Feature Article


Here's a date for your diary....


The December graduation in Manchester will be taking place on Friday 14th at 4.45pm in Whitworth Hall.


We would love as many academic staff to attend as possible. Please keep an eye on your email inboxes for detailed joining instructions for the reception and the ceremony itself.

Programme Changes & Information

The latest series of reviews for our Global MBA courses have taken place....

Focusing on the optional courses, reviews have been completed for the following:

  • Contemporary Chinese Business
  • International Business Strategy
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Strategy & Competition Part B
  • Entrepeneurship & Innovation Management

The reviews are a good opportunity for the course convenors and members of the Global MBA operations team to meet up, discuss key points with the long-term view of improving the course as part of a continuous cyclical process.


A list of actions has already been drawn up and is being acted upon as we speak.


Thank you for your co-operation and feedback in this vital process.

Please click here to download the minutes from the Programme Committee Meeting held at the end of September.

Need To Know

Please note that any PR7, PR5, WAM or Staff Expenses Claim forms need to be sent to the relevant team no later than Thursday 29th November to ensure payment in December. 


My Learning Essentials (MLE) is the Library’s award-winning blended skills training programme for taught students.


Do your students need help with academic writing? How about with referencing or presentation skills? Or perhaps finding business information or general wellbeing?


Feel free to recommend your students get help with these and much more with My Learning Essentials free workshops and fantastic online tutorials!

Did you know you can use MyManchester to request print or electronic books for your research or teaching...?

The advantage being that your requests go directly to the Collection Management division of the Library which results in a quicker acquisition of resources. By using MyManchester you will be emailed an acknowledgement or your request as well as a notification when the book arrives. You can also ask that the book is reserved for you on arrival or even delivered to your office. The only time you would need to contact your Librarian (details below) to order a book is if a single book costs more than £500.
Using MyManchester to request books:
  1. Click on MyManchester and enter your username and password
  2. Click on ‘Purchase Request’
  3. After reading the introduction, click on ‘Start new purchase request’
  4. Fill in details of the request and submit


The Library’s Business & Management Subject Guide is the first point of call for resources and services available in support of research and student learning.


On these pages you’ll find, for example, a list of available databases including a summary of what each database provides.


On the Subject Guide you’ll also find a separate section summarising resources for Health Services Management.


Take a moment and explore, use and refer to students.


Our new guide on Using specialist business databases is written to help researchers and students to make effective and accurate use of the specialist financial and business databases available at The University of Manchester Library.


This guide is designed to help the user to help themselves, where possible, and guides you to the training and support that is offered by the provider of the relevant database/s and, of course, the support that is available through the Library. Other sections offer tips, research skills and common pitfalls to avoid.


Whilst we already have some very useful content available, it is intended that the resource will grow over the coming months



Global MBA team member Kim Torrington was part of a team that raised over £1300 for Macmillan in a 24-hour challenge....

The Macmillan Gaming Heroes is a fund-raising challenge in 2018 where solo or groups of gamers play for a continuous 24-hour period.


Kim Torrington - Programme Assistant in the Global MBA Assessments team -  was part of a team of six who took up the challenge and managed to raise just over £1300 for the cancer support charity.



Kim was really pleased with the response and the amount of donations given, and equally pleased that her XBox managed to survive being in constant use for 24 hours!


Donations are still being taken; you can visit Kim's fundraising page here.


If you fancy taking part then you can check out the details at the Macmillan Gaming Heroes page.


Goal Manchester Start-up Grand Challenge 2018 is an inaugural event is spearheaded by our alumni, under the auspices of UOM and AMBS.


It is open to all MBS alumnus and the general public.

This 2-day bootcamp on 16-17 November 2018 allows participants to consult and pitch their ideas to an esteemed and influential panel of judges.


Register your interest here: https://lnkd.in/f7swn_Y .


For further enquiries, you can either contact the Singapore centre or the key event coordinator, our fellow alumnus, Ms Liew Mei Shan at liewmeishan@gmail.com.


This competition is open to students/ alumni/ general public residing in Singapore.


We wish you a successful start-up experience!



This year's televised BBC Children in Need appeal will be on Friday 16th November but our very own Programme Administrator (Assessments), Shad Hussain, will be dressing up as Pudsey (the appeal's mascot) on the Thursday 15th and collecting donations in the Dover Street Building from 12.30pm to 1.15pm.


So if you are around, make sure you find him!