Welcome to issue eight of Met Magazine. The latest edition features Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle talking about working with the University – and why he’s not a future storyteller. There’s much more to discover too with all the latest news, research, alumni stories, features and podcasts.

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Autumn/Winter 2019

Danny Boyle

The art of storytelling

Director Danny Boyle on what’s driving the film industry – and why he’s not the future

The first degree apprentices in the North West of England to graduate

MetNews

The latest news in issue 8

Vice-Chancellor Professor Malcolm Press

Foreword

A message from the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Malcolm Press

Students’ Union President Anna Welsh

Tackling Isolation

Students’ Union President Anna Welsh on navigating a turbulent world

One of the skeleton warriors from Jason And The Argonauts

Back To Life

Stop-motion animation – what happens to the models and memories after filming?

First Generation

A helping hand

The University’s First Generation programme is making a difference

Dr W John Hewitt's illustration

The daily sketch

Dr W John Hewitt’s daily drawings chronicle nature, society and history of the North West

Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre's Dr Justyna Kulczyk-Malecka, post-doctoral research associate; Dr Ian Madley, reader, and director Amer Gaffar

Fuel's gold

Experts from our Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre discuss renewable energy

Juergen Maier

Taking the long view

Met Magazine sits down with the CEO for Siemens in the UK, Juergen Maier

Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies

A light in the darkness

Gothic culture is found in the very foundations of Manchester

Rugby League

A sporting legacy

New partnerships and research in Rugby League are putting the University on a global stage

Olive Ridley Project

Small Steps, Big Impact

Meet the alumni tackling the effects of climate change around the world

Simon Stephens

The storyteller's return

Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens leads a new scriptwriting course

Manchester Met students are reaching out to shape the sporting world

Changing the game

Manchester Met students are shaping the sporting landscape

mage: Suji So (Vague)

Sustainable fashion

A young Manchester designer and entrepreneur is helping refugees through her luxury fashion brand

Ron Watson and Robert McCann proudly hold their standard in front of a mural of Kiritimati

The hydrogen bomb legacy

Dr Becky Alexis-Martin on the human impact of the British H-bomb tests

Industry 4.0

A whole new world

From personalised products to smart energy, digitalisation will change the way we live, work and play

All schools are required to teach British values

Becoming young citizens

How one Manchester school is teaching British values

Gav Brown

Talking Currency

New policy thinking and teaching in the world of financial technology and cryptocurrencies

Fitness for life

Fitness for life

Research from the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences is helping people stay healthy for longer

Speech and language researchers are making a difference around the globe

Channels of communication

Speech and language researchers are making a difference around the globe

Spring/Summer 2019

Professor Carol Ann Duffy has spent ten years as Poet Laureate, and over 20 as the driving force behind Manchester Writing School

The music of being human

Manchester Met's Carol Ann Duffy reflects on her decade as Poet Laureate

Vice-Chancellor Professor Malcolm Press

Foreword

A message from the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Malcolm Press

Manchester Metropolitan is leading on widening access to university

MetNews

The latest news in issue 7

Podcast: New York's Hippest Rabbi

Podcast: New York's Hippest Rabbi

MetCast speaks to alumnus Simcha Weinstein, film graduate and campus rabbi in Brooklyn

Young Voices Study

Hearing and listening

The Young Voices study shows that auditory hallucinations are not always bad

Rabbi Simcha Weinstein, a Film History graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University

Voyage of discovery

How film studies graduate Simcha Weinstein became New York's Hippest Rabbi

An illustration for Molly Underwood's poem 'Genesis'

A global literary celebration

10th anniversary of the Manchester Writing Competition

Shuab Gamote, First Generation student

Opportunity knocks

First Generation students are making their mark on life at Manchester Metropolitan

Winchester's High Street

Hope for the High Street

How the University is providing the tools to tackle high street decline

The movie poster for the Bohemian Rhapsody film

Silver screen dreams

Alumnus Adam Rubins on his journey to the heart of Hollywood

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Cracking the marathon code

Using crowd science to predict the movement of every runner

Director of BBC Children’s and BBC North, Alice Webb

Shaping the future

As Director of BBC Children’s and BBC North, Alice Webb has a huge role to play in the digital landscape

Brazil nut secondary forest

Protecting the planet

Researchers are working around the globe to protect the planet’s future

Manchester School of Architecture is making Greater Manchester a great place to grow older

Creating communities

Manchester School of Architecture is making Greater Manchester a great place to grow older

Manchester Metropolitan is involved in the 200th anniversary commemorations of the Peterloo Massacre ((image: People's History Museum)

Remembering Peterloo: 200 years on

August marks the bicentenary of a pivotal moment in British political history

Manchester Metropolitan is now home to a National Performance Centre for swimming

Making Waves

Manchester Metropolitan is now home to a National Performance Centre for swimming

Dr Beate Peter has led the Lapsed Clubber research project

The lapsed clubber

A research project tracked down ravers that packed Manchester's dancefloors

Students’ Union President Amie Atkinson

Views

Thoughts and opinions from student and academic leaders

Some of the Degree Apprentices at Manchester Metropolitan

Unlocking potential, driving performance

Manchester Metropolitan’s pioneering degree apprenticeships

School of Art students from 1969 reunited for a special 50th anniversary exhibition

Friends reunited

A Manchester School of Art class of 1969 returned for a special anniversary exhibition

All images: parents, children and teachers from Martenscroft Nursery School, in Manchester

Ready for school?

Are we thinking about school readiness in the right way?

One of the illustrations for the Loneliness Connects Us report

‘Loneliness does not discriminate’

Understanding how loneliness can affect the young and old alike

AUTUMN/WINTER 2018

Guy Garvey

Songwriting is my playground

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey on writing, his new University role – and the strange smell that makes him miss Manchester

MetNews

MetNews

The latest news in issue 6

Professor Malcolm Press

Foreword

A message from the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Malcolm Press

Here you can find all MetCast episodes from issue 6 of Met Magazine

Podcast: All MetCast episodes from issue 6

Featuring a fascinating interview with singer-songwriter Guy Garvey

Architecture pic

Global Mancunians

Manchester School of Architecture's international influence

Views

Views

Thoughts and opinions from city and student leaders

The joy of parenting

The joy of parenting

Manchester Metropolitan carries on the city's rich tradition in IVF science

Samuel Rowley-Neale

Achieving their dreams

How the University is a springboard to success

Nicola Dandridge, chief executive of the Office for Students

Standing up for students

Speaking with Nicola Dandridge, CEO of the Office for Students

Lord Scriven, a former President of Manchester Metropolitan University Students' Union

Meet the Presidents

Past and present: Students' Union presidents

A decade of writing talent

A decade of writing talent

The Manchester Writing Competition celebrates its 10th anniversary

A game of cat and mouse

A game of cat and mouse

The GM Cyber Foundry is ready to protect against cyber threats

Theatrical masks

All the world's a stage

Manchester School of Theatre graduates who've made their mark

The Future has arrived

The future has arrived

An old competition was a vision of the modern day student experience

Worker bees

Worker bees

Student volunteers make an invaluable contribution to the city

Psychology student Firzah Ali is one of our First Generation participants

A warm welcome

First Generation scheme students have now started

Special Collections

The special one

A look at the University's inspiring museum and archive

Tim Heatley, co-Founder of Manchester based regeneration specialist CAPITAL&CENTRIC and alumnus

Words of wisdom

Graduation ceremonies speakers' best advice

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