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March 2015

March 2015

Humanities success in the ‘Venture Out’ Competition

(3 March 2015)

Four of the six  awards were won by Humanities students

New MBS hotels announced

(2 March 2015)

The two hotels will be part of the MBS hotel and conference centre redevelopment

Senate elections announced

(27 February 2015)

Humanities academics will take their seats from 1 September 2015.

eMentor website launched

(27 February 2015)

This online learning resource site is designed to support your professional development.

MICRA debates the future of Age-friendly Cities

(27 February 2015)

Ageing experts from the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) will meet with AGE-UK and Manchester Council later this month to debate the future of Age-friendly Cities.

Research Review Exercise - Revised plans

(27 February 2015)

In light of the REF2014 results and the first few School visits, it has been decided that the plans for the Research Review Exercise (RRE) should be revised.

Social Media training

(27 February 2015)

A free, half-day social media training workshop for staff will be held on Tuesday, 24 March.


(27 February 2015)

Social justice issues will be brought to life through a new Social Justice Festival: JustFest.

Humanities and Sciences collaborations

(27 February 2015)

Academic staff from across The Faculty of Humanities are involved in several creative projects as part of celebrations to mark Manchester being European City of Science in 2016.

Apprentices working across the Faculty

(27 February 2015)

Managers across the University are encouraged to consider hiring apprentices when suitable  vacancies arise, as part of the2015 apprenticeship campaign.

Inaugural Pankhurst Lecture delivered by Shami Chakrabarti

(27 February 2015)

Nearly 600 people attended the inaugural Pankhurst Lecture delivered by Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty and Honorary Professor in the School of Law at The University of Manchester.

Humanities represented in the Guardian University Awards

(13 March 2015)

In Place of War and HCRI have been shortlisted for two prestigious Guardian University Awards.

Digital humanities training for academics

(19 March 2015)

A limited number of small grants are available: deadline 30 March.

James Nazroo joins the Academy of Social Sciences

(18 March 2015)

Sociologist joins over 1000 other distinguished fellows.

Academic helps name 100 best Bollywood films

(18 March 2015)

Rajinder Dudrah helped to contribute to Time Out London’s list of Bollywood films.

Student surveys: last push before Easter

(13 March 2015)

With term ending this week, please encourage your students to fill in the three student surveys.

MBS students reach regional finals of Halt Prize

(13 March 2015)

The four students are in with a chance of winning $1 million in start-up funding to launch a sustainable social venture.

Review of Life Sciences and cognate disciplines

(13 March 2015)

A review of the effectiveness and sustainability of current structures, and possible alternative structures, for the organisation of the Faculty of Life Sciences and cognate disciplines in the University has been initiated.

Wellbeing: Take part in Active Manchester and Book Break

(13 March 2015)

Booking for Active Manchester is now open and the first Book Break will be held this week.

Your ideas wanted for Policy Week 2015

(13 March 2015)

Planning is now well underway for Policy Week 2015, which has the theme Science, Technology and Public Policy – and the organisers are looking for great event ideas from colleagues across the University.

University launches AccessAble

(13 March 2015)

The app will provide bespoke access information for disabled staff, students and visitors on campus.

Faculty staff help found North West German Network

(13 March 2015)

A new group has been set up in the North West to promote all things German in the region.

Staff Survey 2015: now open

(13 March 2015)

You should now have received an email from Capita inviting you to take part in the Staff Survey.

Media releases now available on HumNet

(13 March 2015)

The targeted press releases cover news and research across the Faculty.

International Women’s Day: celebrating our Wonder Women

(9 March 2015)

Four women from Humanities have been featured in the University’s Wonder Women video celebrating International Women’s Day.

Faculty wins three runners-up prizes at Guardian University Awards

(23 March 2015)

Five projects from across the University won prizes - the highest of all higher education institutes nominated.