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Outstanding Alumni Toby Jones


Our alumni

As a former student, you are still very much part of our community. We value our relationship with our alumni very highly and encourage you to register with the University’s online alumni network ‘Your Manchester’ to find our about the benefits and facilities we can offer you and about special events for alumni from degree programmes in the School.

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures sends alumni an e-newsletter twice a year to keep you informed about recent developments, research highlights and new appointments. One of our newest appointments is Jeanette Winterson to the Chair of Creative Writing. Jeanette joined us in September 2012 for two years and will be leading four public events a year as well as teaching MA courses and on undergraduate programmes. To make sure you receive a copy of the e-newsletter, please register with ‘Your Manchester’.

It’s all change

If it’s been a few years since you were at the University, on your next visit you’ll notice several major new buildings and stunning changes to the look of the campus. The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama (opened in 2003) boasts world-class facilities and has become a leading venue for concerts and productions in the region. For those of you who used to study in the Faculty of Arts Building (renamed Humanities Lime Grove in 2004 and then the Samuel Alexander Building in 2007), a massive landscaping and building project has completely re-shaped its environs. The very useful (but frankly very ugly) 1970s Refectory and Staff House has been demolished. The site has now been transformed into the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons and study space for students (opened in September 2012), and the demolition has opened up the area and allowed a wonderful view of the iconic Arts Building to emerge.

Keep in touch

When you’re next in Manchester, we’d love you to pop in and see us – we’re always keen to know what our alumni are up to. We’re particularly interested in connecting our current students to our alumni, letting them know what kinds of careers you have had since leaving the University. If any of you would be interested in coming to talk about your life after University to a group of students, we would be delighted to host you.