Social responsibility describes the way we are making a difference to the social and economic wellbeing of our communities through our teaching, research and public events and activities.
Our Faculty makes a significant contribution to the University's social responsibility agenda, including:
- the training of the future scientific and health professional workforce;
- ongoing support for science and health professionals;
- Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC);
- major research contributions related to health and significant contributions to global health.
Our signature social responsibility programmes are:
- addressing inequality and increasing social mobility within Greater Manchester;
- disability in post-conflict countries;
- workplace ethics through the Ethical Grand Challenges programme.
How we get involved
- Our staff volunteer as School Governors.
- We support the University's Equality and Diversity agenda.
- Our staff and students volunteer to support important work in our local community, environment, sports clubs, museums and fundraising.
- We record our heritage by:
- preserving our collection of antique medical equipment;
- conserving the history of human science teaching;
- experts helping us and the public to understand our historical objects.
- We promote our work so it affects public policy.
- We work with young people in local schools:
- to discuss health and science and its relevance to their everyday lives;
- to inspire them to consider careers in science and health and apply to university in the future;
- to devise creative and fun activities to help engage them.
- We encourage sustainability enthusiasts to form a Green Impact Team.
- We engage with the public via public events, festivals or community open days.
- We encourage our students to broaden their educational horizons through the University College.
- We involve the public/patients in our work to improve the quality of our teaching and to produce high-quality research.
Find out more on the strategic priorities page.
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