We are ensuring our policies and procedures for the recruitment and development of staff adhere to the highest standards of fairness and ethics.
We are proactively supporting the development of employment opportunities in our local communities through our leadership of The Works initiative. This first employer-led skills initiative in the UK higher education sector is developing skills and employment opportunities our local communities in Moss Side and Ardwick.
We are creating new apprenticeship initiatives to support our local communities and the regional economy, with roles lab technicians and administrative posts.
Our commitment to staff equality and diversity is supported through networks for Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans, Black and Minority Ethnic, International and religion- and belief-based networks. We also support the Athena Swan Charterfor enhancing the recruitment and advancement of women in science, engineering and technology in higher education and research.
Our socially responsible investment policy is ensuring specific social, ethical and environmental criteria are built into the way we invest our money.
We are proud to hold Fairtrade University status which demonstrates our obligation to encourage ethical and sustainable trading.
We have put in place codes and practices to ensure that research conducted on human subjects, or their tissues organs or data, is carried out in a way that protects the dignity, rights, safety and well-being of all research participants.
Dementia Friends is one of the University's Social Responsibility flagship programmes. Raising awareness of dementia is one very small step that we can all take, regardless of whether we have any direct experience of dementia. Research on dementia is a priority area for the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences; it also features strongly in various strands of activity within the cross-faculty Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing. As an institution with with the largest number of staff and students in the UK, Manchester recognises the impact its 40,000 students and 10,000 staff can have on issues of major societal importance.