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PdOC Slack Community

To aid with the transition to home-working, PdOC have launched

a Slack community for Cambridge postdocs to connect with,

and support, each other.

The Slack community can be found at:
The main goal of the Slack community is to provide a social support
platform for the postdoc community to engage and coordinate on a
range of issues, including:
  • Hosting virtual events and webinars.
  • Highlighting University and external online events.
  • Sharing motivation and home working tips.
  • Calls to engage in COVID19-related research.
  • Opportunities for online continuing professional development.
There's even a channel dedicated to pets that are helping with
working from home!
We hope the PdOC Slack community will be a useful and fun tool to
keep connected with each other and for sharing useful information.


Share more. Waste less.

Olio connects neighbours with each other and Food Waste Hero volunteers with local businesses, to share food (and other things) rather than chuck them away. 

Sharing is fast, free and friendly!

Lear more and see if you can join here




British Red Cross

Coronavirus: eight ways to be kind to your neighbours – and yourself

Looking for the best way to help people in your local community right now? 

The Red Cross believes that little acts of kindness are important, now more than ever, and really do go a long way in times of crisis.

How to help your neighbours

If you are safe and well:

 Keep in touch regularly with family, friends and neighbours – a quick chat on the phone or a message on social media will raise their spirits and yours.

– If you can, be the eyes and ears of your community (but keep that social distance!) by checking on people who may be vulnerable or isolated and finding out what they might need – can you pick up shopping or medicines safely and leave them where they can access them?

– No one needs trolley loads of toilet roll! Only buy what you need so that there is enough for everyone, especially for those who can’t afford to buy ahead.

– Do look after yourself – eating, sleeping and exercising safely (even indoors) will help keep you well and more able to support others.

And if you have to self-isolate:

– Keep talking about what you’re going through with family, friends and neighbours – speaking to people always helps.

– If you can, stick to your routines around the house, as this will help you feel more in control.

– No one needs to go through this alone. There is plenty of support out there – jot down a list of numbers e.g. charities, your local council, who can give advice.

– Do remember that we’re all in this together, you’re not alone and people care, so use all the contacts and networks you can to get through this challenge.