Our Manchester Leadership Programme combines academic study and volunteering to ensure students learn the importance of leadership that promotes social, economic and environmental sustainability and gain an insight into some of the key challenges facing 21st-century society. Through the programme, students also develop skills that employers like to see on CVs such as team working, debating and influencing skills, project management and increase confidence in written communication and analytical thinking skills.
Our University College for Interdisciplinary Learning presents an opportunity for students at The University of Manchester to broaden their educational horizons by taking programmes outside of their discipline in areas of profound social and scientific importance.
Our dedicated student volunteering and community engagement team provide support and advice for students wanting to make a difference in our community and details of volunteering opportunities.
Our Students’ Union, the largest in the UK, houses Student Action. This volunteering organisation supports and empowers students to participate in and manage their own community projects that help to make a meaningful and beneficial contribution to people in our local community. These include intergenerational projects, supporting children within our community, educational projects and homelessness projects.
Social entrepreneurship is at the heart of its culture and infrastructure. Through enterprise programmes, funding and competitions, we are supporting students and staff to establish new social ventures as a means to increase the social benefit of our research, to improve the student experience and future employability and enhance the contribution of the University to the wider community.
As part of our MBA curriculum, students are undertaking mandatory not-for-profit consultancy support benefiting local charities and social ventures.