Social Responsibility


We are committed to measuring the difference we are making to society through rigorous planning, monitoring and evaluation.

Social Responsibility in Numbers

Here are some snapshot figures about the impact we are making:

  • 1,231,425 public visitors to our cultural institutions (Manchester Museum, The Whitworth, John Rylands Library, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre).
  • £25 million invested in widening participation into higher education.
  • 1,800 local students progresses to our University through our Manchester Access Programme.
  • 610 staff and alumni are School Governors impacting on 273,500 learners.
  • 748 students volunteers made a difference to the local community.
  • £230K raised for charities by students each year.
  • 3,226 local residents supported back into work (saving £47 million to the region since 2011).
  • 3,000 staff supported via equality networks (for example, BME, disabled, international, LGBT, maternity, faith, women, carer, pre-retirement groups).
  • 5 Research Beacons addressing major global challenges of inequalities, energy, cancer, advanced materials and industrial biotechnology.
  • 1,000+ cyclists supporting sustainable travel.
  • 215 business trips made using our electric pool car.
  • £33,900 spent on local organic seasonal vegetables supporting cooperative food growing around Manchester.
  • £18 million donated by alumni and friends of the University towards our core activities.
  • 430 societies formed by students reach out to our local and global communities.
  • 227 students from developing countries supported through out Equity and Merit programme.

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+44 (0)161 306 3044

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