Mayor Andy Burnham to address BA Social Sciences students at the University of Manchester
About this event
What is a fair future for all, and how can the students of today be a part of making it happen?
We are honoured that recently re-elected Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has agreed to address our BA Social Science students, with a talk on what it means to address social inequalities and to pursue fairness in the face of extremely challenging times .
Within Social Sciences, the majority of our modules challenge our students to consider how what they are studying connects to society and the implications this may bring, including ethically, socially and environmentally. We know that BASS students are passionate about addressing social inequalities, in all forms, and we hope that this talk will inspire and energise students, following a particularly challenging academic year!
Andy's talk will be followed by a short Q&A session, where attendees will have the option to address their questions to the speaker.
We are also delighted that the President and Vice Chancellor of our University, Dame Nancy Rothwell DBE, will be attending this event to introduce the Mayor.
Format for event:
2pm : Welcome to Andy Burnham - Dame Nancy Rothwell (President, University of Manchester)
2:05 - 2:30: Talk by Mr Burnham (Mayor of Greater Manchester)
2:30-2:40: Q&A chaired by Dr Katherine Smith (BA Social Sciences Programme Director)
2:40-2:45: Thank you to Mr Burnham - Professor Keith Brown (Dean of Faculty of Humanities).
Whilst this talk has been arranged by Dr Katherine Smith, the BASS Programme Director, it is open to all students and staff across the School of Social Sciences. We would also be delighted to welcome both prospective and former Social Sciences students to join us.
About Andy Burnham
Andy Burnham was elected Mayor of Greater Manchester in May 2017, and was re-elected for a second term in May 2021.
Prior to being Mayor, Andy was MP for Leigh from 2001. In Government, Andy has held Ministerial positions at the Home Office, Department of Health and the Treasury. In 2008 he became Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, before returning to Health as Secretary of State in 2009.
In opposition, Andy has served as Shadow Education Secretary, Shadow Health Secretary and Shadow Home Secretary.
Andy lives in Leigh, Greater Manchester, with his wife and three children. He is a keen supporter of Everton FC.
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