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
Briefing highlights impact of COVID-19 on highstreets
A new briefing has highlighted how the pandemic has impacted the UK’s ethnically diverse high streets.
Trial of COVID-19 vaccine booster begins
The University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, with Gritstone, have launched an early trial of a multivariant COVID-19 vaccine.
FDA-approved drugs reduce COVID-19 infection in lab
An in vitro study of FDA-approved drugs has shown some to be effective in slowing COVID-19 replication in infected human cells.
CPAP and oxygen have similar impact on COVID-19
Research shows that COVID-19 patients may be treated just as effectively with oxygen as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy.
North inequalities cost billions during pandemic
A report explains how much of the COVID-19 and all-cause mortality in the north were due to preventable higher deprivation and worse pre-pandemic health.
Poorest twice as likely to feel lonely in lockdown
New research from Manchester and UCL has found that over 50s in the poorest parts of society felt more isolated and lonely than the richest during the first lockdown.
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.
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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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Navigating crisis from the margins: LGBTQIA+ vulnerability and resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Research and stories from the UK and Brazil.
1 December 2021, 1pm-3pm
The coronavirus pandemic and responses have had uneven impacts on different segments of societies. Despite growing awareness and research into lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer,..