Sustainability database


Office for Social Responsibility

Social responsibility describes the way we are making a difference to the social and economic well-being of our communities through our teaching, research and public events and activities. Social responsibility is one of our three core strategic goals in our Manchester 2020 strategy, sitting equally alongside our commitments to world-class research and outstanding learning and student experience.

We have committed to pursuing change across five social responsibility priorities:

Research with Impact

Socially-Responsible Graduates

Engaging our Communities

Responsible Processes

Environmental Sustainability

A set of signature programmes have also been prioritised around each of these strategic priorities, so that we can focus and measure our efforts in making the most significant difference to society. For further details about our strategic priorites and signature programmes you can download a copy of our Guide to Social Responsibility at The University of Manchester.