The Knowledge Hub is a key focus for innovation in the Faculty of Business and Law.
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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).
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
UK Government Report shows the number of UK jobs in the creative industry went up by 6.4% to 1.9m in 2014. Compared to the average job growth rate for the UK economy of 2.1%, creative jobs are being added at three times the national average.
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.
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.
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.