Goal 3: Operations
The University’s operational activities play a key role in our approach to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Here’s a wider showcase of our work addressing Goal 3.
The Firs is located on the University’s Fallowfield campus and houses a suite of facilities for environmental research, monitoring and engagement.
Our UNESCO World Heritage site, Jodrell Bank, is another area rich in biodiversity.
To help promote biodiversity on campus, we’ve developed:
- an online, interactive campus Tree Trail highlighting 50 of the 1,500 trees across Oxford Road Campus, North Campus and Whitworth Park.
- a tree plan requiring the planting of two trees for every one removed by our campus developments.
- UMAPIT (University of Manchester Animal Positions and Information Tracker) – a bespoke app to allows the public to record sightings of urban wildlife species.
We’ve also transformed a former road into Brunswick Park – a pocket park to enhance green space and wellbeing on campus.
Our Sporticipate programme serves to provide free and low-cost entry-level sport sessions for the University and wider community.
Sports staff also facilitate volunteering by colleagues and students for the good of local organisations.