Help tell the story of the coronavirus and UoN


July 17th, 2020

Staff and students are being asked to submit photos, videos and anecdotes that help tell the story of the University during the pandemic. 

Since March 2020 life has changed dramatically for everyone. For the first time in its history the University asked all but essential staff to work from home and teaching moved online. 

Via Teams calls, with interruptions from children and pets, we had an insight into our colleagues’ home life and décor. 

We worked alongside local and national stakeholders to provide expertise and support to those fighting the Coronavirus. 

Researchers began work on vaccines and treatment as well as the impact of the Coronavirus across many different areas of life. 

Teaching staff used new and innovative ways of virtually engaging with students. 

Security teams joined in weekly NHS clap for carers and while large parts of our campuses lay empty wildlife thrived.  

As the crisis continued thoughts turned to the future. Teams were put in place to get essential buildings reopened albeit in a very different way and in September the University plans to welcome students back to Nottingham. 

Official records and communications (such as blogs and press releases) are being collected for the University Archive. These will help document the University community’s work related to the pandemic for the benefit of future generations, but we are asking for colleagues across the institution to bring it to life. 

We’d like photos and videos from staff and students of all campuses including China and Malaysia sharing key moments from the months of the pandemic. 

This might be pictures of your home office, screen shots of Teams meetings, videos of buildings reopening on campus, photos of how you’ve taught students remotely. 

A selection of these will then be used to create a visual timeline and added to the University Archive to complement the official institutional records. 

Please think about what content you would like to remember about working life during the last few months and consider submitting content to tell your story. Bear in mind that this material may be published online so do seek permission from anyone featured in your content. Images, videos and content should be submitted to coronastories@uniofnottm.onmicrosoft.com. 

If you are filming new video footage please consider the following guidelines. 

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