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School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Social responsibility

Social responsibility describes the way the University is making a difference to the social and economic wellbeing of our communities through our teaching, research, and public events and activities.

Our School and The University of Manchester has a clear social responsibility strategy that pursues change in the following areas:

Research impact

The research within our School, which covers areas as diverse as planetary science and life on Earth, seeks to make a positive difference to society - something we’re already doing by addressing society’s major challenges.

Socially responsible graduates

We’re committed to the University’s Ethical Grand Challenges and Stellify initiatives that encourage students to work in socially responsible ways.

Engaging our communities

The School is committed to participation in outreach and public engagement activities, providing opportunities for pupils and the public to discover more about life at the University.

Responsible processes

We’re proud holders of an Athena SWAN Bronze Award, an accreditation that recognises the enormous contribution and commitment of all of our staff - academic and non-academic, male and female - to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Environmental sustainability

Our research, teaching and activities are guided by our commitment to environmental sustainability.