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Driving force
(09 May 2018)
How will our future cars be powered?

Inspired by the power of learning
(03 May 2018)
International success for our undergraduate

Making a Difference (a poem to be read aloud)
(23 Apr 2018)
Watch our Chancellor’s powerful performance of his poem celebrating our social responsibility

Change-makers of the future
(19 Apr 2018)
Manchester has a proud record of widening participation – our students are playing a big role in reaching out to the next generation

Chairs that Stand Empty
(13 Feb 2018)
The men behind the names on the Hulme Hall First World War Memorial

Rwanda’s youngest government minister
(06 Sep 2017)
Scholarship student becomes Rwanda’s youngest ever government minister

Bigger than the Higgs boson?
(31 Jul 2017)
Or the physicist, the rabbi and the quest to understand the universe...

Combating allergies with citizen science
(19 Jul 2017)

In ten years’ time, half the population of Europe will suffer from an allergy*, so the race is on to improve our understanding of allergies – with University scientists using citizens to find the answer.


(17 Jul 2017)
Dr Justin Evans and a band of fellow particle physicists are leading an international quest into the unknown to help find a ghostlike neutrino particle – its discovery promising to be even bigger than locating the Higgs boson.

Sustaining our future
(17 Jul 2017)
Professor of Human Geography James Evans is determined to address the challenges as 80% of the global population are forecast to live in cities by the end of this century


(12 Jul 2017)
Cities produce the vast majority of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Residents suffer from increasing pollution, congestion and health problems. With 80% of the global population forecast to live in cities by the end of this century, big challenges lie ahead.

Big numbers, real lives

(10 Jul 2017)
As the only university in the UK to make it a core strategic goal, it’s no secret that The University of Manchester is thinking big when it comes to social responsibility.


(05 Jul 2017)
Zimbabwean playwright and anti-Mugabe activist Silvanos Mudzvova, here at The University of Manchester on an Artist Protection Fund fellowship from the Institute of International Education, talks about his terrifying struggle for freedom.


(04 Jul 2017)
In ten years’ time, half the population of Europe will suffer from an allergy*, so the race is on to improve our understanding of allergies – with University scientists using citizens to find the answer.

Getting graphic: bioenergy for the future
(03 Jul 2017)
How can we help people understand an area as complex as bioenergy? Manchester scientists are using the medium of the graphic novel to illustrate the issues.

Defending the bee: The emblem of Manchester
(19 Jun 2017)
In a rapidly changing world, what role might the bee play in our future? And who will preserve its own?

Cleaner water, bluer skies
(16 Jun 2017)
Our latest graphene breakthrough could bring safe drinking water to millions – news that has captured the imagination of one of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs.

The graduate changing lives in Tanzania
(28 Apr 2017)
Ray Kileo is transforming Tanzanian capital city Dar es Salaam after returning there to work on its transport system

Remembering Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, CBE
(14 Mar 2017)
How he and ‘the Manchester School’ set out to frighten the horses

Are political statecraft and populism compatible? Lessons from Corbyn and Trump
(22 Feb 2017)
Political commentary from The University of Manchester

We Belong
(06 Feb 2017)
Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International and University alumna, marked our Foundation Day with a lecture reflecting perfectly our world-class research and activities to address global inequalities

Bring me sunshine
(30 Jan 2017)
"We can be so content, if we gather little sunbeams,” sang Morecambe and Wise in their famed theme tune in the 70s

Grown for home
(23 Jan 2017)
The University is at the forefront of a global revolution in industrial biotechnology, finding sustainable alternatives to the finite resources needed to manufacture products that we use every day

Science as revolution
(16 Jan 2017)
Manchester is the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and a city whose ideas have always challenged the established order. This summer it was the perfect host for Europe’s greatest scientific gathering, ESOF 2016

A renaissance in learning
(09 Jan 2017)
A group of University of Manchester students are graduating not just with a degree, but also as published authors with a wealth of practical experience under their belts

Born unequal
(02 Jan 2017)
Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs, Mukesh Kapila CBE and other health care academics have taken the revolutionary step of entering the world of performing arts to confront the inequalities faced by mothers and their daughters around the world

Smoothing the path from the classroom to the lecture hall
(01 Jan 2017)
How our School Teaching Fellow models support for new students – and could give insight into the new Teaching Excellence Framework

The man who is building a brain
(19 Dec 2016)
Computers taking over the world? You’ve been watching too many movies. In fact there’s a lot the human brain can teach its electronic counterpart, according to one of our leading professors, whose work could improve treatments for brain disease as well as build better computers

Making history in healthcare
(12 Dec 2016)
This year, an integrated approach by Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre (MAHSC) combined the talents of the University and partner NHS Trusts to secure National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) status, resulting in £28.5 million of research funding

The gifts of life and learning
(27 Oct 2016)
Why the body donation programme is so important and what it means to medical education