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  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. Monday, 30th November 2015 at 12:36pm


    The 21st International UN Climate Conference (COP21) commences today. It is the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP) and hopes to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate – a commitment to keeping global warning below 2°C. Paris will play a leading international role in hosting this seminal conference, and COP21 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

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

    Walkabout the City – an urban sustainability tour

    The Economic and Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Science 2015 taking place from 7-14 November will highlight the impact of social science research on people’s lives over the past 50 years. As part of the programme, the Ecology In Practice research group at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Università di Firenze Sustainable Airports Project presents: Walkabout the city? is an […]

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

    Calling all fashion revolutionaries!

    This November, a series of five uniquely themed public events curated by Fashion Revolution will take place in partnership with leading universities across the UK to highlight the pressing issues in the global fashion industry and encourage young people to become part of the solution. The Arts and Speaker Tour will land here at MMU on Thursday […]

  7. Friday, 30th October 2015 at 10:30am

    Pop Swap – something old for something new

    Pop Swap is our pop-up clothing and book exchange held termly on campus. Open to all we have been promoting zero waste through our swap since 2013, spreading the message about sustainable fashion and supporting local charities through donations ensuring nothing is thrown away or wasted. Our next event: Wednesday 18th November 4 – 6pm Geoffrey […]

  8. Thursday, 29th October 2015 at 4:02pm

    Birley Community Planting Day success!

    The MMU Orchard is now planted! On Wednesday 21st October, 20 varieties of apple, plum, cherry and pear trees were planted at Birley Campus. Despite the rainy weather, over 40 volunteers showed up to help plant the trees. Staff from Hulme Community Garden Centre demonstrated how to plant the trees and helped the volunteers throughout […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. Thursday, 27th August 2015 at 8:50am

    Birley Community Day & Community Orchard Day

    In October, Birley will host two events – a community day and an orchard planting day. See below for more information. We hope to see you there! Birley Community Day On Sunday 18th October, Birley campus will be hosting a community day. Everyone is welcome to come along to the free event. There will be […]