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  • Experts want honest, open and public conversation on nuclear energy

    Nuclear experts want honest and open conversation, informed by up-to-date information. Especially as nuclear power could play an important role in reducing greenhouse gasses and be a viable alternative to fossil fuels.

  • Technology used for gazing into space could help solve the world’s food crisis

    Professor of Astrophysics, Prof Sarah Bridle, explains why the technology she uses to map the universe could help solve some of the world’s most pressing food issues.

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  • PROFILE: University celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

    Today (Friday 23rd June) is International Women in Engineering Day 2017. The day focuses on amazing careers in engineering and technical roles for girls, and celebrates the achievements of outstanding women engineers around the world.

    Here are just a handfall of such women, staff and students, from the University's Faculty of Science and Engineering.

  • Researcher's first project prompts new EU approach to fuel poverty

    A Manchester PhD student’s early research has provided the European Union (EU) with a new tool for measuring fuel poverty and gathered European-wide momentum behind helping the 54 million European households that currently struggle to heat and power their homes.

  • Greenland shark expedition returns with new data and spectacular footage

    An international team of physiologists including The University of Manchester’s Dr Holly Shiels has returned from Greenland, where they battled storms and icebergs to study one of the world’s most mysterious sharks.

  • Manchester experts showcase solutions for secure, cost effective and cleaner energy

    Researchers from The University of Manchester will reveal pioneering work that could help future generations across the world have access to more secure, cost effective and cleaner energy.

     

  • Researchers find clouds filled with ‘ice-lollies’

    Researchers from the University of Manchester have discovered clouds filled ice-lollies, twice.

  • University community honoured by the Queen

    Several members of The University of Manchester community have been recognised by Her Majesty the Queen in the Birthday Honours list.

  • World’s leading renewable energy experts head to Manchester

    Will smart cities provide the next step in sustainable living? Can renewable energy play a key role in stopping widespread blackouts? These are just some of the topics that will be covered at IEEE PES PowerTech Manchester 2017.

  • EXPERT COMMENTARY - "40,000 premature deaths a year in UK caused by poor air quality"

    Today (Thursday 15th June) is the first ever National Clean Air Day and Professor Hugh Coe says it is imperative we reduce air pollution in our towns and cities.

    “Poor air quality in our cities has been estimated to lead to over 40,000 premature deaths in the UK each year. The main health effects that are known to arise from poor air quality are heart disease and poor lung function. However, infant development, cognitive function and other diseases and conditions have also been linked to air pollution, though these links are not yet well proven.”

    Prof Coe says those living in major towns and cities are at the highest risk levels: “To minimise the effects of pollution on our health we need to decrease the levels of pollution in our towns and cities and also reduce our exposure to the pollution,” he says.

    “The closer we are to car exhausts the greater our exposure, so living close to major highways, working for extended periods near to major traffic routes, spending a long time in a car in traffic where emissions are taken into the car through the front grille all increase our risk.”

    So what makes air pollution and contaminants so dangerous and what causes it? “Oxides of nitrogen and tiny particulates less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter, that’s less than ten times the width of a human hair, exceed legislated guidelines many times each year across our cities affecting people who live and work there.”

    Diesel vehicles are a particular issue according to Prof Coe, “these oxides of nitrogen are emitted largely by road vehicles and, in recent years, it has become apparent that reductions in emissions from diesels under test conditions are not being translated into on road reductions under real driving conditions. This has led to us experiencing large concentrations in our cities.”

     

    Prof Coe adds whilst the vehicles on our roads are undoubtedly the primary source of air pollution, there are also other contributory factors: “Particulates arise from vehicle exhausts but also from other sources such as wood burning in homes in winter, commercial cooking, non-exhaust road emissions from tyre, engine and brake wear and resuspension from road surfaces. Construction makes a substantial contribution also.”

    But Prof Coe adds there are some simple ways the public can help reduce emissions: “Things like not adding to pollution during the school run and exposing children to harmful pollution are extremely beneficial. Think about the journey, do you really need to use your car? And it’s not just the school run. We need to consider how we can commute to work in a cleaner, but efficient way and to think more carefully before we use our vehicles.”

    That is why Prof Coe believes events like National Clean Air Day need to be embraced by the relevant authorities and general public: “The first ever National Clean Air Day aims to inform us of how we create pollution, how we can minimise it and also how we can reduce our exposure to it. The day is to encourage us into action to reduce our reliance on using our cars wherever we can, so we are not fouling the air for our neighbours.”

  • Professor Nalin Thakkar named in Top 50 public sector leaders list

    The University of Manchester’s Professor Nalin Thakkar has been included in a list of the top 50 most influential BAME leaders in the public sector.

  • Research tracks roots of harmful behaviour among young adults

    New collaborative research conducted by epidemiologists at The University of Manchester and at Aarhus University, Denmark has demonstrated the strong link between being admitted to hospital for trauma as a child and different forms of harmful and self-destructive behaviour in young adults.

  • Money can buy you love, as 1,000 suppliers create social responsibility plans

    With an annual spend of around £410m on goods and services and a £1bn campus development programme, The University of Manchester is exerting significant influence on its suppliers’ approach to social and environmental issues with 1,000 now accessing its supplier engagement tool to create bespoke action plans.

  • Police operation in Rusholme

    Students who have been asked to leave their accommodation as a result of the ongoing police incident in Rusholme can go to Owens Park in Fallowfield.

  • T. rex gets a protein shake-up – prehistoric collagen identified as modern contaminant

    Palaeontologists at the University of Manchester have definitively proven there will never be a Jurassic Park after re-analysing collagen from a Tyrannosaurus rex bone discovered more than a decade ago.

  • Thousands compete in Manchester run as part of Purple Wave

    Almost 2,500 students, alumni and staff of The University of Manchester took part in the Great Manchester Run on Sunday 28 May as part of the largest ever university group to take part in an organised running event.

  • Breakthrough in pharmaceuticals production with new enzyme discovery

    Scientists have discovered a new enzyme that will make a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease cheaper and quicker to produce. Researchers at the Universities of Manchester and York found the enzyme in Aspergillus oryzae, a kind of fungus used for making soy sauce. 

     

  • The attack on Manchester Arena

    The thoughts of everyone at our University are with those affected by the shocking events which unfolded at the Manchester Arena on Monday, 22 May.

  • Students aim to create the world’s first spaceplane

    A team of students from the University of Manchester aim to revolutionise space travel by designing and building the world’s first successful spaceplane.

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  • So we are on way way out of The European Union

    The option to Vote has now driven us out of The Union.

    We now have to take the advantage and not carry on blaming ourselves or others.It was a shock the way it went BUT GET OVER IT.

    The European Union is an organisation that tries to represent Europe.
    It is now nervous that a country has dared to take control of themselves.

    It will not be easy to deal with them because they want us to fail.
    We will not fail and maybe others will split away.That is their biggest fear.

    Northern Ireland now needs to be used as a trade Area to negotiate with Europeans direct.Taking advantage of its doorstep location with Southern Ireland. The UK needs to lower corporation rates to be the same as Ireland.This will be an advantage for all business.

    We need to create a small coordinating and marketing organisation and use CBI and Group Trading organisations to promote Great Britain.The commonwealth needs to be a bigger part of our trade. Our main objective must be to trade globally.
    The social legislation and general laws need to be rewritten and but back into British Law. Maybe a 5 year project.There is going to be lots to sort. In the meantime we can still use Modified European Law and call it that.

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    Founded: November 1, 1993, Maastricht, Netherlands
    Headquarters: City of Brussels, Belgium
    Unemployment rate: 9.6% (Apr 2015) Eurostat
    Government debt: 87.4% of GDP (2013) Eurostat
    Largest city: London
    Founders: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Netherlands, Germany

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  • Second Referendum is our only hope
    The Election failed to show us any way forward.We are now in a worse situation. We have to reconsider our situation and ask the public to reconsider their situation NOW before we negotiate with the EU We need to have another referendum. We also need to state on the voting document If we vote out it […]
  • Another hole in the head for The Government
    Now The Government is on the back seat mainly because of their own demise. in The Election. The only answer now is a soft or weaker Brexit. But is it worth going through the pain considering a soft or weaker weaker Brexit. Why not save the turmoil and have another referendum. Maybe the younger voters […]
  • Brexit and an Election WHAT NEXT ?
    Having an election before Brexit. This appears to gives the Government a chance to impose more ways of getting our money. ie rewrite the Manifesto. WHOSE THE PENSIONER VOTING CONSERVATIVE The country has also had to accept for years that dementia is not an illness and we have to pay for it. Really? Now The Government are […]
  • THE POWER OF THE EU
    Leaving The EU is much more complicated than we all thought. Do we continue in it and change the rules. Employment- We still need to allow employers employ Euro Nationals. We have do not have enough trained educated candidates in the UK. Extreme control over stopping immigration will be harmful and disaster for us. Trade- […]
  • Election is a bit of a gamble
    Half the country never wanted to get out of Europe. They still do not. They will not vote Labour because it would be a wasted vote. They could vote Lib Dem hoping that a power shift away from The Conservatives will dilute a Hard Brexit.
  • Brexit again it will not go away
    We had the vote because the politicians could not decide whether we stayed in The EU. Just over half of the country agreed to leave. We are really still in a position where half the country wants to stay in. How can we find a solution to sort this. The only answer is we have […]
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