Social Responsibility


June 2019

  • Making Manchester: Our Migration Story/Olympias Music Foundation Collaboration
    Wed 12 Jun 2019, 11:28

    In 2018, the School of Social Sciences' 'Our Migration Story' team and the Runnymede Trust partnered with the award-winning Olympias Music Foundation to work in a local Manchester School.

  • Ensuring digital platforms treat workers fairly
    Wed 12 Jun 2019, 11:42

    When you jump into an Uber taxi do you think how that driver ensures they have a stable income and fair working conditions?

  • Library introduces paperless reservations
    Wed 12 Jun 2019, 11:51

    The University Library has introduced paperless book reservations – a move that will save enough paper to wrap around the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons more than 30 times.

  • Dancing with your Brain
    Wed 12 Jun 2019, 11:55

    As part of the nationwide Age of Creativity 2019 Festival, Dancing with your Brain took place at Z-arts in Manchester on 29 May.

  • Our plan to address UN targets by 2030
    Wed 19 Jun 2019, 11:04

    This week The University of Manchester has revealed a comprehensive report and plan to address key issues facing humanity as set-out by the UN.

  • Welcoming our local friends and neighbours on to campus.
    Thu 20 Jun 2019, 12:05

    On Saturday 15 June over 3,000 people from our local and wider communities were welcomed onto campus for our third annual Community Festival.

  • Solar cell defect mystery solved after decades of global effort
    Thu 20 Jun 2019, 12:08

    A team of scientists at the University has solved a key flaw in solar panels after 40 years of research around the world.

  • Great Science Share
    Thu 20 Jun 2019, 12:12

    Tuesday 18 June saw the celebration of the fourth Great Science Share for Schools – an annual campaign to inspire young people to share their scientific questions with new audiences.

  • Joint modern slavery awareness event
    Mon 24 Jun 2019, 09:40

    The University, in conjunction with colleagues from The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) hosted an event on 13 June to raise awareness of modern slavery in supply chains.

  • ZIWO: Zimbabwean Women's Organisation.
    Mon 24 Jun 2019, 09:55

    ZIWO, a local Manchester group, was recently supported by The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre in delivering a National Lottery Heritage Funded project.

  • Creative Manchester poetry competition
    Mon 24 Jun 2019, 10:09

    Earlier in the year Creative Manchester launched its inaugural Poetry Competition, which invited staff, students and alumni of the University to submit a poem themed around 'Manchester means the world to me'.

  • University rewards a tireless campaigner
    Tue 25 Jun 2019, 13:00

    Dr Hamied Haroon, a Research Associate at the School of Health Sciences and 'a force of nature', according to his colleagues in our Office of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, has been named the University's Staff Volunteer of the Year 2019.

  • Homeless healthcare in Manchester
    Tue 25 Jun 2019, 13:06

    Final year medic, Joshua Strange, has been working with the homeless community in Manchester for the past five years.

  • The University Hosts a Single Use Plastic Free Conference
    Wed 26 Jun 2019, 09:41

    From 18-20 June the University hosted this year's EAUC conference, welcoming delegates from across higher education and further education institutions to a completely single use plastic free event.

  • University signs up to the Slave-Free Alliance
    Wed 26 Jun 2019, 10:26

    As part of our commitment to meeting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, the University has become the first higher education institution to become a member of Slave-Free Alliance.

  • Our monthly round-up
    Mon 1 Jul 2019, 12:42

    Congratulations to Professor Nalin Thakkar, who becomes our next Vice President for Social Responsibility, from 1 September 2019.

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