Did you know, around 2.6% of adults in England experience phobias (Mind, Mental Health Organisation).
Today, Monday 10th October is World Mental health day and the Equality & Diversity (E&D) team are highlighting this event with the aim to raise the profile and remove the stigma of Mental Health. There is a stall in the Pennine Suite, 5th Floor, All Saints, where amongst other things staff will be able to take away useful literature and information on support available to staff around mental health issues.
There will be members of the team with the stall over the lunchtime period (12 – 2 pm) if you have any questions around support available at MMU.
Are you getting your mental health five a day? To find out more about Monday’s tip to ‘Connect!’ go to our website http://www.mmu.ac.uk/humanresources/equalities/mental-health/
For more information or if you would like to see an event like this at another MMU campus please contact email@example.com or ext. 6417
Katherine Wrigglesworth, HR
If you wish to submit a nomination for an Honorary award 2012, the deadline is Friday 14 October 2011.
Each year the University recognises the contribution made by individuals of distinction through the conferment of an honorary award which both honours the individual and at the same time raises the profile of the University.
This is an important opportunity for faculties to create an association with well-known individuals with a high public profile in relevant fields and to raise the profile of key areas of the University’s teaching, research and enterprise. In addition, the presence of high profile Honorands at degree ceremonies adds to students’ and their families’ enjoyment of the day.
Staff and students are invited to submit nominations of individuals from outside the University who:
* have made, or continue to make, a major contribution to the academic work, the development or the reputation of the University, or
* have earned distinction for their activities in the fields of education, sport, business culture, creative work, or public or charitable service, or
* have made a significant contribution to the North West region, or
* through their achievements, or through overcoming disadvantages, present a worthy role model to MMU students and staff.
Nominations must be treated as confidential and must not be made known to the nominee.
All nominations will be considered by the Academic Board’s Honorary Awards Committee and must be submitted to the Chair of the Committee using the official University nomination form.
Further details of the procedure, full criteria and the nomination form are available from the link below:
Please return completed forms in a sealed envelope marked ‘strictly confidential’ to Marion Burge, Marketing and Communications Office, Bellhouse Building or via email to Marion Burgem.firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 14 October 2011.
Every Wednesday 5- 6pm
at All Saints building, Pennine Suite, 5th floor
Tai Chi is a set of graceful forms that calms and de-stresses the mind and body. Tai Chi is a form of meditation in movement that the Chinese refer to as “movement in stillness”.
Some of the forms practised in the class are Tai Chi form, Tai Chi Dance, Tai Chi silk and Tai Chi fan.
Tai Chi form is a flowing sequence of movements that develops a very calm mind, through the concentration required to perform the movements.
Tai Chi silk is another form that is very flowing and graceful. The movements from this form leave you feeling fresh and energised.
Tai Chi Dance and Tai Chi fan are beautiful dynamic forms that develop deeper levels of relaxation and thus boosting your energy levels.
All these forms promote great vitality and health.
Instructor: Michael Hendrickson
Contact: 0781 46 16 499
So why not come along and join us, we know you’ll enjoy it!
Alison Laithwaite, HR
The focus is on practical techniques for planning and delivering your teaching and assessment activities. You will work interactively with colleagues from across the university, facilitated by experienced staff from MMU’s Centre for Learning and Teaching.
After completing the course, you will be able to:
The course will take place over five weeks, from Tuesday 25th October to Tuesday 22nd November. Face-to-face sessions take place on 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd November.
What will the course cost?
The cost of taking NewT as a ten credit unit with assessment is £200. There is no cost to attend NewT if you do not plan to take the assessed route. Places are limited so book early. We recommend that you check with your line manager or supervisor before you book a place on NewT, especially if you want to secure funding to undertake the assessment. The Research, Enterprise and Development unit will pay travel expenses for NewT students based at MMU Cheshire to attend the face-to-face sessions.
If you successfully complete the NewT unit and its companion unit, Learning Theory and Practice, you can apply to join the university’s PGC AP (http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/apd/pgcap.php) with 20 credits already complete.
You can contact Rick Lighten on 0161 247 4675.
A good place to start is our Lectures and Lecturing resource (http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/lectures/index.php), where you will find lots of helpful information on how to plan and manage large group teaching.
Richard Lighten, CeLT
This workshop is targeted at colleagues who are interested in finding out more about the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF), developed by the HEA in consultation with the sector, and staff who are interested in attaining membership of the Academy.
The Academy is currently reviewing the existing PSF framework and in this session we will consider the changes arising from this review and the implications of this both for our practice and for professional recognition.
This workshop will therefore:
-Provide an introduction to the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education
-Introduce the areas of professional activity that lead to HEA membership
-Advise you on your options for application, and help you to get started on your form
If you have already started filling in your HEA membership form, but are unsure how to take it further do come along too, and we will help you to finalise your application.
The workshop will take place on Thursday 27 October 2011, 12.00 - 14.00, on the All Saints Campus. To reserve your place on the course please book online here:
Richard Lighten, CeLT
All staff are welcome to attend.
Forthcoming meeting are on:
27th October, 8.30 – 9.30am, E223, John Dalton Building
28th October, 12.00 – 1.00pm, D09 (Room 9, Delaney Building) Crewe
31st October, 8.30 – 9.30am, Mable Tylecote 314
31st October, 12.00 – 1.00pm, Room 506, Hollings
Please contact Helen Lord on email@example.com for any queries.
Manchester Metropolitan University, Department of English, The Manchester Writing School at MMU
Jeanette Winterson: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Northern launch – with Carol Ann Duffy
Jeanette Winterson will be discussing her memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? with Carol Ann Duffy. Jeanette grew up in Accrington and based her bestselling first novel, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, on this experience. The book went on to win the Whitbread First Novel Award and she has gone on to write many more novels and win many more prizes, including the Prix d’Argent. In 2006 Jeanette was made an OBE for services to literature. Her new book is an extremely moving, and often very funny, exploration of life, love, families and identity. Copies will be available to buy at the event.
Presented by the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University, in association with Jonathan Cape and the Royal Exchange Theatre.
Date: Sunday 30th October 2011
Start time: 5.00pm
Venue: Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester, M2 7DH
Book online at www.royalexchangetheatre.org.uk or contact the box office: +44 (0) 161 833 9833
To find out more about Manchester Writing School events, activities and programmes of study (enrolling now for January and September 2012), go to: www.mmu.ac.uk/writingschool or contact James Draper on +44 (0) 161 247 1787 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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