I’m happy to announce that applications are now open for academic colleagues to be promoted to Professors or Readers. This is an opportunity to recognise and reward significant contributions by our academic colleagues.
Throughout the year Directorate of Student and Academic Support (DSAS) colleagues have been raising money as part of their commitment to support Salford charities.
Earlier this month we shared with you news about our new crowdfunding hub and its first project, Salford Knowledge 4 Change. As we reach our halfway point we’re pleased to tell you a great start has been made, with a substantial amount of our total being raised in the first week. This was thanks to everyone that shared our messages on social media and decided to support after seeing our news coverage on BBC’s North West Tonight.
Congratulations to Hazel Clegg, Sarah Boulter and Rika Jones, three PG Contemporary Fine Art students who were recently selected for fellowships from the British Council to work in the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, a world renowned arts exhibition.
To celebrate our 50th anniversary, the Archieves and Special Collections team have just launched a collection of rare films on our Digital Repository. All the footage has been digitally restored and provides a unique snapshot of just how much the University has changed over the decades.
I am delighted to let you know that the English Language Centre (ELC) within Salford Languages has been declared number one in the country for teaching, out of all British Council accredited institutions. This puts us above the likes of Russell Group institutions such as UCL, Kings College and Sheffield Hallam. The league table was drawn following stringent inspections of all providers, meetings with key individuals and classroom observation. Across all 545 accredited and non-accredited institutions analysed, we come seventh – again a fantastic achievement.
Last week (Thursday 22nd June) the University played host to the Military Veterans Conference in the Chapman building. The conference was attended by industry from across the UK and speakers included Harry Parker, who had to have both legs amputated after he stood on a roadside bomb in 2009 and who has gone on to become a successful novelist and father General Sir Nick Parker, the former head of the British Army, who himself served in Afghanistan as well as Iraq, Sierra Leone, and Northern Ireland.
Earlier this month colleagues gathered at The Old Fire Station to celebrate the achievements of teams who in the annual Green Impact environmental accreditation scheme.
Today sees the official announcement of the ‘Teaching Excellence Framework’ (TEF) ratings and as expected we have been awarded ‘bronze’.
Working alongside Salford City Council, we have recently appointed masterplanners to create a development framework for our university estate and a future vision for the wider area.
After the success of winning the 'Outstanding Project or Innovation of the Year' at the recent VC'S Awards, the Graduate Internship Programme has received funding and will be running again this year. The recent programme saw 63 unemployed 2016 graduates placed across the University in a variety of exciting and challenging graduate level roles.
Last month we opened applications for Student Experience Enhancement Projects which aimed to directly benefit students and improve the student experience here at Salford. We’re pleased to say, out of 29 that were submitted, a total of 13 ideas really stood out and were approved for funding. These projects truly demonstrated our ambition to put students at the forefront of what we do as a university.
Professorial Inaugural Lecture: Professor Joseph Jackson Tuesday 18 July 5.30pm Peel Building, Room 337
The Callmy app allows us to communicate to all our colleagues and students securely in the event of an emergency, or when we need to let you know something urgently. We'll always put messages on US News Channel, but the app has the advantage of notifying you when you’re away from campus, abroad or not logged in.
From 22nd – 25th June, join colleagues from the Centre of Applied Archaeology to explore and celebrate Greater Manchester’s past at the Dig Greater Manchester Archaeology Festival.