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Social Responsibility – Three years in three minutes

05 Feb 2021

Our short film showcases some of our achievements

We are unique in British higher education by having social responsibility as one of our three core strategic goals, sitting equally alongside our commitment to research and discovery and teaching and learning; and as outlined in Our future: The University of Manchester’s vision and strategic plan.

Social responsibility describes the way we’re making a difference to the social and economic wellbeing of our communities through our teaching, research, and public events and activities. We are committed to measuring the difference we are making through rigorous planning, monitoring and evaluation.

We’ve made a short film to showcase some of the incredible achievements from across the University over the last three years. The film shows the impact we have had in four key areas: social inclusion; better health; environmental sustainability and cultural engagement.

Some of these achievements include:

  •  Top ranking institution for impact against the UN Sustainable Development Goals, 2 years in a row (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings)
  • Accredited Living Wage employer
  • Committed to becoming a zero carbon university by 2038
  • Divesting from fossil fuels and other carbon intensive investments

But there’s much, much more…