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Date published: March 29, 2018

Alumni Lecture Series - 'Homelessness - whose fault is it?'

Fay Selvan with special guest Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester

Date: Thursday 12th April
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: Chapman Lecture Theatre 1, University of Salford

Our next Alumni Lecture is in just a few weeks time. The University and the Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) are delighted to welcome Salford Graduate Fay Selvan, to deliver this year’s annual alumni lecture. Fay is Chief Executive of the Big Life Group and Big Issue North, and Chair of the INSP (International Network of Street Papers).

The Mayor of Greater Manchester will join Fay for a discussion about homelessness following her lecture.

Fay SelvanAndy Burnham

According to recent statistics, the number of people sleeping rough in England has reached a record high after a 73% rise over the last three years. It is estimated that over 4,750 people are now sleeping on the streets.

Fay will examine this issue closely, bringing a unique insight in her capacity as CEO of the Big Life Group, and through her vast experience in tackling homelessness with Big Issue North and INSP a group of social enterprises and charities with a turnover of circa £19m. The Big Life Group is one of the largest social enterprises in the UK. It offers opportunities to people who have the least, helping them get to where they want to be.

Register here

We hope to see you there. If you require any further information about the lecture please contact alumni@salford.ac.uk.

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