Social Responsibility


November 2017

  • Get involved in #GivingTuesday
    Thu 2 Nov 2017, 10:13

    On Tuesday 28 November, the world will celebrate #GivingTuesday, an international day to do 'good stuff', to recognise what is already being done and to encourage people to consider giving time, money or supporting a worthwhile cause.

  • #GivingTuesday programme
    Tue 14 Nov 2017, 11:29

    How will you give?

  • Veg Box People arrive in Fallowfield and George Kenyon Hall
    Tue 14 Nov 2017, 14:12

    Meet Ellie, a third year Geography student and former Oak House resident.

  • ReachOut
    Tue 14 Nov 2017, 14:21

    Manchester based mentoring charity, ReachOut, need more volunteers to give just one hour a week of their time to make a huge difference to the community and raise aspirations.

  • On Energy
    Tue 14 Nov 2017, 14:39

    Policy@Manchester have recently published #OnEnergy, a collection of thought leadership pieces and expert analyses on issues such as climate change, fuel poverty, energy storage, the economic viability of nuclear power and multi-energy systems.

  • TeenTech Manchester
    Tue 14 Nov 2017, 14:58

    On 1 November, the University hosted the fourth TeenTech Manchester event, this time delivered collaboratively with colleagues from other higher education providers as part of the Greater Manchester Higher network.

  • Turning agricultural waste into clean energy
    Tue 14 Nov 2017, 15:05

    Biomass (plant, animal and organic material) has enormous potential for providing us with sustainable, low-carbon bioenergy – yet, across the world, most of it is used unsustainably for fuel-wood.

  • 10,000 actions, 8,000 students and one environmental award
    Thu 16 Nov 2017, 14:42

    Two projects on a massive scale designed to increase knowledge of sustainability issues among staff and students at The University of Manchester have won an award.

  • To infinity and beyond: collaborative STEM outreach in Cumbria
    Thu 23 Nov 2017, 09:47

    The Dalton Nuclear Institute's Dalton Cumbrian Facility team has inspired hundreds of teenagers to pursue careers in science, engineering and the arts after delivering the highly successful Infinity Festival of Science and Technology in West Cumbria.

  • Hip Hop, Spoken Word and the Library
    Thu 23 Nov 2017, 10:05

    The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre (AIU Centre) based within Manchester Central Library and open to all members of the public, has recently introduced new resources focusing on the themes of Hip Hop, Grime, Spoken Word, education and social justice.

  • #ScienceX returns to the intu Trafford Centre in 2018 – save the date!
    Thu 23 Nov 2017, 10:09

    Following on from the success of #ScienceX over the last two years, this weekend-long science and engineering extravaganza will be returning to the intu Trafford Centre on 14-15 April 2018.

  • School of Materials students volunteer on 'Live in Labs' projects in India
    Thu 23 Nov 2017, 10:13

    Four students from the School of Materials spent their summer volunteering with the Amrita Live in Labs programme in India, where they took part in lemongrass distillation and areca nut leaf press projects in rural communities.

  • Developing participatory approaches to care in deprived urban neighbourh
    Thu 23 Nov 2017, 10:19

    The Health Services Research Centre (HSRC) at Alliance Manchester Business School and the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) are involved in an innovative project that supports older residents in two Manchester localities to come together to shape local services with the aim of creating a better quality of health, community life and local well-being for people over 50.

  • Transgender Day of Remembrance
    Thu 23 Nov 2017, 10:49

    Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is marked annually on 20 November in memory of those who have been killed as a result of transphobia.

  • Environmental Sustainability Celebration and Supplier Awards
    Thu 23 Nov 2017, 10:55

    For the first time, the Environmental Sustainability Team and Central Procurement Office collaborated to deliver the annual sustainability celebration and awards and the inaugural supplier awards.

  • Solidi, Liquidi e Gas – Chemistry outreach show
    Thu 23 Nov 2017, 11:03

    As part of the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology's (MIB) community engagement collaboration with Multilingual Manchester (MLM), two researchers visited a local language community group to do a tailored outreach session.

  • Turning purple for disability equality
    Thu 23 Nov 2017, 11:13

    The Disability Staff Network (DSN), supported by the Whitworth, the Manchester Museum and The University of Manchester are marking the 25th anniversary of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD).

  • New partnership to raise awareness of post-conflict disability
    Thu 23 Nov 2017, 14:26

    Leading researchers from The University of Manchester and The University of Gulu, Uganda and senior officials from Health Education England (HEE) are to work together to investigate post-conflict disability issues in low and middle income countries in Africa and Asia.

  • Former medical student among Women of the Year
    Thu 23 Nov 2017, 14:29

    Dr Vicky Wijeratne, a former student of The University of Manchester currently working as a junior doctor at Stepping Hill, was honoured at an award ceremony commemorating the contributions made by people following the Manchester Arena attack.

  • The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute Annual Landmark Lecture
    Mon 27 Nov 2017, 13:32

    On Thursday 23 November, the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) held their annual Landmark Lecture, which provides a platform for discussion on topics relating to humanitarianism and disaster management.

  • Making a Difference Awards 2018
    Mon 27 Nov 2017, 15:12

    Does someone you know deserve recognition for the difference they are making?

  • November's monthly summary from the Director of Social Responsibility
    Wed 29 Nov 2017, 09:39

    We prioritise a small number of 'signature programmes' that are emblematic of our commitment to social responsibility.

  • Manchester celebrates #GivingTuesday
    Wed 29 Nov 2017, 10:34

    On 28 November the world celebrated #GivingTuesday, an international day to do 'good stuff', to recognise what is already being done and to encourage people to consider giving time, money or skills to support a worthwhile cause.

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