The Children’s University of Manchester is a project to share the knowledge and expertise of The University of Manchester with the wider community and particularly primary schools. The Children’s University website features a section devoted to ‘Energy and the Environment ’. This provides a wealth of energy related information and encourages children at Key Stage 2 to engage with fun interactive games to explore concepts such as how electricity is made, renewable and non-renewable energy sources, sustainable living and global warming.
Meet some of the lecturers, professors, students and technicians who work across the field of Energy at the University of Manchester. With energy research and learning taking place across many of our faculties and schools, our community of staff and students offers a range of expertise on energy research, technologies and policy.
Contact details for all academic and research staff at the University may be accessed through the staff directory.
Whether you’re an international blue chip, an ambitious SME, a forward-thinking government department or a charity with an eye for innovation, a partnership with The University of Manchester can have a significant impact on your organisation.
Through our business services, we can support your organisation by giving you new perspectives and ways to succeed. Our Energy research and teaching spans across all the faculties, schools and institutes of the University and extends to global partnerships with industry, public bodies and academia.
Our dedicated team can put you in direct contact with the Energy experts who can help you achieve your objectives and face future challenges with confidence; supporting the need for solutions that can play their part in meeting the global energy challenge.
Business solutions we offer
From providing business solutions to nurturing talent to informing policy, we will work with you to build a strategy for success. Take a look at how we can help you:
- Research commissioned, collaborative and sponsored research, and student research projects.
- Knowledge exchange concept development, feasibility studies, secondments and knowledge transfer partnerships.
- Consultancy consultant services, expert witness services and due diligence.
- Commercialisation bringing inventions and software into the commercial world, state-of-the-art biotech and hi-tech facilities, and incubation and spin-out facilities.
- Professional development bespoke continuing professional development courses and distance learning programmes.
- Recruiting talent a free online system for advertising internships and placements, support tailored for medium business recruiters, and careers and graduate fairs reaching over 38,000 high-calibre students.
Knowledge exchange case studies
Through our various business engagement knowledge exchange schemes, University of Manchester research is being applied to deliver economic, social and cultural impact at a community, national and global level.
Featured energy sector knowledge exchange case studies:AMEC Manchester's structural integrity expertise enhances AMEC's nuclear industry assessment procedures.
Cameron Our research brings new insights into gas treatment processes to Cameron.
Carbon Calculator Manchester helps carbon footprint calculator to support environmental sustainability within industry.
More knowledge exchange case studies from The University of Manchester business engagement team.
Manchester Energy provides education and training in all aspects of energy as part of our undergraduate and post-graduate degrees or as part of our continuing professional development portfolio.
The majority of our undergraduate taught courses provide specialised training in a given discipline (such as material science). The global energy challenge is highlighted in these courses and it is expected that many of these students will pursue careers connected with energy.
Taught masters courses
The University also provides a number of specialised taught Masters courses including the following that are directly relevant to energy.
- Advanced Process Integration and Design
- Electrical Power System Engineering
- Renewable Energy and Clean Technology
Doctoral training centres
The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences is to host four national Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) in science and engineering. Two of these are directly relevant to energy:
The Power Networks CDT is committed to reducing CO2 emissions, which requires a fundamental transformation in how power networks are designed, operated and financed. The Centre will help ensure future networks support the electrification of energy, especially heat and transport, and encourage greater use of low carbon energy sources.
Next Generation Nuclear
Next Generation Nuclear CDT is a partnership between the universities of Manchester, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool and Sheffield. The Centre’s mission is to develop the next generation of research leaders to support the UK’s present and future strategic nuclear programmes.
The centres are part of a £350m investment by the Government and will be used to train more than 3,500 postgraduate students. Find out more about CDTs at The University of Manchester
A number of training packages are also delivered to meet the requirements of industry. Provided at the University as part of a module taught course or delivered as an in-house training course, the University is flexible in its approach and can draw on the range of expertise from across the teaching community to provide tailored courses. Get in touch.