UOM life 13th June 2019
After almost half a century, we’re heading back to the Moon. In an international effort led by NASA, the return will provide scientists with clues to Earth’s past and hope for its future, as Dr Jim Green, NASA’s Chief Scientist, explains.
Schools 22nd May 2019
Meet Roy Conway, a 72-year-old PhD student in the School of Materials and advocate for studying in later life. As he tells The Hub, he’s not ready for his pipe and slippers just yet…
Heritage 1st April 2019
This April Fools’ Day, we’ve got a little challenge for you. Take a look at our five stories from across the Faculty of Science and Engineering and see if you can work out the fiction lurking between the facts.
Schools 18th February 2019
LEGO® and its space-themed missions are helping The University of Manchester inspire the next generation of engineers from in and around the local area. Find out how.
Social responsibility 14th February 2019
This week, The University of Manchester hosted Dragonfly Day – an opportunity for local schoolgirls to meet the women studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) here. What better time to be reminded that “women can do anything”?
Schools 19th December 2018
Santa is real… but he does have to obey the laws of physics. That’s according to Dr Rob Appleby, lecturer in high energy particle physics at The University of Manchester.
UOM life 12th December 2018
Did you know that without mathematicians, the entire Universe would crumble and decay into nothing? At least, that’s according to a classic episode of Doctor Who (our School of Mathematics colleagues are good, but even they’re not holding-together-the-very-fabric-of-the-Universe good). Logopolis is the final instalment in the adventures of the Fourth Doctor, played by the legendary […]
Schools 2nd November 2018
Lightning doesn’t strike twice – unless you happen to be stood in the High Voltage (HV) Lab at The University of Manchester, that is. On Sunday, this institution – officially named the National Grid Power Systems Research Centre – celebrates its Diamond Anniversary. We take a look back at its history and the achievements recorded […]
Heritage 31st October 2018
Shortly after the turn of the 19th century, in 1824, a group of influential industrialists had a rather radical idea. They believed that all working men should have the chance to learn the basics of the sciences that were relevant to their trade. From this idea, the Manchester Mechanics’ Institution was founded. It was backed […]
UOM life 3rd October 2018
How long will it take to find a job after graduating university – and are we alone in the universe? Two huge questions that no doubt every student asks – and we may have the answers! The University College for Interdisciplinary Learning (UCIL) is offering undergraduates the chance to learn different skills and disciplines to […]