Intensive Category: Project Brief

Supporting Vulnerable Children

Dr Lalith Wijedoru is a Consultant Paediatrician working within the Emergency Department at Alder Hey Children’s hospital in Liverpool. One of his roles is to liaise closely with the Rainbow Centre, a department within the hospital dedicated to the safe-guarding of children.  ‪Lockdown and social distancing has come with challenges in the identification and support …

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Future Role of Cities

Laoise Flanagan is CMO for Deloitte Private in North West Europe.  Currently Laoise advises privately held businesses across both Europe and the UK, as well as being the ‘Respect and Inclusion advisor’ within the business. An MMU alumni, Laoise sits on the MMU Business Advisory Board.  In this video, Laoise asks you to think about the place of …

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Promote Sustainable Food

Jonny Sadler is programme director of the Manchester Climate Change Agency, which advises and acts as a critical friend to the city and region in realising ambitious environmental targets. Action on food, which accounts for 20%-30% of the city’s carbon emissions, is one of the key strategic priorities. In support of this they have recently …

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Live Performance in a Digital Age

Jude Christian is a theatre-maker, and Associate Director of HOME, who believes passionately about the power of live-performance, and particularly the dynamic of ‘congregation’ and its ability to break people out of their echo chambers and to be challenged together. She is concerned not just about the impacts of Coronavirus on live events, but also …

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Reduce Agricultural Emissions

Ian Randall is founding director of Wasafiri Consulting, a global organisation which supports leaders in forming impactful solutions to complex challenges. They work on everything from food security and climate change, to violent extremism and transitions to carbon neutrality – seeking moments of alignment to ‘lock in’ positive change. The Covid crisis, whilst hugely damaging, …

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Wellbeing for Dementia

Clare Gibbons, a General Practitioner, and Kate Jones, and Advanced Practitioner are concerned that many of the mechanisms for wellbeing support for those with dementia are being disrupted by the crisis in care homes and broader need for social distancing. Their challenge is for you to find ways to address this, and to suggest new …

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Support Fellow Students

Professor Helen Laville is Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education at Manchester Metropolitan University, with responsibility for teaching, learning and the student experience across the institution. In her role, Helen is taking a key role in leading the adaptations necessary for the university to safely deliver a quality student experience in the context of Coronavirus. This involves …

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Reimagine Town Centres

Alan Harding is the Chief Economic Advisor to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and to our elected mayor Andy Burnham. GMCA consists of the center of Manchester but also the regional centers such as Bolton, Oldham, Wigan etc. A key focus for the combined authority currently is planning for the future of the Regional …

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