The Knowledge Hub is a key focus for innovation in the Faculty of Business and Law.
19 February 2016
Hosted by the Creative Industries Knowledge Cluster in association with the Manchester Publicity Association (MPA), this event brings together creative industry experts, postgraduates and academics for a day of talks, networking, skills workshops and competitions, featuring a keynote speech by John Kampfner, Chief Executive of the Creative Industries Federation.
2 March 2016
This event aims to introduce and engage participants, notably policy makers and practitioners, to the experiences of women surviving on the margins of both state and public life and the extraordinary difficulties they face when dealing with gender based violence and increasingly harsh immigration policies in the age of austerity.
Various dates throughout 2016
A number of cross-faculty research events are being held to showcase the work of our Knowledge Clusters. The next one takes place on 20 April 2016 showcasing Work Psychology. This follows on from Gender and Creative Industries showcases in 2015.
Research by Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business School led by Associate Dean for Research, Professor Carol Atkinson, has shown a clear relationship between homecare workers’ terms and conditions and the quality of care provided. The research has informed a consultation launched by the Welsh Government regarding the domiciliary care workforce.
The Business in Sport Knowledge Cluster welcomed 16 students and two members of staff from Heilbronn University, Germany. Among the activities was a guest talk from Graham Herstell about working in sport in the UK and the challenges the industry faces.
The conference theme is inspired by the historical legacy of the Industrial Revolution that has made Manchester a pre-eminent industrial metropolis of the world. The theme invites contributors to consider social and economic implications of industrialisation, de-industrialisation and transformation with particular attention to those institutions that flourish and decline around industries and manufacturing.
In response to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement, Dr Kevin Albertson, member of the Pluralist Political Economy Knowledge Cluster and Reader in Economics at MMU Business School, criticises budget cuts in an opinion piece for City AM.
The ICCI 2016: 18th International Conference on Creative Industry aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Creative Industry.
Congratulations to Jeff McCarthy and Dr Kate Cook whose work was nominated for the Faculty of Business and Law Award in the 2015 MMU Knowledge Exchange Project Awards.
John Kampfner, Director of Creative Industries Federation, will speak at one of our Creative Industries Knowledge Cluster events in February 2016. Formed in 2014, the Creative Industries Federation is both a significant and independent voice for the creative industries in the UK.
This symposium will focus on the following topic: ‘Designing Tomorrow‘s Campus: Resiliency, Vulnerability, and Adaptation’, with a view to contributing to the further development of this fast-growing field.
A team comprising the Consumer Behaviour Knowledge Cluster, MMU Business School interns and volunteers led by Dr Amna Khan, will present the findings of Gift of Togetherness – a Heritage Lottery funded oral history project on Muslim gift-gifting cultures – at Manchester Mega Mela this weekend.
The 2nd Competitive Advantage in the Digital Economy (CADE) summer school took place in Venice on 28–30 May. Sponsored by CAGE and NEMODE, this was a genuinely informative and extremely well organised event. Jeff McCarthy (Creative Industries and Business in Sport clusters) was fortunate to be awarded a place. Here are his notes taken from the first two days.