Welcome to Materials
Discover more about the School of Materials: its world-leading facilities, fantastic outreach activities and groundbreaking events.
Welcome to Materials 3rd August 2018
This July saw the return of the annual Bluedot Festival to Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire – a unique blend of science, art and music.
Welcome to Materials 28th June 2018
The Composites@Manchester initiative aims to bring together early career researchers, particularly PhD, MSc and postdoctoral researchers, to share their research as part of a community.
Student experience 15th February 2018
Applications for our Live-In-Labs summer volunteering project in India are now open. Find out more here.
Welcome to Materials 7th February 2018
First year Fashion Business students have been using their fashion styling and visual merchandising skills to create eye-catching and appealing window and in-store displays from donated clothing at the British Heart Foundation (BHF) charity shop in Stretford Mall. Students were first of all given a mini-lecture on visual merchandising principles by Stephen Doyle, Senior Lecturer […]
Materials World 16th December 2016
One thing that makes the experience of studying materials at The University of Manchester particularly special is Manchester itself. It has everything you could want. Great food and nightlife, fantastic theatres and gig venues a plenty, more shops than you could ever hope to visit, and even a handful of festivals throughout the year. There’s also a […]
Welcome to Materials 5th December 2016
It’s an exciting day for one of the school’s PhD students, and somebody who has appeared on the blog a couple of times already. Rhys Archer appeared in the #MondayMaterials series and also wrote a post for us about her success in the ‘I’m An Engineer, Get Me out of Here’ competition. Part of her prize […]
Welcome to Materials 7th October 2015
Hello all – and thanks for coming back to the blog (or for coming for the first time, if that’s the case!). The audience has been growing recently, and I’m really grateful to everyone who has taken the time to read the blog posts. Those of you who have been coming back for a while might remember […]
Welcome to Materials 6th August 2015
So, who remembers one of my earliest posts on the blog? The one where I went along to the Design, Fashion, and Business degree show and talked to a few of the students about their final year projects? Well we had a fair few questions for them on the day, and over the last week […]
Welcome to Materials 9th July 2015
On June 23rd, or National Women in Engineering Day to those in the know, I attended a Women in Materials event, co-hosted by the School of Materials and The Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IOM3). Grace Burke opened proceedings, discussing her career so far and the decisions that have led to her role as Director […]
Welcome to Materials 25th June 2015
Part of the reason we attended the Open Day was to encourage interaction with our #BetterWorld campaign. If you aren’t already aware, the School of Materials is part of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Within the Faculty we cover subjects ranging from materials to chemical engineering, via physics, maths, chemistry, civil engineering, and […]