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info_outline Exams, flexible learning and the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health 04/25/2022
Exams, flexible learning and the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health What are some quick revision wins? How do on-campus exams compare to online assessment? How can online tools help you with your studies? Listen to our new flexible learning podcast, created with Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health students, for students. Third-years Zunaira (pharmacy) and Atharva (biotechnology) speak to Sally, Deputy Head of Student Operations in Health Sciences and Paul, Associate Dean for Flexible and Blended Learning. They share revision tips, advice to avoid procrastinating and their post-exam plans. Listen to the whole podcast or skip through to the questions that interest you: 00:00 – introductions 01:15 – what exams do you have coming up? 06:30 – revision top tips 11:45 – online exams 22:20 – on campus exams 25:50 – celebrations and wrap-up Alternatively, you can download a .
info_outline World Cancer Day: The Changing Landscape of Cancer Research 02/23/2022
World Cancer Day: The Changing Landscape of Cancer Research The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of cancer research and patient care. There is an increasing need for investment and training in oncology to combat and overcome some of the delays and challenges exacerbated by coronavirus. Hear first-hand how academics are addressing the challenges caused by the global pandemic in our interactive panel discussion. Over the course of the podcast, our panel of world-leading oncology specialists share their experiences of the hot topics and biggest challenges in their oncology specialisms. Find out more about why it has never been a better time to learn about oncology, and what it is about Manchester that makes it a globally recognised institution in cancer research and patient care. Speakers: Dr Suzanne Johnson Course Director: Transformative Oncology, The University of Manchester Mr Bilal Alkhaffaf PhD, FRCS Consultant Oesophago-Gastric & Bariatric Surgeon, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer, The University of Manchester Professor Keith Brennan Professor of Developmental Signalling, The University of Manchester Dr Marianne Aznar Senior Lecturer in Adaptive Radiotherapy, The University of Manchester Further information about the master's in Transformative Oncology at The University of Manchester can be found
info_outline Are you ready to be a school leader? 02/23/2022
Are you ready to be a school leader? How do you know when it's the right time to step up to school leadership? For this podcast, Times Education Global spoke with three education leadership experts, including the University of Manchester's very own online student, Martin Lipton, who offer their thoughts on the when and the how of climbing the next rung of the career ladder. Further information about the MA in Educational Leadership in Practice at The University of Manchester can be found
info_outline Entrepreneurship Education - Can it be life-changing? 02/23/2022
Entrepreneurship Education - Can it be life-changing? Featuring: Christina Taylor - The University of Manchester Alumni, Founder of Aim Sky High and The Purpose Agency Dr Adam Frost - Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Education - The University of Manchester Jonathan Styles - Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Education - The University of Manchester Join this esteemed panel as they discuss entrepreneurship education and whether it can aid social mobility and level-up the playing field. Further information about the Postgraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship at The University of Manchester can be found
info_outline Creating sustainable livelihoods through group farming 07/29/2021
Creating sustainable livelihoods through group farming South Asia’s agriculture is in crisis. The majority of its farmers are facing serious production constraints, making them economically non-viable. Research at The University of Manchester has shown that group farming initiatives could provide a sustainable solution to these problems.
info_outline Promoting artists from conflict zones 07/29/2021
Promoting artists from conflict zones Theatre artists in war zones around the world suffer from a sense of disconnection. Research at The University of Manchester is mobilising, empowering and connecting people living in some of the world’s toughest and most troubled environments.
info_outline Meeting global climate change goals 07/29/2021
Meeting global climate change goals Sustainability policies to reduce climate change have traditionally focused on taxes and regulations. Research at The University of Manchester is changing the debate to focus on the dynamics and drivers of sustainability transitions in energy, food and mobility systems.
info_outline Gender equality in global value chains 04/30/2021
Gender equality in global value chains Globally, the significant role of women in global value chains is under-recognised. Hear Professor Stephanie Barrientos discuss how her work has been helping companies realise and implement gender-equitable strategies to benefit their female workforce.
info_outline Setting the standard for cleaner skies 04/30/2021
Setting the standard for cleaner skies Poor air quality is an issue for everyone, and aircraft flying daily above our heads contribute to the problem. Hear Dr Paul Williams discuss how he has helped set the standard for today's aviation industry through his research so that our skies are cleaner.
info_outline Preventing cardiovascular disease through smart technologies 04/30/2021
Preventing cardiovascular disease through smart technologies Cardiovascular disease accounts for one in three deaths in Indonesia, and is an increasing cause of mortality across the Global South. Hear Dr Gindo Tampubolon discuss how he and his team have been helping to extend life expectancy and improve public health with smart technology.
info_outline The Movement for Intersex Human Rights 10/22/2020
The Movement for Intersex Human Rights “Ultimately we want to see a day where we will wake up and know that no child is going to be subject to non-consensual medical interventions; that no child is going to have to live with that burden.”
info_outline Professor Michael Wood - Lockdown Lecture Episode Twelve 07/01/2020
Professor Michael Wood - Lockdown Lecture Episode Twelve "We live in one world and that's the key, not only to history, but to life itself" Professor of Public History, Michael Wood, is one of the country's best loved historians. In his Lockdown Lecture, he talks to us about the relationship between Britain and China, and his love for poetry.
info_outline Professor Dan Davis - Lockdown Lecture Episode Eleven 07/01/2020
Professor Dan Davis - Lockdown Lecture Episode Eleven "We're in a particularly exciting moment with lots of big, new ideas about medicines that could harness the power of the immune system to fight off different kinds of disease." Professor of Immunology, Dan Davis, has helped establish new concepts in how immune cells communicate with each other. Watch his Lockdown Lecture.
info_outline Professor David Olusoga - Lockdown Lecture Episode Ten 07/01/2020
Professor David Olusoga - Lockdown Lecture Episode Ten “A classic complaint among scholars who study British imperial history is that dimensions of our past, as well as our culture, our cuisine, our language and our economy, have been quietly forgotten or conveniently brushed under the carpet.” Professor David Olusoga is a historian and broadcaster who joined the University in 2019 as a Professor of Public History.
info_outline Professor Perdita Barran - Lockdown Lecture Episode Nine 06/08/2020
Professor Perdita Barran - Lockdown Lecture Episode Nine “One the things we are fairly certain about with the Parkinson's odour is that it's produced due to molecules called lipids, which are long chain fatty acids... “With COVID, I think there will be an equivalent inflammatory response to that and that may well have an odour. But, we think there are probably other methods to see whether people have coronavirus or not.” Scientists at The University of Manchester have found small molecules contained in a substance secreted by the skin, known as sebum, that are responsible for a unique scent in people with Parkinson’s. Professor Perdita Barran discusses more here.
info_outline Professor Claire Alexander - Lockdown Lecture Episode Eight 06/05/2020
Professor Claire Alexander - Lockdown Lecture Episode Eight Claire is Professor of Sociology at The University of Manchester and a member of the Critical In/Equalities research cluster where she works on race, ethnicity, migration and youth in Britain. She is Director of Research for the School of Social Sciences and Associate Director of the Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity.
info_outline Professor Danielle George - Lockdown Lecture Episode Seven 06/03/2020
Professor Danielle George - Lockdown Lecture Episode Seven Professor Danielle George is a Professor in Microwave Communication Engineering and is the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Science and Engineering "When we found out about it, the people who worked on ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter Array), we were like, 'Wow that sounds amazing, but what what does it mean?'" Hear more from Professor Dan George MBE.
info_outline Professor Nicky Cullum - Lockdown Lecture Episode Six 06/03/2020
Professor Nicky Cullum - Lockdown Lecture Episode Six "I hope if one positive thing has come out of this pandemic, it's the visibility of nursing, the importance of nursing and also the importance of social care staff..." Nicky Cullum is Professor of Nursing in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work in the School of Health Sciences, and Director of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for Greater Manchester.
info_outline Professor Gary Younge - Lockdown Lecture Episode Five 06/03/2020
Professor Gary Younge - Lockdown Lecture Episode Five “And I wanted to see the world partly because a lot of my experiences growing up, particularly in the 70s and early 80s in Britain, were people saying, "well you're not from here, where are you really from?" And thinking well, I really am from just down the road, but also knowing that there was something different.” One of the leading thinkers on politics and society, Gary Younge, is Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences and an award-winning journalist.
info_outline Professor Danielle George - Lockdown Lectures Episode Five 06/03/2020
Professor Danielle George - Lockdown Lectures Episode Five Professor Danielle George is a Professor in Microwave Communication Engineering and is the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Science and Engineering "When we found out about it, the people who worked on ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter Array), we were like, 'Wow that sounds amazing, but what what does it mean?'" Hear more from Professor Dan George MBE.
info_outline Professor Sir Cary Cooper - Lockdown Lecture Episode Four 06/03/2020
Professor Sir Cary Cooper - Lockdown Lecture Episode Four Professor Sir Cary Cooper OBE leads ground-breaking research on health in the workplace. Find out more about his career and how managers can support their staff while working at home.
info_outline Professor Kostya Novoselov - Lockdown Lecture Episode Three 06/03/2020
Professor Kostya Novoselov - Lockdown Lecture Episode Three "You can say that it was an accident (the isolation of graphene) but accidents are important in science..." Nobel Prize winner Professor Kostya Novoselov reflects on his research career, those 'Friday night experiments' with Andre Geim and the relationship between art and science.
info_outline Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell - Lockdown Lectures Episode Two 06/03/2020
Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell - Lockdown Lectures Episode Two President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester, Nancy Rothwell has been undertaking research in the field of neuroscience. This has contributed towards major advances in the understanding and treatment of brain damage in stroke and head injury.
info_outline Professor Brian Cox - Lockdown Lecture Episode One 06/03/2020
Professor Brian Cox - Lockdown Lecture Episode One Brian's Lockdown Lecture takes the form of a question-and-answer session with third-year politics student Megan Ritchie. We talk all things space, science and being in a band!
info_outline Student Mental Health at The University of Manchester 10/10/2019
Student Mental Health at The University of Manchester Head of Campus Life, Sarah Littlejohn, talks about how The University of Manchester is working to support students at every stage, including giving specialist training to staff. Sarah speaks about the University's partnership with the online mental health community .
info_outline The Suicide Bereavement Survey at The University of Manchester 10/10/2019
The Suicide Bereavement Survey at The University of Manchester Dr Sharon McDonald discusses her work in suicide bereavement and the engagement her work has generated, as well as the invaluable support provided by ex-footballer Neville Southall. She credits his input with the surge in male respondents to her survey on mental health.
info_outline Professor Vikas Shah MBE on his personal mental health battle 10/10/2019
Professor Vikas Shah MBE on his personal mental health battle Vikas Shah MBE, an Honorary Professor of Business at the University, speaks openly about his own struggles with suicidal depression and anxiety, and the importance of separating work and social life. He explores the cultural expectations that lead people to overwork themselves and the need to talk openly about mental health issues.