The University of Manchester

The School of Social Sciences is committed to research that makes a contribution to addressing some of the major social, economic and political challenges that face the UK and the world. Our research has shaped policy-making and practice in diverse areas, centring around five key themes: Socio-economic change and innovation; Population change and ageing; Inequality and poverty; Sustainable practices and climate change and Elections, participation and governance. Our specialised research centres allow us to ensure our research is focused and makes a real impact, both within the University and the wider community.

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16 April 2020

Entrepreneurial Challenges – Day 2 of the SUCCESS Bootcamp

Dr Sam Gallagher, Principal Consultant at Oxentia, reflects on day 2 of the SUCCESS bootcamp

13 November 2019

TellUs Toolkit

Map-based software tools to support business decisions and stakeholder engagement.

7 November 2019

Healthy Ageing and Technology Innovation Lab

A half-day “challenge-led” workshop to facilitate engagement & project development between academics & companies.

17 October 2019

Offshoring Solutions

Advising on the feasibility of offshoring technical work to low cost countries.

3 October 2019

Ketso Toolkit

A hands-on toolkit to engage groups in idea generation and planning.

2 October 2019

Business engagement with the National Grid

Transforming the electricity transmission system for a greener, more sustainable future.

2 October 2019

Researching age-friendly neighbourhoods

Co-producing policy within the age-friendly city of Manchester.

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