Archives: Intensives

How to be a Community Advocate

Do you want to know how you can be a Community Advocate and make positive, meaningful change in the communities where you live and/or work? ‘How to be a Community Advocate’ will give you the chance to learn from a number of community advocates who have worked with communities across the North to make positive …

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Behaviour Design

[INTRODUCTORY VIDEO GOES ABOVE / REPLACE THIS TEXT WITH A ‘PITCH’ FOR YOUR COURSE (REMEMBER THIS IS HOW YOU’LL RECRUIT STUDENTS] About the Author Write a short bio of yourself, and the expertise you bring to the course – and insert a headshot to the left.

Social Enterprise

This course is a practical guide for how to create and develop a start-up social enterprise – from deciding if it’s the right thing to do, through how to validate it, structure it, finance it, ensure it creates impact, and helping win support for it. By the end of it, you should be able to: …

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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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Using Rise to Support Faculty and Service Owned Activities

Rise at Manchester Met is a university framework intended to enable students to integrate learning beyond their discipline into their academic profile. It aims to use this to enrich experience, enhance employability and provide stronger assurances of success. The project curates a central programme of opportunities and experiences. But it is also available to any …

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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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Carbon Literacy for Universities

Introduction: Climate change is widely recognised as one of the greatest, and most urgent, challenges facing humankind. This challenge has been recognised internationally and within the UK. This course will give you an overview of the basic science of climate change as well as an understanding of the actions required by governments, businesses and individuals …

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Carbon Literacy for Staff

Introduction: Climate change is widely recognised as one of the greatest, and most urgent, challenges facing humankind. This challenge has been recognised internationally, within the UK, and within Manchester. This course will give you an overview of the basic science of climate change as well as an understanding of the actions required by governments, businesses …

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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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Understanding the Climate Challenge

Climate change is widely recognised as one of the greatest, and most urgent, challenges facing humankind. This challenge has been recognised internationally, within the UK, and within Manchester. This specialism will give you an overview of the basic science of climate change as well as an understanding of the actions required by governments, businesses and …

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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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Amplify Underheard Voices

[advocate intro] Here, you are challenged to find ways of bringing exposure to perspectives and voices which are under-heard in your particular discipline or subject area. This might, for instance, involve highlighting the contribution to knowledge of particular cultures or individuals which are often not recognised. Equally, it could be about showing the nuance of …

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Rise Intensives: Author Toolkit

Rise is a feature of the Manchester Met taught curriculum which enables students to engage with a range of opportunities intended to enhance their experience and employability. In many cases, this involves creating a space to step out of subject-boundaries and engage with interdisciplinary topics which better align our students to the city-region’s employability pathways. …

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Civic and Public Spaces

This specialism considers how we can work in and with civic public space to address contemporary issues. It draws on disciplines such as urban geography, urban design and artistic performance to explore three important avenues: How can we observe and document activities in public space? How can we enable others to have their say? And …

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