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:

  • 1,245,236 public visitors to our cultural institutions (Manchester Museum, The Whitworth, John Rylands Library, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre).
  • £23.5 million invested in widening participation into higher education.
  • 1,344 local students progresses to our University through our Manchester Access Programme.
  • 514 staff and alumni are School Governors impacting on 231,300 learners.
  • 1,252 students volunteers made a difference to the local community.
  • £500K raised for charities by students each year.
  • 2,941 local residents supported back into work (saving £44 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.
  • 175 business trips made using our electric pool car.
  • £23,000 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.
  • 300 societies formed by students reach out to our local and global communities.
  • 181 students from devloping countries supported through out Equity and Merit programme.

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