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Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre

The Arts, Media and Communications Centre bring research into arts, humanities and social sciences together. With over 100 post-graduate students it is the largest research centre within the university, with the centre focusing on domestic and international contemporary collaborative work. Recently having established the Salford International Innovation Studio at MediaCityUK this further brings together research staff, artists, designers and other creative practitioners.

The research conducted is often in anticipation of and influenced by the needs of our media industry neighbours such as ITV, BBC and Dock 10 working on developing high impact technologies. Our research also helps the lives of people in the community, for example our ‘Design against Crime’ research project which has helped to transform the design of our cities to ensure they are safer and better suited for our communities.

Latest news

Thu 10 Nov 2016

Professor Martin Bull
Congratulations to Professor Martin Bull from the School of Arts & Media who was recently made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Martin joins the latest list of distinguished social scientists to be conferred with the award. The new Fellows are drawn from across the spectrum of academia, practitioners and policymakers. They have […]

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Thu 27 Oct 2016

zahra darabkhani
English student Zahra Gohari Darabkhani has been flying the University of Salford flag in her local community. 19-year-old Zahra recently attended a careers day at the Mohebban Al Mahdi Youth Foundation community group, talking to prospective students about the great learning experience she’s having at the University. The community group in Gorton, founded in 1994, organises […]

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Tue 18 Oct 2016

Freedom of information: Unlocking secret archives
To mark the launch of the new ‘FOI intelligence and security archival collection’ at the University of Salford, Dr Chris Murphy and Dr Dan Lomas will discuss their use of Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation during their research into British intelligence and security history. They will be joined by Mr Ian Johnston, the University’s Archives […]

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Thu 25 Aug 2016

Salford historian awarded Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Chinese university
The School of Arts and Media strengthens its Chinese partnerships once again with the news that Professor Alaric Searle, Chair in Modern European History, has been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Nankai University. The Professorship will last for three years and Professor Searle will visit Nankai for two months each year. During these stays, he will […]

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Tue 9 Aug 2016

The Impact Environment: REFlections on the Stern Review (Part 1)
By Dr Chris Hewson, Impact Coordinator Upon its release last Thursday, the Twittersphere became the locus for a series of overlapping debates on Lord Nicholas Stern’s Review of the REF (see:#SternReview) [i]. This was heartening, chiming with my previous post ‘We need to talk about research impact (again)’ on the need for ‘robust discussions’; a […]

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Mon 18 Jul 2016

We need to talk about research impact (again)
Original post  University of Salford’s Impact Coordinator – Chris Hewson discusses why we need to talk about research impact: Over the last eighteen months, much has been written and said about impact, and how Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can effectively, and efficiently, place themselves on a secure footing in preparation for the next Research Excellence […]

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