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Recent news

Recent news

Below you will find a selection of the latest news and developments from across the Faculty of Humanities.

Michael Wood presents BBC documentary, "Ovid: The Poet and the Emperor"

(17 November 2017)

New BBC Four documentary broadcast yesterday, 16 November.

Joanne Jordan’s climate change documentary wins prestigious award

(17 November 2017)

Documentary has won a highly-respected AHRC Research in Film Award.

Become a Wellbeing Champion

(17 November 2017)

Join Professor Cary Cooper, AMBS, by becoming a Wellbeing Champion.

Manchester Histories Festival 2018 dates announced

(17 November 2017)

The Festival will take place from 7-11 June 2018.

Action required by all staff - changing how we login from next Tuesday

(16 November 2017)

Not yet registered? Time is running out to get setup. 

How can you give…..donate to charity through Payroll Giving

(16 November 2017)

Donate to your charity of choice directly from your salary.

Manchester Gold Staff mentoring programme

(16 November 2017)

Manchester Gold Staff is now open for mentor registration and mentee applications.

Christmas closure dates, and recruitment and payroll deadlines

(16 November 2017)

Closure dates, and information on documentation deadline dates for the holiday season.

Policy@Manchester launches On Energy

(9 November 2017)

Join the conversation with this collection of thought leadership pieces and expert analysis.

Changing people’s lives

(9 November 2017)

Humanities’ week of themed content to support the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences.

Changing how we login – two weeks to go, act now!

(9 November 2017)

If you’ve not yet signed up for the new way to login, you have two weeks left to do so.

SEED’s Bina Agarwal launches book prize

(9 November 2017)

International Association for Feminist Economics announces the prize.

University launches new Wellbeing website

(9 November 2017)

Six ways to Wellbeing – and other support to help you stay happy and healthy.

How can you give…..pledge to become an Antibiotic Guardian

(9 November 2017)

Find out how you can help save these vital medicines.

A Manchester first as Recycling Week is launched

(9 November 2017)

Help make a difference by recycling.

M2020 – latest update

(2 November 2017)

Update on planned staffing changes in academic areas.

Industrial Strategy Commission

(2 November 2017)

An ambitious UK industrial strategy will help people, places and businesses achieve their potential.

Manchester joins global network of UNESCO Cities of Literature

(2 November 2017)

Manchester’s successful bid was coordinated by a consortium involving The University of Manchester.

Change in Co-Directors for Policy@Manchester

(2 November 2017)

Professor Anna Scaife appointed as new Co-Director of Policy@Manchester.

Launch of a new library resource - Hip Hop and Grime

(2 November 2017)

Join the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre to reflect on a decade of Grime music.

Have you recently returned to work following parental leave?

(2 November 2017)

Peer support group for returners from shared parental leave, maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

Changing how we login - act now to get set up

(2 November 2017)

Action needed by all staff and Postgraduate Research Students.

New Vice-Dean for Research

(27 October 2017)

Professor Gerard Hodgkinson appointed.

University and Unilever launch major collaborative research project

(26 October 2017)

A team from AMBS has won a share of the five-year, £6.3 million grant.

SoSS colleague awarded inaugural Indigo Prize

(26 October 2017)

Professor Diane Coyle is joint winner of the award.  

JRRI announce grants

(26 October 2017)

Grants available to host events.

SoSS colleague wins Best Article 2017 in leading journal

(26 October 2017)

Dr Jess Gifkins co-authors the winning article.

Do you know someone who always goes the extra mile?

(26 October 2017)

Nominate a PSS colleague or team for the President’s Distinguished Achievement Award.

Stonewall Workplace Equality Index Survey open

(26 October 2017)

All colleagues are encouraged to take part.

Get cyber-savvy and learn from the experts

(26 October 2017)

Guest speakers include Greater Manchester Police and the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit. 

SEED colleague becomes Fellow of prestigious institute

(19 October 2017)

Professor Cecilia Wong recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Funding available to engage with our communities

(19 October 2017)

Funding is available to support public engagement activity led by members of the Faculty during 2017-18.

Watch the Foundation Day 2017 presentation

(19 October 2017)

Lecture given by Humanities graduate, Gulwali Passarlay.

MIoIR celebrates its ten year anniversary

(19 October 2017)

Manchester Institute of Innovation Research to hold anniversary gathering.

Message to University and College Union (UCU) members

(17 October 2017)

Industrial Action by University and College Union (UCU) Members

Four colleagues receive prestigious Fellowships

(13 October 2017)

Our academics among 69 conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.

125 years of Manchester Geography

(13 October 2017)

Series of lectures mark anniversary

Recognition for School of Social Sciences colleague

(13 October 2017)

Professor Helen Beebee becomes President of the Aristotelian Society.

Policy@manchester update

(13 October 2017)

Party conference activity and engaging with select committees.

Our Story School videos now available

(13 October 2017)

School promotional videos and magazines launched.

Prestigious teaching prize for SoSS colleague

(13 October 2017)

Dr Olga Onuch’s teaching recognised.

How can you give…..volunteer as a Mentor?

(13 October 2017)

Sign up to attend an information and training session.

Manchester-Melbourne Research Fund

(13 October 2017)

Call for third round of funding is open.

Opportunities from the Staff Learning and Development Team

(13 October 2017)

Sign up to 60 second skills videos, or workshops.

Call for papers: Collecting political ephemera

(13 October 2017)

Deadline for submissions is 3 November 2017.

The University of Manchester Magazine online now

(13 October 2017)

Read all about the revolutionary spirit that defines our University in Issue 7.

Participate in Manchester Migration Month this October

(9 October 2017)

Find out more about the activities taking place.

Valuing our staff

(9 October 2017)

How will your Staff Survey feedback be used?

How can you give…..volunteer as a School Governor?

(6 October 2017)

Sign up to attend an informal information session about becoming a Governor.

M2020: latest update

(6 October 2017)

Compulsory redundancy for PSS in FSE and strike action.

Launch of Work and Equalities Institute at Alliance MBS

(6 October 2017)

Developing new interdisciplinary approaches to address core policy and identify fair work and employment arrangements.

School of Social Sciences’ ‘Our Migration Story’ website wins award

(6 October 2017)

Website awarded for its community integration. 

Change of leadership at the School of Social Sciences

(6 October 2017)

Chris Orme to step down from the role as Head of School from August 2018.

Dr Joanne Jordan nominated for Research in Film Awards

(6 October 2017)

Film explores GDI research on living with climate change through the eyes of Bangladeshi slum dwellers.

ESRC Festival of Social Science returns to Manchester

(6 October 2017)

Join the week-long celebration of the social sciences and social science research, which takes place from 4 - 11 November.

The octogenarian cooks share their knowledge at Festival

(6 October 2017)

BBC interviews Dr Kingsley Purdam at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival.

Encourage your students to attend the annual Big Careers Fair

(6 October 2017)

Students can meet over 140 leading employers.

Catherine Smith retires

(6 October 2017)

Catherine left the University after 36 years of service.

A poetry update

(6 October 2017)

Learn about Faculty-related poetry activity with Chancellor, Lemn Sissay.

Humanities subjects perform well in THE rankings

(5 October 2017)

Rankings for Social Sciences, Education, Law and Business and Economics revealed.

Lemn needs you in his film!

(2 October 2017)

Your chance to be involved in the ‘Making a Difference’ film with Lemn Sissay

Tickets available for Foundation Day lecture

(2 October 2017)

Humanities graduate, Afghan refugee Gulwali Passarlay, will give his inspiring Foundation Lecture – From a War Zone to the Lecture Theatre.

University launches Lemn Sissay Law Bursaries

(21 September 2017)

First of its kind bursary to address black and minority ethnic under-representation in higher education and the professions.

Professor Bina Agarwal wins prestigious Balzan Prize

(21 September 2017)

Global Development Institute academic recognised for her “heroic” work studying women’s contributions to agriculture in India.

University Public Engagement Framework launched

(21 September 2017)

Framework outlines what we mean by public engagement.

New Associate Dean Teaching, Learning and Students (Distance Learning)

(21 September 2017)

Rebecca Bennett, School of Law, appointed. 

Social Responsibility – how to keep up to date

(21 September 2017)

Find out about available resources, and sign up for the monthly newsletter. 

SEED Colleague receives prestigious Fellowship

(21 September 2017)

Jamie Woodward elected Fellow to the British Society of Geomorphology.

University desk calendars out now!

(21 September 2017)

Get set for the start the academic year with our popular planning tool.

University ranked in global top 50 for Arts and Humanities

(13 September 2017)

THE World Global Ranking places us 50th in the world.

M2020: latest update

(8 September 2017)

Conclusion of consultation and key dates.

SEED colleague awarded AHRC Leadership Fellowship

(7 September 2017)

Dr Saskia Warren secures prestigious Fellowship.

The countdown to the Sustainability Challenge begins

(7 September 2017)

Resources available for staff to help support the Sustainability Challenge.

Has your child recently gone to university?

(7 September 2017)

Volunteers needed for undergraduate open days.

Update on AMBS redevelopment

(7 September 2017)

Images showing the redevelopment work on AMBS East. 

Take part in a five-minute survey on university reputation

(7 September 2017)

Survey conducted on behalf of ten Russell Group universities.

Help our new students settle in this September

(7 September 2017)

Become an AskMe ambassador. 

M2020: reminder

(31 August 2017)

Closure of academic voluntary severance

M2020 latest update

(18 August 2017)

Extension to academic voluntary severance.

SALC appoints Honorary Professors

(18 August 2017)

Maria Balshaw and Nick Merriman appointed as an Honorary Professors by the School of Arts, Languages & Cultures.

The Partition Project and Child of the Divide

(18 August 2017)

Claire Alexander works with Runnymede Trust.

MICRA staff participate in conference on global ageing

(17 August 2017)

Colleagues present to over 6,000 professionals in gerontology and geriatrics.

Global inequalities beacon brochure out now

(17 August 2017)

Print copies and pdf available.

100 days of Devo Manc

(17 August 2017)

Three short stories mark the first 100 days of Greater Manchester's first mayoral term.

Important clearing information

(17 August 2017)

Clearing and Confirmation telephone calls.

M2020: Latest update

(11 August 2017)

Voluntary Severance Scheme reminders.

M2020: Latest update

(4 August 2017)

Compulsory redundancy criteria.

GDI launches its brand new podcast

(4 August 2017)

First few episodes are online.

Future SALC colleague longlisted for prestigious literature award

(4 August 2017)

Kamila Shamsie longlisted for Man Booker Prize 2017.

Keeping future students up to date on programme information

(4 August 2017)

Revised guidance has been issued for higher education institutions.

Manchester researchers win £7.5 million

(3 August 2017)

Funding will ensure the next generation of dams promote sustainable development. 

MUI works with writer to explore what Devo Manc might mean for the city

(3 August 2017)

Three stories are being created.

M2020: Latest update

(28 July 2017)

Criteria for compulsory redundancy, PSS voluntary severance extended.

First Sociology Prize for Public Engagement announced

(28 July 2017)

Staff and student success.

The stories behind famous images of 1960s Manchester and Salford

(28 July 2017)

Professor Penny Tinkler helps to bring Shirley Baker’s photographs to life.

SALC graduate celebrates a twin success

(28 July 2017)

Harriet gave birth to twins during her course. 

Christie’s Bistro closed for refurbishment

(28 July 2017)

Due to reopen on Monday 4 September.

M2020: latest update

(21 July 2017)

Supporting managers and staff through change.

New Academic Director of Executive Education appointed

(20 July 2017)

Professor Graham Winch takes up the post on 1 August 2017.

SALC colleague’s composition performed today, 21 July

(21 July 2017)

Event aims to influence senior government policy makers.

Blackboard update – including action for course leaders

(20 July 2017)

Blackboard unavailable 27 – 30 July 2017, and students to gain extended access to Blackboard from 2017-18.

Investigation into the first decade of AIS best publications awards

(20 July 2017)

AMBS colleague’s report analyses award-winning published articles. 

University’s first Community Festival

(20 July 2017)

How we entertained and amazed 2,000 of our neighbours here on campus.

eNews is continuing over the summer

(20 July 2017)

Please keep sending your stories to HumsNews.

Students achieve Outstanding Academic Achievement Award

(20 July 2017)

Twenty students from Humanities received the award.

AMBS celebrate significant step in campus redevelopment

(20 July 2017)

Lord Alliance attends the topping out ceremony at Booth Street West.

Volunteers still needed for Sustainability Challenge 2017

(20 July 2017)

Would you like to help deliver the Sustainability Challenge 2017 to our first-year undergraduate students?

Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award application deadline reminder, 1 August

(20 July 2017)

The Faculty of Humanities will welcome a Fulbright Distinguished Chair (FDC) from 2018. 

M2020: latest update

(14 July 2017)

Consultation, voluntary severance, preferential access to vacancies.

The Industrial Strategy Commission launches new report

(14 July 2017)

The Commission is a partnership between Policy@Manchester and Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute.

SALC colleague appointed new Director of the British School at Rome

(14 July 2017)

Professor Stephen Milner takes up the secondment in the new academic year.

Sociology Department to edit leading journal

(14 July 2017)

BSA Sociology journal to be edited by Department from January 2018.

Professor Jill Rubery appointed Director of Work and Equalities Institute

(14 July 2017)

The Institute will launch in September.

MICRA launches report on the ‘golden generation’

(14 July 2017)

Report examines wellbeing and inequalities in later life.

New Director appointed at methods@manchester

(14 July 2017)

Dr Lisa Williams has taken up the role.

Alliance MBS Awarded £9.7 million

(14 July 2017)

Alliance Manchester Business School has been awarded £9.7 million by the HEFCE.

New Co-Director of MIoIR appointed

(14 July 2017)

Dr Elvira Uyarra has joined the team.

Future Energy EXPO 2017

(14 July 2017)

Humanities colleagues join University delegation to Kazakhstan.

Law alumnus designs innovative language app

(14 July 2017)

App now being used by the University.

Staff needed to help the delivery of the Student Lifecycle Project

(14 July 2017)

Academics and PSS volunteer ‘user testers’ needed.

A buzzy good bye to Sue Johnson from SEED

(14 July 2017)

Sue retires, but invites female colleagues to join the University WI group.

New Head of SEED announced

(7 July 2017)

Professor Martin Evans appointed.

Centre of excellence on ethnic inequalities and severe mental illness

(7 July 2017)

Professor James Nazroo leads on the project for the University.

Faculty staff survey results: next steps

(7 July 2017)

Action plans are being developed.

Applications sought - tackling hate crime and online harassment on campus

(7 July 2017)

University deadline for applications is 24 July 2017.

Teaching Excellence Awards 2017

(7 July 2017)

Dr Claire Fox is named as Humanities winner. 

Humanities research into health effects of renting

(7 July 2017)

Renting increases risk of depression and lowers wellbeing, study finds.

Have you thought about becoming a School Governor?

(7 July 2017)

The University of Manchester School Governor Initiative (UMSGI) is looking for new volunteers.

What files and papers have you got stored away?

(7 July 2017)

Time to identify, own and classify any highly restricted or critical information.

Have you completed the Phishing training?

(7 July 2017)

Staying safe online.

George Osborne appointed as Honorary Professor of Economics

(29 June 2017)

Mr Osborne will take up his role next month.

Manchester Environmental Research Institute proposal approved

(29 June 2017)

The University has approved the proposal for a new Institute focusing on environmental research.

Humanities researchers recognised by the ESRC

(29 June 2017)

Dr Harriet Thomson and Professor Jane Green recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Professor Stefan Bouzarovski secures significant funding

(29 June 2017)

Funding received from COST Action on European energy poverty.

First-year students award prizes for their blogs

(29 June 2017)

Three students recognised for their blogs on Global Social Challenges.

Faculty of Humanities Strategic Plan 2020 now available on HumNet

(29 June 2017)

Updated plan can be read and downloaded.

AMBS programme reaches major milestone for graduates

(29 June 2017)

The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme now has over 1,000 graduates.

Modern slavery rose planting contributes to fight against UK slavery

(29 June 2017)

Humanities staff involved in planting roses to highlight the fight against modern slavery.

New Pure update available

(29 June 2017)

Update highlights additional Pure content.

New SCI website launched

(29 June 2017)

Sustainable Consumption Institute website highlights its research and teaching.

University achieves Silver status in Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

(22 June 2017)

Result acknowledges our tremendous progress in recent years to bring about significant improvements in the student experience.

New Director of University of Manchester Worldwide

(22 June 2017)

Professor Elaine Ferneley will take up the role on 1 August 2017.

Introduction of login changes delayed

(22 June 2017)

The change to the two-step login has been delayed until after the start of the 2017/18 academic year.

AMBS colleague wins PMI award

(22 June 2017)

Professor Damian Hodgson recognised.

Voicemail unavailable on Monday evening

(22 June 2017)

Telecommunications Office performing upgrades on the Voicemail service on Monday 26 June.

Honorary Professor recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

(22 June 2017)

Sir Mark Elder honoured by the Queen.

Researchers invited to volunteer for a study into research rankings

(22 June 2017)

How do academics decide which universities to nominate?

Doctor of Education EdD programme open for admissions this September

(22 June 2017)

Have you considered pursuing a professional doctorate relevant to your career? 

How well do you know the University?

(22 June 2017)

Test your knowledge with this short quiz.

The University of Manchester Magazine online now

(16 June 2017)

Read all about the revolutionary spirit that defines our University in Issue 6.

Role changes in the Postgraduate Research team

(15 June 2017)

PGR team welcomes new colleagues.

Chinese health managers’ visit is a success

(15 June 2017)

AMBS host 50 health managers from China.

Come to our first ever Community Festival!

(15 June 2017)

On Saturday, 17 June the University is holding its very first Community Festival.

Do you know any inspiring students graduating this year?

(15 June 2017)

The Media Relations team is looking for graduation stories to promote to local and national media.

New director for The North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership

(15 June 2017)

Dr Erica Baffelli takes on Director role.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) update

(12 June 2017)

Postponement of Year Two results.

Colleague from SEED recognised for her PhD thesis

(8 June 2017)

Dr Sophina Choudry, from MIE, receives two awards.

AMBS launch new promotional video

(8 June 2017)

Alliance Manchester Business School video asks prospective students ‘Where can we take you?’

SALC graduates planning this weekend’s Ramadan Tent Project

(8 June 2017)

Join them outside University Place at 8.30pm from 10 – 14 June 2017.

Volunteers needed for Sustainability Challenge 2017

(8 June 2017)

Would you like to help deliver the Sustainability Challenge 2017 to our first-year undergraduate students?

Bina Agarwal awarded international scientific prize

(8 June 2017)

The award reflects her “outstanding career in agricultural development”.

Business Engagement Team and SALC lead collaboration workshop

(8 June 2017)

Academics and creative industries team up to develop collaborative research projects.

Win tickets for Manchester International Festival

(8 June 2017)

Apply before 5pm on 15 June 2017.

Policy@Manchester’s OnBrexit publication downloaded over 9,000 times

(8 June 2017)

The popular document was launched last month.

Advance notice: Blackboard unavailable 27 – 30 July 2017

(8 June 2017)

All staff and students who use Blackboard will be affected.

Staff Survey 2017 results are in

(7 June 2017)

Over 90% of staff consider the University a ‘good place to work’ according to Staff Survey 2017.

One minute's silence for victims of London attack

(6 June 2017)

Staff may wish to observe a minute's silence at 11 am today.

Manchester Literature Festival partners with Centre for New Writing

(1 June 2017)

The partnership will help to raise the Festival’s profile.

Staff survey results: University headlines to be published next week

(1 June 2017)

Find out about the Humanities Staff Survey results dissemination schedule.

Business man Vikas Shah made honorary professor at AMBS

(1 June 2017)

Professor Shah will provide his expert advice to students and staff.

Look out for your two-step authentication sign up emails

(1 June 2017)

Two-step authentication will change the way all staff and postgraduate research students login.

Fourth call for funding for collaboration with researchers at FAPESP

(1 June 2017)

Funding is available to successful applicants who wish to collaborate with researchers in São Paulo.

Responding to an emergency situation

(1 June 2017)

Guidelines on actions to take.

Research data management workshop

(1 June 2017)

Workshop for postgraduate researchers.

New Vice Dean for Social Responsibility

(25 May 2017)

Andy Westwood takes up the post from 1 September 2017.

SALC staff member receives prestigious award

(23 May 2017)

Professor Yaron Matras awarded research professorship.

SR in the Curriculum

(23 May 2017)

This week we introduce you to the 14th project to have received funding from the Social Responsibility in the Curriculum competition.

Colleague from the School of Law awarded George Soros Visiting Chair

(23 May 2017)

The Central European University will host Professor Judith Aldridge in autumn 2017.

University opens its doors for annual community festival

(23 May 2017)

Humanities venues among those welcoming our neighbours.

Incident at Manchester Arena

(23 May 2017)

The thoughts of everyone at our University are with those affected.

Manchester 2020 update

(19 May 2017)

Dedicated M2020 section created.

Update from MIoIR

(19 May 2017)

Read the latest blogs from the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research.

Making a Difference award winners announced

(18 May 2017)

Humanities staff and students excel at the 2017 Making a Difference Awards.

Humanities student becomes Student Volunteer of the Year

(18 May 2017)

SEED’s Lucia Banjo succeeds at the Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Humanties colleagues contribute to Policy@Manchester’s latest publication

(18 May 2017)

‘On Brexit’ is Policy@Manchester’s latest downloadable publication.

Read the latest Pure update

(18 May 2017)

Updates to the Research Explorer, and migration of contact information to Pure.

Two Humanities Schools recognised for gender equality

(17 May 2017)

The Schools of Law and Social Sciences have each been awarded a Bronze Athena SWAN Award from the Equality Challenge Unit.

Manchester 2020 programme

(12 May 2017)

Frequently asked questions and regular updates are now available on HumNet.

Stay safe online

(16 May 2017)

Advice for staff. 

Work and Equalities Institute formed

(12 May 2017)

Merger of two AMBS research centres creates new Institute.

Raise awareness of your research

(12 May 2017)

Learn how to increase your citation potential and ensure maximum visibility of your research.

Happy Birthday to us!

(12 May 2017)

100 today (issues, that is!)

University Distinguished Achievement Awards

(12 May 2017)

2017 winners announced.

Pure update

(12 May 2017)

New view of student theses metadata records available.

Information Governance Office

(12 May 2017)

A one-stop-shop for advice on data protection and information security. 

SEED open applications for PGCERT

(12 May 2017)

Staff invited to apply for the PGCERT in Higher Education.

Humanities colleagues’ success in Venture Further Awards

(12 May 2017)

Entrepreneurs from AMBS, SEED and SALC recognised. 

Humanities students join the Celebrate campaign

(12 May 2017)

Stellify stories to inspire our students.

Manchester 2020 (M2020) programme

(10 May 2017)

What is M2020?

AMBS colleague scoops lifetime achievement award

(5 May 2017)

Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE recognised by Educate North.

Update on the outcomes of ‘FinTech’ workshop

(5 May 2017)

Faculty Business Engagement team lead University-wide workshop.

Get involved in our new Community Festival

(4 May 2017)

Humanities venues opening their doors to our neighbours.

Making a Difference Awards

(4 May 2017)

We introduce you to the shortlisted entries in the 'Outstanding benefit to society through research' and 'Outstanding teaching innovation in social responsibility' categories.

Update on two-step login

(4 May 2017)

Book your place at a cyber security roadshow.

Final days approaching for postgraduate surveys

(4 May 2017)

Please encourage your postgraduate students to participate in PRES and PTES before 12 May 2017.

Hands-on cultural exchanges with a difference

(4 May 2017)

Confucius Institute hosts two workshops to engage Chinese students.

Earth Day plant sale raises funds for campus tree

(28 April 2017)

Humanities Administration Green Impact Stewards closer to their goal of purchasing a tree for the campus.

Staff, students and research shortlisted for awards

(27 April 2017)

Find out who’s been nominated across four awards.

HCRI launches MOOC in Global Health and Humanitarianism

(27 April 2017)

Share the course details, or sign up yourself.

Making a Difference Awards feature

(27 April 2017)

We introduce you to the shortlisted entries in the ‘Outstanding Public Engagement’ category.

National Student Survey 2017 closes this week

(26 April 2017)

Last chance to encourage your students to have their say.

Wider Wallet – our exciting new staff discount site

(21 April 2017)

Our new staff discounts platform is now live.

An update on Mike Addelman and his family

(21 April 2017)

Mike is fundraising for his terminally ill partner, Sarah.

Course recognised in the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017

(20 April 2017)

Manchester ranked as second university for its Primary Initial Teacher Education course.

Making a Difference Awards feature

(20 April 2017)

We introduce you to the shortlisted entries in the ‘Inspiring Communities: public involvement’ category.

Bus service and carriageway changes on Oxford Road

(20 April 2017)

Section from Grosvenor Street and Charles Street to re-open on Monday, 24 April.

Staff directory – are your details correct?

(20 April 2017)

Make sure colleagues can find you.

Record-breaking response to the Staff Survey

(20 April 2017)

Response rate of 72% may increase further.

Staff Survey 2017 closes Tuesday, 18 April

(13 April 2017)

Still time to complete the survey and enter the prize draw.

Have you been caught by the latest phishing email?

(13 April 2017)

Find out what you should do if you receive a phishing email.

The Student Lifecycle Project – new video available

(13 April 2017)

Improving the student experience.

MUI welcomes Simon and Hallsworth visiting Professors

(13 April 2017)

Five academics to be hosted by Manchester Urban Institute.

SoSS colleague wins book award

(13 April 2017)

Professor Hilary Pilkington wins prize for her book, ‘Loud and Proud’.

Making a Difference Awards feature

(13 April 2017)

We introduce you to the shortlisted entries in the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Widening Participation’ categories.

Alliance Manchester Business School takes lead on new standard for disaster

(13 April 2017)

Professor Duncan Shaw leads international team in developing the standards.

Alliance MBS PhD colleague wins highly commended award

(13 April 2017)

Dr Simon Moralee’s research commended.

Greater Manchester mayoral policy briefing

(7 April 2017)

Read Policy@Manchester's collection of recommendations for the new mayor.

SoSS colleague conferred as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

(7 April 2017)

Lord O’Neill of Gatley conferred.

Stellify – encouraging students to ‘do more, be more’

(7 April 2017)

Our campaign to encourage students to do more extra-curricular activities.

Fulbright Distinguished Chair award

(7 April 2017)

Please encourage eligible US-based colleagues to apply. 

New two-step login process for all staff

(7 April 2017)

The way that you log in to your computer is about to change.

Humanities historian shortlisted for prestigious book award

(7 April 2017)

Dr Sasha Handley could join previous winners Mary Beard and Simon Schama. 

Humanities students selected for English Universities Squad

(7 April 2017)

Students have been chosen for the hockey, football and rugby teams.

Sir Howard Bernstein accepts honorary professorship of politics

(6 April 2017)

Former Chief Executive of Manchester City Council will also take advisory role.

Academics - have you updated your Pure profile?

(6 April 2017)

Action for staff to change Pure profile visibility to Public.

SR in the Curriculum

(6 April 2017)

This week we introduce you to the 13th project to have received funding from the Social Responsibility in the Curriculum competition.

Call for applications to host ESRC events

(6 April 2017)

The ESRC Manchester Festival of Social Science in 2017 will be held in November.

Academic and PSS staff invited to judge posters

(31 March 2017)

Humanities judges sought for the Postgraduate Summer Research Showcase.

Have you had your say in the Staff Survey?

(31 March 2017)

We’re half way through the Staff survey – don’t miss your chance.

SR in the Curriculum

(31 March 2017)

This week we introduce you to the 12th project to have received funding from the Social Responsibility in the Curriculum competition.

Update on student surveys

(30 March 2017)

PRES launches next week, and an update on PTES and NSS – please encourage your students to share their views.

Colleague from SALC awarded honorary doctorate

(30 March 2017)

Professor Barry Cooper recognised by university in Argentina.

Take care of your plant – take care of your planet

(30 March 2017)

‘Growing’ number of colleagues in SALC engaging with 10,000 Actions.

Launch of new staff discounts platform

(30 March 2017)

Wider Plan to replace Perkz for high street discounts and corporate benefits.

Humanities entries shortlisted in Making a Difference Awards

(24 March 2017)

Over 30 entries submitted from across the Faculty of Humanities.

Teaching Excellence Awards 2017

(24 March 2017)

Closing dates across the Schools are nearing.

Business Engagement and International Projects teams attend SXSW Festival

(24 March 2017)

The teams joined a delegation representing Manchester.

Work begins on guide to safeguarding public parks

(23 March 2017)

The guide to good practice was the focus of a workshop held this week.

SR in the Curriculum

(23 March 2017)

This week we introduce you to the 11th project to have received funding from the Social Responsibility in the Curriculum competition.

JRRI researcher wins prestigious German fellowship

(23 March 2017)

Dr Nil Palabiyik to continue her research in Munich.

University brand toolkit

(23 March 2017)

All the up-to-date brand materials you need.

The Ede & Ravenscroft Prize 2016: Humanities winners

(23 March 2017)

Students recognised for ‘going the extra mile’.

Have you entered the Greater Manchester 10k run yet?

(23 March 2017)

The closing date is now less than two weeks away.

First brands sign up to University Green, and AMBS redevelopment update

(23 March 2017)

Find out about the first outlets to sign up, and how the Alliance MBS redevelopment is progressing.

Lane and footpath closure affecting Booth Street West

(21 March 2017)

MCC Highways has advised of a lane and footpath closure from Monday 20 March.

Global Challenges Research Fund update

(17 March 2017)

Find out about successes to date, and future opportunities.

Accessing collaborative research funding and support

(17 March 2017)

Workshop for Humanities staff, 23 March 2017

Humanities scoops both top prizes in this week’s Staff survey draw

(16 March 2017)

Up to 16 March, 39% of Humanities staff have had their say.

SR in the Curriculum

(16 March 2017)

This week we introduce you to tenth project to have received funding from the Social Responsibility in the Curriculum competition.

MIE to deliver innovative teacher training and leadership development

(16 March 2017)

Manchester Institute of Education one of seven institutions chosen to partner with education charity Teach First.

SoSS to lead new major international research project

(16 March 2017)

Professor Hilary Pilkington to coordinate the new€5million international project, which explores how and why young people become radicalised. 

Award-winning authors join Centre for New Writing

(16 March 2017)

Kamila Shamsie, Will Boast and Honor Gavin come “trailing clouds of glory”.

Law with Criminology student a finalist in national Future Legal Mind award

(16 March 2017)

Bethany Hargreaves recognised. 

Increase in offensive junk email

(13 March 2017)

IT Services working to reduce the increase in junk email.

Opportunity for paid-for promotion

(13 March 2017)

Do you have a story that would look great on video or in infographics?

SR in the Curriculum

(10 March 2017)

This week we introduce you to ninth project to have received funding from the Social Responsibility in the Curriculum competition.

Policy Week update

(10 March 2017)

Find out about some of the highlights from Policy Week. 

Major accreditation for Alliance Manchester Business School

(9 March 2017)

School to be recommended for a further five years of accreditation.

Success for the Legal Advice Centre at the Manchester Legal Awards

(9 March 2017)

Dementia Law Clinic wins Best Pro Bono/Community Initiative at the 2017 Manchester Legal Awards.

Academic from SEED receives prestigious British Academy award

(9 March 2017)

Dr Steve Courtney receives Rising Star Engagement Award.

Do you work with schools and colleges?

(9 March 2017)

Tell us about your work on attainment among disadvantaged groups.

Acting Up in Zimbabwe

(8 March 2017)

Arts activist Silvanos Mudzvova to deliver first public talk at the University.

Alliance MBS announce School Director of Research

(3 March 2017)

Professor Ken McPhail moves to new role.

SR in the Curriculum

(3 March 2017)

This week we introduce you to the eighth project to have received funding from the Social Responsibility in the Curriculum competition.

Policy@Manchester prepares for Policy Week

(3 March 2017)

Week explores and advances thinking on issues of national and international importance.

Energy poverty to be tackled by new European Observatory

(2 March 2017)

Staff from SEED coordinate the European Energy Poverty Observatory.

Manchester postgraduate student selected for prestigious composers scheme

(2 March 2017)

Emma Wilde has been selected to take part in the Panufnik Composers Scheme.

SALC secures Knowledge Transfer Partnership with National Trust

(2 March 2017)

Project will support work at Quarry Bank Mill.

Former Humanities student wins Oscar

(2 March 2017)

Orlando von Einsiedel, a former Anthropology student, has won an Oscar in the short documentary category.

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey launches next week

(2 March 2017)

PTES will run from 6 March to 12 May 2017 – please encourage your students to participate.

Postgraduate Law students take part in prestigious international moot

(2 March 2017)

Postgraduate students achieve excellent results at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot.

Extended deadline for Volunteer of the Year nominations

(2 March 2017)

Do you know a community-spirited colleague?

Global Development Institute alumna elected to African Union

(23 February 2017)

Dr Amani Abou-Zeid will serve as the African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy.

Polish ambassador helps to launch new Multilingual Manchester project

(23 February 2017)

New supplementary support platform launched.

Industrial Strategy: guidance for researchers and PSS staff

(23 February 2017)

Guidance on responding to the Government’s proposed Industrial Strategy.

Outstanding entrepreneurs from Alliance MBS receive funding awards

(23 February 2017)

Ignition Awards spark innovative ideas. 

SR in the Curriculum

(23 February 2017)

This week we introduce you to the seventh project to have received funding from the Social Responsibility in the Curriculum competition.

Manchester Urban Institute launch success and next event

(22 February 2017)

Lord Blunkett to speak about universities post-Brexit.

Vital Topics: Smart Cities – Solutions for tomorrow’s world

(21 February 2017)

Book your place now for this event, taking place on Thursday 23 February.

New report addressing intimacy in later life launched on Valentine’s Day

(16 February 2017)

The report, published by MICRA and MMU, highlighted that the sexual health of older people should not be overlooked by health care professionals.

The Global Development Institute celebrates its first birthday

(16 February 2017)

Over 100 journal articles, £5 million in funding, public engagement and research impact in year one.

Staff and students urged to be careful when using mobile phones on campus

(16 February 2017)

Increase in thefts of mobile phones from people in the Oxford Road and Upper Brook Street area.

Latest edition of Manchester Review available

(16 February 2017)

Issue 17 of the Centre for New Writing’s journal is published.

Venture Further competition - £10,000 available

(16 February 2017)

Your students or recent alumni could win funding for their start-up business. 

School of Social Sciences colleague becomes new Chair of the PSA

(9 February 2017)

Professor Angelia Wilson elected Chair of the Political Studies Association of the UK.

SCI colleague gains Eco voucher funding from the HEIF

(9 February 2017)

Dr Helen Holmes will conduct a pilot project on the access economy. 

10,000 Actions update and funding available

(9 February 2017)

£10,000 fund has been established to support environmental sustainability projects.

SR in the Curriculum

(9 February 2017)

This week we introduce you to the sixth project to have received funding from the Social Responsibility in the Curriculum competition.

Hackathon gains highly commended award

(9 February 2017)

Better World Awards recognise the event’s success. 

Migration Lab conference - call for papers

(9 February 2017)

Proposals sought for papers, workshops, exhibitions and performances on the theme of migration.

Director of Faculty Operations for Humanities appointed

(7 February 2017)

Vikki Goddard will join us in May 2017.

Staff Survey 2017 is coming!

(7 February 2017)

The Staff Survey is back on Monday, 6 March 2017.

Planned maintenance on Campus Solutions

(6 February 2017)

Essential work from Friday, 10 February 2017.

Social Responsibility in the Curriculum

(2 February 2017)

This week we introduce you to the fifth project to have received funding from the Social Responsibility in the Curriculum competition.

Teaching Excellence Awards 2017

(31 January 2017)

Submissions invited for awards showcasing good teaching, learning and student experience.

Stellify update

(31 January 2017)

You may have seen posters and other information up around campus about Stellify. But what is it, and what do you need to know about it?

Former Humanities student nominated for a second Oscar

(31 January 2017)

Orlando von Einsiedel, former School of Social Sciences student, nominated for his documentary. 

AMBS climbs FT Global MBA Rankings

(31 January 2017)

Alliance Manchester Business School rises eight places to 30th in the world.

National Student Survey 2017

(26 January 2017)

If you tutor, lecture or support students, your help is needed to encourage students to participate.

The Right Honourable John Bercow appointed Honorary Professor

(26 January 2017)

Speaker of the House of Commons joins the School of Social Sciences. 

10,000 Actions: more than 20,000 actions pledged!

(26 January 2017)

There’s still time to take part.

Policy advice for Pakistan: supporting university-industry collaboration

(26 January 2017)

Dr Khaleel Malik advises Pakistan on science, technology and innovation.

Alliance MBS named in 'global elite' in QS Business Schools Report 2017

(26 January 2017)

Alliance Manchester Business School named as a ‘Global Elite School’ for employability and research excellence.

SR in the Curriculum

(26 January 2017)

This week we introduce you to the fourth project to have received funding from the Social Responsibility in the Curriculum competition.

Manchester Gold Staff Mentoring Programme

(26 January 2017)

The University mentoring programme is now open for colleagues who would like to register as a mentor or apply as a mentee.

Manchester Urban Institute launch

(19 January 2017)

MUI launch event is open for all staff.

SR in the Curriculum

(19 January 2017)

This week we introduce you to the third project to have received funding from the Social Responsibility in the Curriculum competition.

REF-eligible staff: Research Review Exercise 2016-17

(18 January 2017)

Research Review Exercise launched – deadline is 30 January 2017.

Make a new start in the New Year with Staff Networks

(18 January 2017)

Get the support you need – or show support to others – working here on campus.

GDI academics awarded over £350,000 to lead three strategic networks

(18 January 2017)

The networks will see the academics collaborating with partners to produce innovative and ground-breaking research.

New Year honours successes for The University of Manchester

(12 January 2017)

Professor Carol Smart awarded CBE.

Deadlines for the Making a Difference Awards, and 10,000 Actions

(12 January 2017)

There’s still time to enter the awards and complete your actions to make a difference.

AMBS colleague invited to join committee of EEA

(12 January 2017)

Professor Frank Geels one of just five appointments.

SR in the Curriculum funding

(12 January 2017)

Read about the second project to have received funding from the Social Responsibility in the Curriculum competition.

SALC colleague elected to the Saxon Academy of Sciences

(12 January 2017)

Dr Philipp Rössner joins prestigious Academy.

North Campus public consultation update

(12 January 2017)

Public consultation on North Campus is now underway.

Is there anyone you would like to see the University honour?

(12 January 2017)

The President and Vice-Chancellor would welcome suggestions for candidates.

Sustainability Seminar Series opens

(9 January 2017)

First seminar of the series takes place on Tuesday 10 January 2017.