Posts tagged: Manchester

The economic & commercial contribution of sport to Manchester, the region, Britain & beyond (Manchester: A Global Centre of Sport, Part 3)

Sport, sport and more sport. Get inside the commercial and economic contribution that it makes to Manchester and beyond. Manchester has developed an international reputation as being a home to high quality, world-class sport. Whether it is the global fanbase of United and City or the performances of British Cycling, everyone knows about Manchester. Sport […]


Research project looks at green infrastructure and its impact on ageing populations

The University of Salford is partnering with the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University on a £700,000 research project that looks into the benefits and values of green infrastructure for an ageing population. Green infrastructure (GI), a term used in reference to green and blue spaces (including areas of grass, woodland and parks, and […]


Local universities join forces to fight dementia

Manchester, Salford and Manchester Metropolitan Universities are teaming up in a new initiative to combat dementia in the region and beyond. To mark Dementia Awareness Week (May 15-21), leading researchers from the three institutions met at the Whitworth Gallery to open a series of collaborations around a range of dementia issues – from biology to […]


‘Just Urban Research?’ Dr Beth Perry shares her vision

How do you communicate about complex urban issues? What kinds of approaches work to engage city officials, politicians and the public in our fast-speed, sound-bite world? Mistra Urban Futures takes these issues seriously. Our future communications will seek to engage audiences with our core messages through innovative medium, including video, cartoons, briefings and events. We […]


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 […]


British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) One-Day Conference

THE TRADE UNION BILL AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS Friday 27 November 10.30am-4.30pm The Mechanics Centre, 103 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD http://www.mechanicsinstitute.co.uk/ The Conservative government’s Trade Union Bill threatens the most sweeping and radical tightening of the rules on industrial action and trade union representation seen since the Thatcher era of the 1980s, […]