As we approach International Women’s Day Rachel and Adèle share our position in relation to gender equity.
Adèle MacKinlay: Reflections on a privileged life
Following a discussion at SLT where we talked at length about how we can deal with racial inequality and racism I wanted to share with you my reflections on what I recognise is my privileged life.
Colette Fagan: REF2021 results countdown – what it is and why it’s so important
Research and discovery is a core part of our University’s mission and strategy.Like many, I am proud of the quality and reach of our research and the research environment which we provide to enable our researchers to thrive. The quality of our research and its impact...
Colette Fagan and Angus Hearmon: Investing in research support at our University
Professor Colette Fagan, Vice-President for Research, and Dr Angus Hearmon, Director of IT, discuss future investment into research support and the importance of researchers’ voice in this.
Colette Fagan and Nalin Thakkar: Getting ready for COP26
To tackle the greatest crisis of our lifetime – climate change – our University is undertaking agenda-setting work to help ensure a sustainable planet.
Melissa Westwood and Colette Fagan: Prosper, unlocking postdoc career potential
Our institution, in partnership with the University of Liverpool and Lancaster University, is spearheading the Research England-funded Prosper project to redefine postdoc career development.
Danielle George: Blended and flexible learning – a look back and the road ahead
It’s fair to say that when it comes to teaching and learning, the past twelve months have seen seismic shifts – developments we might have expected to take close to a decade when we rung in the new year in January 2020 were suddenly compressed into a few months, with colleagues getting to grips with new technologies and rapidly moving their teaching online.
Luke Georghiou: Keeping connected in Europe after the Brexit Deal
Uncertainty has been a running theme during the long-drawn-out process of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. Initially this applied most forcefully to EU nationals worried about their future rights to study, live and work in this country (and vice-versa for their UK counterparts) but concerns also extended to whether we would be able to continue to take part in EU research and student mobility programmes and to wider issues around the potential impact of trade and regulatory change.
Karen Heaton: Flexible futures
This period of time has often been referred to as a ‘great homeworking experiment’. But when organisations normally adopt remote working they usually do so in a strategic way, with much planning and organising. Like all organisations the pandemic forced us to adopt remote working at speed and in difficult circumstances.
Patrick Hackett: A very different start to our academic year
Usually at this time of year our campus is buzzing with excitement and optimism as students from all over the world descend on Manchester, taking full advantage of the opportunities that our University and the wider city present. It’s also one of the busiest times for colleagues with all hands on deck to support our on-going research activities and to make sure our students feel welcome and help them adjust to their new life.