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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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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Our campus and cultural institutions may be closed for now, but we’re making that sure that you can continue to learn from our experts and explore our wide range of resources.
Hear from some of our amazing researchers as they go online to tell you their story.
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Read the latest advice from our experts on life during lockdown.
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Read the latest news for staff and current and prospective students.
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Latest COVID-19 news, projects and insights
New research reveals teen resilience in the face of a pandemic
Experiences of Life in Lockdown explores how 16 to 19-year-olds coped under COVID-19 restrictions, with an emphasis on their wellbeing.
COVID-19 deaths in care homes ‘underestimated’
An early draft of a study has calculated that up to 10,000 more people may have died in care homes from COVID-19 than previously realised.
Lockdown caused changes in water consumption
Research has found that people having to work from home has relocated water consumption from public spaces and changed the peak times of water use.
Impact of lockdown on diabetes diagnosis published
Research shows that between March to July 2020 new diagnoses for type 2 diabetes were down 46% in England.
Donations enable research into impact of COVID-19 on hearing
Manchester audiology experts will use the funding to investigate the long-term impact on the hearing of adults.
Research to examine antibiotic treatment for sepsis in COVID-19
A study is looking to improve the use of antibiotics for patients with COVID-19 at risk of sepsis.
Should we worry about a decline in COVID-19 antibodies?
New research suggests that levels of antibodies against the coronavirus have declined across the UK population since testing began.
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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