At Salford we do things differently.
We’re ahead of the game. We work with business and public services to forge the future together.
We challenge traditional teaching that produces silo thinking by restricting students and academics to a particular School.
Our vision statement declares: “By pioneering exceptional industry partnerships we will lead the way in real world experiences, preparing students for life.”
Our ambition is to create a single, cohesive University community with employers entirely wrapped around it.
That is why Industry Collaboration Zones are the University’s single strategic priority.
The ICZs build on our areas of expertise in key industry sectors:
The ICZs will, through our existing and new exceptional industry partnerships, provide a real-world approach to learning with a flexible, industry informed and research based curriculum. The ICZs will ensure:
Our ambition is that Salford will become the destination of choice for high quality students who will have exceptional levels of employability when they graduate.
Our graduates will be able to apply their practical skills in the workplace and they will bring technical and professional expertise to their employers, helping to achieve and exceed their organisational goals.
The University will support the ICZ principles in all its activities in order to ensure the maximum contribution is made to them across the institution.
Find out more by reading the Programme Brief below, watching the videos or reading the blogs.
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1. Tony Warne, ICZ Programme Director and Associate PVC (issued 24.5.2016)
2. Professor Robin Barger, Founding Executive Director of the Studio for International Media & Technology (issued 3.6.16)
3. Dean of Students, Dr Sam Grogan (issued 7.6.16)
4. Academic Developer, Amina Helal (issued 14.6.16)
COO Networking Session - ICZs 10 June 2016
Simon Chadwick, Professor in Sports Enterprise and Thought Leader (issued 28.6.16)
Neil Currie, Director of Engineering responsible for the new Maker Space and Thought Leader (issued 6.7.16)
Gordon Fletcher of Salford Business School and Thought Leader (issued 12.7.16)
Announcing the four development leads - Jennifer Hinsley, ICZ Programme Manager issued 18.7.16