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This week, Deputy Principal (Research) Professor Jon Friedland shares his thoughts in a new video about research at St George's during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

In the video, Jon talks about the long-standing strengths of research and translational science at St George's, how the University is tackling the COVID-19 pandemic - including through trials of a new vaccine, about which further information follows below - and how, especially during this uncertain time, the University's research can be source of pride and inspiration for everyone across the institution. 

Watch the video here

COVID-19 Vaccine Study open to patients and staff 

The St George’s Vaccine Institute is looking for healthy volunteers to participate in a COVID-19 vaccine trial. This study is open to staff and members of the public, and aims to find a safe vaccine that can be used to create immune responses against the virus, and thus prevent the disease. 

Staff and members of the public would be welcome to apply - if you are aged 18-55 and in good health, you could be eligible to participate. The study involves 4 visits to the institute - based within St George's, University of London - over a period of 6 months, and volunteers will be reimbursed up to £190 for their time, travel and contribution to the trial.

For more information, click here.

Latest student communication

As mentioned in George’s Weekly earlier this week, during the current COVID-19 disruption, we will be sending all staff a brief email to alert them when a message is sent to all students briefing them on developments. We hope this will help you as staff to keep up to date with communications sent to our students at this time. Copies of all previous messages sent to students and the latest FAQs relating to COVID-19 can be found on the website

The week’s student briefing email has just been sent – it includes a recording of a student Q&A session and information about fees and hardship funding. You can read it here.


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