We Want Your Views on Public Engagement
Ekos Consulting are conducting a short online survey of perceptions related to public engagement as part of the evaluation of the Manchester Beacon for Public Engagement, a partnership of universities committed to support engagement with the public and local communities, that includes The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Salford.
The findings will help inform future strategies in Public Engagement at an institutional level and the final report of the Manchester Beacon to the funders of the initiative, Research Councils UK, The Higher Education Funding Council of England and the Wellcome Trust.
The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and is available here:
To get more involved in Public Engagement join the Manchester network and share resources online: http://www.manchesterbeacon.org
The Manchester Writing School at MMU presents in association with the International Anthony Burgess Foundation
The second of a new series of FREE author events features critically acclaimed novelist Colin Bateman. Colin’s first book, Divorcing Jack, won the Betty Trask Prize, his 2009 Mystery Man was a “Richard and Judy Summer Read” and, in 2010, he won the Crimefest Last Laugh Award for The Day of the Jack Russell. He has also written books for children, including Reservoir Pups, and his TV and film credits are extensive – he created the Murphy’s Law series, which stars James Nesbitt, and adapted Divorcing Jack for a film featuring Rachel Griffiths and David Thewlis. His latest book, Nine Inches, is published by Headline in October 2011. Colin will be talking about his work and answering questions from the audience. Drinks will be available to purchase from the bar, and there’ll be a special Blackwell’s bookstall, with signing after the event.
Date: Thursday 27th October 2011
Entry: Free – no need to book – just turn up on the night – all welcome
Venue: The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Chorlton Mill, Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY
Contact: James Draper: +44 (0) 161 247 1787; firstname.lastname@example.org
Later in the series: Naomi Alderman (10/11/11), Laura Wilson (24/11/11) and Alan Hollinghurst (08/12/11)
The Manchester Writing School at MMU: www.mmu.ac.uk/writingschool
The International Anthony Burgess Foundation: www.anthonyburgess.org
Sponsored by The Midland Hotel, Manchester
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The latest editions of Directorate Highlights have now been published at the following link:
Issue 80 covers the meeting held on 3 October 2011 and includes:
- Student Enrolment Numbers
- Overview of the Academic Portfolio
- Student Experience Initiative
- Student Charter
- Board of Governors’ Strategy Meeting
- Review of Academic Board Agenda
Issue 81 covers the meeting held on 17 October 2011 and includes:
- Student Enrolment Numbers
- Corporate Strategy
- Strategy for Widening Participation 2012-2017
- Conflict of Interests and Gifts and Hospitality Policies
- Bribery Act Compliance Statement
- MMU Disciplinary Procedure
- Risk Management
- Facilities Update
- Deputy Director of Marketing, Communications and Development
- Pro Vice-Chancellor Quality and Development
- Top 100 Art Schools
- Manchester Science Festival
- Report on Academic Board Meeting
Please note that Directorate Highlights are only available internally from within the University.
Governance and Secretariat Senior Officer
Governance and Secretariat Team
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27th October - 13th November
The exhibition features international artists from Indonesia, China and the UK all concerned with representing and investigating aspects of Asia. Social structures relayed through the artists practice relay the edges and margins of place, from the liminal to the peripheral, to the memories and traces of the passage of culture and identity within. The works exhibited explore this through themes of displacement, migration, land rights, relationship and religion in a series of works that include Kampong street art, Indonesian pulp literature, fireflies, performative action, photography and installation.
Chinese artists Dinu Li and Xinyi Lui explore political structures and protest within their work, with Mintio & Kabul in their first collaboration and UK showing casting processes and illuminate historical and cultural with Indonesian religious icons lit by fireflies in the search for the ephemeral. While Bambang‘Toko’ Witjaksono appropriates the local through his use of graphic form, comic strip approaches to play with social narratives in a parodic series of prints.
Joe Duffy’s video installations reveal displacement and migration from volcanic eruptions to landfill sites in a body of work that abstracts narratives and journeys from communities around the big Durian of Jakarta.
Exhibiting artists include, Mintio & Kabul, Bambang ‘Toko’ Witjaksono(Indonesia) Xinyi Liu, Dinu Li, Tianzhuo Chen, Funa Ye (China) Joe Duffy, CarlJaycock (UK).
Co-curated by Joe Duffy and Tongyu Zhou, MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University.
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Sunday: 10am -5pm
Many thanks to all those who came in to support the Science Festival on Saturday.
I believe it was a great success and the families that attended had a memorable experience. I know that a lot of time and effort went into the preparation for this Family Fun day and that many have given up their own time to ensure that the events went well and that there was a safe and enjoyable atmosphere.
Like the Open Day last week, these are important events in our calendar which ensure that the profile of MMU remains high at a time of uncertainty. The children who attended will go away with a memory of a day that might influence their future thinking both about science and Universities in a positive way.
Congratulations to all.
Professor Pete Dunleavy
Dean of Faculty & Pro Vice Chancellor
Science & Engineering
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