StoriesBe inspired by stories of how our School changes lives and shapes futures. Are you sitting comfortably? A generation left behind Exploring the severe challenges that face Bulgaria's rapidly ageing population. Accommodating asylum seekers Exploring why the UK system is failing the most vulnerable in society. Local employment charters Can these voluntary initiatives help to lift millions out of poverty? Our urban planet Discover how the Manchester Urban Institute is transforming the urban studies landscape. Teaching in poverty We reveal how the current educational system impedes students from poorer backgrounds. The politics of growth We're helping to ensure economic prosperity in developing countries benefits the majority. What carbon counts? Why the UK's impact on climate change may be vastly underestimated. Why austerity is gendered Dr Sarah Marie Hall reveals how economic crises hit women hardest.