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Our University’s Zero Carbon Masterplan
(18 Jan 2022)
Join our Environmental Sustainability Team to discuss how we will achieve our goal of becoming a Zero Carbon Campus by 2038

Making hybrid work more inclusive – new workshops
(17 Jan 2022)
Book now – more of our popular focus groups and shared learning sessions now available

Widening Participation training for staff
(17 Jan 2022)
New course so colleagues can help us achieve our goal of ensuring there are ‘no barriers for studying and no barriers for learning’

Re-opening of the McDougall Prayer Hall
(17 Jan 2022)
Following some recent access issues, the prayer hall will re-open on Monday 17 January

Are you a good listener, non-judgemental and able to keep calm?
(17 Jan 2022)
Volunteer to join our in-house mediation scheme – attend our webinars on 28 January and 11 February to find out more

Working from home: using display screen equipment safely
(14 Jan 2022)
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently reviewed its guidance on homeworking, and in particular the use of display screen equipment

Summer School opportunities for undergraduates
(14 Jan 2022)
A series of virtual events sharing summer school opportunities for undergraduates will take place from 31 January to 2 February

Would you like to be involved with the transformed UK Athena Swan Charter?
(14 Jan 2022)
Advance HE is now inviting expressions of interest in Chair and Reviewer roles for the transformed UK Athena Swan Charter

Reminder: 30 minute Blackboard downtime tonight
(14 Jan 2022)
In preparation for the upcoming exam period, we are increasing Blackboard capacity to accommodate the anticipated higher volume of student and staff access.

Purchase of gift vouchers
(14 Jan 2022)
New process will be in place from Monday, 17 January

Open Call Out: Manchester Histories Festival 2022 (9–12 June 2022)
(13 Jan 2022)
Deadline for entries Friday 11 March 2022

Nominations open for the Volunteer of the Year Awards 2022
(13 Jan 2022)
Find out how to make your nominations

Staff benefits update
(13 Jan 2022)
Start of the year activities and savings

Launching this month: The Microsoft 365 Digital Champions Network
(13 Jan 2022)
Last chance for the opportunity to join

Students' Union Exec Elections
(12 Jan 2022)
Nominations open for Students' Union Executive Officer roles on Monday, 7 February

Learn, Lead, Progress: Develop your digital skills with the Jisc Discovery tool
(12 Jan 2022)
Find out how to expand your digital knowledge and skills

Prosper recruits second cohort of postdocs
(12 Jan 2022)
Following a competitive application process, 86 postdocs from our University, the University of Liverpool, and Lancaster University have been invited to join Prosper’s second career development pilot, conditional on the agreement of PIs and funders

RESOLVED: Issues accessing Blackboard and My Manchester
(11 Jan 2022)
IT Services are investigating issues accessing Blackboard, My Manchester and some Library resources.

Could you be an academic tutor for our Manchester Access Programme?
(11 Jan 2022)
Academic staff members and PhD students can apply

Bone density screening available at the Sugden Centre
(11 Jan 2022)
You can book an appointment on Tuesday, 29 March

Email and Teams: communicating effectively with colleagues
(11 Jan 2022)
With many of us continuing to work from home or adopting hybrid working patterns, we'd like to remind colleagues of effective use of email and other communication tools

Zoom into 2022 with our Be Active class schedule
(11 Jan 2022)
Be Active Zoom live group exercise will be back again for the second semester

Don’t fall victim to phishing attacks
(10 Jan 2022)
Email fraudsters use increasingly sophisticated measures to try and scam people – posing as trusted contacts and asking you to make online purchases are just some of the ways this can happen

Our University’s Zero Carbon Masterplan
(10 Jan 2022)
Join our Environmental Sustainability Team to discuss how we will achieve our goal of becoming a Zero Carbon Campus by 2038

Learning Through Research Internships 2022 – call for proposals
(10 Jan 2022)
Careers Service programme provides students with an insight into the work of academic researchers – application deadline Thursday, 3 February

Kilburn Building IT walk-up support desk closure
(07 Jan 2022)
In light of the high rates of infections due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19, and to protect our telephone service while many staff are working from home, the walk-up IT support desk in the Kilburn Building will remain closed until further notice, although this will be reviewed on a weekly basis

Wood Street Mission Lottery winner
(06 Jan 2022)
Announcing the winner of the January 2022 draw

Sustainability Challenge photography competition: open for entries
(06 Jan 2022)
Encourage your students to take part

2022 Diversity Calendar now available
(06 Jan 2022)
The 2022 calendar takes on a different format to reflect our current working practices and will be online with a limited number of hard copies available later in January

Volunteers needed: knee pain and osteoarthritis trial
(05 Jan 2022)
Are you aged 45 years or over and suffer from knee pain?