In 2017 the University launched a crowdfunding platform, FundUS, with the aim of continuing our strong tradition of raising funds for student-led projects in Salford and across the globe. The platform is a vehicle for campus and community projects to be funded through peer-to-peer fundraising.
In a real coup for the University of Salford, Tesla UK were on campus in our New Adelphi theatre last month to deliver a stunning presentation including a question and answer session for hundreds of colleagues and students. Those who came along to this sold-out event were able to get up close and personal with the stars of the show – the Tesla Model S and the Model X – and ask any technical questions of Tesla staff.
"Learning fosters creativity and can develop new skills, as well as giving people the ability to exchange ideas. However, sometimes fitting learning into a busy working day can be challenging," says Learning and Development Specialist Robert Ritchie. With this in mind he gives us his five quickfire tips for developing your learning skills at work...
Good news – the University has recently subscribed to Times Higher Education (THE) so all Salford staff and students can now get unlimited access to their online articles. All you’ll need to register is your UoS email address – simple.
During March, I initiated the process of engagement to inform the development of a new approach to the Peer Observation of Teaching. To ensure that the new process is designed in a manner that addresses both practical and philosophical barriers to engagement and is focused appropriately on enhancing practice, a Delphi style consultation is being run to inform the development of a revised scheme. This will mean a number of iterations of the survey will be used until a consensus emerges with more detail being added at each stage. The process gives all staff the opportunity to contribute, with each contribution presented anonymously to ensure that all opinions carry equal weight.
Academic staff and PhD students are invited to apply to take part in a UK-Philippines Researcher Links Workshop jointly organised by the University of Salford and DLSU University, Manila, Phillipines.
On Wednesday 11 April, staff, students and offer holders, both women and men from across campus came together for a slice of pizza and a glass of wine at the first Salford STEMinists event. A Salford STEMinist, for those of you who don’t know can be defined as the following:
A popular BBC series has heaped praise on University of Salford scientists for “bringing science to life”. Health: Truth or Scare, which is fronted by veteran reporter Angela Rippon and shown on BBC1 and BBC2, has made Salford the go-to place for separating scientific fact from fiction.
Congratulations to the Morson Maker Space team and the School of Arts & Media who have been shortlisted in the Collaboration Award category of Insider’s Made in the North West Awards with their industry LIVE brief programme with Wondrwall.
Students and staff are invited to attend any of the following Salford Professional Development conferences for free:
It has been confirmed that the UCU strike action that was planned for next week will not go ahead...
The 2018 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs) shortlist has been announced today, with the University shortlisted in three categories...
Dear colleagues, I would like to remind you that if you intend to recruit and employ casual workers (including students) to work for the University, you must process this through the Unitemps agency. Unitemps is our on-campus recruitment agency and is used to coordinate the recruitment and employment of casual workers, including students, across the University. Unitemps helps colleagues to hire all casual workers for up to thirteen weeks. Following seven work breaches reported to the Home Office a temporary cessation on the employment of international students was imposed and it is only with the sole use of Unitemps that this can be lifted.
The team from Research, Knowledge and Exchange are moving from Joule House to Maxwell Building today and tomorrow, 10 and 11 April.
UCU have opened a consultative ballot for their members regarding the latest UUK proposal in relation to the University pensions dispute...