Enterprise Stars: Meet the student entrepreneurs part 1

May 17, 2018 | by Rachel Clarke

On 14 June, 13 entrants will be pitching their innovative ideas to a panel of investors. They will be competing for a share of £5,000. Below we write about the […]

Enterprise Stars: Meet the Investors

May 16, 2018 | by Rachel Clarke

It is one month to go before our celebration of emerging business talent takes place at the University of Salford at its MediaCityUK campus on Thursday 14 June. Thirteen universities are […]

Guardian University Awards – winners and runners-up

May 2, 2018 | by Rachel Clarke

Alliance universities took home top prizes from the prestigious Guardian University Awards last week. They included the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) which picked up the Internationalisa...

Robert Halfon MP speech on Degree Apprenticeships

April 23, 2018 | by Robert Halfon MP

  Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee, gave the keynote speech at our Degree Apprenticeship event on Monday 23 April 2018. The text of his speech is […]

International Day of Happiness: reflecting on what makes us happy

March 20, 2018 | by Dr Juliet Wakefield

Here’s a simple question for this fine Tuesday morning – are you happy? A deceptively simple question, but it is one that many of us may find it difficult to reply […]

How female entrepreneurship means sisters can finally do it for themselves

March 8, 2018 | by Helen Thompson-Whiteside

My life as a female entrepreneur started with a cleaning company. Not everyone can afford a cleaner every week, but who wouldn’t want to come home on the occasional Friday […]

Cracking the gender code

March 8, 2018 | by Nicky Danino

My first memory of how some people treat girls differently to boys was when I was around four years old. I had an older male cousin who passed down toys […]

#PressforProgress on periods in Nepal

March 8, 2018 | by Dr Kay Standing, Reader in Gender Studies & Dr Sara Parker, Reader in Development Studies

One of the pressing issues that the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal drew our attention to was the difficulties faced by women in accessing products to manage their periods with dignity. […]

National Apprenticeship Week: Jack Bishop

March 7, 2018 | by Jack Bishop

Jack Bishop, 21, studied an Aerospace Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship with BAE Systems at the University of Central Lancashire. In this Q&A blog for National Apprenticeship Week 2018...

Gold nanobullets fight cancer

February 22, 2018 | by Dr Zeljka Krpetic, lecturer in Physical Chemistry and Michael Greenwood, DTA PhD student

The survival rate of UK cancer patients has doubled in the last half century. But non-selective radiation treatment may cause damage to healthy cells and tissue. In Salford NanoLab, within […]