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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