Covid-19 response

Our community

Members of the University community share their experience, projects and research with Covid-19.

Our Health helps local community groups better understand Covid-19 research

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Students from the University of Edinburgh have used their skills and access to research to help local community groups better understand Covid-19 research

Prospective students get help during lockdown

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Would-be students from under-represented groups are benefitting from assistance offered by the University

University volunteers build database to share Covid-19 reviews

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Since lockdown began, University staff, students and alumni have built a database of reviews concerning Covid-19.

University supports local action through emergency micro-grants fund

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Many local organisations have had to pause their day-to-day activities to respond to the health crisis in their communities. As part of its response to Covid-19, the University has set up an emergency micro-grants fund to support these organisations in their essential work.

Lothian Lockdown: documenting life during Covid-19

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A group of University of Edinburgh researchers from the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences have begun a project to record life in lockdown by collecting video diaries.

Volunteers' Week: University staff and students help distribute food to those in need

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To mark Volunteers' Week, Kirsteen Shields speaks about her work to co-ordinate volunteers to help local charity, Cyrenians.

Accommodation teams support student life in lockdown

More than 5000 students in 45 locations have been supported by the University’s Accommodation, Catering and Events support team during the lockdown period.

The Edinburgh skill-sharing community

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A member of staff at the University of Edinburgh has set up a virtual skill-sharing initiative to bring communities together during the Covid-19 pandemic.