Engaging our communities
Throughout our research and teaching portfolios, we seek to harness our knowledge and resources for the benefit of wider society.
Our changing and ageing population
As one our our key research themes is population change and ageing, we're home to the interdisciplinary Manchester Institute for Collaboration on Ageing (MICRA).
- Population change and ageing
- MICRA website
Recent work has included work on age-friendly neighbourhoods in association with Age-friendly Manchester, The Whalley Range Community Forum and Chorlton Good Neighbours.
We produced an 'An Alternative Age Friendly Handbook' in association with the Royal Institute of British Architects and Manchester City Council. We also created an engagement focused video outlining the MICRA approach to research co-production.
An Alternative Age Friendly Handbook
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Researching Age-Friendly Communities
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- Age-friendly Manchester
- Royal Institute of British Architects
- The Whalley Range Community Forum
- Chorlton Good Neighbours
We organise a variety of public lectures, with a focus place upon making the social sciences accessible to external audiences and local communities. Some recent examples include:
- Greg Dyke: Tackling Discrimination: football, media and the pursuit of equality
- Professor Jim O’Neill: The Complex and Changing World Economy (video above)
- Danny Dorling: Inequality and understanding the danger of idiots (video above)
Please see our events section for more information about future lectures:
Working with local schools and colleges
We organise a programme of activities for prospective students.
Our pre-university courses are funded by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA). The scheme is designed to promote fair access to higher education for those from state funded schools.
We offer the following alongside 'Discover Days' in Social Anthropology and Philosophy:
- Economics Year 13 (Commences October)
- Philosophy Year 12/13 (Commences February)
- Politics Year 13 (Commences September)
- Social Anthropology Year 12/13 (Commences February)
- Sociology Year 13 (Commences October)
Contact Tom McCunnie for more information: