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New outreach film launched by Multilingual Manchester
23 January 2019
A short film highlighting the outreach and public engagement work of the Multilingual Manchester (MLM) research unit at The University of Manchester has been launched.

Research says creativity to be more important for job growth between now and 2030
28 November 2018
The first piece of research from the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre, written in partnership with Nesta, uses 35 million job adverts from 2013 to 2017 to demonstrate the importance of creativity to jobs that are predicted to grow.

Student video competition launched by Manchester China Institute
27 November 2018
The Manchester China Institute (MCI), in partnership with Creative Manchester, has launched the first UK-China video competition at The University of Manchester.

University Language Centre’s Dr John Morley wins Inaugural UMIP Innovation Award
20 August 2018
Congratulations to the University Language Centre’s Dr John Morley who has won the Digital Innovation category at the UMIP Innovation awards 2018.

Undergraduate of the Year is awarded to Katherine Blumer
9 July 2018
Music student, Katherine Blumer won the Undergraduate of the Year award in the recent Distinguished Achievement Awards 2018.

Inauguration of the Centre for Medieval and Modern Studies
15 June 2018
Garrett Sullivan from Penn State College of the Liberal Arts speaks about Spenser's Faerie Queene at inauguration event.

Centre for New Writing lecturer Kamila Shamsie wins Women's Prize for Fiction 2018
7 June 2018
Kamila Shamsie, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing, has won the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction.

Manchester Histories Festival returns 7-11 June 2018
22 May 2018
The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures is delighted to be part of the Manchester Histories Festival 2018.

London Sinfonietta to premiere new work from Emma Wilde
15 May 2018
Former Manchester student Emma Wilde is set to have her new composition performed in the London Sinfonietta's Beacons event at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 16 May.

Faculty of Humanities investment delivers new Steinway pianos
3 May 2018
The Music department at The University of Manchester was recently delighted to acquire four new Steinway grand pianos for use by students studying in the Martin Harris Centre.

Book by HCRI academic recognised
20 April 2018
Dr Eleanor Davey wins International Ethics Section book prize.

Recognition for the University Language Centre
20 April 2018
The University is now the top ranked University Language Centre for English language courses in the UK.

Dr Sheena Kalayil lands Writers' Guild Award
18 January 2018
Dr Sheena Kalayil, Senior English Language Tutor at the University Language Centre recently won a Writers Guild Award for best first novel, for The Bureau of Second Chances.

Make new friends and see the world as a student ambassador
19 December 2017
SALC graduate Jessica Stevens describes how working as a Student Ambassador for the Manchester International Summer School helped her make new friends and encouraged her to study and work abroad.

Rebecca Brookes, Postgraduate Taught Student of the Year
18 December 2017
MA student Rebecca Brookes, from the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, has been recognised in the 2017 Distinguished Achievement Awards.

Professional Lives with Toby Jones
21 November 2017
On Thursday 9 November students from the Drama Department were treated to an inspirational Q&A with actor and University of Manchester graduate, Toby Jones.

Lemn Sissay MBE revealed as the new Patron of charity Manchester Histories
14 November 2017
Lemn Sissay MBE has been revealed as the newest Patron of charity Manchester Histories at an event to announce the 2018 Manchester Histories Festival.

Double success for Centre for New Writing lecturers at HWA Crowns awards
16 November 2017
The Centre for New Writing is delighted to have celebrated double success at the 2017 Historical Writers' Association Crown awards.

Announcement of 2018 Manchester Histories Festival
14 November 2017
Join Manchester Histories on Thursday 16 November from 6-8pm for the official announcement of the 2018 Manchester Histories Festival and welcome our special guest for the evening Lemn Sissay.

Michael Wood presents BBC documentary "Ovid: The Poet and the Emperor"
10 November 2017
New BBC Four documentary to be broadcast at 9pm, Thursday 16 November on BBC Four.

Theatre-in-the-round in British theatre: celebrating the legacy of Stephen Joseph
2 November 2017
A pioneering theatre-maker and inspiring teacher, Stephen Joseph challenged the theatre establishment of the 1950s and 1960s by advocating for theatre-in-the-round.

Manchester joins global network of UNESCO Cities of Literature
1 November 2017
Manchester has been successful in its bid to join UNESCO’s worldwide Creative Cities network as a City of Literature.

Faculty of Humanities launches Manchester Migration Month
9 October 2017
Manchester Migration Month - a series of events, activities and features that explore migration's relationship with inequality, social justice, belonging and Brexit - runs from 9 October to 4 November.

Ellie Sherwood wins Taught Master's Student of the Year Award
4 September 2017
Ellie Sherwood, who recently completed the MusM in Ethnomusicology, won the Faculty of Humanities Distinguished Achievement Award – Postgraduate Taught Student of the Year 2015/16.

Manchester International Summer School 2017
14 July 2017
The fifth Manchester International Summer School took place 9-28 July 2017, and we welcomed 110 students from around the world to study in Manchester for three weeks.

'Creative Campus' showcased at Manchester International Festival 2017
14 July 2017
The University is a proud Silver Supporter of the biennial Manchester International Festival, the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events. This year’s festival ran from 29 June to 16 July 2017 at venues all over the city.

Stephen Milner appointed new Director of the British School at Rome
13 July 2017
The role is a five-year secondment from his role as Serena Professor of Italian, which he has held since 2006.

Queues, Clogs and Redemption
Salford Museum and Art Gallery from 10 June to 5 November 2017

29 June 2017
This exhibition looks at the work of Wood Street Mission from Victorian times to the modern era.

Art, Digital Culture and Pokémon
19 June 2017
‘Making Monsters’ is temporary display in The Study of the Manchester Museum, due to open on Monday, 19 June 2017.

Manchester announces bid for UNESCO City of Literature status
15 June 2017
The City of Manchester has announced its bid to join the UNESCO Creative Cities network as a City of Literature – a prestigious designation that would celebrate the city's unique literary culture.

Vona Groarke Wins The Pigott Poetry Prize
7 June 2017
Senior Lecturer Vona Groarke has been awarded the Pigott Poetry Prize 2017 with her collection entitled Selected Poems.

Our City, Our Home
5 June 2017
What does Home mean to you? Refugee week series of events. 19-23 June 2017

Manchester Literature Festival announces The University of Manchester as its official Higher Education Partner.
31 May 2017
Manchester Literature Festival is delighted to announce that its already strong relationship with The University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing has been recognised by a new sponsorship partnership.

SALC MA student awarded second prize in Venture Further business competition
16 May 2017
Kath Pierce received the prestigious award in recognition of her start-up company, Somewhere MCR.

Two Manchester composers chosen for Next Wave 2 higher education programme
27 April 2017
We are thrilled to see two talented composers from The University of Manchester’s Music Department selected to take part in the Next Wave 2 programme.

Tom Coult’s new work set to open BBC Proms 2017
25 April 2017
University of Manchester alumnus Tom Coult’s new work set to open BBC Proms 2017

'Toils of Labour' and the Museum of Medicine and Health
25 April 2017
Celebrating International Women's Day - 8 March 2017

Manchester postgraduate student selected for Panufnik Composers Scheme
25 April 2017
We are delighted to announce that Music PhD student Emma Wilde has been selected to take part in the highly prestigious London Symphony Orchestra's Panufnik Composers Scheme.