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Read up on our latest news around Social Responsibility and how you can Make a Difference.

  • Our monthly round-up
    Wed 24 Feb 2021, 12:14

    As we look forward to reductions in transmission, some better weather and an easing of covid restrictions we've released a short film '3 years in 3 minutes' that looks back on what's been achieved in social responsibility over the last three years across our four priority themes: social inclusion; better health; environmental sustainability and cultural engagement.

  • Measuring the impact of coronavirus on ethnic minority people
    Mon 22 Feb 2021, 11:42

    A coalition of 10 universities in England and Scotland, led by The University of Manchester, has announced ambitious plans to research Covid-19's social and economic impact on racial and ethnic minority people.

  • Annual Arthur Lewis Lecture
    Mon 22 Feb 2021, 11:16

    On 15 April, our School of Social Sciences welcomes one of the most senior UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) officials in the Mediterranean, an area that has been the epicentre of refugee flows into Europe for over a decade.

  • Local school students write letters to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
    Mon 22 Feb 2021, 11:10

    This spring, the University's American Studies programme is asking UK school students in years 9-13 to write letters to the new US presidential administration as part of a competition.

  • Global University Social Responsibility MOOC
    Mon 22 Feb 2021, 09:24

    A Global University Social Responsibility MOOC “Introduction to University Social Responsibility” has just launched at the University Social Responsibility Network Summit in Pretoria (and online).

  • Training the next generation of African pharmacology researchers
    Thu 18 Feb 2021, 11:15

    Health research on diseases affecting African populations has a history of being carried out by non-Africans.

  • Celebrating International Women's Day 2021
    Thu 18 Feb 2021, 11:08

    On Monday 8 March International Women's Day (IWD) will be marked in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health with Dr Nicole Brown speaking on her research on experience of disabled, chronically ill and/or neurodivergent members of higher education staff.

  • MUDAE, our new dental society with social responsibility at its root
    Thu 18 Feb 2021, 10:47

    The Manchester University Dental Awareness and Empowerment (MUDAE) society have been working hard alongside Dr Raj Ariyaratnam to set up their exciting new society which will be part of our University's social responsibility plan for 2020-25.

  • How can government combat misinformation around the COVID-19 vaccine?
    Thu 18 Feb 2021, 10:42

    Conspiracy theories have been rife throughout the pandemic, from suggestions that the virus is caused by 5G technology through to ideas that vaccinations will implant chips into our arms.

  • Volunteer of the Year Awards 2021 – entries close soon!
    Thu 18 Feb 2021, 10:37

    In a year like no other, the impact of COVID19 has demonstrated just how incredible volunteers are.

  • Social justice photography competition 2021 – closing soon!
    Thu 18 Feb 2021, 10:33

    Our students have until Friday, 5 March 2021 to submit a photo and caption which raises awareness of a social justice issue that's important to them.

  • Have your say on how Manchester's public spaces should reflect its history
    Thu 18 Feb 2021, 10:22

    Members of the public are being invited to have their say on how Manchester's history and the people who made it should be reflected in its public spaces across the city, and in so doing help shape future policy on this.

  • Creative writing competition for schools in Trafford
    Tue 16 Feb 2021, 15:27

    Working with schools across Trafford in Greater Manchester, the Social Responsibility team in the School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) have developed a creative writing competition to encourage children to have fun with their writing and learning during the pandemic.

  • Manchester Village Stories
    Tue 16 Feb 2021, 13:45

    Manchester's LGBTQ+ Village has, for generations, been a space where people gather to express diverse sexual and gendered identities.

  • Data, Deeds and Determination: GM4Women2028
    Tue 16 Feb 2021, 12:22

    Earlier this month the University once again took part in the GM4Women2028 annual scorecard celebrations.

  • Research helps solar technology become more affordable
    Tue 16 Feb 2021, 12:09

    Scientists at the University have found a way to accelerate the uptake of solar technology by increasing the environmental safety of perovskite solar cells.

  • COP26: Applying to get involved in UK Government managed spaces
    Tue 16 Feb 2021, 12:00

    A portal has been launched for businesses, civil society, academia, trade unions, indigenous groups, young people and others to apply to get involved in UK Government managed spaces at the COP26 Summit, the annual UN climate summit, taking place in Glasgow 2021.

  • AMBS MBA ranked 30th in the world in the Financial Times Global MBA
    Tue 16 Feb 2021, 11:52

    Alliance Manchester Business School's MBA has been ranked 30th in the world in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2021.

  • Encouraging gender inclusivity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
    Tue 16 Feb 2021, 11:46

    For United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11) and in line with Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality, Dr Aneeqa Khan, a Harwell Research Fellow in Nuclear Fusion at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE) and Claire Brown, PhD Researcher at Tyndall Manchester, discussed their STEM journey, their latest research and how they are encouraging the next generation of female scientists.

  • Other Utopia: An Exploration of the Black Experience
    Wed 10 Feb 2021, 10:27

    Our Whitworth gallery are really pleased to share the zine Other Utopia, An Exploration of the Black Experience written, created and produced by the Whitworth Young Contemporaries (WYC).

  • Making our cities much greener and smarter
    Wed 10 Feb 2021, 09:54

    Innovation in advanced materials has the potential to support exciting opportunities to help achieve greener and smarter living following the impact of COVID-19, says graphene expert James Baker.

  • 3 years in 3 minutes
    Tue 9 Feb 2021, 17:04

    We are unique in British higher education by having social responsibility as one of our three core strategic goals, sitting equally alongside our commitment to research and discovery and teaching and learning; and as outlined in Our future: The University of Manchester's vision and strategic plan.

  • Involvement in social enterprise gives students untold benefits
    Tue 9 Feb 2021, 10:21

    Dr Rob Phillips, Senior Lecturer at the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre (MEC) at Alliance MBS, extols the benefits of social enterprise.

  • Alliance Manchester Business School to partner with student-run North West Tax Clinic
    Tue 9 Feb 2021, 10:17

    Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) is partnering with national tax charity TaxAid to provide North West residents on low incomes with tax assistance and support, as part of the first student-run clinic of its kind in the UK.

  • Cancer breakthroughs at Manchester shine bright
    Tue 9 Feb 2021, 10:01

    The University's contribution to cancer research has been celebrated in a collection of research stories that showcase the diversity of the research undertaken and how it is transforming patient outcomes globally for the one in two of us likely to be diagnosed with some form of cancer during our lifetime.