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December 2014

December 2014

Humanities academic works on radio series involving Terry Jones

(27 November 2014)

Dr Guyda Armstrong, who is based in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, has recently been involved in a new Radio 3 series.

Visiting Professor of Digital Humanities, 2014/15

(27 November 2014)

Professor Marilyn Deegan, from Kings College London, has been appointed Simon Visiting Professor of Digital Humanities for 2014/15.

Research Review Exercise (RRE) begins

(26 November 2014)

The annual Research Review Exercise (RRE), an evolution of the previous RPE and REF preparation exercises, will take place over the next six months. The RRE portlet opens today (1 December) for staff to update their RRE data.

International Day of Disabled People

(26 November 2014)

On Wednesday 3 December, the University will hold an event to mark the worldwide day dedicated to celebrating the ability of people with disabilities.

Humanities Teaching and Learning Showcase

(26 November 2014)

The Faculty of Humanities, in association with the School of Law, will hold its ninth bi-annual Teaching and Learning Showcase on Wednesday, 14 January 2015. 

Faculty update on Health and Safety

(26 November 2014)

Read about the latest terrorism advice on international travel and the new Health and Safety Policy and Guidance notes.

Success for the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research

(26 November 2014)

MBS researchers among most cited authors and the ERA-LEARN 2020 grant.

Social Responsibility newsletter

(26 November 2014)

Are you interested in hearing more about social responsibility initiatives across the University?

Watch the British Election Study video now

(9 December 2014)

The British Election Study has launched a 12-minute film, funded by the School of Social Sciences (SoSS), which showcases its essential task of throwing light on politics in a crucial period for British democracy.

IT update for Humanities

(9 December 2014)

Find out about IT downtime in December and other updates.

Watch the annual Jim Rose Lecture now

(5 December 2014)

The public lecture on ‘Tackling Discrimination: football, media and the pursuit of equality’ is now available online.

Ethnic inequalities mapped across England and Wales

(3 December 2014)

New online profiler from Manchester's Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity measures education, employment, health and housing inequalities between ethnic minorities and White British residents in every area of England and Wales.

Newberry Library–John Rylands Research Institute Exchange Fellowship

(2 December 2014)

A new fellowship has been launched providing support at the John Rylands Research Institute and the Newberry Library in Chicago.

REF results due this month

(27 November 2014)

Work is currently underway to prepare for the results of the Research Excellence Framework which will be published on 18 December.

Christmas pay and closure days

(26 November 2014)

Find out when you will receive your Christmas wage and when the University will be closed over the festive period.

Language students encouraged to teach

(5 January 2015)

Undergraduate students with a love of languages are being encouraged to share their skills with young children or teenagers by pursuing a career in teaching through the Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Is your Blackboard course ready?

(19 December 2014)

Please make sure your Bb course is activated and ready when it goes live to students on Monday, 19 January 2015.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

(19 December 2014)

Faculty of Humanities performs well in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise as The University of Manchester is confirmed as one of the UK’s top research universities.

Said Zaaneen wins Humanities student award

(18 December 2014)

Said Zaaneen, who studied in SEED has been awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award: Postgraduate Taught Student of the Year 2013/14, Faculty of Humanities.

John Rylands Research Institute Seed Corn Fellowships

(17 December 2014)

Seed Corn Funding (Call 3) is now open and applicants are invited to follow the processes listed below and apply to the Institute for this funding.

'Thick of it' alumnus returns to receive award

(16 December 2014)

On Wednesday 26 November, actor Roger Allam returned to campus to receive an Outstanding Alumni Award.

Closing date for 2015 New Generation Thinker

(10 December 2014)

Applications for postgraduates and early career researchers will close in less than a week - on 15 December.

Find out how to use the UK Data Service

(9 December 2014)

From January there will be a series of webinars to help you get the most from their services.