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20 Jan 2011

University netball, Zumbafest, new Health, Fitness and Well-Being Room, Kettlebell class - and unusual object wanted

Sport Manchester News

The next University Netball fixture is the Curtain Raiser Game between our University Netball Team and the U19 National Talent League Squad for the Sky televised Northern Thunder Game v Mavericks. This is all taking place at Thunder’s home ground, Castle Leisure Centre in Bury, on 24 January at 6pm. Northern Thunder have provided a 10% discount on ticket prices and Netball UK merchandise for staff and students at The University of Manchester.

Tickets cost £5.00 on production of University ID when purchased at the venue.

Alternatively, tickets can be pre-booked online at:

  • Thunderball (Click ‘Junior Ticket’ and ensure you produce your University ID on the night)


Fitness Manchester News

Zumbafest is a two-hour charity dance and fitness workout that you can burn up to 600 calories on this one session – It will be held at the Armitage centre on Saturday 29 January 2011, from 11am until 1.30pm. Cost £5.00 to book your place go to:

Zumba  is a combination of basic Latin dance moves combined with the good old fashioned Aerobics, it will test your stamina and get you moving and shaking to the rhythm and beats of a variety of dance styles including salsa, mambo, samba, bhangra, flamenco and rhumba plus many more. Great class for fat burning! - run one more week

Health, fitness and Well-being Room has moved

The new Health, Fitness & Well-Being Room at the Sackville Street Building has moved to Floor H, Room H11. Our programme for the second semester is offering Pilates, Hatha Yoga, Belly Dancing and - new for 2011 - our half-hour Abs, Bums and Backs which is only £15.00 for eight weeks.

To book a place, go to:

Extra Kettlebell class

Due to popular demand we have added another Kettlebell class onto our programme. The session will take place at the Dover Street Building on Wednesdays, 12.30 – 1.30pm.

For more information and to book a place, please go to:


Unusual request from Conference Sales Office

The University’s Conference Sales Office is looking for an interesting object which might evoke the curiosity of customers and draw them to our stand when we exhibit at venues such as the NEC promoting the University’s conference and meeting facilities. Any object that could be loaned to the sales team and is easily transported by car to be displayed on a table could be considered.

The object itself would need to be visually interesting, animated and in some way represent generically work that goes on within the University. A 240 volt supply could be supplied but the object would need to be reasonably robust and safe.

If anyone has any suggestion, then please contact: