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Time to disinvest?

The lecture halls may have fallen silent, and students disappeared for their summer holidays, but there is still a lot of deep thinking being done in the corridors of power at the University of Manchester (UoM).

Q&A: Alex Wharton, Research Fellow at the University of Salford

Next in our series of academic profiles, we chat with Alex Wharton, a Research Fellow at the University of Salford with interests in the co-production of knowledge and urban spaces.

Inspiring kids and communities with nature in urban Manchester

A Forest Schools project centred on the Moston Fairway nature reserve inspires Moston and Newton Heath communities to come together and engage with nature.

Q&A: Jessica Symons, Research Fellow at the University of Salford

As part of a feature that aims to capture the wonderful work being done by academics at the University of Salford on sustainability, we chat with Research Fellow, Jessica Symons.

Inside the THINKlab at the University of Salford

Mark Hillsdon explores the University of Salford's innovative 'space to think'.

Bees on top of Manchester Art Gallery by Len Grant

Manchester Friends of the Earth create fourth Bee World

On the 5 June 2015, Manchester Friends of the Earth (MFoE) celebrated World Environment Day by creating its fourth Bee World at Old Moat Primary School in Withington.

ESOF 2016: A science revolution in Manchester

There isn't long until the call for proposals to the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2016 programme closes, with submissions needing to be made before 1 June 2015.

Butterfly giveaway on election day

Artist Romuald Hazoumè gives away the butterflies from six of his compositions currently featured at Manchester Museum to encourage political engagement.

On a Wing and a Prayer: St. John's Centre, Old Trafford

Christine Aspinall, Centre Manager of St John’s Centre, talks to Alex Wharton about local authority funding cuts in an interview for the GMLIP Realising the Potential of Community Hubs project.

Sun set to shine on Manchester schools

Two schools in Greater Manchester have completed the first phase of an ambitious project that will enable them to begin generating their own electricity using solar power.

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