Social responsibility 2nd May 2019
The Faculty’s first Girls into STEM event took place last week, providing an opportunity for more than 100 nine to 11-year-olds to meet some of our academics and ask them anything.
Social responsibility 14th March 2019
For the fourth year running, The University of Manchester (and a couple of robots) descended on the Trafford Centre to get kids talking about science and engineering at ScienceX.
Social responsibility 8th March 2019
A balanced world is a better world. A world where all people are equal and equally represented. A world where achievements made by different people from different backgrounds receive equal recognition. And that’s why this year’s International Women’s Day campaign theme is Balance for Better – not only celebrating the achievements of women, but also […]
Social responsibility 14th February 2019
This week, The University of Manchester hosted Dragonfly Day – an opportunity for local schoolgirls to meet the women studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) here. What better time to be reminded that “women can do anything”?
Our partners 22nd November 2018
President Trump denies it; the rest of the world has signed up to combat it. Climate change and how to tackle it is one of the largest problems we’re facing this century – so much so that the Paris Agreement (a landmark agreement to combat climate change) was drawn up in 2015. Now, Manchester has […]
Social responsibility 9th October 2018
Women of STEM and their achievements often go under the radar. After all, while Alan Turing was breaking the German Enigma, star of the silver screen Hedy Lamarr was taking a holiday from Hollywood and inventing a radio guidance system upon which modern-day Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are based. And while in 2004 Prof Andre Geim […]
Departments 2nd May 2018
Science and engineering is all about coming up with solutions to the great mysteries and challenges of our age. But one of these challenges is proving hard to overcome, and that’s how to encourage more girls to choose a career in these subjects. When children are very young and first begin learning about the world […]
Social responsibility 19th April 2018
The future of our world will be moulded by the next generation of scientists and engineers – but who will they be? After the success of the latest ScienceX, we’re sure a few will have been at the Trafford Centre this weekend. Science and engineering is all about asking questions, coming up with solutions and […]
Social responsibility 8th March 2018
It’s International Women’s Day – a time to celebrate women from all backgrounds and across all industries for their achievements, whether social, political, cultural or economic. To mark this important event, we caught up with Rhys Archer, who founded her own campaign – Women of Science – back in 2016. Last month it was announced […]
Social responsibility 9th February 2018
Since 1901, there have been 585 Nobel Prizes awarded. Do you know how many have been awarded to women? Forty-eight. It’s difficult not to feel shocked by this number, with the UN revealing that, globally, women and girls “continue to be excluded from participating fully in science”. As part of an effort to change this, […]