Environmental Sustainability

Sustainability and your research

As an academic at the University you are in a unique position to carry out your research in the most sustainable ways. This could be from starting your own sustainability research to joining a research group.

Research more sustainably

The way you undertake your research can have a significant environmental impact. We have created a guide on how to undertake research more sustainability at the University.

Interdisciplinary research group

The University has developed interdisciplinary research groups which are available for all academics to join. Each hub has been developed around a specific thematic area such as food, water and energy. This provides a focal point for research across these broad areas. The project helps people discover colleagues working in areas related to their interest and will also facilitate interdisciplinary research partnerships.

Enhance the impact of your sustainbability research

You can enhance the impact of your research by applying it within our own Estate or within the City. Attending one of our sustainability seminars to see what research is being carried out is a good place to start.The University has an Academic Lead for Environmental Sustainability who can support you in the process of enhancing your impact.

Email es@manchester.ac.auk for further guidance.

Expand your existing research to include sustainability

Even if sustainability is not at the core of research of your research, or even if you have never thought about it or you are somewhere in between, there may be a way to expand your existing research to include sustainability. Some areas of the University have provided grants to encourage sustainability research. An example of this can be seen in this case study from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health.

Promote and champion sustainability related research at the University

Communicating the outcomes of research that is related to sustainability is something that can inspire others. Working with the Faculty Marketing and Communication teams and the Environmental Sustainability Team we can advise on how you can do this.

You can also promote your research at one of our sustainability seminars that take place throughout the year.