Social Responsibility


June 2016

  • School Governor Initiative wins 2016 Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
    Thu 2 Jun 2016, 11:02

    The University's School Governor Initiative (UMSGI), which supports staff to take up school governor positions in local schools and colleges, has been honoured with the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK

  • The University wins another national award for The Works
    Thu 2 Jun 2016, 11:23

    The University has won a national prize for The Works, our ground-breaking employment and skills initiative.

  • Manchester Day's Brain Box
    Wed 8 Jun 2016, 14:37

    Manchester Town Hall will become the city's largest laboratory on Sunday 19 June as scientists from across the city join forces for Manchester Day's Brain Box attraction.

  • The Ramadan Tent Project
    Tue 21 Jun 2016, 12:05

    Monday 20 June saw the opening of the Ramadan Tent Project on the University campus.

  • The Brain Box Wows Manchester Town Hall
    Tue 21 Jun 2016, 14:07

    Manchester Town City Hall was packed full of thousands of visitors when they dropped in on The Brain Box event on Sunday 19 June, as part of Manchester Day.

  • Bringing Art to the World of Science and Research
    Tue 21 Jun 2016, 14:22

    The Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research (MCCIR) and Salford Research and Development at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust have been working with St Ambrose Barlow RC High School to bring art to the world of inflammation science and research.

  • Give It Don't Bin It
    Tue 21 Jun 2016, 15:12

    Give It Don't Bin It is an annual campaign that encourages all Manchester students leaving the city in the summer to donate their unwanted items to charity and recycle as much as they can.

  • Give & Gain Day
    Wed 22 Jun 2016, 12:05

    On Friday 20 May, more than a dozen teams from across the University took part in Business in the Community's (BiTC) Give & Gain Day, the global day of employee volunteering.

  • Children from 20 schools join forces to create musical robots
    Wed 22 Jun 2016, 15:15

    Children from 20 schools across Greater Manchester have joined forces with engineers from Siemens, music experts from the Hallé Orchestra and academics from The University of Manchester to create musical robots for the University's 'robot orchestra' project.

  • School-University Partnership Initiative Event
    Wed 22 Jun 2016, 15:28

    The School-University Partnership Initiative (SUPI) is a four year catalyst scheme which has been running with support from the University of Manchester and Research Councils UK since 2013.

  • John Dalton 250th Anniversary Sportive
    Wed 22 Jun 2016, 15:46

    A team of staff and students from the University's Dalton Nuclear Institute and its Dalton Cumbrian Facility are cycling 143 miles from Cumbria to Manchester on 7&8 July to celebrate the life and achievements of John Dalton and raise money for the Stroke Association.

  • #DesignforMSK – Young people designing solutions
    Wed 22 Jun 2016, 15:56

    The Public Programmes team at The Nowgen Centre have launched #DesignforMSK, a new project that aims to raise awareness of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions in young people.

  • The Art of Devolution: Culture and the North conference
    Wed 22 Jun 2016, 16:03

    The Art of Devolution: Culture and the North conference

  • Cultural Explorers Programme
    Thu 23 Jun 2016, 09:41

    Our Cultural Explorers Programme, aims to provide access to four of the University's cultural institutions for all 9 year olds from the primary schools located in the local areas of Ardwick, Hulme, Moss Side, Rusholme and Longsight.

  • Widening Participation Fellows Impact on the Local Community
    Thu 23 Jun 2016, 09:53

    Manchester Medical School students Jess Azmy and Umair Gondal have delivered and developed an innovative workshop as University Widening Participation Fellows (WP Fellows) to encourage pre-GCSE students from state schools across Greater Manchester to consider medicine.

  • Our Conversations with the Public
    Thu 23 Jun 2016, 10:02

    On 20 May staff and students from the Faculty of Life Sciences and the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences showcased their incredible variety of conversations with the public through their public engagement activities, using a diverse range of methods.

  • Community Groups Showcase their Heritage Projects
    Thu 23 Jun 2016, 10:11

    The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre hosted a showcase of BME community group heritage projects for the Manchester Histories Festival on 7 June.

  • Multilingual Manchester Receives International Recognition
    Thu 23 Jun 2016, 10:20

    Multilingual Manchester is one of two projects to receive an Honorable Mention, among a shortlist of projects ranked as top five in the world, for this year's MacJannet Prize.

  • Plaque Unveiled to Recognise the Role of Refugees Across the Country
    Thu 23 Jun 2016, 10:27

    Gulwali Passarlay, a student in the School of Social Sciences at the University, is part of a high-profile #IAmARefugee campaign organised by the Joint Council For The Welfare Of Immigrants (JCWI).

  • Open Labs: Behind the Scenes of Manchester Science
    Thu 23 Jun 2016, 10:35

    During July 2016 the city of Manchester will be hosting the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), a conference which attracts delegates from all over the world including people who have great influence in their spheres; from business leaders and policy makers to cutting edge scientists.

  • Double Success for the School Governors Initiative
    Thu 23 Jun 2016, 10:47

    Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

  • National Union of Students Leads on Sustainability
    Thu 23 Jun 2016, 10:57

    Tuesday 7 June saw the annual Sustainability Roundtable event at Manchester Metropolitan University.

  • National Union for Students Leads on Sustainability
    Thu 23 Jun 2016, 10:57

    Tuesday 7 June saw the annual Sustainability Roundtable event at Manchester Metropolitan University.

  • The Annual Cycle Event 2016 Brought Sunshine and Enthusiasm to Oxford Road
    Thu 23 Jun 2016, 11:00

    The 10th Annual Cycle Event (ACE), in partnership with Corridor MCR Travel, outside Manchester Metropolitan University was for the another fantastic hit.

  • Masters Student Investigates Flowers, Bees and Trees on Campus
    Thu 23 Jun 2016, 11:08

    This summer, the Environmental Sustainability team at the University have been lucky enough to be joined by MSc student, Yan Guo, who is researching biodiversity across the campus.

  • Meet our Winner
    Thu 23 Jun 2016, 11:20

    In May we held our annual Making a Difference Awards.

  • Workshop Brings South African Shelter Experiences to Wythenshawe
    Wed 29 Jun 2016, 10:46

    The University recently facilitated a workshop bringing together three activists from South Africa with Manchester community groups to share experiences, tactics and ideas relating to inequalities experienced by individuals irrespective of their location in the world.

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