Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility (SR) is one of the three Strategic Priorities (together with world-class research and outstanding learning and student experience) of the University of Manchester. SR focuses on the following five priority areas, in which staff and students in the School of Computer Science are actively involved.


Research with Impact

Researcher in the school engage in a range of activities, including the Human Brain Project and SpiNNaker or accessibility and usability of the web.


Engaging our communities

The School is the North West regional centre of Computing at School, providing support for computing in all Primary and Secondary schools in the region.

Environmental sustainability

The School has an active Green Impact Team, coordinated by Ruth Maddocks. Dr Simon Harper runs the Beelife Research Apirary.

Socially responsible graduates

Our students are engaging in a range of activities, from Stellify and Manchester Leadership Awards to numerous volunteering activities, of which our Malawi Project is just an example.

Responsible processes

We have been awarded a second Athena Swan Bronze award in 2018, and run a Staff Development Committee with the responsibility to review and monitor the School's processes with regards to fairness and transparency. We engage in various activities to increase diversity and widening participation in the school, both among staff and students, see our Women in CS site, Foundation Year and schools activities.

The School has an SR Committee, chaired by the SR Director Prof Uli Sattler, that plans and coordinates activities in these areas.

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