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News archive – July 2022

IT maintenance affecting My Manchester and the Video Portal
(01 Jul 2022)
Essential IT maintenance on Wednesday 6 July will affect access to My Manchester and the Video Portal.

Are you a PGR parent or carer? Join our family day
(01 Jul 2022)
Share experiences, have fun and meet with other PGR parents and careers and their children

Racism and Health: Past Challenges and Current Opportunities - 11 July 2022
(01 Jul 2022)
Invitation to a Plenary

Our Technical Services teams recognised with national award
(01 Jul 2022)
Colin Baines, Head of Technical Skills and Development, recently accepted the award from Technicians Make it Happen at a ceremony in York

Car Park Permit Office adjusted opening hours: week commencing 4 July
(01 Jul 2022)
A reminder that opening times will change for next week only

Digital inclusion and identity, future data and cybersecurity
(04 Jul 2022)
Book now for Centre for Digital Trust and Society’s Anniversary Forum on Wednesday (6 July)

University of Manchester twins with Ukrainian counterpart
(04 Jul 2022)
Our support aims to stabilise pipeline of desperately needed newly-qualified doctors in the war-torn country

Adobe Creative Cloud subscription renewals due on 6 September
(05 Jul 2022)
Annual subscriptions for any of the Adobe Creative Cloud family of software products (for example, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro DC) which were purchased through the IT Services volume licence agreement are all due for renewal on Tuesday 6 September 2022.

New Director of IT Services
(05 Jul 2022)
Patrick Hemmaway starts as Director of IT Services

Board Sketch #3: Strategy Day
(05 Jul 2022)
Welcome to the latest of our Board Sketches, aimed at giving you more insight into each of the Board of Governors meetings to help engage our University community with the Board and its work

Could you take part in processions at our Saturday graduation ceremony?
(06 Jul 2022)
We are looking for colleagues, at all levels both academic and administrative, for our final catch-up 2020 and 2021 cohort graduations

Two free passes available: AUA Annual Conference and Exhibition
(06 Jul 2022)
Professional Services colleagues are eligible to apply to attend this Thursday, 7 and Friday, 8 July

New staff induction: welcome pack available
(06 Jul 2022)
Our staff induction has been updated with all the information you need to welcome new colleagues

University receives initial National Student Survey Results
(06 Jul 2022)
Our University scores 71% for overall satisfaction

President visits world's largest particle accelerator at CERN
(06 Jul 2022)
During her visit, President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Nancy Rothwell met some of our colleagues and students

Reminder: IT maintenance on network storage this weekend
(06 Jul 2022)
IT Services will be performing maintenance on one of the network storage services on Saturday 9 July.

Switch off and save energy!
(06 Jul 2022)
Our University has committed to becoming zero carbon by 2038 and you can help play a part in this by switching off non-essential electrical items.

NSS: Outcome for 2022 survey announced
(06 Jul 2022)
Professor April McMahon, Vice-President for Teaching, Learning and Students, gives an update on our NSS results

Staff benefits and wellbeing update
(06 Jul 2022)
How to get support from our 24/7 confidential employee helpline and savings at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre and bluedot

Getting the most from your P&DR
(07 Jul 2022)
How to get the most out of your P&DR conversations, and the resources available to support you

Registrars reunite for reunion
(07 Jul 2022)
Four former registrars joined Patrick Hackett for a special lunch this week

Celebrating Jack Dongarra’s Turing Award
(07 Jul 2022)
Professor Jack Dongarra will deliver a General Lecture following a Symposium to celebrate winning the ACM A. M. Turing Award

Earn a free ticket to bluedot by volunteering your time
(07 Jul 2022)
Applications are now open to experience bluedot at Jodrell Bank for free by becoming a volunteer

Meet our new partners in Ternopil, Ukraine
(08 Jul 2022)
Oksana Shevchuk from Ternopil National Medical University introduces her university and city

Reporting COVID-19: what you need to do
(08 Jul 2022)
A reminder of what to do if you test positive for COVID-19, and how to report it

Discover the accessibility features available within Office365 Applications
(08 Jul 2022)
Learn how accessible Microsoft 365 technology can help you work more effectively and inclusively.

HEAT deadline approaching to upload WP activity data
(08 Jul 2022)
If you have carried out Access or Widening Participation (WP) delivery this term, you must input tracking data to HEAT (the Higher Education Access Tracker) by 22 July

First Light Pavilion officially opened by UK Ambassador to UNESCO
(11 Jul 2022)
Jodrell Bank’s First Light Pavilion was officially opened by Her Excellency, Laura Davis on 21 June, marking the occasion of the summer solstice

Dual award PhD studentship call for projects
(11 Jul 2022)
Project proposals to establish pairs of jointly awarded/dual PhD research projects between our University and University of Melbourne are now being called

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lunch and Learn session
(11 Jul 2022)
Navigating the Pronouns Landscape – the first in a series of sessions to mark this year’s International Non-Binary People’s Day

Jisc Discovery tool upgrade: steps to take before August 2022
(12 Jul 2022)
The Jisc Discovery tool, which helps staff and students to understand and explore their digital capabilities, is being upgraded

Take part in our Be Active survey, plus summer class reminder
(12 Jul 2022)
A summer update from our Health and Fitness team

2021/2022 financial year-end approaching
(12 Jul 2022)
Key dates you need to know

Wood Street Mission lottery winner
(13 Jul 2022)
Announcing the winner of the July 2022 draw

School of Social Sciences recognised for commitment to gender equality
(13 Jul 2022)
School of Social Sciences has been the first school in the Faculty of Humanities to be re-accredited with an Athena Swan Bronze Award

Staff benefits and wellbeing update
(13 Jul 2022)
The current cost of living crisis means that we are all facing rising bills creating worry and stress for many. This week we are highlighting financial wellbeing support via Vivup.

Timetable Project: update on progress
(14 Jul 2022)
The Timetable Project’s aim is to deliver more accurate and stable timetables that arrive with our staff and students earlier

Celebrating graduation on campus
(14 Jul 2022)
Our two weeks of graduation ceremonies are underway for the first time in-person over summer since 2019

Are your details up to date? Review your personal information within MyView
(14 Jul 2022)
A reminder that a new digital process for submitting HESA details has been announced

Delivering on our strategic plan – how are we doing?
(14 Jul 2022)
Find out how we are progressing in delivering Our future

Our future - Research and Discovery
(14 Jul 2022)
What we've achieved in the Research and Discovery theme of our strategic plan and what's next

Help our new students by becoming an AskMe ambassador
(14 Jul 2022)
Every year hundreds of staff volunteer to help new students by becoming an AskMe ambassador

Office for Open Research showcases open research case studies
(15 Jul 2022)
Following its launch in April, the Office has been working hard to support open research practices and to make it simpler for researchers to access a wide range of open research support and resources

2022 Harari Graphene Enterprise Award winners announced
(15 Jul 2022)
The Eli and Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award, in association with Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Andre Geim, is awarded each year for commercially-viable business proposals utilising graphene and other 2D materials

Our future - Teaching and Learning
(15 Jul 2022)
What we've achieved in the Teaching and Learning theme of our strategic plan and what's next

Submit your reading lists to the Library for academic year 2022/23
(15 Jul 2022)
Preparing for the new academic year

The Met Office has issued a red warning for exceptional heat
(15 Jul 2022)
Exceptional heat expected across England

Our future - Our people, our values
(18 Jul 2022)
What we've achieved in the Our people, our values theme of our strategic plan and what's next.

Network downtime: postponed
(18 Jul 2022)
The work originally scheduled for Thursday 21 July has been postponed

Translation Manchester Informatics Training Scheme 2022
(18 Jul 2022)
Do you want to upskill in bioinformatics or biostatistics or just know what R is in order to progress your translational research?

Alistair Hudson appointed to ZKM
(18 Jul 2022)
Hudson will leave his role at the Whitworth and Manchester Art Gallery from end 2022

Technical issues with the course selection module in Campus Solutions (resolved)
(18 Jul 2022)
Information about the issues with course unit selection

Our future - Social responsibility and civic engagement
(19 Jul 2022)
What we've achieved in the social responsibility and civic engagement theme of our strategic plan and what's next.

Researcher named a Royal Academy of Engineering Young Engineer of the Year
(19 Jul 2022)
Congratulations to Henry Royce Institute corrosion expert Dr Beatriz Mingo

Upgrade to Research Explorer portal and researcher profiles
(20 Jul 2022)
An opportunity to preview the upcoming upgrade to the Research Explorer portal and give us your thoughts

Special guest added to Sunday's bluedot line-up
(20 Jul 2022)
The festival organisers have announced that Sea Power will be opening the Lovell Stage at midday on Sunday, 24 July

Our future - Innovation
(20 Jul 2022)
What we've achieved in the Innovation theme of our strategic plan and what's next.

Student with terminal brain condition graduates
(20 Jul 2022)
Laura Nuttall has shown incredible strength and triumphed over adversity by graduating from our University

New pay uplift to be implemented from 1 August 2022
(20 Jul 2022)
Uplift of up to 9% for those on lowest points of pay spine with minimum uplift of 3%

Unison ballot of members on industrial action on pay
(20 Jul 2022)
Message from Adèle MacKinlay, Director of People and Organisational Development

Professor Wendy R Flavell receives Rivière Prize for 2021
(20 Jul 2022)
Congratulations to Professor Wendy Flavell, who won the Rivière Prize for 2021, which was formally awarded to her at the UK Surface Analysis Forum conference, held recently in the Royce Hub

Staff benefits and wellbeing update
(20 Jul 2022)
Something special for chocolate lovers, how to use the cycle to work scheme and accessing wellbeing classes over summer

My Manchester access issues (resolved)
(21 Jul 2022)
Information about issues accessing My Manchester

Celebrating our Teaching Excellence Awards Winners 2022
(21 Jul 2022)
A celebration event will take place in September and the winners will be presented with their trophies by Professor April McMahon

Work starts on our new Flexible Learning Innovation Space
(21 Jul 2022)
We’re excited to announce that work has begun to develop the Flexible Learning Innovation Space in Prospect House

Our future - Global influence
(21 Jul 2022)
What we've achieved in the Global Influence theme of our strategic plan and what's next.

British Academy recognises Manchester academics for their expertise
(22 Jul 2022)
Find out more about our new Fellows of the British Academy

Wellbeing at work: a session for people managers
(22 Jul 2022)
Find out what dates are available for our online sessions

Community Festival welcomes local friends and neighbours back to campus
(22 Jul 2022)
Saturday, 25 June saw over 2,600 people welcomed onto campus for the Community Festival’s much-awaited return

Could you volunteer for our British Academy of Management conference?
(22 Jul 2022)
This year's British Academy of Management (BAM) conference is being hosted at the Alliance Manchester Business School at the end of August

Reflections from the Chair
(25 Jul 2022)
Our Chair of the Board of Governors, Edward Astle is to step down after six years in the role – here he reflects on that time

Car parks access: planned rail strike
(25 Jul 2022)
Colleagues unable to travel by train on Wednesday, 27 July can use our University car parks without charge

Managing sickness absence: updated training for supervisors and managers
(26 Jul 2022)
Sign up for an e-learning course to gain the tools required to manage a range of different sickness absences

ATAS - Who does it apply to and what you need to do
(26 Jul 2022)
A new resource to support those applying for Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) approval has been launched

New Chair appointed
(26 Jul 2022)
Philippa Hird appointed as next Chair of the University's Board of Governors. Edward Astle steps down on 1 September 2022 after completing six years as Chair

Help our new students by becoming an AskMe ambassador
(27 Jul 2022)
By wearing an AskMe badge on campus, our new students know you're available to answer questions or point them in the right direction

Productivity Puzzles one of the UK’s top podcasts
(27 Jul 2022)
The podcast, hosted by the Productivity Institute Managing Director Bart van Ark, was ranked third in the government category on Apple podcasts

Car parks: pay-as-you-go hourly rates to increase
(27 Jul 2022)
The changes will be implemented from 1 September 2022

Viewpoint: Banji Adewumi and Dawn Edge
(27 Jul 2022)
The Race Equality Charter and our race equality journey

Staff benefits and wellbeing update
(27 Jul 2022)
Summer support for your wellbeing, period poverty and savings

Resolved: Issues with Timetables and Resource Booker
(27 Jul 2022)
IT Services are investigating issues with Timetables and the Resource Booker

Technical Skills Survey 2022
(28 Jul 2022)
Our University's Skills and Development Team will be launching the Technical Skills Survey in August 2022

Manchester students land in Rwanda for launch of flagship volunteer project
(28 Jul 2022)
The once in a lifetime volunteering opportunity will give our students the chance to gain valuable skills, develop their inter-cultural awareness and enhance their employability

IT maintenance on network storage this weekend (rescheduled)
(29 Jul 2022)
IT Services will be performing maintenance on one of the network storage services on Saturday 30 July

Lemn's last graduation ceremony as Chancellor
(29 Jul 2022)
Lemn Sissay presided over his last graduation ceremony as Chancellor on Friday, 22 July

Beth Micakovic appointed Director of Faculty Operations (FBMH)
(29 Jul 2022)
Announcement of new DoFO and interim arrangements

Recent news coverage of our University
(29 Jul 2022)
Mental health and wellbeing support available