The University of Manchester is part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, with outstanding facilities and the widest range of courses. We are highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative research.
With 25 Nobel Prize winners among our current and former staff and students, we have a history of world firsts and brilliant discoveries, from splitting the atom to giving the world graphene.
We’re committed to world-class research, an outstanding learning and student experience, and social responsibility in everything we do.
Hear what The University of Manchester means to our Chancellor, the award-winning writer and broadcaster Lemn Sissay MBE:
From sustainable practices on campus to outreach activities in the local area, we take our social responsibilities seriously.
We’re proud of our history of innovation and work hard to preserve our past.
From public lectures to family days out, there is always something happening at the University.
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Awards and accreditations
The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers
The University has been named as one of the top 50 UK employers for inclusion, equality and diversity.
Times Higher Education Awards
The University won the Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community Award at the Times Higher Education Awards.
Guardian Sustainable Business Award
The Works has won the Social Impact Award at the Guardian's prestigious Sustainable Business Awards.
Our corporate website was a silver winner in the schools and education category of the Lovie Awards 2015.
Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
Our School Governor Initiative was honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2016 - the highest award possible for a voluntary group in the UK.
We're proud to have been awarded a CASE grand gold award in the short informational films category for our 'inspire and be inspired' video featuring chancellor Lemn Sissay.
Race Equality Charter
We’re one of only four Higher Education Institutes to successful renew its Race Equality Charter Bronze Award through AdvanceHE for excellence in advancing racial equality in higher education.
Payroll Giving Quality Mark - Bronze Award
This Quality Mark recognises employers and employees who are making a difference through giving. We've received our Bronze Award because 1% of employees are participating in payroll giving.
Investors in People
We've achieved the Investors in People standard by investing time and resources in our staff and students, improving the Manchester experience for everyone.
Our Athena SWAN award recognises our commitment to developing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.
Disability Confident Employer
We have been awarded the Disability Confident Employer symbol in recognition of our commitment to the recruitment, retention and career development of disabled people.
We have joined Britain’s good practice employers’ forum on sexual orientation, run by Stonewall, the charity that works for equality for LGBTQ+ people everywhere.
HR Excellence in Research
We received the HR Excellence in Research badge in 2011, recognising our commitment to fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures for research staff.
Time to Change
Our Time to Change pledge signals our commitment to help raise awareness and to tackle the stigma around mental health for our staff and students.