The Department of Materials
Welcome to Materials 15th June 2020
Different academics from our PG Fashion programmes host a series of mini-lectures that provide a concise overview of the key aspects that underpin the content of masters study.
Materials World 1st June 2020
Discover how Fashion Buying and Merchandising graduate Rachel Cox benefitted from the Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) initiative.
Student experience 26th May 2020
We talk to third-year BSc Fashion Buying and Merchandising student Imogen Rowley, who is volunteering to test people for COVID-19.
Materials World 31st January 2020
The new Faculty of Science and Engineering podcast The Buzz kicks off with an episode exploring the darker side of modern fashion: fast fashion. Listen here.
Materials World 11th October 2019
Dr Patsy Perry and Dr Amy Benstead of the Department of Materials discuss the real cost of Manchester’s successes in the world of fast fashion.
Meet the Department 26th March 2019
The new MIDAS programme led by Prof Michael Preuss aims to make nuclear power safer and cleaner by researching cladding materials in nuclear reactors.
#MondayMaterials 25th April 2016
Last time out with #MondayMaterials we hit the big 2-0 while speaking to Prof Bill Sampson! 20 episodes since the launch of our blog last May and it seems like only yesterday to me. I’ve learnt a lot in that time, though, particularly regarding how the research within the school works. We have several research […]
Materials World 18th November 2015
Hello everyone. We have a pretty exciting treat for you all today! It’s an ‘After Uni’ post with none other than Victoria Magrath, the creator of InTheFrow. InTheFrow began as a blog and, in Victoria’s own words, ‘a hobby’. These days, with nearly 80,000 Twitter followers, 390,000 subscribers on YouTube, and 571,000 followers on Instagram, it […]
Meet the Department 9th November 2015
I first came across Dr Christopher Blanford’s name a few years ago. I worked for the Faculty of Life Sciences in my previous role at the University, and in that role I used to help look after the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology’s website. Christopher is a research group leader within that institute, and I clearly remember […]
Materials World 28th October 2015
If you can cast your mind back as far as July, you might remember that I interviewed recent graduate Amy Nicholson for part 4 of the #MondayMaterials series. Well she recently got in touch to let me know that she’d had some exciting news. I thought you might like to hear about it too, so here she is: “The […]