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News archive – October 2009

New sustainability website launched
(01 Oct 2009)
Your online guide to initiatives at The University of Manchester

Improve Your Writing Skills
(01 Oct 2009)
Final few places available

UniLife and Staff Update resume publication on 5 October
(01 Oct 2009)
First issue includes 2009/10 desk calendar and wall planner

Go Team Tootill - and they did!
(01 Oct 2009)
STDU/Media Centre team completes 10k run

Manchester Medical Society 175 Years - A Nobel Celebration
(01 Oct 2009)
Special symposium with distinguished speakers on 21 October

Travel arrangements for Conservative Party conference
(01 Oct 2009)
Be prepared for busy public transport and bus diversions around city centre

JRUL introduces online document supply requests system
(05 Oct 2009)
Use this system to request material not held in our collections

Charles Darwin: evolution of a scientist
(05 Oct 2009)
New Manchester Museum exhibition launching on 3 October

Protect your IT password
(05 Oct 2009)
Do not respond to "phishing" emails

Dance classes on campus for staff
(06 Oct 2009)
Courses start in week commencing 19 October

Making the Right Start
(07 Oct 2009)
Course for new first line supervisors/managers at the University

HEI Seminars 2009/10
(07 Oct 2009)
Series begins with "Sharing Best Practice" on 23 October

Positive Retirement course at STDU
(07 Oct 2009)
Book now for specialist advice on 9 November

New Associate Vice-Presidents for Research
(07 Oct 2009)
Professors Matt Lambon Ralph and Chris Taylor appointed

MBS lecturer completes Trans-Pennine trek for The Christie
(07 Oct 2009)
You can still sponsor Andrew's cycle ride - online or by cheque

Darwinism vs creationism: a very American conflict
(07 Oct 2009)
Public lecture by Thomas Dixon on Monday 12 October

Calling all creative and enterprising students
(07 Oct 2009)
The latest ‘Venture Out’ competition has just been launched

Come hiking in the Welsh mountains this Sunday!
(07 Oct 2009)
Members of staff welcome on University Hiking Club coach trip

Courses available at STDU: 15-28 October 2009
(07 Oct 2009)
Book your places online

Facilitating small groups and Enquiry-Based Learning
(07 Oct 2009)
Workshop for postgraduates on 20 October

Wood Street Mission Lottery draw
(08 Oct 2009)
Announcing the winner for October

October issues of UniLife and Staff Update available
(08 Oct 2009)
View them online and opt out of print copies

Learning for Change: Rethinking sustainability education
(08 Oct 2009)
Workshop on Wednesday 4 November presented by Daniella Tilbury

Sunday Walk Out - Countryside rambles and pub lunches
(08 Oct 2009)
New members welcome in University LGBT walking group

Managing in the Round - developing middle managers
(09 Oct 2009)
Next programme starts on 23 October in STDU

Seeking sponsorship or support for a charity event?
(09 Oct 2009)
Future publication arrangements for sponsorship/charity appeals and news stories

Staff courses and workshops from the Counselling Service
(12 Oct 2009)
Skills, tools and techniques to improve your well-being

The Manchester Review: Issue 3 published
(12 Oct 2009)
Read the latest issue of Centre for New Writing's online journal

University Place hosts Founders Day event on 14 October
(12 Oct 2009)
Closures and alternative access arrangements from 2pm

iCub pulls out of Manchester Science Festival
(13 Oct 2009)
Robot demonstrations on 24 and 25 October have been cancelled

A Zen Life: The Life and Thought of Buddhist Philosopher Daisetsu Suzuki
(13 Oct 2009)
Award-winning documentary followed by Q&A session on 24 November

Shudehill Interchange bus diversions
(13 Oct 2009)
Several services will be affected for five weeks from 12 October

Supporting students with Asperger's Syndrome
(13 Oct 2009)
Next meeting of Student Support Forum on 21 October

Save £££ and pounds!
(13 Oct 2009)
Staff discounts on sport, health and fitness activities on campus!

The Rap Guide to Evolution
(14 Oct 2009)
Rapper-comedian Baba Brinkman explores the history of Darwin's theory

Targeted careers events for students this month
(14 Oct 2009)
Opportunities for careers advice, information, jobs and opportunities

IT service disruption on Monday/Tuesday
(15 Oct 2009)
How the failure of the Storage Area Network system was handled

Manchester chosen for launch of UN Information Economy Report
(16 Oct 2009)
Centre for Development Informatics to host on 23 October

Introduction to the University Accommodation Service
(19 Oct 2009)
For staff working in recruitment/admissions or dealing with student enquiries

Deadline extended for InnovateNoW awards
(19 Oct 2009)
Entries can now be submitted until Friday 30 October

Does it rain more at the weekend?
(20 Oct 2009)
Manchester Science Festival interactive event

Lecture offers insights into pioneering research
(20 Oct 2009)
Bright Ideas lecture at University Place on 29 October

Atttttttttention! Keep Fit & Pink Military Style
(20 Oct 2009)
Military-style training session to raise funds for breast cancer prevention

Volunteers required for thanksgiving service
(20 Oct 2009)
Could you help at Manchester Cathedral on 6 November?

Childhood obesity: Who or what makes our kids fat?
(21 Oct 2009)
Hear the experts and express your views on 28 October

Chancellors Hotel Gourmet Evening on 13 November
(21 Oct 2009)
Enjoy four courses based on the best local autumn produce

4000 years of science in 400 pages
(21 Oct 2009)
Public lecture by Patricia Fara on Saturday 24 October

New ‘Communications Matters’ events
(21 Oct 2009)
Fine tune your communications skills at this series of workshops

Changes to the University Security Services
(22 Oct 2009)
New base for North Campus security staff from 2 November

Only Connect: Where general knowledge meets lateral thinking
(23 Oct 2009)
Teams of three players sought for BBC4 quiz

Green Aeroplane Challenge: Manchester Science Festival event
(26 Oct 2009)
On 30 and 31 October at The Manchester Museum

Travel insurance changes
(26 Oct 2009)
Emergency assistance for travellers

Freaky Friday Fun for Halloween!
(27 Oct 2009)
Spooky mask making on 30 October

Cycle to Work Rides with FREE breakfast
(27 Oct 2009)
Wednesday 4 November, 8.30am to 9am

Serco: Assistant Manager (Three Posts) at Sugden Sports Centre
(27 Oct 2009)
Applications invited by 30 October

Do you arrange meetings or conferences?
(27 Oct 2009)
Please tell us how we can help you

Drunk in Time: Public talk with occasional shouting
(28 Oct 2009)
On Friday 30 October at The Lass O'Gowrie

University Venues Roadshow
(28 Oct 2009)
One-to-one advice on meeting venues and visitor accommodation

Manchester Shopping Break with Chancellors Hotel
(29 Oct 2009)
Great value Christmas package in November/December

Manchester Science Festival at The Manchester Museum
(29 Oct 2009)
Events in October/November

Universities' Superannuation Scheme (USS) presentations
(30 Oct 2009)
For scheme members on 10 November

Do something amazing - give blood!
(30 Oct 2009)
Donate on North Campus on 9 November