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Makeup of the Day: University Balling

Hello lovely readers!

Sorry I haven’t been very active of late, I’ve got my uni project to complete by next week so I am super-busy! However I did manage to have some fun on Tuesday night at my university ball. 411 more words

Beauty

Training the next generation of chemical engineers (Day 339)

I think I may be a little unusual amongst chemical engineering professors in that I started out in academia, before switching to a career in industry and then switching back again. 564 more words

Geoff Maitland

“No-one engaged in the pursuit of knowledge is a foreigner”: Supporting International Students in Manchester

This is the first in a series of guest posts by Sarah Webster, based on her fascinating PhD research into British student activism since 1945. 845 more words

Activism

Amazing Grace and the Library Z Zone!

I chatted with Eureka! 2014 finalist Grace Bamber this week about her soon to be launched new sleep-pod competition idea. Here is what Grace had to say about her student-inspired nap area and her experience of being part of Eureka! 272 more words

Finishing off the National Graphene Institute

Monday 27th April 2015, 9.45am (day 1,341)

If it’s Monday, it is usually Manchester. I have three routes from station to office, and two of them pass this building, which is still being finished off. 21 more words

Daily Post

The importance of philanthropy

Professor Brian Cox of the University of Manchester (and prolific science presenter) talks about the importance of philanthropy in higher education and research.

My issue with his stance on needing more PhDs is that while this is lovely for research, what happens to these people after they finish, and have no academic jobs to go into, or are too qualified for other jobs? 9 more words

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