Archive for March 30, 2016

Salford academics organise international Mad Men conference

Sharp suits, lunchtime cocktails and Lucky Strike cigarettes will come under the spotlight of academic rigour when University of Salford media experts organise an international conference on Mad Men. The University’s Dr Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs, Senior Lecturer in Media and Performance, and Dr Michael Goddard, Reader in Film and Media, are co-organising the conference, at which […]


New video launches to showcase our excellent research

The University launched a video last year highlighting the excellent research taking place here at Salford and this is now available online. Presented by BBC North West weather presenter and meteorologist Clare Nasir, the two-and-a-half minute package provides an overview of the world-leading research at the University and how it impacts the world around us. Professor […]


New Director joins Health Sciences

Dr Steve Atkins has recently joined the School of Health Sciences as Director of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy. A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), Steve’s former post was as Principal Lecturer in Sport Science at UCLan. He held earlier teaching posts at Liverpool Hope University and Newcastle College and in his early career […]


New REF regulations for published research papers from 1 April

Under the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Open Access Policy, all peer reviewed journal articles and conference papers, accepted for publication from 1 April 2016, must meet open access requirements to be eligible for the next REF. The University has developed an internal support approach which will minimise additional work for staff and […]


CLIMATISE research project – workshop & technical visit

A group of Malaysian delegates representing various government and public organisations visited Salford on a week’s (21st to 28th February 2016) programme, as part of the CLIMATISE (http://climatise.net/) research project funded by the British Council Institutional Links programme. One-day seminar was held on 24th February at the University of Salford, MediaCityUK campus to share the […]


Does gossip at work harm performance?

Gossip at work can damage morale and make workers more cynical, possibly lowering productivity in around a sixth of all workers, research from Salford has suggested. Gossip is a well-known phenomenon in workplaces across the world, with ‘water cooler’ moments occurring in most office or factory environments. It is often defined as an informal, casual conversation about […]


Universities must rethink how to keep students safe

‘Universities must rethink how to keep students safe’ explain University of Salford academics – Andrew Wootton, Dr Caroline Davey and Dr Melissa Marselle in their latest article Students may be more at risk of crime and mental ill-health at some universities than others because of differences in the way institutions consider the safety and well-being […]


Masters in Construction launched in Mauritius

The School of the Built Environment’s highly-successful Project Management in Construction Masters is being exported to a second country in the Indian Ocean. The postgraduate course will be available to students and professionals on the island nation of Mauritius and follows the successful delivery of the programme in Sri Lanka. It underlines a growing global […]


WoMMen hub to launch on International Women’s Day

Academic staff from a number of disciplines across the university have been collaborating with mammography practitioners and service users to create the WoMMeN (Word of Mouth Mammogram e Network) breast screening information and support hub. After over a year of collecting information from women through surveys, focus groups and a private Facebook user design group […]


Funding secured to evaluate services for homeless and vulnerable people

Dr Lisa Scullion at the Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) has been successful in securing funding to evaluate services for homeless and vulnerable people for Riverside Derby and Justlife. The Riverside project represents the continuation of an existing relationship with the organisation established through a number of previous projects. Riverside are one of […]