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Congratulations!

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The Blog would like to congratulate all the winners at yesterday’s MMU staff awards. Well done also to all who were short-listed and nominated – it was great to hear the fantastic work that colleagues are doing and there were some really inspirational quotes from the nominators.

However, we couldn’t let the moment pass without saying a very special well done to our very own Germaine Loader and Berthold Schoene who won the awards for Service Excellence and Outstanding Innovation in Research/Knowledge Exchange respectively.

Speaking with the Blog, Dave Raper (Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange) commented:

‘It’s great to see Germaine and Berthold receiving recognition for their contributions with their well-deserved awards. The Research and Knowledge Exchange team has made a major difference to MMU over the past two years. The level of support and expertise the team provide to academic staff in bidding for research grants, engaging with business and in managing our institutional submissions to HEFCE is sector leading. The whole team have contributed to this success and should be proud of their achievements.’ 

Congratulations once again Germaine and Berthold, and we promise we’ll stop embarrassing you now!

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Last chance to book! RKE Social -The Science of Christmas

Science of ChristmasWhen: Friday 19th December, 4-5.30pm

Where: Council Chamber, Ormond Building, All Saints Campus

Why: Hosted by RKE but carrying no formal agenda, this is an informal opportunity for MMU Academic staff to meet colleagues, swap ideas and discuss collaborations.

Loosely themed around this festive time of year, Steve Millington is going to be speaking about his research into Class and Christmas lights and Haleh Moravej will be speaking about seasonal food and Christmas eating and drinking. There will be an honesty bar and a suggestions box – the rest is simply your space, the atmosphere laid back.

I’m there! Book me on! (booking via eventbrite)

If you have an enquiry about the event please email RKE-Events@mmu.ac.uk

 


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Last RKE Social of 2014! The Science of Christmas

Science of ChristmasWhen: Friday 19th December, 4-5.30pm

Where: Council Chamber, Ormond Building, All Saints Campus

Why: Hosted by RKE but carrying no formal agenda, this is an informal opportunity for MMU Academic staff to meet colleagues, swap ideas and discuss collaborations.

Loosely themed around this festive time of year, Steve Millington is going to be speaking about his research into Class and Christmas lights and Haleh Moravej will be speaking about seasonal food and Christmas eating and drinking. There will be an honesty bar and a suggestions box – the rest is simply your space, the atmosphere laid back.

I’m there! Book me on! (booking via eventbrite)

If you have an enquiry about the event please email RKE-Events@mmu.ac.uk

 


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Call for Abstracts – what works in reducing crime

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POLCON 5 – The fifth annual conference of the higher education forum for learning and development in policing

During this time of austerity and restricted budgets, the police service is under considerable pressure to improve the level of service it provides to the public. Police managers and Police Crime Commissioners are being asked to put ‘what works’ at the heart of their joint spending and policy decisions, particularly with regards to reducing crime.

The return of ‘what works’ will form the back-drop for this conference. Moreover, it will examine how universities and the police service can collaborate to develop the evidence base and to foster excellence in policing.

Call for Abstracts
To be considered for presenting a paper at the conference, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to polcon5@tees.ac.uk. Poster abstracts, up to 250 words in length, are also invited for submission.

The deadline has been extended to 31 July 2014.

Guidance for submitting your applciation can be found here: http://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/whats_on/polcon5.cfm


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DEADLINE EXTENDED – CARPE Conference 2015 (Turku, Finland) – Your ideas wanted!

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Following on from our earlier post, the nice people organising the CARPE Conference have announced that they will be extending the deadline for you to make suggestions for sessions and papers.

The new deadline will be 31 August 2014, which gives another month for you to submit your proposals.

The Conference is shaping up to be an exciting platform for exchanging ideas with colleagues in our partner organisations and you can access the official invitation, which gives details of how to propose ideas, here.

If you would like to find out more about CARPE and make links with colleagues in our partner organisations please visit the network website and join the CARPE LinkedIn group.

About CARPE

The Consortium on Applied Research and Professional Education (CARPE) is the first strategic alliance of a number of European universities of applied sciences. Its members are Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Universitat Politècnica de València, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University and HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht


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CARPE Conference 2015 (Turku, Finland) – Your ideas wanted!

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Following on from last year’s CARPE Conference hosted by MMU, planning is underway for the third CARPE Conference, which will be hosted by Turku University of Applied Sciences.

The event ‘Towards Successful European Societies: The Social and Economic Significance of Universities of Applied Sciences’ will take place between 18-20 May 2015 and will provide a great opportunity to exchange ideas with the CARPE community.

MMU staff and students are invited to propose ideas for sessions, panels and round table events exploring the conference theme or one of the established CARPE themes: Arts and Design; Continuing Professional Development, Creative Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Future of Health Care, Quality Assurance and Social Innovation and Sustainability.

A copy of the call for ideas can be accessed here, and the deadline for submitting ideas is 31 July 2014.

If you would like to find out more about CARPE and make links with colleagues in our partner organisations please visit the network website and join the CARPE LinkedIn group.

About CARPE

The Consortium on Applied Research and Professional Education (CARPE) is the first strategic alliance of a number of European universities of applied sciences. Its members are Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Universitat Politècnica de València, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University and HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht