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

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Citizen scientists to track allergies with new smartphone app
(23 May 2017)
Members of the public are invited to download a free app to track their seasonal allergy symptoms and to help researchers understand more about why the frequency of allergies is increasing. A new and improved version of the app that allows users to track their seasonal allergies as part of a major research project, has been launched today, both on Android and iOS, allowing even more users to take part.

Save the Date – Clean Air Day – Thursday 15th June 2017
(23 May 2017)
When it comes to avoiding many serious health conditions, people know what choices and actions to take to reduce risks; from eating well to exercising more. But when it comes to reducing the impact of air pollution on our health, there’s a gap in knowledge and confidence about what to do. National Clean Air Day is the chance to give millions of people across the UK easy-to-remember actions that will help them reduce their exposure to air pollution, and their contribution to emissions.

FBMH excels at Making a Difference Awards
(18 May 2017)
Over 200 guests attended the Making a Difference Awards to recognise the outstanding achievements of staff, students, alumni and external partners from across the University; and here in FBMH we held our own celebrations to congratulate our award winners and thank everyone for their contribution to social responsibility

The Urban Naturalist Workshop
(11 May 2017)
This month, Professor Amanda Bamford, in collaboration with Matt O’Donnell at Manchester Museum, led a group of 15 adults around campus to study the urban biodiversity on our doorstep and to identify species living within the University grounds.

Health psychology and Manchester: What is happening in Manchester and how can it help you?
(9 May 2017)
Free event for people living and working in Manchester, school groups (primary and secondary) and people working to improve the health of people living and working in Manchester.

The Change Exchange
(9 May 2017)
Jo Hart and Lucie Byrne-Davis from the Division of Medical Education are leading a project to strengthen Health Partnerships in low and middle income countries using behavioural science.

Making a difference Awards live streaming
(4 May 2017)
On Thursday 11 May we will be live streaming the Making a Difference Awards 201 to those who can't attend the event at The Whitworth Hall

University opens its doors for annual Community Festival
(4 May 2017)
The University of Manchester is set to throw open its doors to the people of Manchester for its first Community Festival on Saturday 17 June.

Pharmacy in Primary Schools 2017
(26 April 2017)
Manchester Pharmacy School recently hosted 31 year 5 pupils from Woodheys Primary School for the final instalment of this years’ Pharmacy in Primary Schools (PIPS) programme.

May Measurement Month – Putting pressure on global epidemic
(26 April 2017)
This May, people across Manchester are encouraged to get involved with May Measurement Month, a worldwide screening initiative aimed at highlighting the need for increased blood pressure awareness.