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News archive – August 2017

Wood Street Mission lottery winner
(01 Aug 2017)
Announcing the winner of the August 2017 draw

Six structures at Jodrell Bank given heritage protection
(02 Aug 2017)
Announcement made on the 60th anniversary of when the Lovell Telescope was first used to collect radio signals from the Universe

Staff benefits update – 2 August 2017
(02 Aug 2017)
Save money with Super Break, YourParkingSpace, Hotpoint Privilege Club, the Sugden Centre, theatre and healthcare!

First natural van der Waals heterostructure exfoliated

(03 Aug 2017)
Scientists at The University of Manchester have ‘re-discovered’ a material, which could make the construction of 2D van der Waals heterostructures easier to build.

Spotting dodgy emails – be in the know in just 15 minutes
(04 Aug 2017)
Take our online phishing awareness course and learn how to spot the difference between fact and fake, in less than 15 minutes

Living wall cultivates colour and greenery at Brunswick Park development
(04 Aug 2017)
A striking living wall of plants has been installed on the Rutherford Theatre, Schuster Building exterior wall

Extended Blackboard access for students: review your past courses
(07 Aug 2017)
Staff access to past Blackboard module sites ahead of the release of extended student access to previous years sites

Science Spectacular 2017
(07 Aug 2017)
Our annual University-wide family fun science fair needs you!

Inbuilt body clock link breast stiffness to cancer risk

(07 Aug 2017)
University of Manchester biologists have discovered that breast tissues have 24-hour body clocks, and that several hundred genes are regulated in a daily cycle.

Royce at Manchester construction
(07 Aug 2017)
Enabling works underway

General Assembly and Board of Governors election results
(08 Aug 2017)
There have been several elections held this year, to determine membership of the General Assembly and the Board of Governors from 1 September 2017

City of Trees commissioned to advise on campus landscaping
(08 Aug 2017)
The University has commissioned City of Trees to advise on its Campus Tree Planting Plan, which aims to replace and plant trees as part of the Campus Masterplan development

Essential infrastructure works affecting Booth Street East car park
(08 Aug 2017)
Electricity North West has confirmed that a traffic management system will be in place from Wednesday, 8 August

Speaking to researchers about the Research Lifecycle Project
(09 Aug 2017)
Could you spare some time this summer to take part in a short interview about the University’s Research Lifecycle Project?

Annual pay award 2017/18
(09 Aug 2017)
HE staff to receive pay increase of between 1.7% and 2.37%

Got a short-term vacancy that needs filling?
(09 Aug 2017)
If you need a recruitment solution to a short-term vacancy then the University’s own Manchester Graduate Internship Programme (MGIP) could be your answer

2D materials clean up their act
(09 Aug 2017)
Two-dimensional materials such as graphene may only be one or two atoms thick but they are poised to power flexible electronics, revolutionise composites and even clean our water

Second round of benchmarking for support services
(09 Aug 2017)
UniForum programme launches next week

Staff benefits update – 9 August 2017
(09 Aug 2017)
This week there are great new offers from The French at The Midland and My Active Discounts. Plus updates on local theatres, OMG Experiences, travel offers and Wider Wallet

Calling all technical staff - we need your feedback!
(10 Aug 2017)
TEaM have some up and coming workshops for technical staff across campus

Cast your vote and help get Manchester represented at international conference
(11 Aug 2017)
Vote to get the University onto the programme for next year’s SXSW Conference programme, helping to promote Manchester as a city of innovation and a key place to do business

Former Whitworth Art Gallery chief appointed as Honorary Professor
(15 Aug 2017)
Maria Balshaw, who left the Whitworth Art Gallery to become the Director of Tate, has been appointed as an Honorary Professor by the School of Arts, Languages & Cultures

Support for New Mums and Dads
(15 Aug 2017)
Peer group for staff returning from maternity, paternity or adoption leave

WATCH: Clear the basement and the attic
(16 Aug 2017)
Still time to identify, own and classify information in your office

Staff benefits update – 16 August 2017
(16 Aug 2017)
UniDiscounts this week focus on special occasion and family offers and Wider Wallet are focussing on car related offers!

Oxford Road closure on Saturday
(16 Aug 2017)
On Saturday, 19 August Oxford Road will be closed at its junction with Booth Street

AskMe campaign is back – and we need you!
(16 Aug 2017)
With less than a month to go until thousands of new students arrive on campus, we can all play a part in the warm welcome they receive

Try group personal training on campus - for free
(16 Aug 2017)
From September, the team at Uni Fit are offering you the chance to try our popular group personal training sessions on campus for free

Important information: Clearing and Confirmation telephone calls
(17 Aug 2017)
As A-level results are out today, we're expecting a high volume of calls from students confirming their places or calling for places through Clearing

Waste not, want not: Students donate more than £85,000 and 2,300 meals
(17 Aug 2017)
Our students in halls of residence have taken part in the 'Give It Don't Bin It' end of year campaign, which aims to reduce the amount of items thrown away

IELTS Centre moves to new location
(17 Aug 2017)
The IELTS Office, run by the University Language Centre, has moved from Oddfellows Hall

Food In Residence wins most sustainable University caterers award
(18 Aug 2017)
Our Food In Residence team have won The University Caterers Organisation’s (TUCO) award for the most sustainable university caterers for 2017

Welcome to our 2017 Pre-sessional students
(18 Aug 2017)
Over the summer, the University Language Centre has welcomed over 1600 new students as they began their Pre-sessional English Courses to prepare for studying here

Quatuor Danel commences thirteenth season at the Martin Harris Centre
(20 Aug 2017)
This autumn the quartet celebrates its thirteenth season with the University by embarking on an ambitious complete performance of all of Beethoven’s string quartets.

Technology used for gazing into space could solve the world’s food crisis
(21 Aug 2017)
Professor Sarah Bridle is Professor of Astrophysics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester. Here she explains why her expertise in astronomy, physics and mapping the universe can contribute to solving some of the world’s most pressing food-related issues such as shortages, pest-control and climate change.

Mayor of Greater Manchester to speak at International Festival of Public Health
(21 Aug 2017)
Andy Burnham will speak at the International Festival of Public Health on Tuesday 5 September.

Cast your vote and help get Manchester represented at international conference
(21 Aug 2017)
Vote to get the University onto the programme for next year’s SXSW Conference programme, helping to promote Manchester as a city of innovation and a key place to do business

Blackboard course activation unavailable
(21 Aug 2017)
Since the Blackboard upgrade, the My Courses portlet has been unavailable

Has your child recently gone to university?
(22 Aug 2017)
We're looking for volunteers whose children have gone to university to help out at our next Undergraduate Open Days

Travelling into Manchester over the Bank Holiday weekend?
(23 Aug 2017)
Manchester's Pride festival takes place over the Bank Holiday weekend, celebrating the city's diversity and inclusivity

Staff benefits update – 23 August 2017
(23 Aug 2017)

As the summer holidays are coming to a close for some of you and your families so we have travel, entertainment, home, food and drink offers!

Gospel choir singer finetuning vocals for Christmas concert
(23 Aug 2017)
Bequeathals Officer Brenda Seville will be taking part in the Manchester Inspirational Voices Christmas Concert

Researchers find clouds filled with ice-lollies

(24 Aug 2017)
On sunny days like this, a cloud full of ice-lollies sounds like the ultimate treat and researchers from the University of Manchester have discovered such clouds, twice.

The countdown to the Sustainability Challenge begins!
(24 Aug 2017)
8,000 students, 9 buildings, 1 day, 4 weeks to go - The Sustainability Challenge is on Tuesday, 19 September

New bursaries awarded to home postgraduate students
(24 Aug 2017)
The University has recently made its final allocation of awards under the first year of the Manchester Master’s Bursary Scheme, a new bursary for home postgraduate students from a widening participation background

Staff Quiz returns in September
(25 Aug 2017)
Before the students return, we're taking over one of their venues

Research tracks roots of harmful behaviour in adults

(28 Aug 2017)
New collaborative research conducted by epidemiologists at The University of Manchester and at Aarhus University, Denmark has demonstrated the strong link between being admitted to hospital for trauma as a child and different forms of harmful and self-destructive behaviour in young adults.

Radha Boya - 35 Innovators under 35
(29 Aug 2017)
The list of "innovators under 35" by MIT technology magazine feature Radha Boya from The University's National Graphene Institute.

ResLife vacancies available starting September 2017
(29 Aug 2017)
Postgraduate students and staff are welcome to apply

New IT Service Catalogue
(30 Aug 2017)
A revised IT Service Catalogue is available on the IT Services website

Northern Rail September strike action
(30 Aug 2017)
Northern Rail has issued service information ahead of September RMT strike action

What's wonderful about #peopleofmcr
(31 Aug 2017)
Manchester Museum is crowd sourcing photographs

Two academics awarded prestigious National Teaching Fellowships
(31 Aug 2017)
Professor Judy Williams and Dr Colin Lumsden are named as winners of the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, which celebrates outstanding learning and teaching in higher education

'Before You Were Born' free, family-friendly event this Saturday
(31 Aug 2017)
Find out through fun activities for all the family about groundbreaking research helping babies across the world lead healthy lives