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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, Dr Julia Rouse.

Developing Your Digital Skills for the Manchester and North West Economy

, MMU Business School

This event will be honed to address the employability needs of MMU Business School students seeking employment within the digital industries. Organised by the Creative Industries Knowledge Cluster.

Wollstonecraft panel with Dr Emma Liggens and Dr Sonja Lawrenson

, People’s History Museum

Join MMU academics as they discuss their varied and fascinating publications and work on Mary Wollstonecraft. This panel event is part of Wonder Women Radical Manchester.

Enterprise and Strategy Simulation Competition

, MMU Business School

Innovative and exciting two-day event where teams comprising year 11 and 12 pupils, academics and business partners will compete against each other in a real world simulation to test their business acumen.

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

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Nuturing our future talent in the creative industries

Thanks to the Creative Industries Knowledge Cluster, MMU Business School’s postgraduate students were offered the opportunity to both meet and pitch to the key people in a number of major companies in Manchester’s creative industry.

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Irish expressionist artist Brian Maguire visits MMU

The Gender Knowledge Cluster along with Manchester School of Art hosted three events in February 2015 showcasing the work of Brian Maguire surrounding the cultural phenomenon of feminicide in Juarez, Mexico.

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Prize for Newer Researchers from the Society for Research into Higher Education

The Society for Research into Higher Education invites applications from newer researchers to enter a research proposal for a small scale project under an SRHE Prize scheme. There will be up to three prizes of £3,000 available for a research project of one year’s duration. These awards are intended to provide support for early stage researchers in the field of higher education research.

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Dr Kate Cook discusses Ched Evans’s return to football on BBC North West Tonight

Dr Kate Cook (leader of the Gender knowledge cluster) appeared on Monday evening’s edition of BBC North West Tonight (5.1.2015) to talk about Ched Evans’s potential return to professional football.

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Knowledge Hub Director wins best paper award for ISBE 2014

Congratulations to Dr Julia Rouse for her award at ISBE 2014. Julia was presented with Winner Best Paper (Gender and Enterprise) at the awards dinner for a piece of research she co-authored with Prof. John Kitching entitled Embodying Entrepreneur Pregnancy: More Individualised Strategising than Mutual Adjustment.

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

For more information

  • Director:
    Dr 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