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Celebrating Yom Kippur and the festival of Sukkot
(22 Sep 2023)
Meaningful Yom Kippur and enjoyable festival of Sukkot to our Jewish colleagues

Take part in Cycle September
(21 Sep 2023)
Sign up for our cycling to work seminar on Thursday, 28 September

Do you work with or manage a University call centre?
(21 Sep 2023)
We are looking for colleagues that operate University call centres to join a working group to support the procurement of a new system

Improvements to IT Services
(21 Sep 2023)
Cluster PCs are now faster and more reliable for a better teaching and learning experience

Student visa attendance check-ins
(20 Sep 2023)
UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that we report accurate attendance data for students on visas, otherwise the University’s status and funding as a visa sponsor could be at risk.

Fitness to Study: updated procedures
(20 Sep 2023)
To ensure positive student experience is at the heart of what we do, we have updated our Fitness to Study procedures

Careers Service iPad competition launches
(18 Sep 2023)
Encourage students to take part

Celebrating Rosh Hashannah
(17 Sep 2023)
Happy Rosh Hashannah to our Jewish colleagues

Academic Returners Policy
(15 Sep 2023)
Funding available for academics returning from extended leave

Introducing the Stellify Award for Master's students
(14 Sep 2023)
The postgraduate version of our unique award supporting personal development and graduate outcomes launches in September 2023

Additional IT support for students at start of year
(13 Sep 2023)
IT Services are providing additional in-person IT support during welcome week.

Calculator usage in exams: updated guidance
(13 Sep 2023)
Some changes to be aware of regarding the use of calculators in university exams

Help your students get started with the Library
(12 Sep 2023)
Find out where to direct your students for key Library information at the start of the new academic year

Restoring remote access (VPN) for managed devices
(11 Sep 2023)
An update on the phased restoration of remote access to our internal networks

Diversity Champions Programme: applications open
(11 Sep 2023)
Following a successful pilot in 2022/23, the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Directorate are delighted to recruit for the new cohort of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champions programme with Be What You See Consultancy Ltd

Car Park Permit Office: reduced opening hours
(08 Sep 2023)
Revised opening times during September

Wood Street Mission Lottery winner
(08 Sep 2023)
Announcing the winner of the September 2023 draw

Manchester Museum returns Aboriginal artefacts in special ceremony
(07 Sep 2023)
On Tuesday, 5 September 2023, a delegation from the Aboriginal Anindilyakwa community of Groote Eylandt joined colleagues at Manchester Museum for the formal return of 174 cultural heritage items

Could you provide academic workshops to support underprivileged young people?
(06 Sep 2023)
IntoUniversity (an educational charity part-funded by our University), is looking for University colleagues, postgraduates or undergraduates to provide workshops for their Primary FOCUS programmes of activity, taking place over the coming academic year

World Suicide Prevention Day
(05 Sep 2023)
Suicide awareness and prevention training sessions on Friday 8 September

Library 2022/23 Open Access Monograph competition: winning entries
(05 Sep 2023)
We are pleased to announce the winning entries of the 2022/23 Open Access Monograph Competition.

AdvanceHE Teaching Excellence Recognition Schemes now open for nominations
(04 Sep 2023)
Find out more about National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) schemes – deadline for expressions of interest midday on Monday, 2 October

Thousands of students use new course unit selection tool
(01 Sep 2023)
Last week we launched our new course unit selection tool to returning undergraduates, with a much-improved experience for students enrolling on their units for the next academic year

Review your personal information for our annual HESA return
(01 Sep 2023)
Update your ethnicity, emergency contact, next of kin and death in service recipient

Welcome Guide for new colleagues
(31 Aug 2023)
A new online guide for colleagues joining our University has been launched

Maintenance affecting Campus Solutions
(30 Aug 2023)
IT Services are performing some maintenance which will affect the Campus Solutions Student System.

Phased restoration of remote access (VPN)
(29 Aug 2023)
PJ Hemmaway, Director of IT, gives an update on the phased restoration of remote access to our internal networks

IT issues: Duo 2-factor authentication for staff
(25 Aug 2023)
We are aware of a number of authentication issues following Wednesday's planned change to how staff use Duo to log in to some University services.

Staff benefits update
(24 Aug 2023)
Bank holiday options, savings for families and some new discounts

Information for recruiting managers using recruitment agencies
(24 Aug 2023)
New contracted suppliers List - recruitment agencies