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Replacing Blackboard Learn with Canvas by Instructure
(21 Jun 2024)
Plans and updated timelines on our journey in moving CLE.

Update to University Fraud Response Plan
(20 Jun 2024)
Colleagues need to be aware of the plan and refer to it should they have any suspicions of fraudulent behaviour affecting our University or stakeholders

Upcoming Resource Booker downtime
(19 Jun 2024)
Booking tiles which link to rooms used for teaching in the timetabling system will be unavailable between Thursday, 27 June and Monday, 1 July

Adobe Creative Cloud subscription renewals due on 6 September
(19 Jun 2024)
Annual subscriptions for any of the Adobe Creative Cloud family of software products (for example, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro DC) which were purchased through the IT Services volume licence agreement are all due for renewal on Tuesday 6 September 2024.

UKRI Harmonised Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) – updates
(18 Jun 2024)
Proposals submission deadline is Wednesday, 24 July

Reading lists: Preparing your taught course materials for 2024/25
(17 Jun 2024)
Please notify the Library of your core eTextbook selection for 2024/25 via our eTextbook programme - deadline Friday 21 June

New Employee Change Request Hub
(17 Jun 2024)
New Employee Change Request (ECR) hub is now live replacing the Post Contract Management form

P&OD Operations & Reward becomes People Services
(14 Jun 2024)
The change comes into effect today (Friday, 14 June)

Changes to Performance and Development Review (P&DR)
(13 Jun 2024)
Improving the P & DR process with quality conversations for ongoing professional development

Make a difference in your community as a School Governor
(12 Jun 2024)
Find out what it's like to be involved in school governance at an introductory webinar on Wednesday, 17 July

Students’ Union and University Joint Statement about Recent Protests
(10 Jun 2024)
SU and University Joint Statement

Participate in a workshop for the Student Experience Programme (SEP) evaluation
(10 Jun 2024)
SEP workshops are running until mid-August - sign up now

Keeping Manchester Graduate Talent at our University
(07 Jun 2024)
Now is a great time to be recruiting our very own 2024 graduates to your roles

Summer graduation hospitality arrangements
(06 Jun 2024)
Arrangements for celebrations following our graduation ceremonies this summer, including capacities and hospitality packages, have been confirmed.

Book your place at the Appeals, Complaints, Conduct and Discipline Network Conference
(05 Jun 2024)
The Conference will take place on Wednesday, 24 July 2024

IT maintenance work on Thursday 13 June - updated
(05 Jun 2024)
IT Services need to perform maintenance on Thursday 13 June which will affect campus-wide connectivity

Sign up to attend the Teaching and Learning Conference
(04 Jun 2024)
Dive into the world of teaching and learning at our University during this two-day internal conference on Wednesday, 26 and Thursday, 27 June

Free 147 bus route extended to and from Piccadilly Station
(03 Jun 2024)
From Monday, 3 June 2024, free travel on the 147 bus route will be extended to allow colleagues and students travel to and from stops at Piccadilly Station, improving the convenience for rail commuters of getting to Oxford Road without having to pay any additional fare.

Open Research Conference 2024 – resources available
(31 May 2024)
Find out more about open research and meet our inaugural award-winner from event to foster collaboration, innovation, and knowledge exchange

Research security update – Export Controls
(30 May 2024)
UK Strategic Export Controls amended – affected researchers must request export clearance for current and future projects and reassess projects against new and modified codes.

Changes to how you order office supplies
(29 May 2024)
The Finance team are continuing to support the University’s efforts to move to increase sustainability and simplify the way in which staff purchase goods and services.

Understand your role in higher education - and develop your career
(28 May 2024)
Applications are open for the PgCert in Higher Education programme 2024/25 entry and are welcome from academic and PS colleagues

Do you need External Calling for Teams?
(24 May 2024)
Colleagues whose roles change and find themselves in need of Teams Voice External Calling will also require the correct Microsoft licence

EDI Conference - Wednesday, 26 June
(23 May 2024)
Creating communities since 1824 - Our people, our values

Volunteer Recruitment Ambassador Pilot
(22 May 2024)
Could you be a volunteer Recruitment Ambassador?

Submit your Register of Interest form by Friday, 7 June
(21 May 2024)
All staff on Grade 6 or above must complete a declaration of interest form every year

Access information for Aquatics car park users
(20 May 2024)
Please be mindful of access, vehicle identification, and availability when using the Aquatics car park.

Campus Solutions Student System maintenance on Tuesday 21 May
(17 May 2024)
An update to the Campus Solutions Student System means it will be unavailable from 8am to 10.30am on Tuesday 21 May.

Download SafeZone to Stay Safe on Campus
(16 May 2024)
In an emergency, every second counts. SafeZone is free to download and use – and quickly puts you in touch with on campus first aiders, security, or emergency response teams.

Heating in University buildings
(15 May 2024)
The University plans to switch to summer heating mode this week commencing May 13th.