Read about the latest events and activities in the School of Environment, Education and Development.
Study finds UK rivers are heavily contaminated with microplastics
19 March 2018
The recent study, by researchers from The University of Manchester's Geography department, has resulted in significant media coverage.
Manchester Urban Institute celebrates first anniversary
9 February 2018
MUI is one of the largest urban-focused research institutes of its kind and it makes an important contribution to the University’s commitment to addressing global inequalities – one of the University’s five research beacons of excellence.
SEED colleague becomes Fellow of prestigious institute
16 October 2017
Cecilia Wong, Professor of Spatial Planning and Director of the Spatial Policy and Analysis Lab (SPAL), has become the newest Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
Geography at Manchester kicks off 125th anniversary celebrations
16 October 2017
Author, broadcaster and President of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) Nicholas Crane helps mark 125 years since The University of Manchester appointed its first lecturer in Geography.
Faculty of Humanities launches Manchester Migration Month
9 October 2017
Manchester Migration Month - a series of events, activities and features that explore migration's relationship with inequality, social justice, belonging and Brexit - runs from 9 October to 4 November.
Education, geography and development studies shine in new Times Higher Education World University Rankings
5 October 2017
The University of Manchester ranked 68th worldwide in first-ever education list, and 34th for social sciences - which incorporates geography and development studies.
SEED announce Social Responsibility Lecture 2017 details
21 September 2017
Event will take place on Thursday 19 October, with Professor Kalwant Bhopal using her research to discuss BME experiences in higher education.
SEED academic awarded Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Leadership Fellowship
8 September 2017
Dr Saskia Warren, Lecturer in Human Geography, becomes the first staff member in SEED to secure the prestigious award.
Manchester ranked as fourth highest university for Geography and Environmental Studies
24 May 2017
The University of Manchester is the fourth highest university in the UK for geography and environmental studies, according to the Guardian University Guide.
Manchester ranked as second highest university for its Primary Initial Teacher Education course
21 April 2017
The University of Manchester is the second highest university in England for Primary Initial Teacher Education, according to the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017.
SEED academic receives prestigious British Academy award
11 April 2017
Dr Steve Courtney, Lecturer in the Manchester Institute of Education at the School of Environment, Education and Development, has been awarded a prestigious British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award.
Manchester School of Architecture ranked world's sixth best
7 April 2017
The Manchester School of Architecture (MSA) has been named as one of the best in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 - and the second-best in the UK.
Project to revitalise former coalfields wins lottery funding
27 January 2017
A ambitious and innovative project involving The University of Manchester's School of Environment, Education and Development to restore nature in places where heavy industry ruled for more than a century has been awarded almost £2 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Education PhD thesis wins British Educational Research Association (BERA) prize 2016
8 August 2016
Dr Steven J. Courtney, lecturer in the Manchester Institute of Education is the recipient of three major prizes for his PhD awarded in December 2015.
Planning and Environmental Management staff nominated for research award
3 August 2016
‘Mapping policies and programmes: The use of GIS to communicate spatial relationships in England’ nominated for top national planning research award.
Planning students develop groundbreaking canal project
9 June 2016
Socially responsible teaching adding to knowledge about climate change adaptation.
The Forest of Bowland's Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership secures Heritage Lottery Fund support
3 June 2016
We are pleased to announce a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery which furthers our engaged and socially responsible teaching.