students in accommodation, with a buddy scheme in operation. We’ve supplied medical and personal protective equipment to the NHS and to local care homes, and we have staff helping to build the Nightingale Hospital in London. University equipment is being put to good use: we've lent a specialist Tecan robotic machine to the Government to help increase the UK's testing capacity. Teaching has moved online, and our students are doing a brilliant job of adapting. One of our students has even published a book. The Day the Lines Changed is written and illustrated by Kelley Donner, MA Illustration and Book Arts student, and aims to explain coronavirus and social distancing to children. With social distancing affecting many face-to-face services, our Law Clinic has moved online and is continuing to offer free legal advice to people in need. Our student services remain available, with study support, library services and health and wellbeing appointments offered online. Research projects such as the music therapy initiative Together in Sound for people living with dementia, have been continuing to run online. We're also inviting our community to get involved in new projects, such as RadioMe. Researchers from ARU are leading projects to explore the effects of self-isolation, and offering insights into ways to boost our health and wellbeing. Whatever you're doing – whether you’re a key worker or helping by staying at home – you're all #ARUHeroes. #ThankYouThursday #MakeItBlue

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