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What’s new around campus for the 2018/19 year?

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It’s only been three months since we last saw you. But a lot has changed around campus whilst you’ve been gone. Take a look at the latest University developments:

Stellify – you’ve heard about it, but what does it actually mean?

Stellify is a simple way of making the most of the transformative experiences available to you at Manchester. This includes getting involved with volunteering and leadership opportunities, as well as learning across disciples with different people. Stellify helps you to get the most out of life at Manchester, boost your employability, broaden your horizons and help you make new friends.

As well as completing all three of the Ethical Grand Challenges, there’s plenty to get stuck into this year. Here’s some Stellify ideas for you to make the most of this semester:

  • Learn without boundaries – by opting for a UCIL course. New for this semester is the UCIL unit where you could explore the search for extra-terrestrial life!
  • Make a difference – by volunteering locally, nationally or internationally!
  • Step up and lead – by taking on a leadership role with your favourite society, sports team or as part of your PEER/PASS mentoring
  • Understand the issues that matter – by taking part in the Social Justice Challenge (second years) and the Workplace Ethics Challenge (third years).

And if you took part in the Sustainability Challenge last year, you’re well on track to achieving the prestigious Stellify Award (formerly known as the Manchester Leadership Award) – but there’s still more you can do! Discover more and look out for other opportunities which will be available to you.


Food On Campus

Our university shop is having a complete makeover! Our new vegetarian store, Veggie Place, will be opening in University Place at the start of term in September.

Offering a wide selection of delicious hot and cold vegetarian and vegan options including smoothies, salads, pasties and pies for you to enjoy! Follow @foodoncampusmcr on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date.

Also for the start of term we will be opening our brand new market space in University Place. Formerly ‘Eats’, The Market at the University of Manchester will offer authentic, honest food options from a variety of local traders and food establishments that you will recognise. Follow our new social channels to find out more on Instagram and Facebook @TheMarketatUoM and Twitter @TheMarketUoM.


Brunswick Park

For those that can remember, Brunswick Street was the inconvenient road between the Simon Building and Roscoe Building. Cars ran through it, making it less safe for students to move across campus.

Now, it’s Brunswick Park – the largest green space on campus including seating areas, tree, shrub and wildflower planting and pedestrian/cycle paths.

The park had its official opening on 11 September 2018 where there were free Tai Chi, yoga, street dance, Zumba sessions as part of the event’s health and wellbeing focus. Take a look here.


Alliance Manchester Business School

As you might have seen from last year, there has been a lot of construction work opposite the Kilburn Building. The new Alliance Manchester Business School is getting closer to completion, hoping to welcome students for teaching purposes for January 2019. The building will include a brand new library and more group study spaces.

The Executive Education Centre, adjacent to the new School building, has already opened. This space can hold up to 120 people as a modern and appealing custom-built teaching space. Have a look at the new space here.


University Green

As part of the AMBS redevelopment, University Green will be a new leisure space for students. A range of shops and restaurants, are set to open this autumn/winter, and University Green will also include a new hotel. Blackwell’s is coming home…


The Students’ Union

Your Students’ Union is back…like you’ve never seen it before. Bringing you a new bar, theatre, lounge, event space, retail outlets and more.

Keep your eyes open for more information very soon.

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