We’re really looking forward to welcoming more students back to campus this year. Whether you’ve been back to campus recently or it’s been a while you’ll notice some new developments and changes. If you’re joining us after working remotely, you might not know they’re new, but there’s still some interesting things you’ll want to know about… Lot’s has been happening recently!
Take a look at the latest University developments:
The Armitage Sport Centre Refurbishment
The Armitage Sport Centre, the home of UoM Sport is undergoing a refurb to be fresh and ready for when staff and students arrive back on campus in September. We are excited to be able to share some updated images of the gym refurbishment currently taking place at the Armitage Sports Centre.
Come and join us live on Zoom for some free September group exercise classes, starting 6th September 21 until the 1st October.
We have Zumba if you want to enjoy some great dance moves from all over the world, or some toning and strengthening sessions like Body Blast, Bums & Tums, Booty burn, Body Max , Band Burner or you may want to do some slower sessions such as Chair Yoga, Mixed ability Pilates, Pilates for Backs or you may want to try a slightly more powerful sessions like Athletic Pilates, Barre Fitness or Ashtanga Yoga.
These sessions are open to all Staff, Students and the general Public, friends, family and well behaved pets!
Food on Campus
With a new sandwich supplier, new sushi range, new salads and some great hot options, Food on Campus are looking forward to opening their doors. There will be a phased re opening of venues across campus (see below). In other good news, all of packaging is plastic free and coffee, tea, hot chocolate and sugar are all fairtrade!
From the 13th September :
- The Market in Uni Place
- Café 65 in AMBS
- Michael Smith café
- AGLC café
- The Library Cart Café
- The Place in University Place (replacing Veggi Place)
- The Hive in AMBS
From the 20th September:
- Café North – Barns Wallace
- The Library Lounge
- Connect Café in MECD
From 27th September:
- Innovation in the Incubator building
- Café 204 in chemistry building
- Lime Café in Samual Alexander
- Code café in Alan Turing
- Arthurs Brew in Arthur Lewis building
MECD open for business
Although The Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD), will officially open in September 2022, this September three floors of the building will open for teaching and lectures. Students will be able to access a wealth of informal study spaces, a student support hub and a number of PC clusters during the coming academic year.
As one of the single largest construction projects undertaken by any higher education institution in the UK, MECD will create an inspiring environment for teaching, learning and research. And here’s an interesting fact: it has eight floors and a floorspace of over 76,000 m2 (the size of approximately 11 football pitches).
The Students’ Union
Your Students’ Union has a new Exec team, who are here to represent you. Meet them here.
If you were on campus last year, you’ll know that you had to book study space in library sites. The good news is, you will no longer need to book space. Keep up to date with Library opening times and services here.
New support to help develop your Digital Skills
Throughout your time at The University of Manchester, we will support you to develop the digital skills and confidence needed for your studies and career. Watch this short introductory video and explore your digital skills through this My Learning Essentials resource. There, you’ll find resources to help you understand your digital capabilities. These include access to the Discovery tool, a supportive online tool from Jisc, that will provide you with a confidential, personalised report about your capabilities. You’ll also find resources to support your further development. You can revisit these as often as is helpful throughout your studies and we will continue to add resources to support your digital journey.
Although we’re hoping things will feel a lot more normal this year, there will still be some safety measures in place to help keep us all safe.