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News archive – March 2010

Celebrating International Women's Day
01 Mar 2010
Events on 8 March

Acclaimed world music choir at Martin Harris Centre
01 Mar 2010
Free lunchtime concert by Northern Harmony on Thursday 4 March

Will-writing service: Discounted rate available to staff
01 Mar 2010
Amended version of article published in Staff Update: February 2010

Star Voices: A one-day symposium on film star voices
01 Mar 2010
On Tuesday 30 March in the Martin Harris Centre

Wood Street Mission Lottery draw
03 Mar 2010
Announcing the winner for March

Computational Science Open Meeting
03 Mar 2010
On 25 March in Kilburn Building

Suffragettes, Science and Seaweed lunchtime tour at The Manchester Museum
03 Mar 2010
... and Faith and Fact evening discussion on Monday 8 March

Student Feedback Policy
03 Mar 2010
Students can expect feedback within a defined timescale

University Challenge Update
03 Mar 2010
Manchester team qualifies for semi-finals

Pensions Update
04 Mar 2010
Message from the Registrar and Secretary

The Community Service and Volunteer Awards 2010
08 Mar 2010
Nominations invited by 19 March

Invitation to attend 'Writing in the Disciplines' workshop
08 Mar 2010
Presentation by Dr Alex Baratta, School of Education, on 22 March

Make a child eggstra happy this Easter
09 Mar 2010
Support the Wood Street Easter Project 2010

Free overt cycle marking in March and April
09 Mar 2010
Register your bike on University database and on National Property database Immobilise

Procurement Office: Latest News Bulletin now online
09 Mar 2010
Academic Diaries 2010/11 available to purchase

FREE Beginners Bike Maintenance session for staff
09 Mar 2010
On Thursday 25 March as part of Wellbeing Week

Spoil your mum this weekend ...
10 Mar 2010
... with afternoon tea at Cafe at the Rylands

How Manchester changed our understanding of evolution
10 Mar 2010
Lunchtime talk at The Manchester Museum on Thursday 18 March

Feed your curiosity with the Bitesize Programme
10 Mar 2010
New lunchtime courses at STDU: April to July

The Martin Harris Centre plays host to BBC Radio 3
11 Mar 2010
Special recording of 'Discovering Music' on 12 March

Laser Processing Workshop for North West SMEs
12 Mar 2010
Free support for business on 28 and 29 April

UMSA announces: The BADministration! 2 event at Jabez Clegg
13 Mar 2010
Go online for full 2010 events programme and new offers to members

Free Public Talk on China: Chinese Food & Health
15 Mar 2010
On Tuesday 23 March in University Place

Literature Live event - Jenn Ashworth and Jen Hadfield
16 Mar 2010
Readings by prize-winning novelist and poet on Monday 22 March

Wellbeing Week: 22-26 March 
16 Mar 2010
Take time out to reflect, relax and find balance in your life

10% discount on Graduation Catering Packages
16 Mar 2010
Available on all bookings made before 26 March

Teaching Enhancement and Student Success
16 Mar 2010
Staff development workshops for academic staff

Players wanted for staff cricket team
16 Mar 2010
Take part in the intramural league in April/May

Conference facilities at Sackville Street Campus
16 Mar 2010
Your invitation to an Open Day on 7 April

Reduced rate bone density screening
16 Mar 2010
Book now for appointments on 30 March

Annual Student Team Working Awards - closing date approaches
16 Mar 2010
Applications invited from teams of students by 24 March

Tutor vacancy at Dalton Ellis Hall
16 Mar 2010
Applications invited by 30 March

Mandarin Chinese language classes: April 2010
16 Mar 2010
Enrol now for evening classes beginning w/c 19 April

Have your say about SPORT and win FREE gym membership!
17 Mar 2010
Submit your response by 26 March to qualify for prize draw

Chocolate tasting, Smarties experiments, live tarantulas and museum avatars
17 Mar 2010
It's all happening at The Manchester Museum: 20-24 March

Staff Calendar Service maintenance
17 Mar 2010
Notice of service unavailability: 26-27 March

Rivers of Babylon: Jewish-Arab musical encounters in Iraq
18 Mar 2010
Free lunchtime concert on Thursday 18 March

MOSAIC programme now available at STDU
18 Mar 2010
Taster session for personal and career development programme on 1 July

Dragon Boats 2010: Biggest event in the sporting calendar
19 Mar 2010
Be part of it and help raise money for a great cause!

Two Tutor vacancies at Richmond Park Hall
20 Mar 2010
Applications invited by 5 April

Student Support Forum event
22 Mar 2010
Hear about the 'back on course' scheme on 24 March

Policy on Feedback to Students
22 Mar 2010
Comments invited by 20 April

Enjoy a candlelit Chamber Choir concert during Wellbeing Week
23 Mar 2010
On 26 March at Martin Harris Centre

University Responds to Funding Challenge
24 Mar 2010

Get fit for less!
24 Mar 2010
The Armitage announces a summer fitness bargain

Easter family activities at The Manchester Museum
24 Mar 2010
Make stuffed sock animals, take part in a giant board game and meet a conservation expert

Courses available at STDU: 6-15 April 2010
24 Mar 2010
Apply online at

Events at John Rylands Library, Deansgate, in March/April
24 Mar 2010
Living Positive, Mapping Manchester, and Storytelling Workshops

FoodOnCampus: Easter opening times
24 Mar 2010
Where to eat and drink from 26 March to 19 April

Nowgen Health Professional Training Courses
25 Mar 2010
Details of courses: April-June 2010

MATLAB and Simulink Seminar
26 Mar 2010
Open to all staff and postgraduate students on 13 April

Gas mains replacement in central Manchester
26 Mar 2010
One-way system on Deansgate from 4 April for nine weeks

Public Lecture by Professor Paul Ekins, UCL Energy Institute
26 Mar 2010
As part of the Ken Green Memorial Symposium on Innovation and Sustainable Consumption

Conference on Network Dynamics and Synchronization
26 Mar 2010
On 17-19 May 2010 at The University of Manchester

PensionChoice renewal on 1 April
29 Mar 2010
Opt-in and opt-out forms must reach Pensions Office by 7 April

Second St Anselm Interfaith Lecture
29 Mar 2010
On 27 April at St Anselm Hall

Places available on free Mimas training course
30 Mar 2010
Book now for courses from 20 April to 7 May

Here be Dragons! - A tour for children at John Rylands Library, Deansgate
31 Mar 2010
On Friday 9 April, 12 noon to 12.45pm

Summer fitness, volunteer opportunities and all-new walks from SPORT
31 Mar 2010
Get active after Easter!

New "Fit Notes" introduced from 6 April
31 Mar 2010
Guidance notes available online

Beyond the Body? Perspectives on Enhancement
31 Mar 2010
Interdisciplinary conference at Chancellors: 9-11 April

MS44: Reviewing Organisational Services
31 Mar 2010
Course available at STDU on 8 April 2010

DY4: Supporting Disabled Staff
31 Mar 2010
Course available at STDU on 13 April 2010