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You can help to provide vital support to our students, local community, and research.  

No person, organisation or community has been unaffected by coronavirus (Covid-19). Everyone is living through uncertain times. Students and the local community are facing increased hardship. You can make a difference. 

Throughout the pandemic, Solent University is helping those in need: providing vital grants to Solent students, supplies, including PPE, to local NHS Trusts and local community, and supporting research into the experiences of diverse and multicultural groups.  

Everyone has a role to play in the response to coronavirus. A donation to Covid-19-19 Response Fund will make a difference. The fund will support Solent students, the local community, and research linked to coronavirus.  

These are challenging times, but donations of any size make a collective impact. If you are in a position to help, you can enhance the response we offer to those affected by coronavirus. Your gift will be directed to the area of greatest need, enabling the University to be agile in its response to a changing situation. 

Please make your donation today. Your support will make a difference and enable us to do more.

A message from Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen Stanton 

Headshot of Solent's Vice-Chancellor Karen Stanton 

We are now seeing the full impact of coronavirus and can start to understand how we best support students, the local community and research. Together we can all make a difference in addressing the challenges from this pandemic. I ask you to join with me, our alumni, staff, and friends in donating to Solent University’s Covid-19 Response Fund.  

With a gift to this vital appeal, you can help those in need right now.  

Here are some ways that Solent has responded so far:

Supporting students

The University is continuing to support all those students who need help through its existing hardship funds, which have already been extended in light of the pandemic. We will ensure this support remains available as long as it is needed. However, with your help, we can and will do more. 

To date, we have adapted to our students’ needs including:

  • Helping over 180 students through a hardship fund.

  • Supplying students with food vouchers and grocery deliveries.

  • Awarding laptop grants to ensure access of our online learning packages.

  • Providing extra support to those students unable to travel home.

Supporting the community

Solent University prides itself on engaging with and being part of the local community.  As a result, our response to the pandemic has been to reach out a helping hand to those in our community in most need.  

You can find out about our local response by visiting our Covid-19 community page.  

Our community support includes: 

  • Donating 400 activity packs to the Radian Good Grub Club at Home initiative.

  • Supporting families with young children to prepare and budget low cost, nutritious meals.  

  • Donating a range of PPE equipment to local NHS trusts.

Supporting research

Research at Solent University is designed to have an impact in ‘the real world’ and to benefit the local communities we are here to serve.

Research areas proposed include:

  • Biomedical research investigating how an over-active immune response could be the cause of some fatalities due to Covid-19.

  • The impact the pandemic is having on exercise in vulnerable communities.

  • The wellbeing of those impacted by isolation due to the virus.

  • Asking Respiratory Nurses to record their experiences during the Pandemic to ensure that their voice is heard and is used to guide professional practice and training.

As a University, we will continue to conduct research on Covid-19 and to ensure that our findings are used to improve the health and wellbeing of as many people as possible. With your support, we can do more research and make sure that the results are shared as widely as possible.

Solent University is an exempt charity under the terms of the Charities Act 2011. Solent University is registered with the Fundraising Regulator.

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