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Free eye examinations
(22 Jan 2021)
Book now for a free eye test

Online programme to celebrate International Mother Language Day
(22 Jan 2021)
Creative Manchester is coordinating a number of online events this year

Supporting PGR Wellbeing and Mental Health - training resources for supervisors
(22 Jan 2021)
We've launched two online training modules for PGR supervisors on supporting PGR wellbeing and mental health

Staff Network Group spotlight: ALLOUT (The LGBT+ Staff Network)
(21 Jan 2021)
With February being LGBT+ History Month our first spotlight of 2021 falls on ALLOUT

Free complementary therapies programme
(21 Jan 2021)
The White Rose Beauty College in conjunction with UoM Sport are offering free places to staff

Royce Landscaping Project - tree removal
(21 Jan 2021)
To improve the public realm space outside the Henry Royce Institute (HRI) building, a number of trees will need to be removed

Microsoft Teams – January update
(21 Jan 2021)
An update on guest access and new features including breakout rooms

Staff benefits update
(20 Jan 2021)
How benefits support your wellbeing

Resources and support available from Staff Learning and Development
(20 Jan 2021)
Resources and support available to help individuals and line managers who are dealing with challenges specific to the current situation

The 8 Brocades of Qigong - an easy to follow routine with Feixia Yu
(20 Jan 2021)
Join the session on Wednesday, 27 January at 2pm

Wellbeing workshop: The 4Ds of Distress: Distract, Dilute, Develop and Discover
(20 Jan 2021)
Join Dr Warren Mansell, Reader in Clinical Psychology from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, as he introduces the 4Ds approach – an intervention for managing work-related and academic stress

International Research Survey deadline extended
(19 Jan 2021)
The deadline to complete the International Research survey has been extended to 31 January 2021

Sign up to be a Compassionate Colleague
(19 Jan 2021)
Over 400 members of staff have now attended a Compassionate Colleague mental health awareness session

Data Protection and Brexit – what you need to know
(19 Jan 2021)
Now that the Brexit transition period has ended, the UK is classified a 'third country' for the purposes of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR)

Supervisors for online Nuffield Research Placements wanted
(18 Jan 2021)
Could you change someone’s life this summer? Register to host a virtual Nuffield Research Placement student

Could you be a Board member for local institutions?
(15 Jan 2021)
Our University's School Governor Initiative (UMSGI), is hoping to assist three key local institutions to appoint staff members to their Boards

Call for new Athena SWAN national panel chair and reviewer roles
(15 Jan 2021)
Our University has been a member of the national Athena SWAN Charter to support and transform gender equality in higher education and research since 2008

Intermittent issues accessing online services
(15 Jan 2021)
Global issue causing intermittent access problems

Information on domestic abuse
(15 Jan 2021)
For anyone experiencing domestic abuse, working from home can be difficult and they may require support during this time

Funding opportunities for international strategic partner collaborations
(14 Jan 2021)
Academic staff who are interested in developing collaboration with our key strategic partner universities are invited to apply to the University’s pump-priming funds

Institutional Membership of Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
(14 Jan 2021)
A message from The Masood Entrepreneurship Centre (Alliance Manchester Business School)

Met Office weather warning – priority gritting areas
(14 Jan 2021)
Following the Met Office weather warning for ice, our Estates teams will be on campus gritting high-priority areas

Manchester Access Programme recruiting academic tutors
(14 Jan 2021)
Are you an academic or PhD student and want to support the progression of talented local young people to university?

Updated guidance for research activity on campus
(13 Jan 2021)
COVID Alert Level 5 guidance

Revisions to risk assessments for On-Campus Teaching and Learning Activities
(13 Jan 2021)
The Generic Risk Assessments for On-Campus Teaching and Learning Activities have been updated to reflect the changing public health picture locally and nationally

Do you work in international research?
(13 Jan 2021)
The International Research Risk Programme invites PS and academic staff to participate in a survey about understanding and managing the risks associated with international research collaboration and partnerships

Wellbeing support during lockdown
(13 Jan 2021)
We know that some colleagues will be finding this latest lockdown challenging

Volunteer of the Year Awards 2021 - now open for entries
(12 Jan 2021)
In a year like no other, the impact of COVID-19 has shown just how incredible volunteers are, from supporting the NHS, to foodbank donations and helping neighbours

PS in conversation: Flexible working
(12 Jan 2021)
With Karen Heaton, HR Director, and Julian Skyrme, Director of Social Responsibility

Support for preparing online teaching during lockdown
(12 Jan 2021)
A reminder of what’s available to support colleagues in preparing online teaching content during the national lockdown