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Over half a million living in poverty despite the city region's economic success
(04 Aug 2016)
Greater Manchester is the UK’s third largest English city-region economy outside London but still has 620,000 people living in poverty according to a major new report.

London's Olympic Legacy: The Inside Track
(02 Aug 2016)
'London’s Olympic Legacy: The Inside Track’ – a new book from Dr Gillian Evans, of The University of Manchester, provides a unique perspective on the behind-the-scenes planning of London's Olympic legacy told in a compelling and accessible style.

How urban experimentation is shaping 21st century cities
(28 Jul 2016)
As rapid global urbanization continues to rise, cities around the world are looking to more and more radical ways to solve issues such as social inequality and climate change in modern urban spaces.

Arctic whaling expedition makes Man Booker Prize 2016 longlist
(28 Jul 2016)
Dr Ian McGurie’s thriller chronicling a 19th-century ill-fated whaling expedition to the Arctic with a killer on-board the ship is among the nominations for the Man Booker Prize 2016 longlist.

Repeated experiences of racism most damaging to mental health
(26 Jul 2016)
New research by University of Manchester academics has revealed for the first time how harmful repeated racial discrimination can be on mental and physical health.

Manchester sociologists pilot sketching as way to unlock new data
(25 Jul 2016)
Sketching is being piloted as a research tool by social scientists at The University of Manchester.

University hosts Greater Manchester Mayoral Hustings
(21 Jul 2016)
The public will have a chance to quiz all three of Labour's candidates for the post of the Greater Manchester Mayor tonight, July 21.

Don’t let the bedbugs bite - how early modern Britain fell asleep
(20 Jul 2016)
When your head hits the pillow and you close your eyes after a long, hard day, it may seem like the most natural thing in the world, but did you know that simply falling sleep has a complex history?

Manchester Professor to sit in ITV’s Referendum hot seat
(22 Jun 2016)
The University of Manchester’s Professor Jane Green is once again making the final preparations to provide live analysis on ITV when she takes the hot seat in ITV’s Referendum Result Live Programme.

EU Referendum: untangling the results
(22 Jun 2016)
In the event of a close result on Friday, the following experts are available to speak to the media about the constitutional, political and economic implications on Britain.

University aims to create the next generation of humanitarians
(22 Jun 2016)
Young people from across Manchester will learn what it is like to be a humanitarian worker at the forefront of a crisis, such as an Ebola outbreak, at a unique event at The University of Manchester today (Wednesday 22 June).

Flooding: New advice launched for Good Samaritans
(14 Jun 2016)
Guidelines for good samaritans who offer to help during major flooding are being launched today to a gathering of emergency planners from NGOs, national and local government.

Book provides rare glimpse inside the English Defence League
(02 Jun 2016)
A new book taking an inside look at the English Defence League (EDL) suggests the UK may not be as immune to the populist radical right wave sweeping Europe and North America as previously thought.

Motorbike scheme breaks cycle of unemployment in Tanzania
(27 May 2016)
An innovative ‘revolving motorcycle project’ set up by an academic at The University of Manchester is changing the lives of young people in Tanzania.

Justine Greening leads debate on economic empowerment
(19 May 2016)
The Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening spoke about the economic empowerment of women at the Global Development Institute (GDI) today (19 May).

Research exposes prejudice over teachers with northern accents
(12 May 2016)
Trainee teachers with northern accents are under pressure to speak ‘the Queen’s English’ in the classroom, according to a study carried out at The University of Manchester.

National policies fuelling segregation in primary schools
(11 May 2016)
National polices are preventing primary schools from responding effectively to increased diversity in the classroom, according to a report written by a team of researchers at The University of Manchester.

Expert comment – The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
(25 Apr 2016)
This week the 13th round of negotiations of TTIP are taking place in New York with many predicting the controversy surrounding the UK’s trading relationship with the US to continue.

Manchester School of Architecture named among the world’s best
(24 Apr 2016)
Manchester School of Architecture has been named as one of the top ten places to study architecture in the world.

Expert comment - Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary
(21 Apr 2016)
A Shakespearian expert, based at The University of Manchester, who can talk about the legacy of the Bard in terms of his relevance today, is available for interview.