Goal 15: Learning and students

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

Here’s a wider showcase of our work addressing Goal 15.

Manchester City of Trees

As part of our partnership with the local NGO, Manchester City of Trees, students can use our Volunteer Hub to sign up for one-off or weekly tree planting sessions or even become a Citizen Forester.

Our student volunteering is supporting their mission of planting one tree for every person across Greater Manchester.

Study programmes

All undergraduates can take our University College for Interdisciplinary Learning unit Crisis of Nature: Issues in Environmental History.

Biosciences students can take part in the Manchester-based Urban Biodiversity field course, which introduces them to environmental consultancy, conservation and natural site management.

Environmental Management undergraduates also gain skills needed for ecological surveys, conservation management and environmental auditing.

Study programmes

Our BA Geography students undertake a Food and Farming unit covering hunger, ethical consumerism, environmental sustainability, animal rights and social equity.

Biosciences undergraduates take a Plants for the Future unit exploring how plant biology can address social and environmental challenges.

Through a Green Biotechnology unit, students engage with the latest developments in sustainable food production, energy generation and pharmaceutical production.