Welcome to issue six of Met Magazine. This edition is packed with interesting features, videos, stories, podcasts and much more. It features a fascinating chat with Elbow singer-songwriter and new Visiting Professor Guy Garvey.

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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



The latest news in issue 6

Professor Malcolm Press


A message from the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Malcolm Press

Podcast: Sports scholarships and a brighter sporting future

Podcast: Sports scholarships and a brighter sporting future

Fifth MetCast episode considers the support our Sport Scholars receive

Architecture pic

Global Mancunians

Manchester School of Architecture's international influence



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

An artist’s impression of Manchester Metropolitan’s proposed Institute of Sport at the Etihad Campus

Ahead of the game

The planned Institute of Sport at the Etihad Campus

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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