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School of Environment, Education and Development

Learning programmes

We operate a number of schemes and opportunities that encourage our students to take a thoughtful approach to their studies.

Manchester Leadership Programme

The Manchester Leadership Programme offers modules which enable students to gain a greater understanding of what it means to be a responsible global citizen through a hands-on programme of academic events and community activities. 

As well as learning directly from leading Manchester academics and high-profile leaders from the public, private and voluntary sectors students contribute to society by volunteering in a host of different settings. 

Widening participation

Students on a campus tour
SEED Ambassadors run workshops, offer tours around campus and run web chats for prospective students.

Students from across SEED work as Ambassadors on the Widening Participation in Higher Education Programme. 

Widening participation in higher education and enabling fairer access to a Manchester education for talented students regardless of their background is central to our values.

University College for Interdisciplinary Learning (UCIL)

University College for Interdisciplinary Learning (UCIL) introduces students to issues, topics and new ways of thinking to tackle some of the key questions facing society in the 21st Century.

Our Manchester Institute of Education (MIE) offers two modules:

1. Leadership of Learning

This module aims for students to gain knowledge, skills and understanding of many aspects of leadership and working in a professional context. 

Learning is applied as students spend ten weeks in a school placement working with young people across Manchester.

2. Global Citizenship and Sustainability

Global Citizenship and Sustainability encourages students to reflect on the ethics of caring for a world in which our lives are linked to the lives of people across the globe, to nature which sustains us and to future generations. 

The approach to learning helps to develop such as:

  • sensitivity to cultural difference;
  • the capacity to recognise your own biases and to be inquisitive about the perspectives of others;
  • the capacity to engage with uncertainty and ambiguity; and
  • the capacity to view global challenges from multiple perspectives.