Welcome to issue seven of Met Magazine. The latest exciting edition features Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy as she talks about her pride, passion and love of poetry. There’s much more to discover too with all the latest news, research, alumni stories, features and podcasts.

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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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