• Masters News

    Published: Sunday, 16 October 2016

    Change to Out of Hours Access There are neither changes to the hours in which you have access to the Kilburn Building nor to those areas  to which you have access.

    Change to Out of Hours Access

    There are neither changes to the hours in which you have access to the Kilburn Building nor to those areas  to which you have access.

    The change is that there will be only one porter on duty at the Goods Entrance to the Kilburn Building outside 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.. This change is the result of changes in IT Services. When the porter is doing sweeps on the Kilburn Building at 6 p.m. and for clearing the building for 11:30 p.m.

    • The Goods Entrance doors will be locked and accessible via your student identity cards.
    • You will be able to leave the building using a push button if the doors are locked.

    If you have completed the out of hours test your student identity card should be updated  with the times outside 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. when you are allowed to come into the Kilburn building. This includes weekends. Please ensure that you keep your student card, as well as your paper out-of-hours pass with you so that the porters can check this when doing their sweep of the building.

    This change is expected to come into effect at the end of October and we will make an announcement to confirm this.

    We want to ensure that everything is working before these changes come into effect.

    Do not hesitate to contact me (Robert.Stevens@manchester.ac.uk) if you have any issues or concerns about this change.

    Children Visiting the University

    If you have children, please be aware of the procedure for safeguarding children on University premises:


    In particular please note point 9:

    “many university buildings have not been designed with children in mind, and do not comply with current building regulations applicable when the presence of children is anticipated. There are physical hazards (such as widely spaced guarding on stairwells and mezzanine floors, or open loading bays), and places of work which require awareness of specific hazards of all kinds (such as laboratories, workshops, etc). Also, staff and students do not expect to encounter children whilst moving a variety of goods around common parts and corridors, and vision panels are seldom full door height.”

    You should be aware that both widely spaced guarding on stairwells and an open loading bay are present in the Kilburn Building. For this reason it is not advisable to bring children into our buildings. If children are brought into the building they must be accompanied and appropriately supervised by their parent/guardian at all times.

    Mac Lab

    Our iOS/MacOS Developers Lab (Kilburn Room LF17, opposite SSO) has 10 Mac-minis with 27” Thunderbolt displays, two wall-mounted HDMI TVs, and a projector. The lab is for all UG/PGT/PGR students who want to do iOS/MacOS development (but it’s not for regular lab work). You can use it any time. Check it out!

    The Volunteering and Social Justice Festival, Tuesday 18th October 2016

    On Tuesday 18th October 2016, the university is holding a new event that brings together two existing University events: the annual Volunteering Fair and JustFest.

    The aim is to start a conversation about how to build fairer communities in Manchester, the UK and across the globe. The hope is that by learning about social justice issues, you will be inspired to take action in your community. The Festival will give you the chance to explore aspects of social justice in a creative environment of performances and exhibitions.

    Similar to the Volunteering Fair in 2015, you will be able to find opportunities to develop your employability by hearing from, speaking to and networking with charities and professionals, based in Academy 1, on Oxford Road. Come to the Festival to meet over 90 different organisations who all champion social justice in their work in Manchester, the UK and overseas. If you want to fill gaps in your CV or skillset, learn more about a sector that interests you or just get involved in the community, you'll find something to suit you.

    If that's not enough, what might tempt you is the array of acts that will be joining us in the outdoor space next to the venue, giving the event a true festival atmosphere. There will be musical performances, soapbox-style talks, spoken word and a selection of food stalls from the renowned Levenshulme Market. There will also be a tent curated by the Students' Union filled with student-led societies and campaigns all working towards a fairer society in Manchester and beyond.

    If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact:

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