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MIB provides a unique infrastructure, research environment and culture for world-class research at the interface between biology and the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics and computation.
Established to implement The University of Manchester's intention to be the UK's leading university in nuclear research and education, Dalton Nuclear Institute is one of the principal international players in this field.
The Royce is the UK national centre for research and innovation of advanced materials. Operating with its hub at The University of Manchester, the Institute is a partnership of nine leading institutions.
The University of Manchester has wide ranging research and educational expertise in energy technologies and their societal impact. Bringing together this expertise is Manchester Energy.
Since the first isolation of Graphene in 2004, scientists at Manchester have continued to explore the plethora of exciting properties and applications of graphene.
MIMS organises core and interdisciplinary research activities in mathematics and is the research arm of the Department of Mathematics in the University of Manchester.
ICAM conducts fundamental and applied research to further the understanding and use of advanced materials for applications in the oil and gas industry.
PSI aims to become one of the world's leading centres of excellence in the area of photon science, allowing interactions between researchers in different disciplines and providing a dynamic environment for the development of new ideas.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering is committed to sharing the activity and benefits of higher education and research with the wider community. We carry out a wide range of activities across our nine Departments, reflecting the strong public interest in our work and in line with our aim of inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.
Our public engagement activities
We engage with all kinds of people through a range of activities. These include:
- Working with schools
- Working with colleges
- Open Days
- Workshops for teachers
- Resources for teachers and the general public
- Hands on workshops
- Shows for primary and secondary aged children
- Master classes for sixth form students
- Science festivals
- Research placements
- One-day schools
- TV and media appearances
- The Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
Public engagement by Department
The Department of Chemistry offers a wide range of demonstration lectures, talks, careers information and hands-on science activities to primary and secondary schools, colleges and the general public.
The Department of Computer Science engages young people and teachers, running courses and workshops for school and college aged students and their teachers. Our very popular animation competition has run since 2008.
The Department of Earth and Environmental Science runs a number of activities for students studying at A-level. In addition to schools visiting us here in Manchester we also visit schools and colleges to guest lecture.
The Department of Materials is committed to outreach and public engagement activities. We engage schools and colleges by offering practical help for teaching GCSE and A-level materials content and a series of exciting practical experiments.
The Department of Maths wants to fill young people with enthusiasm for mathematics. They run a range of activities to motivate secondary school pupils, producing events and competitions, puzzles to try at home and information for teachers.