Manchester Metropolitan University

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Access our Expertise

With a host of academics actively engaged in diverse and specialist research, we can offer access to experts in a number of subject areas to support your business needs, undertake research on your behalf, facilitate workshops or training and provide consultancy in various capacities.

Whatever your project, business objectives or requirements, we can provide the right academic to assist your organisation; offering bespoke business services and tailor-made business packages specific to you.

Available according to Faculty, please see the subject areas we offer Business Services in, and the types of services we offer.

Our expertise include:

History, Politics and Philosophy

Our expertise spans: the role of Public Services, the European Union, Latin American Politics, Social Theory and Communal Studies, and the foreign policy of the United States.

Our experts regularly advise government, public and voluntary sector agencies, and their opinions are sought by local and national media.

Expertise areas:

  • Social and Cultural History of Conflict
  • Archaeology
  • Regional Heritage
  • Football and Communities
  • Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Public Services, Civil Administration

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Sociology, Criminology and Policing

The Department of Sociology is located on the University’s central Manchester campus and our 40-strong multi-disciplinary academic team includes sociologists, criminologists, evaluators and economists.

We undertake research, evaluation and consultancy. We also provide training in research and evaluation methodologies (quantitative and qualitative). Our clients in the UK and Europe include UK government departments and the European Commission, as well as prestigious funding bodies such as the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council and Nuffield Foundation.

Our specialist areas:

Crime and criminal justice

We undertake evaluation and research that strengthens the evidence-base relating to prisons, probation services and policing, including:

  • The effectiveness of programmes to reduce reoffending and restore justice
  • Crime trends and the causes of crime
  • Substance misuse

Youth

Our experts research and consult on young people’s transitions from childhood to independent adulthood. Our research in this area covers diverse areas such as:

  • Young people’s social and political participation
  • The needs of young people leaving care
  • Young people’s involvement in and exits from gang culture

Social innovation and investment

We bring together researchers from a number of disciplines including sociology, business studies and economics to test and evaluate new ideas (products, services and models) that meet social needs more effectively than alternatives.

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Language, Information and Media Services

Our Department of Languages, Information and Communications offers an extensive range of services for your business or organisation.

Bespoke language training for customer facing staff, translation services, cultural awareness training and consultancy, web development and design, digital filming, audio recording and editing, media training, public relations, positioning analysis, information management and archiving multimedia journalism.

 

  • Bespoke language training for customer facing staff: We provide short courses designed for businesses to give your staff the fundamentals for communicating in a foreign language or more advanced training where required. We train your staff in specialist vocabulary necessary for each particular sector meaning that you are equipped to succeed.
  • Translation Services: We offer professional language translation services for corporate literature, websites, reports and any other business communication.
  • Languages: We have expert interpreters and translators in the following languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Modern Standard Arabic and Urdu.
  • Cultural awareness training and consultancy: "Cultural intelligence is the most important competence for successful global business." - Harvard Business Review.
    If you do business internationally, our cultural competence training will enable you to succeed globally. Not only will you be able to understand the business culture of the country in which you are doing business, but you will be able to avoid the respective risks and pitfalls, and build effective relationships.
  • Web Development and Design: Our Digital Media and Publishing students can design and update your website to include multi-media elements such as podcasts/webcasting, social media.
  • Digital Filming, Audio Recording and Editing: Our students can create high-quality videos of any occasion that you wish us to capture.
  • Media Training: Our media and communications staff provide media awareness training to business, teaching how businesses can work with the media to promote their work and build effective media relationships. This training also covers crisis management, interview techniques and social media.
  • Public relations positioning analysis: Based on cutting-edge research, we systematically analyse how your organisation is portrayed and represented in all electronic news media over the past 12-24 months. We provide a detailed analysis from which we define a corporate external communications plan to manage your reputation, addressing the key priorities in the review.

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English, Writing and Publishing

We work with educators, publishers, leading consumer brands and international literary organisations to train writers and teachers, to deliver literary events, and to produce material for print, audio and screen.

Our academics include distinguished practising writers and critics who work across several writing disciplines and genres under the creative direction of Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

The Manchester Writing School has international recognition as a leading centre of creative excellence. We deliver degree programmes and short courses, a vibrant series of public reading events, a leading programme of outreach activities, a major international writing competition and a biennial festival of children’s literature. Our trainers, all published authors, deliver workshops and events around the world.

  • Continual professional development: We offer a range of courses, including summer schools, short courses and residential programmes. You or your staff can study discrete, one-off units, or accrue credits towards a postgraduate qualification.
  • Run a bespoke training course in your location: Our large team of expert trainers, all published authors, regularly deliver writing training in external venues, and increasingly overseas, including in the USA, UAE and India. We tailor our content and delivery style to meet your requirements and your audience’s needs.
  • Consultancy: Our team of experts is available to help you establish your literary project: whether advising on teaching creative writing, online distance learning, publishing, creating anthologies, delivering writing competitions or running literature festivals.
  • Research: Research in English is creative and critical, and alongside research into poetry, drama, fiction, and film, we have expertise in a wide range of specialist areas including the environment and landscape, disability studies, the medical humanities and youth studies.
  • Partner with us: If you share our aims to promote a love of reading and writing and widen access to literature, and you’d like to explore how we can work together to achieve those aims, talk to us.
  • Sponsor us: If you are looking for high-profile branding and advertising opportunities, with a guaranteed longevity of exposure, talk to us about sponsoring our work.
  • Commission our student authors: Whether you need an article for a publication, corporate programme or brochure, or a poem for a wedding or private function, our student authors are available to write for you.

Case studies

  • MCBF
  • Short course in Manchester
  • Residential course in UK
  • Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
  • India

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