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Category Archive: Big Impact

  1. Wednesday, 13th January 2016 at 4:28pm

    Free Carbon Literacy Training for Manchester Met students

    Do you want to improve your employability by gaining knowledge and skills other graduates don’t have? Are you worried about climate change and want to find out ways you can act on it? With the recent international climate agreement delivered in Paris to “limit global temperature increases to well below 2°C … and to pursue […]

  2. Tuesday, 5th January 2016 at 4:28pm

    Amazing Bats with the South Lancashire Bat Group

    Join us for an induction to Amazing Bats of the UK and the World with South Lancashire Bat Group. Little is known about the secretive creatures and this talk will introduce you to some of the fascinating facts and pictures and some wonderful Bats, and their incredible adaptations. The talk will also introduce you to […]

  3. Monday, 30th November 2015 at 12:46pm

    Top Recyclers!

    From the 23-25th November, recycling checks were carried out in MMU Student Living – in Birley, Cambridge, Cavendish and Booth.   320 kitchens were checked, with the help of Student Sustainability Ambassadors and Residential Advisors. Residents were left feedback cards so they could see how they were doing, as well as little incentives for top […]

  4. Monday, 30th November 2015 at 12:35pm

    Local Schools help create Insect Hotel!

    Birley- a community campus, providing resources, space and educational opportunities for local Hulme residents, schools and MMU’s own communities. Over the course of the year, a number of community and environmental projects have come to fruition at Birley Campus. Back in October, we planted Manchester Met’s second orchard, right at the heart of our Birley […]

  5. Monday, 30th November 2015 at 12:26pm

    Open Access Cycle Pumps on Campus

    We have recently installed two open access cycle pump for all to use. These are our first on our Manchester campus having trialed something similar on our Cheshire campus. You will find one at our Birley site in Hulme and the other on our central All Saints campus near Oxford Road (see image below).   If […]

  6. Friday, 30th October 2015 at 10:31am

    Ideas into Action: Bats on Campus

    Here at MMU, we have been getting excited about Bats and it has nothing to do with Halloween! As part of our programme, ‘Ideas into Action’, we are working with a number of passionate staff to deliver a project to increase biodiversity on our estate, by providing homes for bats. A home for biodiversity The idea […]

  7. Tuesday, 13th October 2015 at 12:53pm

    Green fingered staff & students bring colour to campus

    We have been getting our hands dirty again, all in the name of biodiversity. As part of our commitment to sustainability, our university has committed to increasing the land used on campus for growing food and biodiversity. With this in mind, we installed 24 sustainable larch wood planters on campus at All Saints, which are […]

  8. Wednesday, 30th September 2015 at 3:10pm

    Hulme Woodland Project

    We are looking for volunteers from across the University, Hulme and Manchester community to help us with a new and exciting project at MMU Birley Campus. Two areas at Birley Campus are to be developed into useable woodland areas in the coming months. The areas will be positioned right next the soon to be planted […]

  9. Wednesday, 30th September 2015 at 2:03pm

    Orchard Planting Day- 21 Oct

    We are excited about a new community orchard-set to be planted this October at MMU Birley Campus. Hulme Community Garden Centre have taken care of a twenty-two varieties of apple, pear, cherry and plum fruit tree saplings over the last 3 years- are we are now getting ready to work with volunteers from across the […]

  10. Tuesday, 29th September 2015 at 12:23pm

    Sustainability activities, events and volunteering opportunities from Big Impact

    Big Impact is a programme designed to give everyone at MMU the opportunity to learn more about sustainability and help make a positive impact at our university and within the local community. Since model, actress and environmental campaigner Lily Cole joined us to launch our engagement programme we have continued to deliver opportunities to make […]