Ali Wilson, who has just completed an MA in Contemporary Performance Practice at the University of Salford, has been named as a finalist in the ‘Young Creative of the Year’ category at the Manchester Culture Awards.
We are delighted to announce that it is now possible to apply for Erasmus+ funding for job shadowing, teaching and training placements. For 2018/19 there is €25,000 of funding available for ALL staff across both academic and professional services.
The Salford Advantage Fund is our annual fundraising initiative, run by the Alumni Engagement & Development Team. It raises funds from alumni, friends and students in support of the University’s overall development and you can apply for up to £5,000.
Myth: - “Inclusion and diversity is just about ticking boxes” FALSE While tick-boxes are one of the ways of collecting data in institution, inclusion and diversity is about translating that data into information that can inform change. What doesn’t get measured doesn’t get done – inclusion and diversity needs to be measured and monitored – in the same way that finances are monitored through budgets – so that issues are identified and action can be taken.
The Pink Picnic is one of the highlights of Salford Pride’s annual calendar of events that aim to create a safe and inclusive space for self-expression and raise awareness of LGBT+ issues within the Salford community and beyond.
The event is hosted in partnership between Engineering UK & Morson Maker Space and is a great opportunity to bring together industry partners and academic staff where Pro Vice-Chancellor for International and Regional partnerships Jo Purves will be opening the event.
Following the earlier successful upgrade of the Banner 8 Student Information System last February, we are pleased to let you know that the next major change to move to the new Banner 9 user interface is on its way.
This year’s annual audit of teaching space will be repeated again in full week beginning 12 November.
Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to announce our new Professors and Readers for 2018. All have proved their sustained and recognised academic leadership and I warmly congratulate each one of them for achieving these well-deserved promotions. I am particularly pleased to see that more than half of the successful candidates are women, which reflects our ambition to promote gender equality in the career paths of our academics, and supports the University’s Athena Swan objectives.
We are delighted to announce the following colleagues have achieved professorial promotions:
We are delighted to announce the following colleagues have been promoted to Readers:
Myth: - “There is no evidence that good diversity management has an impact on student experience” FALSE How staff are treated at work cannot easily be separated from the quality of service offered to our students. Excellent equality practice makes good business sense. Recruiting people from the widest possible pool leads to different perspectives, improved ‘diversity of thought’ and better problem solving. Retaining staff in a positive, fair and supportive workplace that values them for who they are has been shown to improve student attainment levels.
Diwali greetings to all our students and staff celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights.
This year Armistice Day (11 November) falls on the same day as Remembrance Sunday.
Myth: - It’s about people getting roles they are not qualified for. FALSE This is a pervasive and damaging myth that feeds into notions and assumptions that all too often have contributed to lack of diversity in the first instance, such as ‘political correctness’ or ‘positive discrimination’ (which, by the way, does not and never has existed in UK law). The UK’s Equality Act does allow organisations to take ‘positive action’ in areas where a lack of visible diversity exists, for example encouraging women into engineering (only 6% of registered UK engineers are female). But Equality, Diversity Inclusion does not and never has ignored skill, knowledge or merit – on the contrary, what it seeks to do is to shine a light on the excellence that can be found in the wider talent pool.