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Social Responsibility

June 2020

  • Hardship fund success
    Thu 4 Jun 2020, 13:24

    Since the University's Emergency Hardship Appeal launched at the end of April, over 2,000 members of our Manchester community have donated to support our students.

  • Black Lives Matter
    Mon 8 Jun 2020, 13:37

    Like most of you, watching the wretched events of the last few days unfurl across the USA, starting with the brutal killing of George Floyd in Minnesota and followed by the harsh treatment of peaceful protestors by those in authority, has filled me with horror and profound dismay.

  • Law students volunteer to help people affected by coronavirus pandemic
    Wed 10 Jun 2020, 17:35

    A group of 40 law students from the University are set to volunteer their services during their holidays to help people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Still Parents at the Whitworth
    Mon 15 Jun 2020, 08:53

    Baby loss leaves a lasting impression that few can see but those who have experienced will always feel.

  • The 8 Brocades of Qigong
    Mon 15 Jun 2020, 09:31

    Over the last three months, Manchester Confucius Institute has introduced new ways for people to engage with Chinese language and culture with an emphasis on supporting physical and mental wellbeing by introducing traditional Chinese wellness practices.

  • IntoUniversity Partnership Awards 2020
    Mon 15 Jun 2020, 17:08

    IntoUniversity now works with over 40,000 young people each academic year, in 31 centres and projects across the UK.

  • IntoUniversity Manchester North – Supporting their students throughout lockdown
    Mon 15 Jun 2020, 17:14

    Since IntoUniversity Manchester North (IUMN) were forced to close their centre doors, and stop face-to-face contact with primary, secondary and post-16 learners from one of the most disadvantaged areas of Manchester, the IUMN team have been working tirelessly to ensure that all of the students that regularly attended their centre were provided with essential, remote support, to keep them focused and on track with their education.

  • New Home-based actions available on 10,000 Actions
    Wed 17 Jun 2020, 09:39

    The University's environmental sustainability initiative, 10,000 Actions, has been updated with home-based content as many of our staff have been working from home due to COVID-19.

  • Sustainability in University sport
    Wed 17 Jun 2020, 09:43

    On 16 May, the annual Athletics Union Awards celebrated the achievements of the University's sports clubs and showcased a great year for sport at the University.

  • Improving outcomes for children with leukaemia
    Wed 17 Jun 2020, 10:11

    The sixth annual Making a Difference Awards took place last month.

  • Want not Waste
    Mon 22 Jun 2020, 10:11

    The sixth annual Making a Difference Awards took place in May, recognising the extensive range of social responsibility activities that our staff, students and external partners are involved in.

  • Energy from agricultural waste in Southeast Asia
    Mon 22 Jun 2020, 10:25

    The sixth annual Making a Difference Awards took place last month which highlighted the extensive range of social responsibility activities that our staff, students and external partners are involved in.

  • The Manchester Access Programme - Making a Difference During Lockdown
    Mon 22 Jun 2020, 10:34

    The Manchester Access Programme is the University's flagship widening participation scheme.

  • Environmental cost of 'fast fashion' is not sustainable
    Mon 22 Jun 2020, 11:01

    Urgent fundamental changes to 'fast fashion' clothing items which are treated by many as disposable is needed to stem a devastating impact upon the environment according to scientists.

  • MICRA researchers author Policy blog on COVID-19 and age inequality
    Mon 22 Jun 2020, 13:43
  • MICRA PhD & Early Career Conference Goes Virtual
    Mon 22 Jun 2020, 13:50

    The 2020 MICRA PhD & Early Career Conference titled Ageing Population & Life Course Trajectories aims to showcase the range of research among postgraduate and early career researchers from across disciplines taking ageing as its focus.

  • The Oakland Projects
    Mon 22 Jun 2020, 15:18

    Youth voices have never been more important for shaping the future.

  • Virtual Purple Wave
    Mon 22 Jun 2020, 15:36

    The University is inviting all students, staff, alumni, offer holders and members of our wider community to join the first ever Virtual Purple Wave on Sunday, 6 September.

  • Students still supporting communities despite lockdown
    Mon 22 Jun 2020, 16:58

    Despite the COVID-19 lockdown, students from across the University have continued to support communities and engage with social responsibility activities.

  • Graduate uses Lockdown to make autism documentary
    Tue 23 Jun 2020, 10:14

    A University of Manchester graduate with Aspergers Syndrome has made the most of the Lockdown to put together a documentary about the impact of his condition on mental health.

  • Graphene students use 3D printing to create PPE for the NHS
    Tue 23 Jun 2020, 10:29

    Scott Dean, Vicente Orts Mercadillo and Clara Skuse, who are studying Graphene and 2D Materials at the University, have supplied more than 55 reusable face masks to a surgery and ambulance service in Essex and the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Community Festival goes Digital with Manchester Museum
    Tue 23 Jun 2020, 13:37

    At this time of year, we love welcoming our friends and neighbours on to our University campus to enjoy our Community Festival.

  • Collecting the experiences of BAME communities during Covid-19
    Wed 24 Jun 2020, 09:04

    The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre has launched a campaign to collect the experiences of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Clinicians on the frontline
    Wed 24 Jun 2020, 09:10

    Academic clinicians from the University's Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health have been working on hospital wards during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to support the NHS and put their expertise to use where it could have the most impact.

  • Manchester Histories DigiFest 2020
    Wed 24 Jun 2020, 17:59

    Manchester Histories is taking its festival digital this year, with the announcement of its first ever DigiFest.

  • Our monthly round-up
    Wed 24 Jun 2020, 18:21

    We hope this finds you well.