Community based teaching

As well as producing knowledgeable, skilled, socially responsible graduates, the University's teaching and learning approach is becoming more outward-facing, providing benefits for the local community.

Students are supported to provide services in local health care, to give free legal advice, to volunteer and work with voluntary organisations, and to offer not-for-profit consultancy for businesses, local government and the Third Sector.

Examples of community-based teaching

  • Practice-based degree courses in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, teaching and social work, enable our students to provide support to a range of local health care, social and educational organisations.
  • Our Manchester Leadership Programme combines academic study and volunteering to ensure students learn the importance of leadership and gain an insight into some of the key challenges facing 21st century society.
  • Our Legal Advice Centre has a base on campus and in east Manchester. It provides a service to the local community by providing free legal advice from undergraduate students who are supervised by legal practitioners.
  • Our MBA students undertake pro-bono not-for-profit consultancy projects in the local community.