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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

Mon 18 Jun 2018

Salford is holding its inaugural Festival of Research this year between 25th June and 20th July 2018 across the campus. The aim of the Festival is to showcase and celebrate Salford’s diverse research and its impact to a wider audience and will encourage both researchers and the general public to become involved. In the week […]

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Wed 13 Jun 2018

Two members of staff from the Directorate of Journalism, Politics and Contemporary History, School of Arts and Media, have been shortlisted for the prestigious Whitfield Prize for 2018, awarded annually by the Royal Historical Society for the best first monograph on either British or Irish history. Dr Dan Lomas, Lecturer in International History, and Dr […]

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Fri 11 May 2018

According to Fast Track Impact’s calculations (see: http://www.fasttrackimpact.com/single-post/2017/02/01/How-much-was-an-impact-case-study-worth-in-the-UK-Research-Excellence-Framework for further details), the best impact submissions to REF2014, i.e. those achieving a 4* star narrative case study, had a currency exchange of some £324,000 (£46,300 per year between 2015/16-2021/22). By contrast, a 4* research output was typically valued at between £5,000-£25,000. Generally speaking, impact case studies […]

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Tue 10 Apr 2018

As the REF draws ever closer, thoughts are now turning to impact and how to ensure that the University’s research is demonstrating impact beyond academia and making a real difference in the wider world. This raises a number of questions about what constitutes impact and impact evidence, where this should be stored, when it should […]

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Wed 21 Mar 2018

One way of effectively demonstrating the impact that your research has had on your stakeholders is to collect testimonial evidence. This generally takes the form of a letter from a collaborator on headed paper, although e-mails are also acceptable. It can sometimes feel awkward to ask collaborators to write corroborating statements of this kind and […]

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Wed 21 Feb 2018

There is a growing body of opinion that holds that researchers have a responsibility to articulate the impact of their research to non-academic audiences. Indeed, the way in which research funding is allocated now increasingly reflects researchers’ ability to generate, demonstrate and evidence their impact. A renewed emphasis on the importance of both planning and evidencing […]

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