Goal 4: Research

The University’s research activities play a key role in our approach to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Here’s a wider showcase of our work addressing Goal 4.

On Gender

We produced On Gender to identify what we know – and what we need to know – about gender inequality in tackling the big policy agendas devolved to Greater Manchester and other areas, with devolution deals in areas such as ageing, labour markets, education, parenting and sexual violence.

#BeeWell: Greater Manchester Wellbeing

Experts from our Manchester Institute of Education are working with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and all of the city-region’s secondary schools on a pioneering #BeeWell project.

The first of its kind in the UK, this project will survey and create a dynamic online data dashboard on wellbeing, enabling teachers and leaders to use it as part of a continuous cycle of improvement.

This will provide evidence to inform local and national governmental policy for young people’s wellbeing.

Diversifying the school history curriculum

The collaborative History Lessons research project found that young people were keen to learn more inclusive histories, but teachers needed additional support and new resources for a more inclusive curriculum.

From this, we developed Our Migration Story with The Runnymede Trust and University of Cambridge, creating multiple award-winning web resources, lesson plans and classroom activities exploring the opportunities and challenges faced by Britain’s migrant communities.