How The University of Manchester is contributing to the fight against coronavirus
At The University of Manchester, our people are working together and with partners from across society to understand coronavirus (COVID-19) and its wide-ranging impacts on our lives.
Researchers, teachers, students and professional service staff are combining their knowledge to contribute to the local, national and international response to the disease.
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Whoever you are, and wherever you are based in the UK, you can play a role in saving lives.
Reflections on the first six months of the pandemic
Read about the University's role in the Greater Manchester response to COVID-19.
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Research to tackle the coronavirus and its impacts
This is a university with a rich history of breakthrough research, innovation and social responsibility, where people help to tackle global challenges. Our academics have rapidly come together to apply their knowledge to help tackle coronavirus.
We're bringing together the strengths of our partnerships to focus on this public health crisis.
Our researchers are exploring all aspects of coronavirus, from prevention to treatment.
We’re applying our understanding of society and culture to plot the way forward.
Our scientific expertise is helping us see the pandemic in new ways.
How our people are helping the response
Driven by the courage, humanity and pioneering spirit that are among our University’s values, Manchester’s people are going the extra mile to help communities locally and nationally.
See the many ways in which our people are making a difference.
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Latest COVID-19 news, projects and insights
New report addresses ethnic disparity in COVID-19
The Runnymede Trust and the University have published findings into the possible causes and solutions to the ethnic inequalities presented during the pandemic.
Systemic racism could be exacerbating COVID-19 health inequalities
An analysis has outlined the role of systemic racism as a fundamental cause and driver of adverse health outcomes during the pandemic.
Less people with mental health issues seeking help
Research shows that in the first month of UK lockdown (April 2020), the number of people seeking help for mental illness or self-harm dropped by more than a third.
Education toolkit launched to support teens
Researchers have created a short film of teenagers’ lockdown experiences alongside a free online toolkit for education staff working to support young people.
Face masks being designed to help communication
Researchers are working on a new design for a re-usable mask that could be made freely available to help those with hearing loss.
Hello future project given grant amid pandemic
Manchester Museum has been awarded a Capital Kickstart grant to push forward with its hello future capital project.
Child cancer patients at no greater risk of severe COVID-19
A study has found that children with cancer who have COVID-19 don’t appear to be at any increased risk of severe infection.
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UK’s best university for social and environmental impact
We’re the top higher education institution in the country in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings. The rankings use the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as a framework, including SDG 3: Good health and well-being.
Read more on how the SDGs inform our work