21 April 3pm to 4.30pm Peel Hall. Free to attend The Greater Manchester Combined Authority will be electing its first ever Metro Mayor on 4 May 2017. This will be a very significant role for the region and the successful candidate will have enormous influence in shaping the future of the region. He or she will have new powers over policing, fire, housebuilding and transport, as well as influence over other areas – such as health and social care – and a considerable voice on the national stage.
Earlier this month Professor Haifa Takruri MBE, Director of the JMEE (Joint MsC Electrical Engineering) programme, organised a special industry event which presented the project’s progress to date. The workshop entitled ‘JMEE: Enhancing the Participation of Industry in Research Projects in Telecommunications and Energy Sectors’ covered the processes involved in developing the JMEE programme, as well as knowledge sharing, academia-industry collaboration and EU and Palestine cultural exchange.
On Thursday 4th May we are honoured to be joined by Dr Sharifah Zarah Syed Ahmad for the first event in our Women’s Voice speaker series. Dr Sharifah Zarah is the Secretary General of the Malaysian Ministry of Communications and Multi-Media and will be sharing her extensive expertise in a special talk around the importance of digital fluency* for women.
A leading firm from the Texan oil industry has been equipping students on Petroleum and Gas engineering modules with cutting-edge skills to model pipelines and installations.
As part of the One Digital Campus programme, we’re excited to announce the launch of a brand new app store for colleagues, students and visitors. As a university, we currently use a multitude of apps, from Blackboard to Padlet and iSalford to Kahoot. However, at the moment there isn’t one unified place where they can all be searched for and accessed. The University of Salford App Store is about to change all that.
The School of the Built Environment is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Hodder MBE as Visiting Professor in the School. Stephen Hodder is the past President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 2013-15 and was awarded an MBE for services to architecture in 1998.
An original member of The Revolution will talk about his time playing with Prince as part of the first ever conference devoted to the music legend. Buildings across the city will be turned purple to mark the University of Salford’s Purple Reign: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Life and Legacy of Prince held at The Lowry arts centre and the University’s MediaCityUK campus on May 24-26.
We’re pleased to announce award-winning researcher Dr Mike Wood will be presenting his research at the third annual London Alumni Lecture next month (Thursday 25th May, 6-8.30pm). Mike, who is a Reader in Applied Ecology, will be talking about his research project on the wildlife in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, which won the prestigious Times Higher Education Research Project of the Year award in 2016. Mike recently secured additional funding to undertake fieldwork in Chernobyl’s ‘Red Forest’ with fellow Salford academic Dr Neil Entwhistle.
On Friday 10th March staff and students gathered together to take part in the National Union of Students’ Blackout campaign. After a brief training session and donning their Blackout t-shirts, the volunteers split into teams and went to audit non-essential lights and equipment in their allocated areas. The teams noted down the total number of each type of equipment and the number left on unnecessarily, whilst also switching off certain items such as lights and computer monitors.
At the end of March, Salford colleagues and students welcomed donors onto campus to celebrate the impact of philanthropy across the University at our annual Donor Thank You Event.
The Salford Institute for Dementia is committed to listening to and collaborating with people whose lives are affected by dementia and those who work to make a positive difference to living with dementia. The Institute is holding an "Evening with the Right Honourable Hazel Blears and special guests" on 16 May from 5pm to 7pm in the Council Chamber in The Old Fire Station, Peel Campus.
Professor Haifa Takruri-Rizk from the School of Computing, Science & Engineering has been recognised once again for her work to attract more females into the profession. Haifa was awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award at the recent North West Engineering Excellence Awards held in Manchester.
Volunteer Week is taking part from 1-7 June this year and to mark the occasion we want to hear your volunteering stories.
We are pleased to share that we have just been named one of the top 200 young universities in the world by Times Higher Education. The prestigious rankings have placed us in the 151-200 segment which is a great achievement for the University.
Award-winning researcher, Dr Mike Wood, is back in Chernobyl. This time he’s accompanied by fellow Salford academic, Dr Neil Entwistle, as they undertake fieldwork in Chernobyl’s ‘Red Forest’ for their latest NERC grant