University News

Christmas and New Year holiday closure details

Friday 19 December 2014

The University – including MediaCityUK - will close for Christmas at 5pm on Wednesday 24 December and will re-open after the New Year on Monday 5 January.


University of Salford apprentice wins BBC accolade

Tuesday 16 December 2014

A student has been awarded the BBC Technology Apprentice of the Year award and, thanks to taking part in an innovative apprenticeship partnership with the broadcaster, is promised a bright career in the broadcast industry.

Academic takes new role of Her Majesty’s Deputy Chief Inspector of Probation

Monday 15 December 2014

The University of Salford’s Director of the Centre for Social Research has been appointed to the newly created role of Her Majesty’s Deputy Chief Inspector of Probation for England and Wales.

Happy 1st Anniversary to Salford Institute for Dementia

Friday 12 December 2014

The University of Salford’s ground-breaking research Institute dedicated to improving the lives of people living with dementia has celebrated its first anniversary, with news that it has exceeded £1m in donations to fund its work.

New University clinic suite named in memory of student and aid worker Khuram Shaikh

Thursday 11 December 2014

The University of Salford today (Thursday 11 December) opened a new clinic suite in the redeveloped Brian Blatchford Building named in memory of former prosthetics and orthotics student, Khuram Shaikh

Innovators set out digital future for business at Creative Entrepreneur event

Friday 5 December 2014

More than 300 North West small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and students had the chance to learn from some of the UK’s most innovative thinkers and operators in digital business at Salford Business School’s Creative Entrepreneur 2014 - Next Generation event at MediaCityUK.

Revolutionary aerosol technology wins Times Higher Education Award

Friday 5 December 2014

A revolutionary eco-friendly aerosol valve system developed at the University of Salford won the Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology Award at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards this week.  

Honorary degree for leading academic and dementia advocate

Thursday 4 December 2014

The University of Salford awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree to Visiting Professor Dr. John Zeisel in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the research and treatment of dementia and related illnesses and for his achievements in helping people to live well with dementia.

Time to tackle dementia in diverse communities

Tuesday 2 December 2014

The University of Salford’s Institute for Dementia has found that more needs to be done to support people from diverse communities living with dementia, including Black Minority Ethnic (BME) and deaf people.

Salford Business School wins Times Higher Education Business School of the Year award

Friday 28 November 2014

Salford Business School won the Business School of the Year title at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards last night (Thursday 27 November) in recognition of its sector-leading work in supporting small and medium-sized businesses and offering students innovative industry experiences.

Salford excellence in social enterprise awarded 'Gold Mark' at House of Commons

Thursday 27 November 2014

The University of Salford’s excellence in social enterprise has been recognised with the award of the Social Enterprise ‘Gold Mark’ at a special event at the House of Commons yesterday (Wednesday 26 November).      

National research centre to tackle musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Academics from the University of Salford will be involved in a major new research centre to tackle the impact of musculoskeletal disorders on people’s ability to work which has been announced by two leading medical research bodies.

Funding will Help Develop Communication with Those Living with Dementia

Tuesday 25 November 2014

In collaboration with Six Degrees Social Enterprise, the University of Salford has been awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) valued at £164,696 to look into ways of improving meaningful ways of communicating and engaging with people living with dementia.

Professor inducted as Fellow into American College of Medical Informatics

Monday 24 November 2014

A Professor of Nursing Health and Informatics at the University of Salford has been inducted as one of 19 Fellows into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI).

Industry future hotly debated at Salford International Media Festival

Monday 24 November 2014

The Labour Party’s policy on the BBC licence fee, the need for more programme commissioning and more media investment in the regions, and news of a live Coronation Street episode to celebrate its 60 year anniversary were just a few of the announcements and issues discussed at Salford International Media Festival, which closed on Friday 21 November.