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.
Volunteer for the COVID-19 vaccination programme
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
English suicide rates didn't rise during first lockdown
Study shows suicide rates in England didn't rise following the first national lockdown in 2020, despite higher levels of distress.
Understanding the impact of long COVID on the immune system
Manchester scientists have discovered a persistent alteration in patients' immune systems six months after they have been hospitalised for COVID-19.
Study investigates impact of COVID-19 lung damage
A new national study will investigate the long-term effects of lung inflammation and scarring from COVID-19 to develop treatments and prevent disability.
Call for autistic girls support in school return
Researchers are calling for the needs of autistic girls to be better supported during the transition back to secondary school after the latest pandemic lockdown.
Breast cancer care safe and effective in pandemic
A study of early breast cancer patients has shown that, largely, treatments were delivered in line with normal practice, on time and to standard during the pandemic.
New training for COVID-19 contact tracers
Manchester experts are leading a project to develop motivational interviewing training for COVID-19 contact tracers.
Evidence supports COVID-19 hearing loss link
A systematic review of research evidence has associated COVID-19 with hearing loss and other auditory problems.
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World’s best university for social and environmental impact
We’re the top higher education institution in the world 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.
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The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on working women
27 April 2021, 1pm-2.30pm
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on work and working lives, and there is a recognised need to consider the issue of differential impacts across demographic groups..
Digital Futures - Digital Trust and Security Seminar with Guest Speaker Dr Bran Knowles, Senior Lecturer in Data Science, Lancaster University
28 April 2021, 1.45pm-3pm
We are delighted to announce Dr Bran Knowles, Senior Lecturer in Data Science, Lancaster University as the next speaker for the upcoming Digital Trust & Security Seminar Series, ta..
Sociology seminar: Radical uncertainty, pandemic mitigation & participatory crisis management (Elisa Pieri)
28 April 2021, 4pm-5pm
Sociology seminar, presented by Dr Elisa Pieri, University of Manchester. The current outbreak of COVID-19 is a stark reminder of our permanent exposure to risk of pandemic outbre..
Inequalities and the response to COVID-19. What researchers can do
29 April 2021, 12.30pm-1.30pm
Join us at the Institute for Health Policy and Organisation (IHPO) seminar series on 29 April. Register your interest on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ihpo-seminar-se..
Digital Futures - Digital Trust and Security Seminar with Guest Speaker Prof. Ajitha Rajan, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
12 May 2021, 12.45pm-2pm
We are delighted to announce Prof. Ajitha Rajan, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh as a guest speaker for the upcoming Digital Trust & Security Seminar Series, taking..