'Cranfield Community' is a way of bringing together activity and expertise across the whole University to support and serve our students, staff, alumni, partners and clients in these unprecedented times. Highlights and good news stories can be found on social media by searching for #CranfieldCommunity.

Using our expertise

Cranfield’s experts in design, technology, engineering and science are working to rapidly create tools for health professionals that address the challenges of COVID-19. Current initiatives include the design of a new simple, low-cost Bag Valve Mask ventilator, a new paper-based test that can detect early signs of COVID-19 in wastewater and crash testing stretchers for the ambulance service.

Supporting the wider community

Staff and students at Cranfield are working to make a difference to the wider community in a variety of ways. Staff at Cranfield Defence and Security have donated personal protective equipment to local NHS surgeries and British Army reservists within the University will be reinforcing the national response to COVID-19. One of our PhD students, Lydia Frumosu, is volunteering in a hospital’s emergency department, having formerly worked in an NHS nuclear medicine unit.

Our School of Management is offering a number of free, online resources and webinars to help businesses of all sizes to navigate through current challenges, as well as a specialist programme to help SMEs triage and stabilise. Further information can be found on our Knowledge Hub and our Business Growth Response Programme platform.

We’ve also created some resources for children which can be viewed and downloaded from our resources page.

Supporting each other

We continue to deliver our courses to thousands of students following our rapid switch to online teaching, seminars and tutorials. We are supporting students who remain on campus by keeping open vital services and facilities and staying in regular contact with them.

Find out more about our current activity, research and events by browsing the items below. You can also read the latest updates by following our accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, and searching for #CranfieldCommunity.

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