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Manchester Policy Week success

09 Jan 2015

New infographic tells the story

Manchester Policy Week infographic

A new infographic shows that over 2,500 people booked tickets for Manchester Policy Week in 2014 – an increase of more than 350% on the previous year. 

It highlights a great success for the organisers of policy@manchester, who worked with academics and students from across the University and also external partners to deliver a week-long series of policy discussion and debate. 

Despite a significant increase in the size and scope of Policy Week in 2014, feedback from attendees reveals that event quality and impact also went up. 

A total of 26 events took place last November on the theme of Addressing Inequalities, and the week marked the launch of the University’s Social Responsibility signature programme of the same name, including the launch of the Just Greater Manchester initiative. 

Highlights included an Opening Address from former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine at a packed Manchester Town Hall, fully-booked themed days on education, health and urban inequalities, and a debate on welfare with shadow international development secretary Alison McGovern. 

Policy Week 2015

A kick-off meeting for Policy Week 2015 (2-6 November 2015), which has the theme ‘Science, Technology and Public Policy’, will take place on Tuesday, 17 February at 10am – everyone is welcome.

Book your place now at: