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Social Value at Manchester University


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Greater Manchester Social Value Network Conference, June 2nd, 2016
Prof Ken McPhail, Associate Dean for Social Responsibility, Faculty of Humanities

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Social Value at Manchester University

  1. 1. Creating social value since 1824 Professor Ken McPhail Associate Dean for Social Responsibility Faculty of Humanities
  2. 2. Universities Exist to Provide Public Value “to advance education, knowledge and wisdom by research, scholarship, learning and teaching, for the benefit of individuals and society at large".
  3. 3. Social responsibility
  4. 4. World-class research
  5. 5. • Aim: every Manchester UG student to be confronted with key ethical challenges facing 21st century societies • • Progress: pilots in 2014/15 and 2015/16 – Sustainability (Y1) – Social justice (Y2) – Workplace ethics (Y3) Ethical Grand Challenges
  6. 6. • Aim: support local unemployed people into work by leading a unique initiative in UK higher education - The Works • Progress: – 2,390 people supported into work 2011- 2015 – £38M of economic value – Times Higher & Guardian Sustainable Business Award Winner • Plans: – Engaging more employers to use Works for recruiting – Linking to our £1B capital programme and apprentices Engaging Our communities: The Works
  7. 7. • c£1 billion capital programme over next decade • Construction Partnering Framework with Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke, Sir Robert McAlpine • Social responsibility plan agreed to: – Jobs: Create up to 1,000 jobs – more ambitious than any other construction plan in the region – Supply-chain: Local firms and SMEs – Schools and Community development: create cash grants for local communities and STEM engagement with schools – Sustainability: decrease carbon, increase biodiversity and active travel Capital programme
  8. 8. Building Impact • Creativity • Culture and society • Economy • Commerce • Environment • Health and welfare • Practitioners and professional services • Public policy • Law and services • Organisational performance
  9. 9. • As a university, how do we measure the return on the public money we receive? • Information Management Systems • How do we use this internally?