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Good Afternoon all,

I would like to extend a massive thank you to all of you on behalf of Julian, Emma and I.
Today, we put the final touches for our submissions to the Times Higher Education World Impact Ranking 2020 ready to be sent after final approval.

With your help, we have consolidated answers for 255 questions relating to the University’s actions across all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These are made up of over 500 hyperlinks to the incredible work we are completing as a University involving our outreach activities, cutting-edge research and our day to day operational actions. They describe the incredible collaborations we’re involved in, across Greater Manchester, the UK and internationally. They show how we’re working to provide sustainable food options to our students, how we’re providing access to University for under-represented groups, supporting our staff when they become parents, working toward carbon neutrality and working to protect biodiversity both on land and under water.

There are over 70 people in this email who have been involved in pulling together information for the Impact Ranking and, although this is small number when compared to the larger university, without you, the extent to which we would honestly answer these questions and share our successes would have been greatly compromised. In short, this would not have been possible without all of your hard work and connections.

It has made me very proud to work at this University.

The results of the Impact Ranking are due to be released on the 23 April 2020 and I am hopeful that we will do well.

Many thanks again, I hope you all have a restful festive period and a happy new year.

Kindest Regards,

Kelly Dalton
SDG Impact Officer (Ambitious Futures)

The University of Manchester | Room 1.008, Beyer Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL | kelly.dalton@manchester.ac.uk |T: 0161 306 2394 | www.manchester.ac.uk/sustainability