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March 2016

March 2016

Global Development Institute academics awarded over £1 million in funding

(31 March 2016)

The grants will help carry out three new research projects.

GDI research grant

Campus maps through time

(31 March 2016)

Digitisation of historic documents brings past versions of the campus to life.

historic campus map

NSS and PTES – 30 April closure

(31 March 2016)

Staff are asked to give a final push when students return after the Easter holidays.

Survey image

Feature series: SR in the curriculum

(31 March 2016)

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

Make a difference

Stephen Hutchings leads team that wins £3.9 million AHRC grant

(31 March 2016)

Manchester-led consortium will research the central role languages play in key contemporary issues.

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, University and Music alumnus, has died aged 81

(18 March 2016)

Celebrated composer and former Master of the Queen’s Music remained an ambassador of Music at Manchester throughout his life

Student competition winners to pitch their ideas in Whitehall

(18 March 2016)

Two successful teams in the Careers Service's annual student competition ‘Life Inside No. 10’ will pitch their ideas for applying the GREAT Britain campaign to the city of Manchester in Whitehall next month

10 Downing Street door

University unveils plans for parkland

(18 March 2016)

The University has unveiled plans to create a parkland at the heart of its campus to benefit staff, students, visitors and the local community.

The University's Whitworth wins prestigious tourism award

(18 March 2016)

Whitworth’s ‘gallery in the park’ named Large Visitor Attraction of the Year in the Visit England Awards for Excellence.

Whitworth Art Gallery

Mandatory Data Protection training

(18 March 2016)

Compulsory data protection training for all staff with an active IT account.

Humanities staff and students shortlisted for 'Making a Difference' awards

(15 March 2016)

Shortlisted entries announced for awards ceremony on Wednesday 11 May.

Making a Difference logo

policy@manchester shortlisted for External Relations Programme of the Year

(18 March 2016)

The initiative to help our researchers better engage with policymakers has been shortlisted for an Educate North Award.

Blackboard examinations during term-time (in-semester)

(18 March 2016)

Essential update for anyone planning to run an exam online in Semester 2.

New Open Access requirements for the next REF evaluation

(18 March 2016)

Information on new HEFCE and University policy.

External funding environment

(18 March 2016)

Information on future developments.

Charity Sky Dive to raise money for Wigan and Leigh Hospice

(18 March 2016)

Fundraising event set for 22 May.

Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences announced

(18 March 2016)

Three Humanities academics join a total of 42 leading social scientists from across the UK elected as Fellows this year

Blackboard unavailable from 5pm Thursday 31 March to 12:01am Monday 4 April

(4 March 2016)

Due to essential upgrade work, Blackboard, Turnitin and Grademark will be unavailable from 5pm BST on Thursday 31 March to 12:01am BST Monday 4 April.

Dr Sally Randles gains EU Horizon 2020 funding

(4 March 2016)

She has been awarded almost £300,000 worth of funding.

Feature series: SR in the curriculum

(4 March 2016)

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

Nominations open for Elections to the General Assembly

(4 March 2016)

The General Assembly is a 200-strong governance body that represents staff, students and other principal stakeholders in the University.

Get your research on the radio

(4 March 2016)

Apply now to have your work featured on a BBC Radio 4 documentary.

New University magazine

(4 March 2016)

The second edition of the University magazine is now available.

Venture Further 2016

(4 March 2016)

Students can now enter the business start-up competition with a chance to win £10,000.

Alliance Manchester Business School wins education links award

(4 March 2016)

The School won first place in the Education Links category at the Greater China Awards.

Faculty research team uncovers 11,000 year old pendant

(4 March 2016)

The pendant was found in North Yorkshire and is unique to the UK.

BBC drama features Humanities graduates

(4 March 2016)

Three alumni worked on the new dramatization of War and Peace.

SEED Annual Social Responsibility Lecture

(4 March 2016)

The lecture will be delivered by Professor Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, USA.

Senate elections result

(4 March 2016)

Humanities academics take up their seats from 1 September 2016.

Vote for your favourite JustFest Student Short Film

(3 March 2016)

Help in voting for the People’s Choice Award in the JustFest 2016 Student Short Film Competition.