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News archive – January 2008

Consultation events at The Manchester Museum.
(02 Jan 2008)
How should the Archaeology and Egyptology galleries be re-developed?

Squash and badminton coaching courses.
(02 Jan 2008)
Six-week courses for beginners and improvers.

New arrangements for business travel insurance.
(02 Jan 2008)
Worldwide cover automatically in place for travel on University business.

25% off tickets for Sale Sharks v Petrarca on 11 January.
(03 Jan 2008)
Special offer to staff of The University of Manchester.

Bone density screening for £20.
(03 Jan 2008)
Safe, quick and painless test available on 16 and 17 January.

Ski, board and chill in the Scottish Highlands in February.
(03 Jan 2008)
Book now for a very special weekend at Aviemore.

Professor Alan Gilbert appointed to UK Employment and Skills Commission.
(03 Jan 2008)

Wood Street Mission Lottery Draw.
(07 Jan 2008)
Announcing the winner for January.

Back to Sport Day 2008.
(08 Jan 2008)
Tournaments and competitions on 27 January at Armitage Sports Centre.

English language proficiency testing for international students.
(08 Jan 2008)
Test dates in January and February 2008.

Poster printing service re-locates to Kilburn Building.
(08 Jan 2008)
Service is also available at other venues.

University-branded promotional items.
(08 Jan 2008)
Approved websites for stock and bespoke goods.

Change of name for Room Request Service.
(08 Jan 2008)
New name and contact details from 14 January.

10% staff discount at The Whitworth Art Gallery Shop.
(08 Jan 2008)
Buy distinctive and unusual cards, gifts and books on campus.

New access control system at John Owens Building.
(09 Jan 2008)
Swipe card readers in operation from 14 January.

Tai Chi and Chinese language classes at the Confucius Institute.
(09 Jan 2008)
Enhance your life with new skills.

Fortran and High Performance Computing courses.
(10 Jan 2008)
Available from Research Computing Services on 4-8 February.

IMPORTANT - New expenses claim form for non-University staff.
(11 Jan 2008)
Form PR7X now available on Finance website.

Wellcome Trust CRF Small Grant Award Scheme 2007/08.
(14 Jan 2008)
Preliminary applications invited by 29 February.

ICH Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Workshop.
(14 Jan 2008)
At the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility on 29 January.

Treat yourself to a relaxing massage this Friday.
(14 Jan 2008)
Your chance to totally rewind and get ready for the year ahead.

Postage reminder: Use Second Class mail as standard.
(14 Jan 2008)
First Class mail should be the exception.

University lanyard and swipe card holders.
(14 Jan 2008)
Available from the University GiftShop.

Manchester Informatics - Membership and launch event.
(14 Jan 2008)
Register as a member of the University's informatics research community.

Online survey on Facebook use.
(15 Jan 2008)
Facebook users' help needed for study.

Participants required for study on film perception.
(15 Jan 2008)
Seeking female, native British English speakers, 20-50 years.

Manchester-Malawi Global Xchange - community hosts needed.
(15 Jan 2008)
Find out about another culture in the comfort of your own home.

New season at the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama.
(15 Jan 2008)
A diverse and exciting programme begins on 24 January.

Changes to the Policies section on StaffNet.
(15 Jan 2008)
Section will only list University policies, with links to other material.

SPORTing chance for change!
(16 Jan 2008)
Get help with achieving your fitness and health goals in 2008.

Spectacle wearers required by Eurolens Research (The University of Manchester).
(16 Jan 2008)
Volunteers should be full-time spectacle wearers who have never worn contact lenses.

2008 Diversity Calendar available online.
(16 Jan 2008)
Your guide to the year's key religious, secular and diversity days.

School of Law Legal Advice Centre.
(16 Jan 2008)
Free legal advice available by appointment.

Re-location of the Renold and Kilburn IT Service Desks.
(16 Jan 2008)
Both desks will be open to staff on Monday 21 January.

Courses at Staff Training and Development Unit.
(16 Jan 2008)
Places available from 25 January to 15 February.

New courses: Weight management, mood and food, meditation.
(16 Jan 2008)
Start 2008 as you mean to go on with the Well-Being Programme.

Volunteers needed to assist with research on the wrist joint.
(16 Jan 2008)
Adults under 60 sought, with no symptoms of wrist pain or previous problems.

Events and activities at The Manchester Museum.
(16 Jan 2008)
New exhibition MONO: Museum of Native Oak and Polar Day:January Big Saturday.

Incite: quarterly newsletter for research staff.
(17 Jan 2008)
A platform for researchers to share experience and voice opinions.

New Literature Live season and Martin Amis public event.
(18 Jan 2008)
Save 25% with a Centre for New Writing season ticket.

Crucible 2008: Bringing together budding researchers.
(18 Jan 2008)
Unique programme of residential weekends.

The University of Manchester Job Weekly Alert.
(21 Jan 2008)
Bringing job opportunities directly to your mail box.

Sustainable Consumption Initiative (SCI) Ideas Factory.
(21 Jan 2008)
Encouraging discussion amongst researchers on 29 January 2008.

Dance your way into 2008.
(22 Jan 2008)
Try an alternative workout that lets you forget you are exercising.

MATLAB courses at the University: February/April 2008.
(22 Jan 2008)
Courses available at four levels.

Martin Harris Centre: Next week's events and future highlights.
(22 Jan 2008)
Pick up the new brochure for full details.

New Car Parks Manager appointed.
(23 Jan 2008)
Jim Dempsey joins the University on 1 February.

Contact lens wearers with astigmatism required.
(23 Jan 2008)
Eurolens Research seeks volunteers for contact lens clinical research.

Who are you like? photo competition.
(23 Jan 2008)
Win £50 and have your photo displayed in our exhibition.

Join in the Museum's celebrations for Polar Year!
(23 Jan 2008)
Magic Carpet: Polar Bears (25 Jan) and Polar Day Big Saturday (26 Jan).

Race Equality! What do you think?
(23 Jan 2008)
Survey to help in shaping the University's future priorities.

Research Computing Services Student Bursaries.
(23 Jan 2008)
Bursaries available for programming, high performance computing and visualization courses.

Join the British Red Cross Great Manchester Run Team.
(23 Jan 2008)
Limited number of guaranteed entries available for 18 May.

UMSA theatre tickets offer.
(23 Jan 2008)
The Wedding Singer, French and Saunders, and High Street Musical.

For the attention of UNISON members.
(23 Jan 2008)
Please contact union if you do not receive AGM email by 25 February.

Pregnant women required for Babylab study.
(24 Jan 2008)
Volunteers should be less then five months pregnant.

Computational Steering School.
(25 Jan 2008)
Two-day course on 18/19 March for Fortran or C++ users.

Bicycle User Group Meeting on 6 February.
(28 Jan 2008)
Meeting for all interested in cycling.

Out-of-hours provision by Media Centre technicians.
(28 Jan 2008)
Trial for audio-visual technical support on weekday evenings.

Martin Harris Centre: This week's events and future highlights.
(29 Jan 2008)
Pick up the new brochure for full details.

What's On at The Manchester Museum (adult edition).
(30 Jan 2008)
eNewsletter for February.

Simon and Hallsworth Research Fellowships.*
(30 Jan 2008)
Applications invited from members of staff by 20 February.