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Recoverism and the Arts: driving change through collaborative research 

Tuesday 25th April at The Manchester School of Art. VERY LIMITED PLACES. If you are interested in collaborative research in this important change agenda, register now at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/recoverism-and-the-arts-driving-change-through-collaborative-research-tickets-32598149944?aff=es2 Manchester Met is developing ground-breaking research agendas, exploring the complexity of substance use – disorder and recovery.  This free one-day event, a collaboration between the Substance Use and Addictive Behaviours Research Group (SUAB), the Arts and Health Research Group and Portraits of Recovery (PORe), is developing research around the vital role that the arts and culture can play in the lives of people and communities affected by or in recovery from addiction. The event will showcase ...

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DESIGN ROUTES Symposium

DESIGN ROUTES Symposium Tuesday 28 March 2017 (12:00pm-4:30pm followed by drinks reception) Benzie Building, Manchester School of Art Eventbrite details are available at Design Routes Symposium You are cordially invited to join us to celebrate the end of the DESIGN ROUTES project. DESIGN ROUTES presents an engaging symposium and pop-up exhibition that explores the role of design in revitalising culturally significant designs, products and practices. As the culmination of a major AHRC funded collaboration between Lancaster, Leeds and Manchester Metropolitan Universities, there will be opportunity to gain insight of the research activities as well as presentation from leading thinkers in ...

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How to be a Successful Researcher in the 21st Century

How to be a Successful Researcher in the 21st Century – Event Friday 31st March 2017, 12pm – 7pm Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, Room 1.22 For more information and to register attendance, please visit the Eventbrite. Attendance is free and includes lunch. Open research is much more than open access. It is about making all aspects of the research process open to all possible interested parties. It involves innovative approaches to communicating results and sharing outputs. It is about accessibility, inclusivity, citizen science, public engagement, radical transparency, reproducibility, data sharing, social media and more. Supported by the British Academy, this ...

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Arts & Health Research Group Events

RE-IMAGINING HIV We are looking for a small group of Manchester School of Art staff and post-graduate students from different disciplines to work collaboratively with colleagues from the Department of Nursing and the National HIV Nurses Association and people living with HIV.  The last government HIV awareness campaign in the UK was 30 years ago, and times have changed. We want to develop a contemporary public health campaign that is neither stigmatising or negatively sensational, based on knowledge, not misinformation and which challenges and informs. It might span a range of media and will be visual, bold and informed. On ...

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SITES OF RESISTANCE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6:00 PM – to – Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 9:00 PM (GMT) OX G.09 & OX LB.02, 70 Oxford St, Manchester M1 5NH Three consecutive events all running Thursday evenings 6pm – 8pm at Number 70 Oxford Rd in OX G.09 & OX LB.02 All events are free but separate booking is necessary Event 1 – March 9th ‘Sites of Resistance: Speaking Truth to Power’ This session will consider the role of the documentary film maker in supporting challenges against injustice. The session will include the screening and discussion of sections of recent documentaries ...

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New Modes of Art Writing – Event One

Registration is now open for Event One! Event one is free to attend, please register a place through Eventbrite. If you are an NWCDTP funded student or a presenter/workshop leader, please specify when registering. The full programme for Event One will be added at a later date. New Modes of Art Writing – Event One Art Writing and New Media Outlets in the North 18th May 2017, 9am – 6pm Although the academic thesis or journal is seen as the main output of writing for PhD students, there is a wealth of opportunity in arts journalism to explore different modes ...

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Next Meeting of the Early Career Research Group – Wednesday, 1st March, 3.30-5pm, Benzie 308

The Early Career Researcher (ECR) Group was formed in the Manchester School of Art as a forum for ECRs to share their knowledge and experience. We are now widening the group to all ECRs across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and opening it to final year research degree students. Our aim is to create an open and supportive environment within which issues that are salient to early career researchers can be explored. The first meeting of the group will take place between 3:30 and 5pm on Wednesday the 1st of March in Benzie Room 308.  Professor Berthold Schoene, Associate ...

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engage: SciBar – The Science of Gossip

This month’s fascinating SciBar talk is brought to you by Dr Jenny Cole, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Manchester Met: The Science of Gossip: Why we love it and why we need it   Conventional wisdom dictates that we should not engage in ‘idle chatter’ or gossip, and that being labelled a gossip is something we should avoid at any cost. However, contemporary views of gossip in psychology highlight gossip as an important evolutionary tool; one which holds our social groups together and oils the wheels of social interaction. This talk aims to introduce listeners to psychological research which provides ...

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