Archive for June 29, 2016

UPRISE and Film Fringe presents…The Human Scale

By Sophie King, UPRISE Research Fellow “I don’t believe by me drawing a line I can make things happen. I can’t force anybody to do anything or be anyone – but we can make invitations” David Sim, Gehl Architects This is a quote from The Human Scale, Andreas M. Dalsgaard’s 2012 documentary about the work […]


Salford experts respond to Brexit announcement

Dr Cristina Chiva, Lecturer in EU Politics, said: “So far, European leaders have been holding their cards very close to their chest, urging calm and saying very little about what will happen next. “Silence should not be mistaken for weakness, though. Brexit is an existential threat to the Union, which is why, in the weeks that […]


VC Awards: Harold Riley Awards for Community Engagement 2015-16

The Harold Riley Awards for Community Engagement are specifically aimed at our colleagues who have excelled in engaging with our community in Salford. For this category there was one winner, and one highly commended award made. The judging panel were struck by the level of industriousness and engagement we, as a University, have committed to […]


Visiting Professor to give seminars at Salford Business School

Professor Diana Haytko from Florida Gulf Coast University will visit Salford Business School next month, giving two Marketing-related seminars, on 6 and 11 July, which are open to colleagues and students.   ‘The New Retirement’, retirement age, demographic and economic changes in the US leading to changes in spending patterns. Wednesday 6 July, 2-4pm, in […]


New Professor of Dementia

Professor Anthea Innes joined the University of Salford on 13th June as the Coles-Medlock Director at the Salford Institute for Dementia. Professor Innes previously worked at the Bradford Dementia Group at the University of Bradford, both as a researcher and later as a lecturer. She also completed her PhD at Bradford which, “explored the process of […]


Academics Given Major Role Overseeing EU Microfinance

  Professor Karl Dayson, Associate Dean of Research and Innovation in the School of Arts and Media, and Dr Pal Vik, Research Fellow, have been appointed major roles overseeing the funding of small loans to businesses across the European Union. Professor Dayson will sit on the European Commission steering committee, responsible for the Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit […]


Salford Researchers – Benefits Sanctions have ‘profoundly negative consequences’

University of Salford researchers working on a national study say the system of sanctions and support integral to much UK welfare have left some resorting to crime and using food banks. The Salford academics are partners in the Welfare Conditionality: Sanctions, Support and Behaviour Change research project, a collaboration between six UK universities: University of […]


Publishing Success for Three PhD Students of Creative Writing

English are pleased to report three new publications from current and incoming students of Creative Writing. Nathan Walker, currently registered part-time and in his second year, has published a pamphlet entitled Tek Hod with a brand new small press based in Liverpool called Dock Road Press. He performed from the work at a launch reading […]


“Microbial Ecology: From Individuals to Ecosystems” meeting 22nd/23rd June

A “Microbial Ecology: From Individuals to Ecosystems” meeting will be taking place on the 22nd and 23rd June at Media City UK.  The first day will consist of a number of talks that cover the diverse ways that microbes influence the ecology of organisms and ecosystems. During the second day there will be a  “Horizon Scanning […]


The Impact of Emotion on Attentional Processing

The way in which we allocate attention to our surroundings has a significant impact on our ability to perform well in any given task, and anything that limits attention can have serious consequences. Researchers from Psychology have been investigating the impact of emotion on attention and they have recently been awarded funding from the British […]