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Ardwick neighbourhood event

07 Dec 2016

Ardwick residents came to find out more about the University’s plans for the campus this month at a neighbourhood event organised by the University’s Capital Projects Team

The successful event held at Medlock Primary School saw children take part in some hands-on fun activities with our scientists, while parents were able to discover more about some of the new campus developments happening on their doorstep including Brunswick Park, the Manchester Engineering Campus Development and the Henry Royce Institute.

Staff from The Works, the University’s employment and skills partnership, were on hand with information about training and job opportunities on campus.  The social responsibility and  environmental sustainability teams also answered questions about their areas of work.

Paul Maccabee, Deputy Head of Capital Projects, said:”There are a number of major capital projects happening along the Upper Brook Street corridor and, working with our construction partners, we are keen to engage with the local community who are close to these sites, and keep them informed about what’s happening. 

“The event was aimed at raising awareness about some of our major capital projects among local residents and our commitment to social responsibility including employment and environmental sustainability.  We were very pleased with the response to this first event and plan to build on this activity as our developments progress.”

Dr Julian Skyrme, Director of Social Responsibility, said: “A significant part of our capital development is in the ward of Ardwick. This successful event is part of a wider programme of engagement with neighbouring residents there, including projects on sustainability, employment, student volunteering, research in Humanities, and links with local primary schools.”