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23 Feb 2012

Date for the Diary - Manchester Bike Bash 2012! * Manchester Ambassadors needed for London 2012 Games! * Burlesque starts next week! * Bone Density Screening Day.

Manchester Bike Bash

Date for the Diary - Manchester Bike Bash 2012!

Get on your bike and head down to University Place on Thursday 15 March for a cycling extravaganza! Come and test your balance and skill on the pump track, a continuous looped wooden track where pedalling is forbidden! Bikes, safety equipment and tuition will be provided so what are you waiting for? Come and have a go!

Other activities will be available on the day including virtual WATT Bike Racing, bike maintenance from Bicycle Boutique, bike marking from Security Services, campus bike hire scheme Biko Bikes and much, much more!

Manchester Ambassadors needed for London 2012 Games!

Representatives from Manchester are needed to help welcome visitors from all over the UK and the world to Manchester, Trafford and Salford during the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. You must be available to volunteer at least four of the event days between July and August 2012.

Register your interest at:

Successful applicants will be invited to interview in April.

Duties include welcoming visitors, event marshalling at the football fixtures and stewarding the Olympic Torch Relay plus many more. You will be given full training.

Burlesque starts next week!

Try this short four-week taster course and learn the basic steps and techniques of the traditional dance style of Burlesque. The course starts on Tuesday 28 February 2012, 6pm to 7pm, in the Wellbeing Room.

You can also still book onto many of the Health and Fitness courses. Each week the price is updated to reflect the number of weeks remaining.

To book, please go to:

Bone Density Screening Day

Bone Matters will be holding bone density screening on Tuesday 28 February in the Wellbeing Rooms, Dover Street Building. Staff will receive a reduced rate of £30 payable on the day by cash or cheque.

For more information or to book an appointment, please contact: