The University of Manchester has a long history dating back to 1824 when the Manchester Mechanics' Institute opened to educate the city's working population. Now, nearly 200 years on, we are members of the worldwide Universities Research Association group, the Russell Group of British research universities and the N8 Group. At Manchester we’re proud to have the largest alumni community of any campus-based university in the UK, with more than 500,000 graduates in more than 190 countries around the world. The University is top in the UK for social and environmental impact across all functions (Times Higher Education, 2021), as well as ranking in the top five universities in the UK (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2021) and 27th globally (QS, 2021). Our purpose is to advance education, knowledge and wisdom for the good of society, putting our three core goals of research and discovery, teaching and learning, and social responsibility at the heart of everything we do.