Manchester Bee

Date published: May 22, 2019

Minute's silence to mark second anniversary of Manchester Arena attack

A minute's silence will take place on Wednesday 22 May at 12.50pm outside University House.

In collaboration with KidsCan, who lost their friend and fundraiser Martin Hett in the Attack, and the VC’s Fun Run, the University of Salford will stand together to observe this moment of reflection to remember those who lost their lives on that day, and the hundreds of other individuals also affected.

We will gather on the Broadwalk outside University House from 12.45pm, joined by University Chaplains who will lead a short address before the silence takes place at 12.50pm. The Fun Run will then commence at 1pm raising funds for KidScan.

Exams and Assessments will proceed as planned without interruption.

Additional support on the day

If you feel that you'd like to make an appointment to talk to someone about how you feel, please contact us on 0161 295 0023 (option 1, option 1), or complete the online referral form. You can also visit the askUS desk in University House.

Quiet rooms for prayer, reflection and contemplation are available in the following spaces, opening times can be found here:

  • The Faith Centre – Chapel, Quiet Room and Muslim Prayer Hall
  • Allerton room 324 and 321
  • Maxwell room 212
  • MCUK room 324

As the anniversary falls within Ramadhan, there will be a daily breaking of the fast from around 9.30pm at the Faith Centre. This is a daily communal gathering that is open to all to share food and friendship.

The university maintains its zero tolerance stance to hate crime.  The following links may be helpful if you wish to report a recent or historical hate incident:

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