Engineering research centre
Engaging with communications
From the development of spoken language and early cave paintings, communications in all of its forms has enabled humankind and society to develop and prosper. The story of communications, how it functions, what its capabilities are and how it impacts on society is both a fascinating and exciting one. Given the significance of communications technology in today’s world we believe that it is important for people young and old to have an awareness of how the technology functions and what it can do for you.
Our goal is to raise awareness of communications technology across a broad range of age groups.Our activities and resources include:
- Family Telecommunications Days are free events held at the University of Salford's MediaCityUK campus and showcase technologies including television, retro computing and telecommunications technology
- Our innovative mi-Guide system guides you around the Connecting Manchester Gallery at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester helping you see how communications has played an essential part in the development and growth of Manchester.
- History of communications and technology collection takes you from the birth of telecommunications in 1837 right through the developments of the telephone and other communications technologies
This work is led by Computer Networking and Telecommunications researchers working in the Engineering Research Centre in the School of Computing, Science & Engineering at the University of Salford. We work in partnership with the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, SETPOINT Greater Manchester and BT Connected Earth.