Science and Society
Science underpins our everyday lives and communicating what we do, why we are doing it
and how new discoveries and innovation will impact on our lives is part of our social responsibility. At the University we are committed to enhancing the lives of all people, from local communities to international populations, through knowledge transfer and education.
Biotechnology research has the potential to impact enormously on industrial practice and wider society as a whole. At the MIB we provide a programme that ranges from the design and delivery of open access teaching resources, to school visits and open days.
In partnership with Multilingual Manchester we have several events planned to engage immigrant and second language English communities with science in their own language according to the linguistic needs of the City.
We have partnered with Greater Manchester Science Ambassadors (Cogent Skills and Greater Manchester Combined Authority) to engage young people and their influencers with STEM careers. Throughout the year we host training events for this programme and provides ambassadors for outreach events including Great Science Showoff, TeachMeet, and Big Bang Fair.
We also provide hands on demonstrations of science in community engagement events and work closely with social responsibility and widening participation teams to integrate our contributions into University-wide initiatives such as #ScienceX
For all enquiries please contact:
Dr Nick Weise
Public Engagement Programme Manager