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Manchester Pride

23 Aug 2023

We're proud to support Manchester Pride, which takes place in the city this weekend

Pride image

This month we celebrate Manchester Pride, and colleagues are invited to show their support at the Manchester Pride Parade on Saturday, 26 August.   

We will be marching under the banner “Inclusivity in HEI - Trans and non-binary rights are human rights” alongside Manchester Metropolitan University, The University of Salford, The Royal Northern College of Music, The University of Law and University of Bolton. 

Patrick Hackett, Registrar, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer and Executive LGBT+ champion said: “We are committed to ensuring that all members of our University community are treated with fairness, dignity, respect and have a sense of belonging. We aim to reflect this not only in our structures, our priorities and our EDI strategy but also how we interact with each other. Manchester Pride is a celebration of our LGBT+ community and I encourage you all to take part.”

We encourage everyone to sign up to be part of our cheer point.  This will be located on the parade route and are a way for you to show your support and give our entry a really big cheer as it passes! All cheer point participants will receive a University of Manchester branded t shirt. 

Pride around campus

You can also get involved with Manchester Pride across campus.

Our University Shop in University Place is stocking our Pride range of badges, pens, jumpers, t-shirts, and tote bags.

University Gift Shop

You can show your Pride with our specially designed Manchester Pride MS Teams background.

Pride MS Teams/Zoom background

Manchester Museum will stock rainbow cake.

FoodOnCampus locations

You can request Pride bunting and posters to display in your office.


More information

Manchester Pride 2023

ALLOUT – LGBT+ staff network

Become an LGBT+ Ally

• If you are hosting an event for Manchester Pride that you would like us to add to this list, please email