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

  • November round-up
    Fri 26 Nov 2021, 13:49

    Dr Julian Skyrme, Director of Social Responsibility

  • Making a Difference Awards 2022 – open for entries!
    Thu 25 Nov 2021, 11:29
  • Giving Tuesday is here!
    Thu 25 Nov 2021, 11:01

    Tuesday, 30 November is Giving Tuesday – the international day to give back and once again the University is supporting our staff and students to get involved.

  • University's research into microplastic pollution is making waves
    Wed 24 Nov 2021, 09:38

    Academics from the University's Department of Geography have been involved in ground-breaking research into microplastic pollution and wastewater management in UK rivers.

  • White Ribbon Day
    Mon 22 Nov 2021, 11:53

    Our University is supporting White Ribbon Day, a campaign to end violence against women which started on Thursday, 25 November and runs for 16 days.

  • Bee Network cycle hire scheme trial launches
    Mon 22 Nov 2021, 11:47

    A public trial of a cycle hire programme has recently launched following a testing phase.

  • Schools Unite to Raise Money for NHS and 999 Heroes
    Mon 22 Nov 2021, 11:41

    Two University of Manchester medical students have teamed up with a charity based in Manchester, raising money to build Britain's first 999 Cenotaph to honour the 2 million people working in the NHS and emergency services today.

  • Innovative pharmacy student develops open access medicine information database
    Mon 22 Nov 2021, 10:15

    Access to reliable information about medicines in many countries is often patchy and very challenging.

  • World Antibiotic Awareness Week – working together
    Mon 22 Nov 2021, 10:03

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the top ten global public health and development threats of the modern world.

  • Beswick Collection objects added to Manchester Digital Collections
    Mon 22 Nov 2021, 09:52

    Have you heard of the Museum of Medicine and Health, but never explored the collection before?

  • The Manchester Christmas Dinner
    Mon 22 Nov 2021, 09:45

    Once again the University will provide a venue for the Manchester Christmas Dinner.

  • UK-India partnerships to advance gender equality
    Thu 18 Nov 2021, 16:33

    Gender Advancement through Transforming Institutions (GATI) is an exciting pilot collaboration between the British Council, Department of Science and Technology (Government of India) and AdvanceHE.

  • Great Science Share Clean Air Challenge
    Thu 18 Nov 2021, 14:20

    Opportunity for Early Career Researchers & Academics to get involved in primary school outreach in Greater Manchester.

  • Recognising pioneering research in national exhibition
    Thu 18 Nov 2021, 11:57

    Pioneering care and research delivered by cancer researchers is featured in a new national exhibition on cancer breakthroughs, which also highlights how this research has been designed to help address inequalities in cancer detection, care and treatment.

  • Building Utopia
    Thu 18 Nov 2021, 11:51

    Our new publication Building Utopia examines the interlinked challenges of urban development, health and climate change.

  • Free music concerts
    Thu 18 Nov 2021, 11:22

    The University's arts space, the Martin Harris Centre, is delighted to have re-opened to the public this Autumn.

  • Manchester Access Programme applications are now open
    Mon 15 Nov 2021, 10:57

    The aim of our Manchester Access Programme (MAP) is to inspire talented, local year 12 students to realise their full potential and benefit from an excellent university education, regardless of their background.

  • Meet the...
    Tue 9 Nov 2021, 13:46

    Ever wanted to find out a little more about some of our staff, students and community partners and what inspires them to make a difference? In our “Meet the…” films we feature a series of personal stories and perspectives of being a part of the University.

  • Exploring the experiences of migrants living in Latin America through the Covid-19 pandemic
    Tue 9 Nov 2021, 09:06

    Dr Tanja Bastia from the University's Global Development Institute, and colleagues Dr Erika Busse Cárdenas and Dr María Calderón Muñoz, recently ran a photography competition to document the voices and images of migrants living in Latin America through the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Manchester-China Friendship Programme
    Mon 8 Nov 2021, 14:36

    The Manchester China Institute (MCI) has teamed up with the Manchester China Forum (MCF) and the University's International Office on a new initiative to help integrate new Chinese students into campus life, while simultaneously enriching the campus experience for local students.

  • 10,000 Actions is now 50,000 Actions!
    Mon 8 Nov 2021, 14:01

    The University's environmental sustainability engagement programme, formerly 10,000 Actions, has been extended to the whole of our student body and is now the biggest environmental sustainability initiative in the higher education sector - 50,000 Actions.

  • Success for ScienceX at Manchester Central Library
    Mon 8 Nov 2021, 11:50

    ScienceX, the pop-up festival organised by the Faculty of Science and Engineering's Social Responsibility team, returned on 23 & 25 October.

  • Policy@Manchester Clean Air Panel Event
    Wed 3 Nov 2021, 10:08

    As the University's sector-leading policy engagement institute, Policy@Manchester connects researchers with policymakers and influencers, nurtures long-term policy engagement relationships, and seeks to enhance stakeholder understanding of pressing policy challenges.

  • Local Matters. A pilot programme to tackle inequality
    Wed 3 Nov 2021, 09:45

    Manchester Museum is launching a new pilot programme to tackle inequality.