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Knowledge Hub

Knowledge Hub


The Knowledge Hub is a key focus for innovation in the Faculty of Business and Law.

Through our wide range of Knowledge Clusters we bring together academic staff, students and ‘real world’ partners to make sense of the key challenges facing contemporary business and society.

Our Knowledge Clusters reflect the passion and expertise of our academic staff. Of equal importance, though, are the research needs of our business community. By bringing together a treasure trove of resource in a creative environment we seek to spark innovation in teaching, research and knowledge exchange that can really make a difference.

Our clusters are action-orientated and entrepreneurial as well as scholarly. They are passionate about working with a wide range of stakeholders to build a useful evidence base and facilitating practitioners to use that evidence to build a sustainable future.

Knowledge Hub Director, Professor Julia Rouse.

Showcase Your Creative and Digital Skills

, MMU Business School (Postgraduate Suite, 7th Floor)

Honed to address the employability needs of MMU’s 3rd year undergraduates and postgraduate students seeking employment within the digital industries, this event will be extensively supported by the MPA (Manchester Publicity Association – the Voice of Manchester’s Communications Community).

Beyond GDP: can the humanities show the way?

, MMU Business School

As part of the Manchester Metropolitan University Festival of Knowledge, a one-day symposium will take place on 4 November 2015 to examine the role and contribution of the humanities in awakening the imaginative and moral sense amongst participants.

A full list of our upcoming events features on the events calendar. Here, you will also find details of our past events.

Latest News and Opportunities

Professor Julia Rouse

Congratulations to Professor Julia Rouse and Dr Mike Bull

Knowledge Hub Director, Julia Rouse, and Mike Bull (Business in Sport cluster) have been awarded the accolades of Professor and Doctor respectively. All of us in the Knowledge Hub would like to congratulate them on their achievements.

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EdEggs® and nurturing healthy behaviours in children

Dr Angel Salazar (MODB) attended two events last week as CEO of EdEggs®, a mobile application aiming to improve the overall health of children by encouraging them to walk outdoors. These were the Health 2.0 Manchester and the Manchester Children’s Book Festival events.

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MMU PR Students earn summer internships at Weber Shandwick

As a result of the Creative Industries cluster’s Future Talent event and subsequent Immersion Day at Weber Shandwick, a number of MMU PR students were offered summer internships working for the creative agency.

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Developing talent for 1.2 million new Creative and Digital Sector Workers by 2022

Currently estimated to employ 183,000 in the North West, the Creative and Digital Sector (CDS) represents a real success story for the North West. How do we capitalise on the huge demand for skills when the UK needs an estimated 1.2 million new CDS workers by 2022?

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Professor Chris Pyke

Chris Pyke and Vince Fitzsimons to write report for Top 200 North West Businesses 2015

Congratulations to Prof Chris Pyke and Vince Fitzsimons (Department of Accounting and Finance), who have been commissioned to write an analysis report on the sectors currently performing well, and those tipped for growth in the next twelve months, for Top 200 North West Businesses 2015 published later in the year.

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Jeff McCarthy

Jeff McCarthy appointed to MPA board

Jeff McCarthy (Creative Industries cluster) has been appointed to the board of a leading creative and digital membership organisation in Manchester. He will help lead the MPA, a non-for-profit body with 1,800 members representing the media, film, creative and digital industries across the city.

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Kay Lalor

Dr Kay Lalor awarded prestigious Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr Kay Lalor (Gender Knowledge Cluster) who has been awarded a prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship for her project ‘International Relations and LGBTI Rights: Conditionality, Diplomacy and Activism’. The three year fellowship will examine the effectiveness of different forms international pressure for the advancement of LGBTI rights across borders and within different cultures and jurisdictions.

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Skills Reviews (delivered by GMCC & Peachy)

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) have developed a skills review that is designed to help identify the type of training that would benefit a business and find the best organisations to deliver that training.

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For more content from the Knowledge Hub, please visit the News and opportunities archive.

For more information

  • Director:
    Prof Julia Rouse
  • Address:
    Knowledge Hub,
    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Business School,
    All Saints Campus,
    Oxford Road,
    Manchester, M15 6BH,
    United Kingdom
For general enquiries, contact
  • Katherine Roycroft
    Research Project and Development Manager (Mon–Wed)
  • Telephone:
    0161 247 6067
  • Email:

  • Jane Walkington-Ellis
    Research Project and Development Manager (Wed–Fri)
  • Telephone:
    0161 247 3654
  • Email:

  • Gary Lindsay
    Research Administrator
  • Telephone:
    0161 247 2706
  • Email:

Events at a glance