How we are tackling social inclusion

social inclusionPronounced social inequalities, prejudice and discrimination continue to blight people’s lives locally, nationally and internationally – with many of these inequities exposed further during the pandemic.

The University of Manchester is one of the leading global higher education institutions for social responsibility and one of Greater Manchester’s largest spenders and employers. This means that we’re well positioned to tackle the social inequalities, prejudices and barriers that continue to affect people’s lives and choices locally, nationally and globally.

We’re engaging with, involving and inspiring people on our campus and in communities around the world to develop our understanding of social inclusion, and how we can foster inclusive and effective solutions.

Starting with our own organisation, priorities for advancing equality, diversity and inclusion on campus are part of the ‘Our People, Our Values’ theme of Our Future.

As a key anchor institution across our city region, we generate social value through our core operations such as human resources, procurement, finance and estates.

We’re also working to increase opportunities to participate in and benefit from education, at a local and national level.

To ensure our impacts are wide-spreading, we will continue to share our expertise and partner with communities and organisations to address the issues that matter to them in social inclusion, diversity, social justice and inequalities.

Through our world-leading Global Development Institute (GDI) and Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), we’re working to tackle pronounced global inequalities, particularly in major areas of the Global South where access to food, healthcare, infrastructure and resources blight lives.

Find out more about our work on social inclusion:

  • Watch our new animation
  • Read our Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement plan