lease note that all university buildings (including Media City) will close from 5pm on Thursday 21 December 2017 and reopen at 6am on Tuesday 2 January 2018. You can find exceptions to this here.
Want the opportunity to turn your idea into a reality? The University’s crowdfunding hub, FundUS, needs YOU and your project for the exciting re-launch of this digital fundraising stream.
Congratulations to English and Drama student Robert Cummins-White who has just landed a part on a pilot for new TV comedy drama Smoked. He’ll be working alongside the likes of Charlie Lawson (Jim McDonald, Coronation Street), Johnny Bennett (Liam Gallagher, Shameless) and a host of local up-and-coming actors.
Please can staff be aware that Salford City Council has received a request from the East Salford Community Committee to introduce ‘Residents’ Permit Parking Only’ restrictions on a number of residential streets around Strawberry Road area to provide some level of priority for on-street parking for residents close to their homes.
Christmas is just around the corner, so why not join the Maker Space elves at one of our Christmas Making Workshops?
We are thrilled to be hosting around 130 international delegates today and yesterday in our New Adelphi building for the 5th UK DNA Working Group Meeting.
As most of you may be aware, criminals are getting better at developing genuine looking emails designed to steal identities or data. Coming up to Christmas there’ll be lots of email phishing scams attempting to trick recipients into opening virus laden attachments or entering confidential information, such as credit card details, usernames and passwords. To help you to identify and avoid these scams, the University has engaged a specialist security partner to produce a brief training toolkit to give you some tips on protecting your email (both work and personal).
Lecturer in physiotherapy in the School of Health Sciences, Dr Stuart Porter is our most recent colleague to be awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. This takes the School of Health Sciences’ tally of Senior Fellows up to a dozen, with more in the pipeline.
Use of personal data underpins the work of the University in many areas. The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) in late May 2018 and will impact on the way the University uses and manages data.
Last week (28 November) the Ceremonial Mayor of Salford, His Worshipful Councillor Peter Connor came along to see the work of the Good Life Club at our Dementia Hub in Allerton. Former Salford and Eccles MP, and former cross party working group on dementia lead, Hazel Blears, a long-term supporter of our work also came along.
Our subsidiary company, conference and training provider Salford Professional Development has seen revenues and profits surge in its latest financial year.
It was an evening to remember last Friday night when Peter Kay and Sian Gibson returned to their roots here at Salford to officially open our £55m New Adelphi building. Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard Stephenson opened the proceedings and welcomes guests to the event before introducing the Car Share co-stars.
We have been informed by the Police that there has been a rise in theft in and around the A6 corridor area of Salford, from Irlam o’th Heights to Manchester. There have been reports of thieves on pedal cycles or mopeds cycling beside people and snatching their phones. Thefts are happening in daylight hours as well as darkness.
Now that it is officially December we are counting down to the 50th anniversary celebration event taking place from 2.30pm on Wednesday 13 December and are offering you a few pre-event treats along the way...
Last month we opened our second round of applications for Student Experience Enhancement Projects which aimed to directly benefit students and improve the student experience here at Salford. We’re pleased to share, out of 55 that were submitted, a total of 14 ideas really stood out and were approved for funding.