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Liz Bamber
March 2024 ¡Viva! The Spanish & Latin American Festival turns 30

Tom Grieve looks at what makes audiences return year after year, how ¡Viva! has evolved and what the future holds for the festival.

March 2024 Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester’s Bicentenary Year

Jonathan Schofield explores the fascinating shared history of Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester.

February 2024 The ID Manchester partnership to reactivate the Renold Building as Innovation Hub

ID Manchester partnership announce plans to reactivate the Renold Building as as Innovation Hub for forward-thinking entrepreneurs and SMEs.

February 2024 Manchester Metropolitan’s state-of-the-art library given planning green light 

Planning permission has been granted for the new state-of-the-art library at Manchester Metropolitan University.

February 2024 UK Biobank headquarters prepares for construction

New UK Biobank headquarters prepares for construction at Bruntwood SciTech’s Manchester Science Park.

February 2024 Manchester spin-out secures €3 million to develop long-duration energy storage

HalioGEN Power – a spin-out founded by The University of Manchester Professor secures €3 million to develop long-duration energy storage.

December 2023 Professor Duncan Ivison appointed President & Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester has appointed Professor Duncan Ivison as its next President and vice-chancellor.

December 2023 Manchester Met awarded Gold in Teaching Excellence Framework

Manchester Metropolitan University has received Gold status in the Teaching Excellence Framework, meaning it has been rated as an outstanding university for its student experience.

December 2023 £11,000 worth of books donated to local children this Christmas

Agent announce that its annual ‘All You Read is Love’ campaign has so far donated £11,000 worth of books to children in the North West.

November 2023 Greater Manchester Investment Zone targets growth and jobs in advanced manufacturing sector

Greater Manchester Investment Zone targets growth and jobs in advanced manufacturing and research sector.

November 2023 Stand up! March on! Reclaim The Night

Aisha Akram, Wellbeing & Liberation Officer at The University of Manchester Students’ Union, tells us about this year’s Reclaim The Night theme, Convince Me Not.

November 2023 HOME Director & CEO, Dave Moutrey, to step down after 26 years

Former Oxford Road Corridor board member Dave Moutrey OBE stepping down from Director and CEO role at HOME after 26 years.

November 2023 Library development plans unveiled by Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University has submitted the planning application for an impressive new library development on Oxford Road.

November 2023 Castlefield Gallery at 40

Next year, Castlefield Gallery will celebrate its 40th anniversary and is looking to its past in order to think about the present, and what the future might hold, writes Matthew Pendergast, its Curator and Deputy Director.

October 2023 Bruntwood SciTech and Greater Manchester Pension Fund invest half a billion into the UK’s science, tech & innovation economy.

Bruntwood SciTech and Greater Manchester Pension Fund invest half a billion into the UK’s science, tech & innovation economy.

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