Covid-19 response

Our community

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

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

A volunteer stands in front of food he is organising for distribution
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

A woman sits in front of an open laptop
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.

Mental health at heart of online initiative

Wellbeing during lockdown is the focus of a new project launched by a group of Edinburgh students.

University steps up support for Streetwork during Covid-19 crisis

Streetwork’s Rankin Barr receives a donation of face masks from Professor Natascha Gentz
The University of Edinburgh has been playing its part to support vulnerable rough sleepers by working with local charity Streetwork.

Scientists bring virtual experiments into kids’ homes

A group of researchers is overcoming the barriers of lockdown, to help school children discover the wonders of science in their own homes.

Preserving the memories of life in lockdown

An archive is being created to capture the ‘new normal’ way of life being experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gaelic Buddies: new connections for Gaelic-medium pupils in lockdown

Bria Mason with laptop
The University of Edinburgh’s Gaelic Officer, Bria Mason, has created a new matchmaking service to link Gaelic Medium Education (GME) pupils with Gaelic speakers to keep up their conversation skills while in lockdown.