January 2021

  • New look, all digital Widening Participation annual report
    Tue 12 Jan 2021, 10:50

    Like everyone, colleagues working in widening participation have faced an extremely challenging year.

  • Anti-racist activism event with original members of the 'Black 14'
    Tue 12 Jan 2021, 10:54

    The event began with a touching and informative panel discussion between Dr Jamal Ratchford, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies Program at Colorado College, and former Black 14 Wyoming Cowboys; John Griffin, Mel Hamilton and Tony McGee.

  • Alumni contribute to the UN75 project
    Tue 12 Jan 2021, 15:48

    On 19 November 2020, as part of 'Manchester Day of Action' (a global volunteer activism programme which inspires alumni to undertake social responsibility voluntary work) the University invited 22 alumni from across the Americas (split between north and south) to participate in an online workshop which discussed the fundamental basis of the United Nation's (UN) charter.

  • Manchester Institute of Education host climate crisis conference for teachers
    Mon 18 Jan 2021, 15:29

    On Thursday 7 January 2021, The University's Institute of Education hosted an online 'PGCE Generation Readied by Environmental Education Now (GREEN) Conference', designed to open up discussions on how schools and colleges can take environmental action and enable teachers to develop educational responses to the climate crisis.

  • Volunteer of the Year Awards 2021 - open for entries
    Mon 18 Jan 2021, 16:15

    In a year like no other, the impact of COVID19 has demonstrated just how incredible volunteers are.

  • Primary Science 'special issue' journal celebrates our Great Science Share for Schools
    Mon 18 Jan 2021, 16:33

    Primary Science Special Issue Journal celebrates the diversity and reach of the Great Science Share for Schools

  • University shortlisted for Gulbenkian Award
    Mon 18 Jan 2021, 17:03

    On 12 January, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, along with King's College London, announced the shortlist for their new award that celebrates the civic role of arts organisations in society.

  • Opportunity for students to learn about SDGS
    Tue 19 Jan 2021, 08:23

    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.

  • Fall in love with volunteering this Student Volunteering Week
    Wed 20 Jan 2021, 10:16

    Love is in the air, but we're not talking about Valentines! This year, the University is celebrating Voluntine's at Student Volunteering Week.

  • Greater Manchester Higher – The Year in Brief
    Wed 20 Jan 2021, 10:22

    The University of Manchester is proud to be part of the Greater Manchester Higher (GMH) collaborative network working with other universities and further education colleges across the region to raise the ambitions of young people and increase awareness of higher education (HE) through interactive, engaging workshops and projects.

  • Food for Thought
    Wed 20 Jan 2021, 10:30

    Ever considered the history of food? What about the relationship between food and emotion? Or the importance of historical research in fighting climate change?

  • Long-term recovery of our local communities
    Wed 20 Jan 2021, 13:35

    Our Alliance Manchester Business School has secured funding to support research into the long-term recovery of local communities from the damage caused by the pandemic.

  • Policy benefits of doctoral research.
    Wed 20 Jan 2021, 13:40

    A study with Oxfam UK into precarious work shows the strong policy benefits of doctoral research.

  • LGBT History Month
    Thu 21 Jan 2021, 10:12

    The University has a great tradition of celebrating its diverse community and in February we turn the spotlight to our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans staff and students by marking LGBT History Month.

  • Early success for stroke research appeal
    Thu 21 Jan 2021, 10:26

    More than 700 generous people have already supported the University's appeal to expand their world-class stroke research team with a new postgraduate researcher.

  • Working together to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic
    Thu 21 Jan 2021, 12:15

    The University published a report at the end of 2020 which includes case studies on how, in collaboration with others as part of the Greater Manchester region's response, our people, expertise and civic connections have been leveraged to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Saving lives by supporting the COVID-19 vaccination programme
    Thu 21 Jan 2021, 13:50

    There are a variety of roles available to get involved in:

  • Keeping Well at Home booklet for older people
    Thu 21 Jan 2021, 14:36

    The hardest hit members of our community during the pandemic include older people.

  • Manchester researchers designing new face masks to overcome communication issues
    Thu 21 Jan 2021, 14:42

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the wearing of a face masks/coverings (unless exempt) is now mandatory in most situations in the UK, however wearing a face mask/covering can result in communication problems.

  • Irene Manton lecture
    Thu 21 Jan 2021, 14:47

    In December, the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health hosted the 6th Irene Manton Lecture, in partnership with the prestigious Linnean Society of London.

  • Alumnus Dr. Westone Khisa wins Global Professional Achievement Award
    Thu 21 Jan 2021, 14:53


  • Thinking through Extinction at Manchester Museum
    Thu 21 Jan 2021, 17:24

    "What does it actually mean to people from different backgrounds and experiences to face extinction?"

  • UCIL launches new 'Equality, Diversity and Inclusion' unit
    Thu 21 Jan 2021, 17:40

    The University College of Interdisciplinary Learning (UCIL) at the University are launching a new online unit Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Your Role in Shaping a Fairer World (EDI) in Semester 2.

  • Marking UNESCO International Mother Language Day
    Mon 25 Jan 2021, 11:05

    As part of International Mother Language Day 2021, an event which celebrates the nearly 200 languages spoken in Manchester and the cultural diversity within the city, Creative Manchester is delighted to be coordinating a number of online events that will form part of this year's programme.

  • Our monthly round-up
    Tue 26 Jan 2021, 13:24

    We ended last year by publishing a report summarising how we responded, as a civic university to Greater Manchester's most significant challenges during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic.