Smart Building

By Apr.21, 2014

The Energy House in the School of the Built Environment

The Energy House in our School of the Built Environment (SoBE)

Buildings define us.  The shape and limit possibilities, protect us and infuriate us.  Houses are core assets that can define a family’s standard of living; government decisions on infrastructure will be key to the wellbeing of generations not yet born.

Over the years, our School of the Built Environment (SoBE) has had a central role in shaping our University’s overall identity and reputation.  The School is central to our research and to postgraduate teaching.  SoBE has an enviable international profile, and staff from across the world bring a detailed, and invaluable, knowledge of the context and specific issues or the built environment across the Middle East, Latin America, India and the rest of Europe.
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Duty to Share

By Apr.14, 2014

 

Digital Futures will support four key areas of development:  Digital Creativity, Digital Science, Digital Environment and Digital Health.

Digital Futures will support four key areas of development: Digital Creativity, Digital Science, Digital Environment and Digital Health.

“Digital Futures” is a key part of our strategy for developing research, innovation and learning and teaching across our campus infrastructure of MediaCityUK, our new Gateway Building and other digitally-enabled facilities.  This infrastructure will, in turn, support four key areas of development:  Digital Creativity, Digital Science, Digital Environment and Digital Health.
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Shock Radio

By Apr.07, 2014

Radio Caroline

Radio Caroline

Remember Radio Caroline, launched fifty years ago to challenge the monopolies of commercial music and the BBC? The legacy of pirate radio is alive and well in student owned and run radio stations, now streaming live on the internet with a heady mix of commentary, music and irreverence.  The Student Radio Association lists 45 members, from Aberdeen Student Radio to Xpression at Exeter University.
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Pendleton Partnership

By Mar.31, 2014

 

Pendleton, East Salford

Pendleton, East Salford

Pendleton, the part of east Salford next to our campus, was once Hanky Park, the inspiration for Walter Greenwood’s “Love on the Dole” and Robert Roberts’ “Classic Slum”.  Then, from the early 1960s, it was cleared for the concrete “villages in the sky” and their utopian vision of prosperity.  And today Pendleton is being reconfigured again, as a major focus for urban regeneration at a cost of more than £650m, providing 1600 new homes and improvements to 1,250 existing properties.
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Health in the City

By Mar.24, 2014

We spend most of our lives working, and our experience of work shapes our sense of wellbeing and our health.  Workplace Health has for some time been of special interest to our School of Health Sciences, which has just completed a commissioned research project for the City of London Corporation (in partnership with collaborators, Cavill Associates).
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