What is social responsibility in Science and Engineering?

One of the University’s three core goals set out in the Manchester 2020 strategy is social responsibility. It’s at the heart of what we do and describes the way we are making a difference to the social and environmental wellbeing of our communities through our teaching, research, public events and activities.

From engineering a new form of landmine detection to improving the environmental sustainability of the campus, representing the most up to date research at a Select Committee to running exciting science activities for primary school children, social responsibility covers a huge range of activities and initiatives, many of which are just part of what we already do, but social responsibility means different things to different people.  

To make up your own mind, and find out more about what we do in our stories and the initiatives we are engaged in here.


The Social Responsibility contact in the Faculty is:
Daniele Atkinson (on maternity leave until June 2018)
Social Responsibility Manager
Tel: 0161 306 5930

Fran Guratsky 
Social Responsibility Project Manager

Vice-Dean for Social Responsibility: 
Prof. Paul Mativenga

 Our stories

Great Hatmandu   Innovus, Kevin Warren   Earth & Solar Team Public Engagement

Meet some of our staff and students who are making a difference and see some examples of how our research, teaching and other activities help to make the world work better.

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