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Old November 5th, 2011, 11:44 PM   #1081
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This ones coming together. Especially liking the landscaping so far and the way the square is coming together at the back (sorry it's the old camera phone again, but you get the idea):

What it will look like:


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Other side, that really makes it a square IMO:


Couldn't resist whilst I was there. Love it around here yet it's seldom seen by so many visitors and residents of the city:
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 02:02 PM   #1082
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Just been looking back at the plans for MBS. As a recent alumni the development will make a major improvement to that end of the uni. I always found the precinct very dingy and due to the amount of vacant premises - not a true utilisation of the space.
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Old November 24th, 2011, 08:13 PM   #1083
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VC and scourge of informal retail, Juan Brooks of MMU has redeclared war on the fruit and veg stall and butty van next to All Saints park.

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bananastall/

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Old November 26th, 2011, 06:13 PM   #1084
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MUN.

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Manchester to recruit more than 100 academic stars

23 Nov 2011

The University of Manchester is making a £20m strategic investment to appoint more than 100 new academic staff to help achieve its ambitious goals for research and education.

All of the new staff will be expected to contribute to teaching and research, covering a wide range of disciplines.

The President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, said: “This year the University has met all of its financial targets, we are in a strong position and we are now at the point where we can invest in staff. We believe these new positions are essential to improve the experience of our students, my number one priority at the moment, as well as enhancing our research. “

The University of Manchester already has many world-leading scholars, including three Nobel Prize winners, on its staff, and these new posts will help the University to build upon its proud record of achievement and ambitious vision for the future.

The University is also investing heavily in existing staff, thanks to a new investment fund for career development. ‘Investing in Success - Developing Staff Potential’ is open to staff in any area of the University to apply for funding of up to £15,000 each for an idea that they believe can bring value to the University.

In addition, the University has launched the President’s Doctoral Scholarship Awards, which aim to support 100 new PhD scholarships in any discipline. The scheme aims to attract the very best PhD students and will be supported by £2.5 million of investment over the next four years.

There is also a significant investment in undergraduate education, to enhance the student experience through investments in both people and infrastructure. £10m is being spent on learning space improvements alongside the opening of the £24m Alan Gilbert Learning Commons in the summer of 2012.

Additional priorities for student experience investment include developing the Manchester Learning Environment to encompass student online communication and e-learning developments such as mobile and distance learning; to improve student employability and work experience opportunities through investing in placements, studentships and further development of volunteering and co-curricula activities; and to support the continued development of the University College.

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell said: “The investments in new posts, the scheme for existing staff and the new PhD scholarships, as well as enhanced support for the student experience, will help to make Manchester one of the most exciting universities in the world, and provide the best learning environment for our students.

“While we must continue to be rigorous in cost savings and income generation, the time is right to invest in our core goals, and most specifically in improving the student experience and enhancing our research profile.”

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/news/
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Old December 10th, 2011, 07:59 PM   #1085
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Allan Gilbert Learning Commons

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Old January 2nd, 2012, 06:16 PM   #1086
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And MMU Business School, All Saint. Thought this would have been finished by now tbh.

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Old January 2nd, 2012, 06:27 PM   #1087
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The MMU Business School and Studen Hub is due to open in September 2012.

Here is a great photo of the building from MMU's website.



http://www.mmu.ac.uk/

Also the Arts Building is due to be completed in September 2012. Here is a new render of the building from MMU's website again.


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Old January 2nd, 2012, 07:44 PM   #1088
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I agree Flange, that MMU pic is awesome! Really is a fantastic building
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 08:58 PM   #1089
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Is there no thread for the new arts building? Seems it deserves its own thread considering the size. Anyone want to do the honours? And great pictures all round slowburn, one of the best updates I've ever seen. Shows there's still loads going on and it kind of disproves the scare mongering from the BBC. Top stuff.
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 11:08 AM   #1090
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I thought the business school would be finished now. When I'm say in the library and look inside, it seems pretty finished but I suppose it's all the snagging now and moving in. Although they haven't finished all the landscaping and that seems to be taking a while. I think this is a fantastic building. Maybe MMUs student hub will be more iconic even than UoMs learning commons.
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 11:04 PM   #1091
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Does this have its own thread? I couldn't find it. Anyway, it looks better, with a more prominent perspective on the over-hang from a little further up Oxford Rd, but as I was on double yellows to snap this photo, this will have to do:

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Old January 31st, 2012, 08:31 PM   #1092
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I noticed tonight that there's a video screen installed on the Capitol Theatre building on Oxford Road. The screen is facing town and is showing old video footage of Manchester. I noticed whilst going past on the bus. Looked great
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 03:21 PM   #1093
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Old February 10th, 2012, 04:08 PM   #1094
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Old February 10th, 2012, 07:33 PM   #1095
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Old February 10th, 2012, 07:34 PM   #1096
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Old February 10th, 2012, 09:06 PM   #1097
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Also. http://www.artdes.mmu.ac.uk/newspaces/video/ (watch the construction flythrough)

And. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmuvisu...es/6846606665/
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Old February 11th, 2012, 06:40 PM   #1098
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Don't know if you also want to whack them pics in these two threads slowburn? Good pics all round again.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1004915
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1479590
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Old February 16th, 2012, 05:46 PM   #1099
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Another interesting talk. Part of the Manchester Histories Festival

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Computers and Computing in Manchester



The whole world knows Manchester as a symbol of the industrial age: but what about its role in the age of information? There’s a local rumour that the computer was “invented here”: in reality, of course, the world-changing collection of ideas and technologies behind “the computer” couldn’t have been invented in any one place.

Yet Manchester really did have a defining role in how computers were designed and promoted, in the years after the Second World War, as the expertise of former code-breaking and radar “boffins” at the University collided with the region’s traditional strength in manufacturing industry. Alan Turing – whose centenary we commemorate this year – made a series of unique contributions when he stopped designing computers, and started thinking deeply about how they could be used. Computers could play tunes, play chess, and even play at being in love: but what if they could do more than simply playing?

This talk by Dr James Sumner, from The University of Manchester, gives a whistle-stop tour of these iconic developments and their eventful legacy. Manchester has been home to the world’s most powerful computer (briefly); to the national advisory centre planned to stoke the “white heat” of computing technology; to the unglamorous industrial underside of the home computer revolution; and to the 1990s vision of the “virtual city”.

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Sat 3 Mar 2012 1.30pm - 2.30pm
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