Goal 17: Public engagement
The University’s public engagement activities play a key role in our approach to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Here’s a wider showcase of our work addressing Goal 17.
Policy@Manchester is our University’s sector-leading policy engagement institute.
It connects researchers with policymakers and influencers, nurturing long-term policy engagement partnerships and impact.
We partner with a range of organisations to carry out meaningful public engagement with diverse audiences and share ideas and research as well as inspiring informed discussion, debate and creativity.
- partnering with the British Society of Immunology and Royal Society of Biology on a citizen science Britain Breathing programme;
- patient and public involvement and engagement partnerships to inform our clinical research and education;
- working alongside diaspora communities, the British Museum and galleries in the global south to design our Museum’s South Asia Gallery;
- working with private festival organisers on our annual bluedot festival;
- partnering with the cultural sector on the Manchester International Festival, Manchester Literature Festival and Manchester Histories Festival;
- leading public engagement partnerships such as the Creative Ageing Development Agency and international Asociación de Arte Útil.
In Place of War (IPOW) is a global spin-out charity from research in our School of Music and Drama.
IPOW works with grassroots organisations in refugee camps, war-affected villages, towns under curfew, cities under occupation, and refugee communities, using creativity in places of conflict as a proven tool for positive change.
IPOW enables communities and grassroots change-makers in music, theatre and across the arts to transform a culture of violence and suffering into hope, opportunity and freedom.