University of Manchester

The University of Manchester, a member of the prestigious Russell Group, is the UK’s largest single-site university and is consistently ranked among the world’s elite for graduate employability.

The University is also one of the country’s major research institutions, rated fifth in the UK in terms of ‘research power’ (REF 2014). World class research is carried out across a diverse range of fields including cancer, advanced materials, addressing global inequalities, energy and industrial biotechnology.

No fewer than 25 Nobel laureates have either worked or studied there.

It is the only UK university to have social responsibility among its core strategic objectives, with staff and students alike dedicated to making a positive difference in communities around the world.


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Bees are dying, but scientists and beekeepers are at loggerheads over what to do about it. Nick Ansell/PA

Sometimes science can’t see the wood for the bees

The EU banned the use of neonicotinoid pesticides for two years in April, after a sustained campaign by beekeepers, green groups and environmental organisations across Europe. These groups are convinced…
Who will watch over politicians’ spending? Stephen Johnson

Why we need an independent Parliamentary Budget Office

Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor, has declared he’d like the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) to assess Labour’s tax and spend policies before the next election. Robert Chote, the head of the OBR…
Great Satan: Iran-US relations will have to overcome 30 years of emnity. Open Democracy

UN assembly could see thaw between Iran and ‘Great Satan’

After more than three decades of false starts and missed opportunities, something might be finally moving on the diplomatic front between Iran and the United States. The two relatively moderate administrations…
Representing the 90%. Dave Thompson/PA

Britons say no to smaller state

Britain is still a majority social-democratic country. That is, politically, the most significant finding of the latest British Social Attitudes survey published this week. Most people want a country which…
Could charities compete to provide services like nursing? Stefan Rousseau/PA

Limit public service competition to non-profits

The idea that competition is better than monopoly provision in public services is now established wisdom among the British political elite. Since the advent of something commonly called “New Public Management…
Nothing says “I care” like a cut-price phone charger. 8+1

Apple shows its soft side with safe charger drive

Apple, known across the world for its premium products, is finally dropping its prices. It may not be a huge offer, but the company is selling half price chargers for iPhones, iPads and iPods to anyone…
Playing it safe? No reformists or women in Hassan Rowhani’s cabinet. Wikimedia Commons

In Iran, Rowhani’s first cabinet strikes a complex balance

Nearly two months after his unexpected victory in the first round of the Iranian presidential elections of June, Hassan Rowhani has finally assumed office and brought a formal end to the contested eight…
1891 illustration of Holmes scrutinising a crime scene. Camden House

Sherlock Holmes’s CSI influence on modern forensics

We seem to be living in a new era of forensic investigation. Since the introduction of DNA profiling in the mid-1980s, the forensic landscape has been reshaped. The sterility of the crime scene and its…
Flying the flag for workers’ rights. Elliott Brown

Zero-hour contracts: the dark side of flexible labour markets

Whether it be young people selling sports shoes, or carers looking after the elderly, workers in the UK are increasingly being forced into zero-hour contracts. This hasn’t happened by accident: it is a…
What, no beer? Tea time for Farage. Andrew Milligan/PA

Voters haven’t called time on UKIP despite some poor polls

It is less than two months since UKIP’s remarkable breakthrough in May’s local elections, yet as pictures of triumphant British sportsman have replaced those of a grinning, pint-wielding Nigel Farage on…
Say that again? Hearing aids as fashion? Flickr/Dilliweed

Make hearing aids available on the high street to fight stigma

More than one in ten middle-aged people has difficulty following speech in noisy environments, according to an analysis of 165,000 people in the UK Biobank, a project following the health of half a million…
Stop and search in action. PA

Police are the real stop and search offenders

Most police forces don’t understand how to use their powers of stop and search. The majority of times they use it, they get it wrong - and black people are seven times as likely to be stopped and searched…
Safe pair of hands: Rowhani in nuclear negotiations in 2003. Mojtaba Salimi via Creative Commons

A safe pair of old hands now holds the key to Iran’s future

In the past 10 days big crowds of Iranians have taken to the streets to celebrate two things. The outpouring of joy for the unexpected first-round victory of Hassan Rowhani in the presidential election…
Social media provides new ways for journals and scientists to interact. Scientists should take an active role in shaping this exchange. Noura

Social media is shaping dialogue between scientists and journals

More and more scientists are communicating via social media to find, publicise and discuss current research. This trend has been highlighted in two recent papers that look at the influence of social media…
Protest vote: the 2009 presidential elections were marred by violence after mass demonstrations followed allegations of electoral fraud. Katie Collins/PA Wire

How much power does the Iranian president really have?

The presidential election in Iran represents the latest instalment in almost 35 years of debate and confrontation over the meaning and power of an executive president in a state controlled by proponents…

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