Over the past couple of years the Student Information System (SIS) project team has been busy trying to bring significant improvements to the Banner student record system used across the University. The project is finally coming to a close this month; to mark this, and to tie into all things 50, we’re sharing its top 50 achievements.
Contemporary Military and International History student Gareth Staples-Jones has just come back from a whirlwind year of studies in the United States as part of his course. Gareth, who is 20 years old, spent his second academic year at the Virginia Military Institute where he studied a wide range of subjects. In semester one he learned about colonial America, the US civil war, Russian politics and maritime operations and was taught first-hand about seamanship from the US Navy ROTC. In his second semester he also had the opportunity to attend military science classes with the Navy; it was here he learned about maritime navigation, the US navy history and naval weapon systems
We’re thrilled that Dr Maria Stukoff has been appointed as Director for the Maker Space masterplan. She previously worked as Head of Digital at the BBC Academy responsible for the transformation of online courses, social channels and the development of the BBC Academy website.
Dr Caroline Magennis from the School of Arts and Media, together with academics from King’s College London, is co-ordinating a major academic project next year to deconstruct the legacy of the Good Friday Agreement. Following the Brexit vote and the RHI Scandal, the protections and institutions of the Agreement were under scrutiny but last week’s General Election result means this project will lead to vital, timely debate on the constitutional future of the United Kingdom. The Agreement has proven strangely resilient. It has suffered many challenges, from inside and out, for the last 20 years but at the time of writing remains enshrined in UK and Irish law. Dr Caroline Magennis, Lecturer in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature, is an expert on contemporary Northern Irish literature and culture and how this responds to peacebuilding and ‘post’-conflict society. She has previously organised a Being Human Event on the Manchester bomb and is on the executive of the interdisciplinary organisation the British Association for Irish Studies, which is committed to community work and pedagogy.
Physiotherapy lecturer Dale Walker travelled to CrossFit Regionals Meridian in Spain as part of an international team of therapists working to keep athletes at the event in peak condition.
Graduation is taking place this year 18-21st July, and we need your help us get some of our best student successes into the Press.
Our very own Dr Mike Wood from the School of Environment and Life Sciences presented his paper Life in the shadow of Chernobyl our London alumni last month.
Salford Languages, our English Language and Modern Foreign Languages teaching Centre in the International Business Development Office, provides language learning opportunities in seven of the top ten most important languages for the UK’s future – Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
Great news for anyone looking to save money both online and on the high street - NUS extra cards are now available to all University employees.
Congratulations to Lynne Gaskell, lecturer in School of Health Sciences, who has been awarded Senior Fellowship status through the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Over the past couple of days we’ve welcomed universities from around the UK to the New Adelphi and our MediaCityUK campus for the University Alliance Summit 2017. The summit, attended by University Alliance members, provides an opportunity for universities to come together to think strategically about the factors which will affect higher education over the coming year and discuss how we can collaborate together.
Need to get an election opinion off your chest? We’re inviting you to a political debate with a difference. You can defend your views – or vent your spleen - without anyone taking issue since volunteers won’t be arguing with real people but with computer-generated avatars!
Please note we are carrying out statutory testing and maintenance of our high voltage electrical equipment from approximately 7am until 4pm on Saturday 10th June 2017 in the following buildings: Newton, Chapman, Clifford Whitworth, Lady Hale, Multi Faith, University House, Tom Husband.
This week we are officially launching a crowdfunding platform with the aim of continuing our strong tradition of raising funds for student-led projects in Salford and across the globe.
To mark Refugee Week colleagues are invited to attend a special event which brings together a number of influential speakers from different backgrounds to share their insights, knowledge and experience related to migration and integration in the UK.