Calling all researchers...
Issue 4 of the MMU Research News is now available. This digital publication is aimed at keeping the MMU community informed about new and innovative research at MMU and can be accessed via the menu bar on the RED website, or find it at http://www.red.mmu.ac.uk/newsletters/0811_research_newsletter.pdf
'MMU Research News' is designed to be read on-screen; each issue will include news from different Research Institutes and a round-up of successful grants and awards plus a News in Brief section and updates on items such as the Research Excellence Framework.
The latest issue includes articles about:
- How young people engage in political activities;
- Exclusionary and oppressive practices associated with disabilism;
- Novel intervention to improve the safety of diabetes patients whilst walking.
It also celebrates successes such as:
- The award of the ASAB Medal to Dr Mike Dockery;
- Jack Tait, the oldest student to receive MMU's newest doctoral award;
- The 90th birthday of a revolutionary school and ideology.
Your feedback on MMU Research News is always welcome - please contact me at email@example.com heading your e-mail Research Newsletter.
Managers are asked to ensure that this publication is accessible to staff not on e-mail.
Dr Peter Goodwin
Editor/MMU Research News
Seminar: How to Become a High Performance Organisation - 27th October
'How to become a High Performance Organisation' Seminar
The HPO Centre (High Performance Organisation) will be hosting a half day seminar on Thursday 27th October 2011 on the All Saints site. At the seminar HPO will share their research and experiences. Dr Andre de Waal has led several years of scientific research into High Performing Organisations, examining 290 international studies and conducting research in more than 50 countries involving 1,470 profit and non profit organisations. At the seminar they will present the results of this research and share the five success factors that directly impact on long term financial and non financial performance
Andre de Waal is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Maastricht School of Management & Academic Director of the HPO Centre. Andre will discuss the latest HOP experiences and international case studies including the application of the HPO framework at Iringa University, Tanzania.
Manley Hopkinson is a business advisor, public speaker and explorer. Later this year Manley will be leading an expedition to the South Pole, aiming to break the record from the edge of the continent to the pole. Manley will give further information on the HPO centre and developments in the UK as well as providing insight to how the framework is used in Hewlett-Packard.
The seminar runs from 12:30-17:00, a light lunch and afternoon tea and coffee will be provided. We currently have limited places and early booking is essential to ensure a place. To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Development & Training
Monthly Business Group at Innospace
Join us for the ninth Innospace monthly business group on Thursday 15th September, to share ideas, talk to the MMU business support network and learn something new.
The Innospace monthly business group creates a practical and supportive environment for new and aspiring entrepreneurs to prepare for the launch of their business.
The theme of this month's workshop is to provide an overview of tax issues for the newly self employed, focusing on how to register with the HMRC, record keeping and business expenses.
This session will also take you through how business expenses and capital allowances affect your profit.
A representative from the HMRC will be there to take you through all the essentials, providing you with a sound understanding of business and tax.
Come along at 10am for coffee and join in the practical and interactive session on the theme of the month then stay and work with the MMU business support team on your business idea.
- an idea you are developing
- your plans
- your laptop (if you like to work paper free)
To register for the event please go to:
Refreshments will be provided.
Volunteering and Employability Event
11.30 am - 2.00 pm, 12th October 2011
Birley Building, Didsbury Campus
Encourage students to attend our Volunteering and Employability Event to find out how they can contribute to the local community, try something new and boost their CV at the same time.
For more information visit www.mmu.ac.uk/employabilityfair
Careers & Employability Service
0161 247 3483
The next BME Staff Forum is on Tuesday 27th September 2011 at 2.30pm in the Purple room, 5th Floor, All Saints.
All staff are welcome who have an interest in Race issues.
To become a member, confirm your attendance or give your apologies please contact Vicci Jarman on email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you there!
Vikki Jarman firstname.lastname@example.org
Q When are the roadshows?
A You will be text with one of the following locations and
5th October All Saints 0930-1600
6th October Cheshire 0930-1200
10th October All Saints 0930-1600
11th October All Saints 0930-1600
You can change your roadshow by e-mailing your mobile number, plus the roadshow you wish to attend instead, to email@example.com BY 16 SEPTEMBER
Keith Hilton, IT Services
Q. What data storage changes are happening?
A. All Student H drives will have 500 Mb of storage.
Staff to Student ('S Drive') will be centralised and used for any academic information that will not go onto Moodle or Equella.
Students will NOT be able to connect to old data drives from
Windows7 desktops and laptops. If it's not in Moodle or Equella it MUST be on the S drive.
Keith Hilton, IT Services
A Glossary of Definitions has been produced which covers terms that are commonly used in the context of the University's business. This can be accessed at:- http://www.mmu.ac.uk/academic/casqe/regulations/docs/definitions.pdf
The University Department which originated each definition is indicated within the Glossary. Any further clarification of that definition should be directed to that source in the first instance.
Academic Framework Manager
Centre for Academic Standards and Quality Enhancement P.Leyland@mmu.ac.uk Extension 5943
Assessment Regulations for Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Programmes
The revised versions of the Assessment Regulations for Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2011-12 are now available on the CASQE Website:
Summaries of the revisions to the regulations, their appendices and the criteria for Boards of Examiners are also available through this website. The undergraduate regulations include those which apply to level 4 (EQAL) programmes for students commencing in September 2011.
Please note that the Assessment Regulations have been simplified as follows by removing:-
i) Section G: Rules for the conduct of assessment and re-assessment (now presented as Appendix 12 to the regulations);
ii) Section H: Cancellation of registration, exclusion from a programme on the grounds of professional unsuitability, and expulsion for academic reasons (now presented as Appendices 3 and 7 to the regulations);
iii)Section I: Academic Appeals ('The Review Procedure') (now presented as Appendix 8 to the regulations).
Clarification/ advice on matters relating to the University's Assessment Regulations can be provided in the first instance by referring to senior Faculty and Campus SAS or by subsequent consultation with Helen Vahramian, Assistant Director of Student Services (Student Administration): firstname.lastname@example.org (Extension 1031).
Academic Framework Manager
Centre for Academic Standards and Quality Enhancement.
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