Skip to navigation | Skip to main content | Skip to footer

May 2016

May 2016

ESRC Manchester Festival of Social Science 2016

(18 May 2016)

Call now open for applications to host events at ESRC Manchester Festival of Social Science 2016. 

Estival the largest classical music festival run by students in the UK

(15 May 2016)

Join Manchester University Music Society in their unique equivalent to the Proms

Important changes to the way you add content to Blackboard

(15 May 2016)

New regulations to bear in mind when adding content

University commits to new tree policy on campus

(15 May 2016)

New policy will compensate for tree loss incurred during current campus redevelopments 


Making a Difference award winners announced

(15 May 2016)

Humanities staff, students and teams excel at the 2016 Making a Difference Awards, with awards for a wide range of projects.


Further achievements for policy@manchester

(15 May 2016)

More success for the team as Alex Waddington is shortlisted for prestigious award

policy logo

Kirsty Keywood is the University’s Staff Volunteer of the Year

(15 May 2016)

For the second year running a member of staff from the Faculty of Humanities has become the University Staff Volunteer of the Year.

image of Kirsty Keywood

Planned changes to the process of ethical review of research

(15 May 2016)

Information relevant to all research staff, students and support staff who work on research involving human participants

Oxford Road Closure for demolition works

(13 May 2016)

Part of Oxford Road to be closed from today, Monday 16 May to Sunday 5 June inclusive.


Bina Agarwal conferred the Order of Agricultural Merit by France

(13 May 2016)

Professor Agarwal recently released ‘Gender Challenges’, a three-volume compendium of selected papers.

Bina Agarwal

Manchester-Melbourne Research Fund

(13 May 2016)

Funding available for short term research collaboration exchange visits


Third call for funding for collaboration with researchers at FAPESP

(13 May 2016)

Funding of £10,000 per year for two years is available to successful applicants who wish to collaborate with researchers in São Paulo. 

Feature series: SR in the curriculum

(5 May 2016)

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

WWI Letters from Manchester student feature on Radio 4 programme

(4 May 2016)

Correspondence between a history undergraduate and his professor give a window into the experience of students and soldiers.

Radio 4 logo

Have you considered the PGCert in Higher Education?

(4 May 2016)

Applications for the PGCert in Higher Education 2016/17 are now open.

Events to mark the launch of the Manchester Urban Institute

(4 May 2016)

Various activities planned in the lead-up to the public launch in early 2017.

Estates update

(4 May 2016)

A round-up of the latest information on changes across campus.

University Distinguished Achievement Awards

(4 May 2016)

2016 winners announced

Manchester Means…

(4 May 2016)

Alliance MBS unveil poem and animation celebrating the School, Manchester, and what the city means to its residents.

External relations win for policy@manchester

(4 May 2016)

Team wins External Relations Programme of the Year in the Educate North Awards.

The new University research information system, Pure, is now live

(4 May 2016)

Various training sessions are available for academic research staff and research support staff.

ESRC Impact Accelerator Awards to establish Devo Manc Hub

(4 May 2016)

Research hub to explore potential consequences for policy and people in Greater Manchester and beyond.

China Update

(4 May 2016)

A major focus of activity in the Faculty of Humanities.

Diana Mitlin becomes managing director of the Global Development Institute

(4 May 2016)

Uma Kothari will step down after three-year term.