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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Media contacts and coverage
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Latest COVID-19 news, projects and insights
Pandemic had most impact on young in deprived areas
Research shows that deprived areas suffered more excess deaths during the pandemic, with a disproportionate impact on their younger age groups.
Art explores 'uncertain futures' of women over 50
A collaborative artwork has launched at Manchester Art Gallery exploring the futures of women in work in Greater Manchester post-pandemic.
Research shows challenges of older people during COVID-19
A report has revealed the challenges faced by over 50's during the pandemic, especially those living in deprived areas.
Guide to help challenge COVID-19 conspiracy theories
A guide has launched to help science communicators have conversations about coronavirus conspiracy theories.
Study reveals excess death gaps during pandemic
A study has shown strong disparities in excess death rates in England and Wales during the first 30 weeks of the pandemic.
Scientists accelerate path to drugs for COVID-19
Scientists at the University have developed a more efficient method to produce medicines that are in development for treating COVID-19.
Researchers uncover impact of COVID-19 on type 2 diabetes diagnosis
The team estimates that the diagnosis of the disease was missed or delayed for around 60,000 people in the UK.
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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.
Read more on how the SDGs inform our work
GM Connected Health Ecosystem: Digital Transformation & Ageing in Greater Manchester
26 July 2021, 10am-12pm
The next Connected Health Ecosystem of 2021 will be held virtually on Monday 26th July, 10.00-12.00. The Ecosystem event will feature presentations from the projects, and will off..