MMU - Head of Space Management

Bringing our strategy to life


Outstanding teaching and student experience

We have a global ambition, building purposeful collaborations that benefit students, research and the city region. Staff and students from all over the world find a warm welcome in our University. They enrich our community, widen our horizons, and give flight to our ambitions.

We have a forward-looking, dynamic approach to teaching, learning and the holistic student experience (including facilities, course delivery, content, support, employability and environment). Students are at the heart of our University. Every contact counts. We all make a difference. We have committed to major investment in our teaching and learning environments, including a new Arts and Cultural hub at the heart of the campus, adding further to the outstanding teaching and learning environment for our students. Focusing around our research strengths, we are building a research-rich culture across the University, developing academic colleagues and attracting talented researchers to join them, and providing members of the University with outstanding support and the environment to succeed. With research applications nationally and internationally, our discoveries and innovations will shape business and enterprise for the 21st century. Our interdisciplinary approach generates unexpected, innovative and impactful outcomes. Researchers from the School of Architecture are working alongside engineers and computer scientists to enable the Greater Manchester city region to make ‘smart’ improvements to its services for residents, using technology such as sensors and data analysis. Meanwhile, the CityVerve Project uses the Internet of Things to revolutionise transport systems, energy efficiency and community engagement. Research

Engaged with business

We cultivate multiple relationships. Developed in partnership, our academic offer creates opportunities for our students, drives business productivity and innovation, and promotes research and knowledge transfer. We support, and are supported by, the business community. Our ground-breaking ‘Unit X’ enables students from the Manchester School of Art to work in interdisciplinary collaborations to deliver projects for clients in the city. The Crime and Wellbeing Big Data Centre combines criminology and the analysis of big data to help Greater Manchester Police improve efficiency and how policing is delivered in communities. Leading the sector in the development of higher and degree apprenticeships, we are poised to meet the exponential growth in employer demand for work-based learning programmes stimulated by the apprenticeship levy. We currently supply 17% of the total 1,000 degree apprenticeships nationally, working with household names from both public and private sectors including AstraZeneca, BAE Systems, Barclays Bank Plc, the BBC, Imperial War Museum, Manchester City Council, Thales Group, United Utilities and Virgin Trains. Driven by quality, we are dynamic and responsive and have a forward-looking approach to the development of our curriculum, facilities and offer to staff, students and partners. We are innovative and creative; continually evolving, never standing still. Our recently announced International Screen School Manchester will combine creative and craft skills with technical and digital know-how for content on everything that depends on a screen. It will pioneer a dynamic approach to research and learning, training the next generation of talent to enable Manchester and the UK to grow and compete internationally across the digital and media sectors. Progressive and market focused

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