MIB provides a unique infrastructure, research environment and culture for world-class research at the interface between biology and the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics and computation.
Established to implement The University of Manchester's intention to be the UK's leading university in nuclear research and education, Dalton Nuclear Institute is one of the principal international players in this field.
The University of Manchester has wide ranging research and educational expertise in energy technologies and their societal impact. Bringing together this expertise is Manchester Energy.
Since the first isolation of Graphene in 2004, scientists at Manchester have continued to explore the plethora of exciting properties and applications of graphene.
MIMS organises core and interdisciplinary research activities in mathematics and is the research arm of the School of Mathematics in the University of Manchester.
PSI aims to become one of the world's leading centres of excellence in the area of photon science, allowing interactions between researchers in different disciplines and providing a dynamic environment for the development of new ideas.
A study has been launched to identify small molecules secreted by the skin that are believed to emit a subtle but unique scent in people in the early stages of Parkinson’s.
As a new chairman is appointed to the Intergovernmental Panel on climate Change (IPCC) a University of Manchester climate expert has said headline projections from the organisation about future warming are ‘wildly over optimistic.’
Tim O’Brien, Professor of astrophysics at The University of Manchester, explains why finding liquid water on Mars is such an important discovery and what it means.
University of Manchester researchers have developed a novel biocatalytic system that potentially allows for the efficient and environmentally benign production of organic chemical compounds used in many everyday products. The findings are published in the leading journal Science.
The University of Manchester is part of a multi-million pound project to produce chemicals for the food industry that are more environmentally friendly.
The University of Manchester will bring together leading minds in science, technology and public policy for a week of events that will shine the spotlight on Manchester as a living laboratory.
A key refrigeration technology, which was pioneered in Manchester, is now 50 years old and a special event is being held to mark the occasion.
Children will be given the chance to meet the original robot scientist in a series of demonstrations at London’s Science Museum this week.
The Royal Society – the UK’s national academy of science – has announced the appointment of 19 new Wolfson Research Merit Award holders, including Manchester’s Jonathan Lloyd.
Responding to a speech by new energy minister Amber Rudd on Government plans to tackle climate change, Professor Kevin Anderson, Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research said:
A University of Manchester spin-out which leads the development of quantum dots and technology allowing energy efficient lighting and televisions has showcased its work in Parliament, as part of a national campaign run by the Royal Society of Chemistry and Institute of Physics.
A student who overcame a debilitating illness has not only recovered to graduate but has done so well that his dissertation has formed the basis of a scientific study and has been published in an academic journal.
Weather is frequently portrayed in pop music, with a new scientific study finding over 750 popular music songs referring to weather.
Researchers have updated a map of the UK that pinpoints tornado hotspots for the first time in two decades.
Manchester is the current European City of Science – and its organisers want you to help find an exciting and innovative way to communicate science to a mass, global audience.
The Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences is committed to sharing the activity and benefits of higher education and research with the wider community. We carry out a wide range of activities across our nine Schools, reflecting the strong public interest in our work and in line with our aim of inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.
Our public engagement activities
We engage with all kinds of people through a range of activities. These include:
- Working with schools
- Working with colleges
- Open Days
- Workshops for teachers
- Resources for teachers and the general public
- Hands on workshops
- Shows for primary and secondary aged children
- Master classes for sixth form students
- Science festivals
- Research placements
- One-day schools
- TV and media appearances
- The Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
Public engagement by school
The School of Chemistry offers a wide range of demonstration lectures, talks, careers information and hands-on science activities to primary and secondary schools, colleges and the general public.
The School of Computer Science engages young people and teachers, running courses and workshops for school and college aged students and their teachers. Our very popular animation competition has run since 2008.
The School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Science runs a number of activities for students studying at A-level. In addition to schools visiting us here in Manchester we also visit Schools and Colleges to guest lecture.
The School of Materials is committed to outreach and public engagement activities. We engage schools and colleges by offering practical help for teaching GCSE and A-level materials content and a series of exciting practical experiments.
The School of Maths wants to fill young people with enthusiasm for mathematics. They run a range of activities to motivate secondary school pupils, producing events and competitions, puzzles to try at home and information for teachers.