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Legacy News

Monthly round-up

Happy new (academic) year! It’s wonderful to welcome our new and returning students back to our campus.

How our work impacts the Sustainable Development Goals

A quick survey to show how we are tackling the Sustainable Development Goals The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the world’s call to action on the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing humanity and the natural world, and we’re...

Black History Month: a round-up of events

This month, we celebrate Black History Month in the UK, and the University is taking the opportunity to recognise and appreciate our Black history at numerous events taking place across the University.

Our work on SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

The 17 SDGs are the world’s call to action on the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing humanity and the natural world, and we’re playing a key role in tackling them. The quality and scale of our impact against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

Guilt by Association: A Black History Month event

On 10 October, to celebrate Black History Month, the University’s Creative Manchester will be hosting a panel discussion with leading experts to explore the effects of conspiracy and joint enterprise laws in racializing and criminalizing particular communities and cultures.


Ever wanted to find out a little more about public engagement at the University and the personal stories behind those involved? Each month we spotlight colleagues from our University community who are involved in some form of public engagement. Find out what our...

Developing an Urban Heat Resilience Plan for Bristol

Earlier this year, the University hosted award ceremonies to celebrate the positive impact created from across our University community. After two years of online celebrations, the Making a Difference Awards returned on 10 May with in-person and a livestreamed event...

Black History Month – BAME Staff Network Celebration

As part of the many events taking place across the University campus for Black History Month, the Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Network are delighted to be hosting an afternoon with Dame Elizabeth Anionwu.The BAME Staff Network are instrumental in influencing...

One in Two: A Manchester Cancer Research Podcast 

In the UK, age-standardised cancer incidence rate is the highest for people living in the most deprived areas with lung cancer seeing incidence rate almost triple for people living in the most deprived areas when compared with the least deprived areas.

Promoting improved gender equity in academia

For the past twelve months, two multi-disciplinary teams from the University have been working with The British Council (UK) and AdvanceHE to promote improved gender equity in higher education and research institutions.

Technical apprentices reach new heights

Founded in 1941, Outward Bound are an educational charity with a mission to inspire young people to defy their limitations, so they become strong, resilient, and curious, ready for the challenges of life.

Success for Talking Science

Earlier this year, the University’s Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (FBMH) launched our very first Undergraduate ‘Talking Science’ Competition.

Levelling Up through R&D? UK evidence

Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles, a researcher at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research at the University, gave one of the welcoming plenary speeches at the Geography of Innovation international conference held in Milan, Italy in July.

Developing our Living Lab

Dr Jennifer O’Brien from the University’s School of Enviroment, Education and Development and Academic Lead for Sustainability Teaching and Learning has been awarded a Higher Education and SDGs Challenge Grant by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).