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.
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.
Donate now to The University of Manchester Emergency Hardship Fund and support students struggling financially because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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Read the latest advice from our experts on life during lockdown.
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Latest COVID-19 news, projects and insights
New PPE design could provide a breakthrough in COVID-19 fight
University staff and frontline medical workers have teamed up to design and test a new respirator for use during the pandemic.
Hearing appointments could be enhanced when done remotely
A survey has shown that audiologists feel the lockdown has brought beneficial changes to care of patients with hearing problems.
Virtual exhibition of COVID photos launched to mark World Suicide Prevention Day 2020
A patient safety research centre is using photography to highlight the importance of mental health during the pandemic.
New consortium to deliver answers on COVID-19 immunity
The UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium will provide critical insights on improving patient management and developing vaccines.
University professor leads recovery strategy for schools reopening after lockdown
Emeritus Professor Mel Ainscow will seek to involve 1,300 schools from across ten local authorities in Greater Manchester.
Supporting parental return-to-work during COVID-19
Manchester professors outline strategies to help both new parents and their managers handle the transition back into work during the pandemic.
Educating the region's children in lockdown
Tutor Trust is giving school children from low income families a boost through extra educational support.
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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
Levelling up regional resilience: Policy responses to COVID-19
23 September 2020, 12pm-1pm
Can lessons be learned from the recovery of UK regions to the global financial crisis of 2008 when it comes to dealing with the coronavirus pandemic recession? And does recovery fr..
2 October 2020, 1pm-2.30pm
This is about the climate challenge, both local and global – how to get the science/tech, economics, politics, culture and psychology all working together? On one small and frag..
How can nuclear play a part in a post-COVID-19 net zero future?
15 October 2020, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Join us for an online panel discussion on Thursday 15 October at 2:30pm. As the UK looks to implement a green recovery whilst sticking with existing targets for net zero, what doe..
20 October 2020, 1pm
An interactive Mind-Lab on local empowerment, collaborative (co)-governance, and the potential for a collective local intelligence, at a time of uncertainty and disruption…. Thi..
Vital Topics webinar: How a digital boost can help small businesses survive and thrive in the wake of COVID-19
21 October 2020, 5pm-6.30pm
In conversation with Sherry Coutu: How a digital boost can help small businesses survive and thrive in the wake of COVID-19 The pandemic has particularly impacted SMEs with foreca..