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Salford Alumni Lecture 2019: Roger Spencer, Chief Executive of The Christie

'The Christie and the future of cancer care'

Date: Thursday 4 April
Venue: Lady Hale Lecture Theatre, Lady Hale Building

Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer and together, different forms of cancer are responsible for almost a third of all deaths registered in the UK. However, increases in early detection and revolutions in cancer treatment mean that cancer survival rates have doubled in the UK over the last 40 years and they continue to improve.

In this lecture, Salford alumnus and CEO of The Christie, Roger Spencer discussed the role of The Christie in tackling the burden of cancer as the largest single-site cancer centre in Europe. He shared their plans to be a leader in cancer care that not only provides the best outcomes and best experience to patients, relatives, carers and staff, but that also leads research developments in cancer care nationally and internationally.

Many thanks to Roger and to our alumni and supporters that attended.

You can view the photos from the event here.

Date: Thursday 13 December 
Venue: Media City Campus, The University of Salford

Thank you to our alumni who joined us for an evening of festive entertainment and and to celebrate this year's Alumni Achievement Award winners.

Alumni Achievement Award Winners 2018
Jason Manford (Media & Performance, 2004) - Comedian and Presenter
Neill Ricketts (Engineering, 1993) - Chief Executive, Versarien
Foluke Michael (Project Management, 2016)  - CEO, CYIAC
Qaisra Shahraz (Television and Radio Scriptwriting, 2001) - Director, MACFEST
Brendan Rendall (BA Fashion, 2004) - Fundraiser 
Karen Dawber (Nursing: Professional Studies, 1994) - Chief Nurse, Bradford Teaching  Hospitals 

Rising Stars
Yasmin Evans (Television & Radio, 2012) -  Presenter, BBC Radio 1Xtra 
Karl Falconer (Television & Radio, 2012) - Artistic Director, 'Til This Night

Alumni Achievement Awards are presented to former students of the University of Salford who have achieved distinction; in their profession, through exemplary service to the University or the wider community, through service of a personal or humanitarian nature, or through contributions to the arts,  charities or business.This year, we will also be awarding two Rising Star Awards, to celebrate our upcoming alumni talent.

After the awards and performances, we enjoyed a drinks reception with mulled wine and mince pies - a great chance to catch up with other alumni and meet our award winners!

Check out the photos from the Alumni Celebration here.

Date: Saturday, 23rd June 2018 
Time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: The Old Fire Station, University of Salford

We were delighted to invite our alumni to spend the afternoon with us at the Salford Alumni Summer Reunion.

This year we invited alumni back to campus for a reunion and afternoon tea, as well as offered the opportunity to take part in one of our fantastic facilities tours and demonstrations of the latest developments at the University.  

Check out the photos from this year's Summer Reunion here.

Date: Thursday 10th May 2018
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Venue: Churchill War Rooms, Clive Steps, King Charles, Westminster, London SW1A 2AQ

Dr Samantha Newbery

This year we were delighted to have the opportunity to present the world-leading research of Dr Samantha Newbery to our alumni and supporters at our annual London alumni lecture in London. This year's lecture took place at the Churchill War Rooms, a historic underground complex that housed a British government command centre throughout the Second World War.

Dr Newbery spoke on 'The Challenges of Counter-Terrorism: Policing, Intelligence, Soldiers and Legislation'.

About the lecture

Media coverage of the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester has criticised the government, police and MI5’s counter-terrorism efforts. Yet at least twenty Islamist terror attacks have been thwarted in the last four years and there has been considerable success in preventing terrorist groups from recruiting new members. This lecture will examine the UK’s approaches to counter-terrorism. These range from sharing intelligence with Europol (the EU’s law enforcement agency), to the controversial 2015 Prevent Duty that demands certain public bodies – including universities take measures to prevent people being drawn into terrorism, to how lessons learned from the use of the military during ‘the troubles’ in Northern Ireland are being used today. Although the UK’s considerable experience of counter-terrorism is evident in its successes, this lecture explored some of the many opportunities for improvement.

About Dr Samantha Newbery

Dr Samantha Newbery belongs to the Politics and Contemporary History Subject Group at the university, where she runs an online Masters in Terrorism and Security. She is currently writing a book about the use of informers during ‘the troubles’ in Northern Ireland. Dr Newbery’s publications include the book Interrogation, Intelligence and Security, which examines methods of torture used by the British military, and Why Spy? co-authored with Brian Stewart CMG, a former Deputy Chief of MI6. She is regularly interviewed on TV and radio about terrorism and intelligence issues.

The event was hosted by the University's Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Richard Stephenson, and preceded by a welcome drinks reception and followed by an opportunity to network with alumni.

View the photos here.

Date: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Time: 18:00 - 20:30
Venue: The Marquis Cornwallis, 31 Marchmont St, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AP

Hosted at the historic Marquis Cornwallis pub in London, we got to meet our fantastic alumni in a more informal setting. Attendees heard about the latest developments from Salford University, as well as networking with current students, staff and fellow alumni.

View the photos from the event here.