Image of the COVID-19 virus

Coronavirus: our response

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our community came together to donate vital medical equipment, work and volunteer on the front line, and expand our understanding of COVID-19 and the effects of social distancing. And of course teaching continued, so our students could achieve the qualifications they deserve.

Keeping safe at university

Support for our community

We donated much-needed medical equipment to local NHS Trust and care homes, offered innovation vouchers to our region's businesses, and more.

Innovation support for our region's businesses Medical equipment for the NHS Celebrating ARU heroes

Applying our research expertise

Our researchers led projects to investigate the treatment of coronavirus, and explore the effects of lockdown on our health and wellbeing.

Find out more about our COVID-19 research Test detects COVID-19 in 20 minutes Drug combinations to reduce COVID-19 complications