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News archive – December 2016

Microsoft Office – Free download for taught students
(01 Dec 2016)
Taught students at The University of Manchester can now get Microsoft Office for free

The Caroline Chisholm Reading
(01 Dec 2016)
On Monday 12 December, 6.30pm, at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.

Financial Accounts published
(01 Dec 2016)
The Board of Governors has signed off the University’s financial accounts for 2015/16

Planned IT downtime on P:drives, Blackboard and more during December
(01 Dec 2016)
Some of this work will affect all staff and students

Still time to indulge your sweet tooth for World AIDS Day
(01 Dec 2016)
A time to show support for people living with HIV and to raise awareness about issues related to HIV/AIDS

The University of Manchester Magazine online now!
(01 Dec 2016)
Read all about the revolutionary spirit that defines our University in Issue 4

Tuesday street market countdown to the winter break
(01 Dec 2016)
It's nearly the end of term so take time to enjoy some foodie treats

Update on work progress along Oxford Road corridor
(02 Dec 2016)
Information to allow you to plan your journey on Oxford Road

Join the ResLife Team in our Halls of Residence!
(02 Dec 2016)
Applications are invited for the role of Residential Life Advisors (RLAs), working in various University Halls of Residence

Discover Hidden Gems in Fallowfield and Withington
(02 Dec 2016)
Project highlights artistic, cultural and historic ‘gems’ in local community

Corridor Manchester Monthly Cycle to Work Event
(05 Dec 2016)
This month it’s the turn of the Momento Restaurant at Manchester Children’s Hospital to host the Monthly Cycle to Work Event

Registration is open for MathsBombe!
(05 Dec 2016)
Competition offers opportunity for school students in Years 12 and 13 to use problem-solving skills and ‘think outside the box’

Manchester researchers map out the city’s diverse language landscape
(05 Dec 2016)
A team of researchers from The University of Manchester has embarked on a project to map multilingual signs around the city, in an effort to raise awareness of its language diversity

Ad Solem: The University of Manchester Chamber Choir
(05 Dec 2016)
On Saturday 10 December, 7.30pm, at St Ann's Church, Manchester

FREE Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert - Quatuor Danel with Michelle Assay
(06 Dec 2016)
On Thursday 8 December, 1.10pm, at the Martin Harris Centre

Teaching and Learning in promotions – Extra Sessions
(06 Dec 2016)
Teaching and Learning in promotions: training for the new criteria

Review of Faculty of Science and Engineering
(06 Dec 2016)
The Vice-President and Dean of Science and Engineering has initiated a review of the current School structure within the Faculty of Science and Engineering to establish whether there are more effective and efficient ways of delivering Manchester 2020

Manchester-led team wins funding to help combat MRSA superbugs
(06 Dec 2016)
A research team led by the University has been awarded five million euros to help develop a new strain of antibiotic which could help combat the highly resilient MRSA 'superbugs'

Manchester to help lead future manufacturing expertise in UK
(06 Dec 2016)
Researchers at the University are to play a key role in developing future manufacturing expertise in support of the UK economy, following a multi-million pound funding boost from Government

Ardwick neighbourhood event
(07 Dec 2016)
Ardwick residents came to find out more about the University’s plans for the campus this month at a neighbourhood event organised by the University’s Capital Projects Team

Quatuor Danel
(07 Dec 2016)
On Friday 9 December, 7.30pm, at the Martin Harris Centre

Nobel Peace Prize nominee to lecture at the University
(07 Dec 2016)
The Manchester Global Health Society will welcome Jolly Okot Andruville who will speak about ‘Wend Africa - A New Era’

Major investment planned for Manchester’s Cell-Matrix Research Centre
(07 Dec 2016)
The Wellcome Centre for Cell-Matrix Research at the University will receive a major funding boost as part of an £118m injection announced today by charitable foundation, Wellcome Trust

Double win for Manchester in Understanding Animal Research's Openness Awards
(07 Dec 2016)
The awards celebrated four institutions and one individual who have helped further the way in which animal research is communicated in the United Kingdom

Crafty fundraising earns more than £1,000 for charity
(07 Dec 2016)
InStitches, the University craft group, held another successful sale raising £300 in just two hours

2017 University Purple Wave - Register your interest now
(08 Dec 2016)
The University is looking to expand on the success of 2016’s The Great Manchester Run 10k project by engaging 3,000 staff and students in the 2017 event

Christmas Carol Sing-along Relaxed Performance
(08 Dec 2016)
On Friday 16 December, 1.10pm, at the Martin Harris Centre

Receive your carbon literacy certificate
(08 Dec 2016)
Last week, the University was named the first Carbon Literate university in the world as the 10,000 Actions programme is an accredited carbon literacy programme

bluedot festival tickets now on sale – with chance to win boutique camping
(08 Dec 2016)
Any tickets purchased before December 25 will be entered into a prize draw to win boutique camping

Deaf Education lead Christmas Shoebox Appeal
(08 Dec 2016)
Colleagues in Deaf Education have led a campaign across the University to create boxes of essential items and gifts for the homeless this Christmas

North Campus future
(08 Dec 2016)
A report setting out the guiding principles for the future development of North Campus is to be considered by Manchester City Council next week

Tuesday street market countdown to the winter break
(08 Dec 2016)
It's nearly the end of term so take time to enjoy some foodie treats

Researchers use graphene to make state of the art sensors from Silly Putty®
(09 Dec 2016)
World-first graphene innovation could be used for applications in medical devices and diagnostics

Manchester University Music Society Festive Concert
(09 Dec 2016)
On Thursday 15 December, 7.30pm, at the Martin Harris Centre

First picture of University’s Henry Royce Institute building
(12 Dec 2016)
This is the first look at the £150m Manchester Building of the Henry Royce Institute - the UK’s leading centre for advanced materials research and commercialisation

Car Park Permit office closed for one day
(12 Dec 2016)
Temporary closure while IT systems are upgraded

Christmas greetings from Manchester Student Homes
(12 Dec 2016)
Cooper, Keith, Poppy, Shirley, Emily, Ali, Milena, Vinny, Sydney, Max and Penny wish you happy holidays

FREE Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert - Ensemble DeNOTE
(12 Dec 2016)
On Thursday 15 December, 1.10pm, at the Martin Harris Centre

Winter graduation: a time to celebrate
(12 Dec 2016)
Ceremonies are taking place this week until Friday, 16 December 2016

Frank's year-long charity cycling challenge
(12 Dec 2016)
During 2016, Frank Manning from Jodrell Bank has cycled a total of 12,000 miles and attained a cumulative ascent of one million feet - all three weeks ahead of schedule

The University of Manchester Magazine online now!
(12 Dec 2016)
Read all about the revolutionary spirit that defines our University in Issue 4

University's biggest fundraising effort ever for World AIDS Day
(12 Dec 2016)
Staff, students and visitors all indulged in sweet treats and gave generously to this worthy cause

Making history in healthcare
(12 Dec 2016)
This year, an integrated approach by Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre (MAHSC) combined the talents of the University and partner NHS Trusts to secure National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) status, resulting in £28.5 million of research funding

Handmade Christmas cards, decorations and cakes for sale to support Team Armenia
(12 Dec 2016)
Sarah Swithenbank is raising money to take a group of Girl Guides from the North West of England to Armenia to develop Guiding in Armenia and take part in community projects

Poppy Appeal 2016
(12 Dec 2016)
Thank you for your generosity

Library raises record total at charity Christmas fair
(12 Dec 2016)
The University of Manchester Library held its sixth annual charity Christmas fair last week

Do you need help preparing for Christmas?
(12 Dec 2016)
There's still time to get your gifts wrapped by colleagues and support a good cause

Planned IT downtime on P:drives, Blackboard and more during December
(12 Dec 2016)
Some of this work will affect all staff and students

Blood testing event helps to register new donors
(13 Dec 2016)
NHS Blood and Transplant worked with the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health last week to enable staff and students to discover their blood type

Gemini Ensemble Celebratory Concert: “Professor Philip Grange at 60”
(13 Dec 2016)
On Friday 16 December, 7.30pm, at the Martin Harris Centre

UMAPIT – Urban wildlife citizen science
(13 Dec 2016)
UMAPIT is a bespoke, free and easy app that allows users to record sightings of 19 urban wildlife species on the go

Sheena shares her passion for parasites in 2016 Irene Manton Lecture
(14 Dec 2016)
Dr Sheena Cruickshank was the key speaker at the annual lecture to celebrate women's contributions to the natural sciences, hosted by the University, in collaboration with The Linnean Society and Manchester Museum

Graduation success for inspiring Rwandan academic
(14 Dec 2016)
A Rwandan who was awarded a place at the University thanks to our international scholarship programme has graduated with an MSc in Medical Microbiology

North Campus update
(14 Dec 2016)
Manchester City Council has today (14 December) approved a report setting out the guiding principles for the future development of the University’s North Campus

Media Services Virtual Reality Live Streaming
(14 Dec 2016)
Media Services provide live video streaming services to the University and can broadcast professional HD video from virtually anywhere on campus

TfGM: Oxford Road update and Christmas travel information
(14 Dec 2016)
The last few months have certainly been busy along Oxford Road and TfGM would like to thank you all for your continued patience

We’re well on our way to 10,000 Actions
(14 Dec 2016)
More than a thousand members of staff from across the University have already engaged with 10,000 Actions, our environmental sustainability signature programme and completed an action plan

Pets offer valuable support for owners with mental health problems
(14 Dec 2016)
Pets can help people manage their long-term mental health conditions, according to University of Manchester research published in the open access journal BMC Psychiatry

Manchester professors elected Fellows of Academy of Social Sciences
(14 Dec 2016)
Professor Neville Harris and Professor Martin Walker have been elected to fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences

Manchester set to get around £42 million boost for cancer research
(15 Dec 2016)
Manchester is set to receive a major cash injection from Cancer Research UK

Cancer at Manchester: A year of victories in battle against the disease
(15 Dec 2016)
This year is ending on a high note for researchers working in the cancer field here in Manchester

Manchester graduate from Nigeria hoping to improve health of her fellow citizens
(15 Dec 2016)
A Nigerian public health professional has graduated from a world-leading Manchester course, and she now hopes to use her skills to improve the health of young people in her home country

University car park charges
(15 Dec 2016)
Car park permit charges for University staff are to increase slightly from 1 February 2017 following a review by the Directorate of Estates and Facilities

Staff benefits update
(15 Dec 2016)
Christmas is just round the corner so here are a few highlights for you!

Manchester student fulfils nursing dream thanks to social mobility programme
(15 Dec 2016)
A student who helped care for her elderly relatives has just graduated from the University, thanks to a scholarship which enabled her to take her dream nursing course

HMRC Records may show missing National Insurance Contributions
(15 Dec 2016)
Back in 2006 HMRC encountered a computer problem which left half a million national insurance payers with holes in their National Insurance records

Hark the campus angels sing!
(15 Dec 2016)
Get in the festive spirit and sing your favourite carols at our annual service

University Venues Introduction Day
(16 Dec 2016)
Are you involved with organising conferences and events on behalf of staff at the University?

Nominate your outstanding alumni for our 2017 awards
(16 Dec 2016)
Outstanding Alumni Awards are presented to Manchester graduates who have achieved distinction in their profession, through exemplary service to the University or the wider community or through outstanding service of a personal or humanitarian nature

Graduation success for inspirational Afghan refugee
(16 Dec 2016)
An inspirational refugee who travelled through eight countries to escape war-torn Afghanistan when he was 12 years old has just graduated from the University

Deaf researcher improving the lives of Deaf people living with dementia
(16 Dec 2016)
The first Deaf sign language user in the world to interview Deaf people living with dementia about their care and support experiences and needs has graduated with a PhD from the University

The man who is building a brain
(19 Dec 2016)
Computers taking over the world? You’ve been watching too many movies. In fact there’s a lot the human brain can teach its electronic counterpart, according to one of our leading professors, whose work could improve treatments for brain disease as well as build better computers

On Devo Health - History in the Making
(19 Dec 2016)
University publication reviews Greater Manchester's landmark devolution deal

Oxford Road corridor closure in January
(19 Dec 2016)
From Wednesday, 4 January through to Sunday, 8 January, inclusive, further resurfacing of the corridor will require it to be closed from the junction of Booth Street up to just south of the Charles Street junction

Network Rail engineering works over Christmas period
(19 Dec 2016)
From Sunday, 18 December to Monday, 2 January Network Rail is carrying out engineering works on part of the rail network that serves Manchester city centre stations

Brook St closed from Monday, 9 January to Sunday, 12 February
(20 Dec 2016)
Following completion of TfGM’s resurfacing work on Oxford Road, Bruntwood’s redevelopment of the former BBC site, or Circle Square as it’s now known, will require the full closure of Brook Street – between Upper Brook Street and Princess Street – in order to carry out essential utility connections

Wood Street Mission Christmas Project 2016
(20 Dec 2016)
Thank you for the generous donations of toys, food and financial donations towards this year’s Christmas Project

Outstanding humanitarians recognised for world-leading roles
(20 Dec 2016)
Two former students have been presented with awards by the University in recognition of their world-leading leading roles

Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long Relaxed Performance a Festive Success
(20 Dec 2016)
Over 200 people attend festive event on Friday 16 December at the Martin Harris Centre

Metrolink’s Second City Crossing and permanent new traffic priorities
(20 Dec 2016)
Alongside the transformation of the Oxford Road corridor, the Metrolink Second City Crossing is also nearing completion and from 8 January, there will be permanent changes to city centre roads to ensure trams, buses, cars and bikes can share the space with each other

Manchester Gold Staff Mentoring Programme
(21 Dec 2016)
The University mentoring programme 'Manchester Gold Staff' is now open for colleagues who would like to register as a mentor or apply as a mentee

UMI3 Ltd appoints Dr Luke Hakes as its new Chairman
(21 Dec 2016)
The University of Manchester’s Innovation Company (UMI3 Ltd) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Luke Hakes as its new independent Chairman, following a search exercise by the University (advised by Odgers Berndtson – nationally recognised headhunters)

Furniture store opening times over Christmas and New Year
(21 Dec 2016)
The furniture store will be closed on Thursday, 22 December but will re-open on Tuesday, 3 January when it will be open from 1pm-3pm daily (Monday - Friday)

Recycle your Christmas trees when you return in the New Year
(21 Dec 2016)
Staff can arrange the disposal and recycling of their office Christmas trees by contacting the Campus Cleansing Unit on x52246 (24hr answer phone)

The 2016 review of the year
(22 Dec 2016)
The amazing stories, studies and students of 2016 reviewed here

A reminder of Christmas closure dates
(22 Dec 2016)
Today's the last working day until 3 January 2017

Carol service raises over £600 for Lemn's Christmas dinner appeal
(22 Dec 2016)
More than 300 people attended the popular annual service

Season's greetings from Wood Street Mission
(22 Dec 2016)
Roseanne Sweeney, Chief Executive of Wood Street Mission, has sent a message of thanks to everyone who supported the 2016 Christmas Project