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.
November’s monthly summary from the Director of Social Responsibility
We prioritise a small number of ‘signature programmes’ that are emblematic of our commitment to social responsibility.
Making a Difference Awards 2018
Does someone you know deserve recognition for the difference they are making?
The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute Annual Landmark Lecture
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.
Former medical student among Women of the Year
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.
New partnership to raise awareness of post-conflict disability
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.
Turning purple for disability equality
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).
Solidi, Liquidi e Gas – Chemistry outreach show
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.
Environmental Sustainability Celebration and Supplier Awards
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.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is marked annually on 20 November in memory of those who have been killed as a result of transphobia.