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November 2014

November 2014

SoSS video series is now available online

(29 October 2014)

The second of these films, ‘Mind the Gap: Exploring Gender Inequality’ is now available online.

Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research is launched

(29 October 2014)

The Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST) will be launched tonight following the merger of two research centres within SOSS. CMIST will be led by Director Tarani Chandola.

The John Rylands Research Institute Research Showcase 2014-15

(4 November 2014)

The John Rylands Research Institute has launched their programme for the Research Showcase in 2014-15.

The John Rylands Library

Tickets available for World War One centenary commemoration

(4 November 2014)

On Tuesday, 25 November, the University will mark the contribution made by staff and students during the First World War at an event in Whitworth Hall.

Humanities students win the Martin Harris Prize

(5 November 2014)

The 2014 Martin Harris Prize for Cultural Engagement has been awarded to three Humanities students.

Construction of new MBS buildings has begun

(7 November 2014)

Work has begun on the construction of the MBS hotel and Executive Education centre.

Wellbeing Week

(7 November 2014)

Wellbeing Week (10 -14 November) is a week of free activities across campus designed to get you feeling good and functioning better. 

Watch: Lecture on the current Ebola situation

(5 November 2014)

The HCRI, the IDPM and BWPI will be hoping to raise awareness of the current Ebola situation during their annual lecture.

A book 100 years older than the Magna Carta goes digital

(11 November 2014)

A manuscript predating the Magna Carta is to be seen, in full, online, by the public for the first time.

Textus Roffensis

New Workplace Giving Scheme makes supporting your favourite causes easier

(11 November 2014)

Working with Workplace Giving UK and the Charities Aid Foundation, the University has launched the new Workplace Giving Scheme to make it easier for you to support your favourite causes.

Watch the trailer for The British Election Study film

(17 November 2014)

 ‘The British Election Study: Understanding British Democracy’, is launched on 9 December but you can watch the trailer now.

Race Equality Survey

(12 November 2014)

Fill in the Race Equality Survey by 28 November and you could win an iPad Mini.

Colin King joins The Inner Temple

(17 November 2014)

Colin King from the School of Law has been appointed an Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

Sign up for One-to-One Coaching

(17 November 2014)

The University now offers coaching and support with the Association for Coaching to help you reach your full potential.

Do you know someone who could be a 2015 New Generation Thinker?

(17 November 2014)

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and BBC Radio 3 are looking for postgraduates and early career researchers to become broadcasters.

Working with Students Network restarts for 2014-15

(11 November 2014)

The Working with Students Network allows front-facing staff to share ideas with colleagues from across the University.

Research Support Handbook 2014-15

(11 November 2014)

The Research Support Service has launched a new Handbook aimed at supporting academics who are preparing and submitting applications, and managing awards.

New Associate Dean Social Responsibility

(16 November 2014)

Professor Kenneth McPhail, Chair of Accounting within Manchester Business School, has been appointed to the role of Associate Dean, Social Responsibility.

Humanities Facts and Figures booklet

(16 November 2014)

You will all be receiving a hard copy of the new Humanities Facts and Figures booklet this week. You can also find a pdf version available on HumNet.

Applications close soon for ageing-related research

(25 November 2014)

The MICRA Seedcorn Call 2014 deadline is fast approaching, with applications closing on 8 December 2014.

Are you using the latest staff exit checklist?

(17 November 2014)

Staff across the Faculty are encouraged to make sure they are using the latest version of the staff exit checklist.

SEED staff member wins HumNet Treasure Hunt

(20 November 2014)

The Treasure Hunt, which was organised to celebrate the launch of the new HumNet, was won by Kat Bethell from the School of Environment, Education and Development.