Social Responsibility


September 2019

  • Global Goals Yearbook
    Wed 18 Sep 2019, 14:00

    Following the University's recent success in the 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, where the University was ranked first in Europe and third in the world for our social and environmental impact, and the publication of our Sustainable Development Goals report, we have further highlighted our impact in a double-page feature in the Global Goals Yearbook 2019.

  • Tactile Collider project wins European Physics Society outreach prize
    Wed 18 Sep 2019, 14:17
  • The Learning Loops in the Public Realm (LOOPER) project
    Wed 18 Sep 2019, 15:10

    A central difficulty in resolving urban issues such as air pollution, traffic congestion and road safety is the large number of potential actors involved, each with competing perspectives and interests.

  • Our giving set to inspire others
    Wed 18 Sep 2019, 15:18

    The total figure donated by our staff to charities via our Payroll Giving Scheme has exceeded £1million.

  • MSC Summer School 2019: Journey to Medicine
    Wed 18 Sep 2019, 15:29

    This year the Widening Participation team in the Division of Medical Education ran their first ever residential summer school for aspiring medical students from widening participation backgrounds.

  • Manchester academic gains EU recognition for tackling energy poverty
    Wed 18 Sep 2019, 15:35

    A University of Manchester academic has been recognised by the European Union (EU) for his work on tackling energy poverty.

  • University shortlisted for two Times Higher Education Awards
    Wed 18 Sep 2019, 15:44

    Each year the THE editorial team ask their data colleagues to take a fresh look at the data they collect for their suite of world rankings to find patterns of information that reveal something not necessarily obvious in their published results.

  • The Cultural Explorers Programme is getting a makeover for 2019!
    Thu 19 Sep 2019, 09:55

    For four years, our Cultural Explorers signature programme has provided a cultural entitlement for all ten year olds in wards neighbouring the University, funding all the costs of their school trips to our cultural institutions: the John Rylands University Library, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Manchester Museum and the Whitworth.

  • University joins global media initiative to combat climate crisis
    Thu 19 Sep 2019, 10:07

    The University joined over 170 global organisations and news outlets by signing up for Covering Climate Now, a collaboration committing to proactively increase climate coverage in the week leading up to the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on 23 September.

  • Our pledge to support Government's climate declaration
    Thu 19 Sep 2019, 10:15

    The University has joined the Government in its declaration of a 'climate emergency', reaffirming our position and commitment to being a world-leader in sustainable development.

  • Celebrating our public engagement journey
    Thu 19 Sep 2019, 10:22

    In July, the University marked a decade of award-winning public engagement with an event that celebrated how we have worked with thousands of people of all ages and from all sectors, across Manchester and beyond.

  • 'I AM GDI' sports tournament involves over 500 young people
    Thu 19 Sep 2019, 10:27

    After spending time in Zomba, Malawi for fieldwork, Global Development Institute (GDI) PhD student Mapenzie Tauzie, wanted to engage with the community where her research assistants lived.

  • Oral health for displaced individuals
    Thu 19 Sep 2019, 10:46

    Displaced individuals migrating to Europe from countries to the south and east of the continent face multiple, harrowing dangers; on arriving as asylum seekers and refugees they become some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in society.

  • Exploring the value of human life through art/science collaborations
    Thu 19 Sep 2019, 10:53

    SICK! Festival faces up to the complexities of mental and physical health, presenting an outstanding international arts programme, weaving in perspectives from researchers, clinical practitioners, public health professionals, charities and those with lived experience of the issues addressed.

  • Professor Jo Neill joins the leading independent scientific body on drugs in the UK
    Thu 19 Sep 2019, 11:02

    For the past 18 months Professor Jo Neill has organised public events at the University and other locations around the country, raising awareness of the harm caused by prohibition of currently illegal drugs, in particular the synthetic endocannabinoid known as 'Spice'.

  • Exploring diversity and individuality
    Thu 19 Sep 2019, 11:06

    All of us are made up of a kaleidoscope of social identities: race, religion, age, gender, sexuality, disability; to name but a few.

  • Brilliant and Black presents: Professor David Olusoga
    Thu 19 Sep 2019, 11:15

    Public lecture given by David Olusoga OBE to celebrate Black History Month at The University of Manchester

  • The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust has launched a fresh new we
    Thu 19 Sep 2019, 11:35

    Based in Manchester Central Library, the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre is an open-access library specialising in the study of race, ethnicity and migration.

  • Sustainability Challenge achieves record-breaking numbers
    Mon 23 Sep 2019, 11:15

    On Tuesday 17 September, over 5,000 first year undergraduates took part in the Sustainability Challenge – one of the biggest events in the University calendar and a social responsibility singnature programme.

  • Volunteering and Social Justice Fair 2019
    Mon 23 Sep 2019, 11:30

    The University will be hosting its annual Volunteering and Social Justice Fair (11am - 3pm) on Tuesday 15 October in Academy 1.

  • Our monthly round-up
    Mon 30 Sep 2019, 09:25

    Happy new (academic) year! From Bolton to Bangalore, from London to Lagos, our new students arrived in Manchester in September to begin their studies.

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