Schools and colleges

We work closely with local schools and colleges to enhance educational opportunities, develop teachers and undertake educational research.

Like many urban areas, access to good educational opportunities in Greater Manchester varies significantly by background – for example by postcode, school type and family background.

We provide services for all school and college partners, from teachers and students to carers and parents, with a particular priority on those in less-advantaged backgrounds. We aim to inform, support and inspire students to achieve their goals, whatever their background, and we help to develop and equip the next generation of teachers to make a difference.

We value working in partnership with teachers, career advisers and young people to engage and support students with up-to-date information and advice on higher education. We devise and deliver a range of exciting programmes, events and activities for primary, secondary and post-16 learners, as well as teachers/advisors, parents - both on the University campus and in schools and colleges. We also contribute to the strategic direction of state schools and colleges through our award-winning School Governor Initiative.

Our Manchester Institute of Education is rated excellent by Ofsted and supports education in Greater Manchester by training the next generation of teachers through PGCE programmes in primary and secondary education, School Direct and the Teach First programme.
We also collaboratively work with policymakers and educational practitioners to ensure our research contributes to improvements in the overall quality of education for students, their families and communities – with a particular emphasis on social justice and inequalities.