The Co-op in Newcastle University Students’ Union has introduced a scheme where those working or volunteering to support the NHS can receive free food.
Both introduced and funded by Students’ Union, its stated on its Facebook page that it wanted to help these volunteers and workers by giving them “something in return for the amazing work you are doing”.
All that is required is that the student shows their NHS ID at the till as well as their student smartcard, and their free meal deal can be redeemed. There is the offer of one meal per shift.
The university is supporting students who are helping in the fight against COVID-19, and they have said that:
“Helping others might not change the world but it will change the world of the people you help.”
Students are helping out at the Freeman Hospital at the COVID-19 screening facility, including both volunteers and Medical School students who graduated early. There are currently more than ten students enlisted to be trained, who will step up to help NHS staff over the coming weeks. As well as these students, over seven hundred of our Newcastle University community have now volunteered to help combat the virus to work on the front line. Newcastle medical students have also set up a North East group of “Medical Students Helping Hands”. This is a nationwide initiative that offers to help NHS staff with childcare, shopping and animal care across the region.
Last modified: 1st May 2020