Friday, 6 November 2015

Plymouth in World Antibiotic Awareness Week

PU activities for World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW - 16-20th November) are being coordinated by Mat Upton, with help from staff in External Relations and Communications and Marketing. There is a social media campaign planned (Mat needing particular help because he is such a Twitter novice!) and student ambassadors will be out around campus at various times to help students carry out a short online survey and give more background. Details about WAAW are on the PU events webpage, but Mat is happy to talk to anyone who wants to know more (or wants to get involved!).

Mat has a particular interest in this subject, which is very relevant to some of his research, but he really feels that this is something we should all be interested in - rising levels of antibiotic resistance will have an impact on everyone. So…..learn about antibiotic resistance and how to protect these precious medicines by following the links on the webpage and think about pledging to be an Antibiotic Guardian!