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14th December
12:00 to 13:00
*Designed for English department students but open to all Humanities students.* This on-campus session is particularly suited to L4 and L5 students who are thinking of taking a placement year, as well as final-year students who would like to pursue a graduate internship after graduation.
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15th December
14:00 to 15:00
Sit a certification examination following self-study of a LinkedIn pathway and a practice exam.
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1st January
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Man Met have partnered with UnderPinned to provide all Man Met Students and Graduates free access to the UnderPinned Freelance platform.
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18th January
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Explore a range of languages spoken across Greater Manchester and break down communication barriers that are present in professional settings.
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23rd January
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A fully funded opportunity (worth up to £450) to gain external certification from Microsoft which evidences your competency with Word, Excel and/or PowerPoint. Support your IT skills in your studies, and evidence your capabilities and self-development to future employers.
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23rd January
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A fully funded opportunity (worth up to £600) to gain external certification from Adobe to evidence competency in Video and Design apps. Whatever your starting point, sharpen your skills and evidence self-development with a completely flexible process.
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23rd January
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Learn how to bring your dreams to reality through self effectiveness. This course will help you identify and find value in your individual traits and see you using your newly developed self-confidence to pursue and achieve your aspirations.
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23rd January
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Join the digital world by gaining coding and data analysis skills with Python. Regardless of your course and faculty, acquire a new ability and learn about the applications of this vast discipline.
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23rd January
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As sustainability grows in importance and urgency, gain knowledge on sustainable aptitudes and practices that are relevant and applicable to academic and professional settings.
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23rd January
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If you want to become an advocate for mental health, this course is for you. You will find all the tools and information you need to discover your voice in the world of mental health advocacy and start thinking about all the ways you can make a difference!
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23rd January
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Learn the basics of BSL with experts from the Manchester Deaf Centre in two days!
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25th January
13:30 to 15:30
Come down to our Birley site to help enhance our Orchard area by the Brookes building. There’ll be plenty to get stuck in, with a variety of planting, health checks and winter pruning.
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26th January
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Learn the basics of BSL with experts from the Manchester Deaf Centre in two days!
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8th February
11:00 to 13:00
Talent Day is the largest digital and tech careers fair in the North and a must-attend event for those looking to start work in the industry.
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8th February
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Apply for the opportunity to work closely with 3 innovative & creative freelancers on a 6 week project, work collaboratively, and respond to a live brief repurposing plastic to be used in a handmade extruder!
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29th May
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This hands-on workshop is designed for anyone in the MMU community who wants to learn how to use Python for Scientific Computing and TensorFlow for Artificial Intelligence (AI) programming. No prior knowledge of Python or programming is required to benefit from this workshop.

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An accessible introduction to authoring AR/VR content, appropriate for any level of experience.
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For some people the words equality, diversity, and inclusion may feel complicated, and outside of our experience or understanding. This intensive will introduce you to the language surrounding equality, diversity, and inclusion, which we abbreviate to EDI to make it easy to use in your practice and life.
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Understand theory and practice around relationships, communication and teamwork – and enhance your collaboration in academia, the workplace and your personal life.
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Learn to produce professional looking video projects, with everyday equipment and free software.
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Learn to solve problems creatively, with a focus on developing understandings and exploring the nature of problems from the perspective of end users.
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Explore the PESTLE analysis tool to understand how different factors impact the world of business.
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This intensive critically analyses self-employment in the UK labour market and outlines what it takes to become self-employed. Students will learn how to become self-employed and train the skills and attitudes needed to be successful.
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This intensive is specifically aimed at those who would like to know more about ‘Working in Partnership with Parents’; the context of legislation and underpinning theoretical concepts to develop their understanding of how to apply these notions in practice situations when working with children, young people and their families.
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In this Intensive you will learn about The role of the key person in a child’s life.
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Welcome to this Rise Self Study Pack focusing on Black Lives Matter and Business. It has been developed in collaboration with the United Nations Global Compact Network UK.
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An introduction to digital research methods, with an emphasis on content analysis as a method of analysing digital data.
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Learn how to design and test your own prototype app, with a focus on user-centric thinking and inclusive practice
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A complete beginner's guide to creating inventions with LEDS, sensors and other components.
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Learn to listen to, and advocate for, communities and the people within them – and to bring about real change.
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A skills programme for PGR’s covering extensive mentoring capabilities – also provides a great grounding for student employability/personal development. Ideal for those with aspirations of being effective professionals, mentors and teachers.
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Systems thinking gives us the tools we need to make sense of systems and analyse the context of problems – useful skills for those wanting to change things for the better.
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Before you do anything else, complete this introduction and earn your first 10 points.
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Take the first steps to becoming a skilled data analyst, by breaking down terms and providing step-by-step guides, this course will demonstrate beginners’ level statistics.
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Explore the issues concerning business practice and sustainability challenges at a local and global level.
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Learn to tell engaging stories in a vlogging format, exploring the full process of pre-production through to post-production and publishing
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A course to increase your understanding of culture, diversity, prejudice and inclusion as part of your journey to becoming more culturally competent.
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This intensive will give you an insight into today’s deaf world, the barriers deaf people face on a daily basis and strategies and communication tactics to help overcome these barriers. We’ll begin to learn British Sign Language and explore conversation techniques that will enable, encourage and give you the confidence to interact with deaf people going forward.
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Develop your digital enterprise literacy and skills, with an externally recognised award.
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Develop your understanding of wellbeing, mental health and health inequalities and learn practical skills to support your own and others' wellbeing.
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Explore the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and discover the journey to reach the current goals.
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Gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to secure your dream placement or internship. This intensive prepares you to enter the job market by focussing on the practical elements of the recruitment process: the ability to analyse your strengths and skills, create a winning CV, master the art of cover letters, applications and portfolios, navigate and prepare for assessment centres, tackle psychometric tests, and develop confidence at interview. You will learn using a selection of media such as videos, quizzes, articles and interactive tools via the digital Career Centre platform. Some sprints within the intensive allow you to choose from a selection of resources to complete the topic, so you can reflect your personal interests or chosen career direction in your learning.
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A beginners guide to game design. Learn how to express your ideas and feelings through personal games by turning old games into new ones, using stuff you already have at home. Publish your games online so that you can play them over video-call.
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A critical introduction to research that explores the historical and contemporary topics around race and how we research it.
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Guidance on pitching, designing and creating a Rise Intensive.
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What could be included in heritage and how can looking at objects, collections and nature connect with people today? We will look at the value and potential of engagement and look at examples of objects and engagement from Manchester and around the UK.
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We would like to invite you to join the anti-slavery movement. We hope that through this intensive you will gain a greater understanding of the challenges but also feel inspired to create positive change.
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Learn to solve problems creatively, with a focus on creating innovative solutions, prototyping and communicating ideas
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Through this intensive, you will explore the journey from early identification through to compiling an effective Early Year Health Care Plan.
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Guidance on pitching, designing and creating a Rise Intensive.
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Learn about the applied principles of Behaviour Design; the ways in which design principles can be used to positively change the behaviour of individuals, communities and societies.
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this Intensive will equip you with the knowledge of how to identify signs of abuse and will encourage you to explore other areas of safeguarding that you may not have previously considered, but that you may come across in your future careers.
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Refresh your skills around academic research before embarking on a research project.
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A practical guide on how to create and develop a start-up social enterprise.
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Take the first step to learning a range of the languages spoken across the World, including French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. Explore how language learning can enhance your employability, and the ways in which you can take that learning further.
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Explore ways to engage with learning outside of mainstream and formal learning environments.
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Take the first step to learning a range of the languages spoken across Greater Manchester, including Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Polish and Mandarin Chinese. Explore how language learning can enhance your employability, and the ways in which you can take that learning further.
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Learn how to plan, record and create your own podcast pilot!
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Find out more about the reading process and how we can support young readers as they get to grips with written language. Explore the many benefits of reading to support personal as well as academic development.
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There is a wealth of data that is created for and about us and the communities in which we live. Although much of this data is available publically as open data it is often hard to locate, with the tools and understanding needed to interpret and use it unduly difficult.
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This intensive, put together by an industry leader, covers the fundamental steps of using social media to market any brand, business or project. From social strategy to content creation and analytics, you'll learn why and how to plan your own campaign.
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Develop a stronger appreciation of the contexts and dimension of mental and emotional health in children and young people, with a strong applied focus.
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Are you thinking of doing a PhD? This intensive will provide you with the information you need to get started, helping you to decide whether it’s the right choice for you.