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Social responsibility news

Read the latest social responsibility news stories from the Faculty below.

Interested in our social responsibility news and activities? We capture all the highlights in our regular Social Responsibility Updates.

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You can see an archive of all stories on the Faculty's news blog.

Success at our first ever Community Festival!
(27 June 2017)
Around 2,000 people from the local and wider community were welcomed onto campus for the first University-wide Community Festival. The free event opened up the doors of the University for the public to come inside and find out more about our work through interactive, fun activities.

Special Commendation for Community Liaison Group
(27 June 2017)
The British Psychological Society (BPS) has given a special commendation to the work of the Community Liaison Group (CLG) with the University of Manchester Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. The CLG is a group of people with experience of and expertise in mental health services, who share this experience to support the clinical psychology training programme.

Keeeep Dancing!
(22 June 2017)
Professor Ann-Louise Caress is a senior lecturer in Nursing, she recently secured a grant from the Faculty’s 'Engaging Our Communities' fund, which aids the Faculty’s priority to embed community engagement as a normal, valued activity. With the funding Ann developed a “Dance taster” event for people with chest problems, mainly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Doubleday Centre appoints National Affiliates
(16 June 2017)
The Doubleday Centre for Patient Experience has recently appointed a number of new, high profile National Affiliates, one of whom, Sir Keith Pearson, will be visiting us on 3 July.

Let’s clean the air in Manchester through collective action
(15 June 2017)
Air pollution is real, toxic and one of the most important challenges facing Greater Manchester. It increases our risk of getting lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke and is particularly problematic for people with respiratory problems. Today, June 15 is the first ever National Clean Air Day in the UK and Greater Manchester is one of the key cities involved, marking the day with many awareness raising events across the city.

Staff and students recognised at Antibiotics Awareness Awards
(14 June 2017)
Roger Harrison, the Social Responsibility lead for the Division of Population Health, Health Services Research, & Primary Care Lead and Lydia Bagg, a third year medical student, have won two, national awards as part of Public Health England’s programme on antibiotic guardianship.

5 Questions for Dr Hamied Haroon
(6 June 2017)
Interview by Alexandra Mindu, Widening Participation Intern with Dr Hamied Haroon, a postdoctoral Research Associate in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) who, beyond his work on dementia diagnosis, has set up the National Association for Disabled Staff Networks to support the needs of disabled staff in the UK tertiary education sector.

Dentistry is Making a Difference
(6 June 2017)
Both students and staff from the Division of Dentistry were awarded Social Responsibility awards and grants at Faculty and University level at the recent ‘Making a Difference’ celebrations

Karen is the University’s staff Volunteer of the Year
(6 June 2017)
Dr Karen Rees-Unwin, a research associate in the Division of Cancer Sciences, was named Staff Volunteer of the Year for helping regenerate the Ridge Hill area of Stalybridge.

Kirsty and Kathryn honoured by Doctoral Academy
(6 June 2017)
Congratulations to Stephanie Shoop-Worrall and Kirsty McIntyre who were presented with Outstanding Achievement Awards by the FBMH Doctoral Academy earlier this month.