Social responsibility describes the way we make a difference to the social and economic wellbeing of our communities through our teaching, research and public events and activities.
Social responsibility is one of the University's three core strategic goals sitting equally alongside our commitments to world-class research and outstanding learning and student experience.
The Faculty makes a significant contribution to the University's social responsibility priorities, including the training and support of scientific and health professionals, as well as major research contributions related to health.
Our work also includes improving widening participation in education and conserving the Faculty's history and heritage, including the Museum of Medicine and Health.
Find out below how we make a difference, and ways that you can get involved.
Our areas of activity
Discover how we involve and engage patients and communities at all points in our teaching and research.
Our research has the potential to have a positive impact; from our local communities to those around the world.
We support students in the Faculty to get involved, start their own projects and become socially responsible graduates.
Find out how we can help inspire pupils to think about a future in biology, medicine and health.
We are committed to promoting equality and celebrating the diversity of our staff.
Find out how we contribute to the University’s initiatives and how you can get involved.
Changing lives globally
Limb loss following armed conflict is a devastating health problem in several low and middle-income countries.
A recent grant has enabled the University of Gulu, Northern Uganda and The University of Manchester to establish a multi-disciplinary network to address this problem.
Professor Mahesh Nirmalan, Vice Dean for Social Responsibility, talks about his work within these countries and the positive impact it is making to the life and future of these communities.