Category: SLT

April McMahon: Creating a blended experience for our students

April McMahon: Creating a blended experience for our students

At The University of Manchester we’re mainly not designing and providing wholly online programmes. We can make the online components higher-quality, with better production values, based on appropriate pedagogy for working with online learners – and our students are guiding us on how to do this. But we also believe passionately in an on-campus experience, and we miss the buzz of our campus full of students.

Nalin Thakkar: Decarbonising our investments

Nalin Thakkar: Decarbonising our investments

The climate crisis is the most serious threat the planet faces today. All other issues that we worry about, and try to find solutions for – if I can pinch a line from Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca –‘don’t amount to a hill of beans’ if we cannot tackle the climate crisis.

April McMahon: Introductory message

April McMahon: Introductory message

Absolutely the best thing since my arrival at Manchester has been the daily discovery of more and more colleagues who are also devoted to ensuring that we support our students as they learn, gain mastery of their academic disciplines, build their many and varied student experiences, and juggle their often complicated lives. If that’s you, then regardless of your job title or where in our University you work, I’m delighted to welcome you to ‘Team April’, whether or not we have met yet.

Patrick Hackett: All change?

Patrick Hackett: All change?

When I’m out and about meeting staff I hear much debate about the why, what, when and how of change in our University. I wanted to share my thoughts on this often contentious topic – and hear your views too.

James Thompson: Our Civic Future

James Thompson: Our Civic Future

In the Our Future consultation one of the strongest messages that came out from staff, students and alumni was the connection our University has to its city.