Research School IrregularPublished: Monday, 10 December 2018
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Dear PhD and Doctoral Students,
Start off 2019 ignited and inspired! UoM Stories is a Ted-Talk/Humans of New York-style event for PhD and Doctoral students, with a vision to create a story-telling culture at the university. We are pleased to announce our line-up of high-profile speakers who will present their inspirational stories:
- Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell: President and Vice Chancellor
- Lemn Sissay, MBE: Chancellor
- Professor Vikas Shah, MBE: Top UK Entrepreneur
- Leena Gade: Formula One Race Engineer
- Dr. Emma Ferguson-Coleman: Research Associate using sign language
- Professor Dame Nicky Cullum, DBE: Head of Nursing
- Dr. Jack Rivers-Auty: Early Career Researcher
Location: Whitworth Hall
Date and Time: 31st Jan, 2019 from 4pm-8pm
Book your tickets (free): https://bit.ly/2QwwDI7
Coffee break drinks and snacks will be provided, as well as a wine reception and buffet. Tickets are limited, so reserve yours before seats run out!
And finally, what’s your story? Send us a paragraph (no more than 150 words) of who and what inspires you with your picture attached, for a chance to win £200 at the event! Join us and be part of this exciting journey!
Kathryn, Nikhil, Jayesha, Lorna
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On behalf of year 2 PhD student Jonathan Carlton:
We’re currently recruiting for participants to take part in a study run jointly by BBC Research and Development and The University of Manchester.
The study aims to explore the relationship between levels of user engagement and interaction data, within the context of online media experiences. During the study, you will be shown step-by-step how to create an Origami Jumping Frog – don’t worry, you don’t need any previous origami experience! It will take roughly 40 minutes to complete, depending on how you progress with creating your frog, and you will need one piece of origami paper (the place to collect these will be given in the participation email) but a piece of standard A4, cut into a square (15cm x 15cm), will also work.
If you would like to participate, please follow this link: http://bit.ly/ue-study-uom to register and we’ll get back to you shortly with further instructions!