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2019 Salford Postgraduate Annual Researcher Conference

3 July, 2019 (All day) to 4 July, 2019 (All day)

With a unique focus on innovation and the Salford five research beacons, the event brings together leading postgraduate research, provides an opportunity to develop the presentation of your research and communicate this to both specialist audiences and the general public. The program includes a mix of engaging presentations, workshop formats to fast-paced Pecha Kucha talks and showcases.

This year the conference theme is 'Fake News and Home Truths' and keynote speakers have been carefully selected to present on this topic.

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The Living Library

9 July, 2019 - 12:00 to 14:00

Do you have a burning question for our experts? Now is your opportunity to ask! The Library comes alive in the ‘Living Library’ event...

Some of Salford’s top researchers will become living books for visitors to ‘borrow’ over tea and coffee. 'Living Books' will tell you about their research, answer your questions, and share their passion. Take this unique opportunity to chat to our experts and get the lowdown on the very latest developments in a wide variety research topics, from the history of Manchester to cutting edge radiography.

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Research in the Park

12 July, 2019 - 11:00 to 15:00

Researchers will present their work in Peel Park on fun, interactive stalls. There will be art, science, and music: something for everyone to enjoy.

Borrow a blanket from the Museum and have a picnic on the grass, or have a free ice creams (tickets will be distributed for this).

Worried about the weather? Don’t be; space has been booked inside in case the sky decides to rain on the parade (but remember to bring your sun cream, just in case!).

For a fun, different day out this summer, come to Research in the Park where everyone is welcome.

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VCSE representatives required – Greater Manchester Inclusion and Wellbeing Partnership

31 May 2019 - 13:48 by michelle.foster

The voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE), Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) are collaborating to establish the GM Inclusion and Wellbeing Partnership (GM IWP). GMCA and NHS GM

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Rebalancing the Relationship: Call for Evidence

30 May 2019 - 11:18 by michelle.foster

NCVO, ACEVO and Lloyds Bank Foundation are working in partnership on a project focusing on competition and collaboration between organisations bidding for public service contracts. The project, Rebalancing the Relationship, was launched in March 2019.

The project partners have launched a call for evidence to better understand the relationship between large and small organisations bidding to deliver public services.

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Greater Manchester Poverty Action Newsletter 29 May 2019

30 May 2019 - 10:39 by michelle.foster

In the latest newsletter there is an article from IPPR North’s Marcus Johns on the need for local government to act to reduce in-work poverty. GMPA share the latest on the Greater Manchester Food Poverty Action Plan – including pledges from the GM Housing Providers and a collection by Cracking Good Food. There is brief information on a successful Salford food project and several events are listed. Greater Manchester Poverty Action

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Commissioning Conversations

30 May 2019 - 10:37 by michelle.foster

The GM VCSE Devolution Reference Group and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership have commissioned a partnership of Bolton CVS, Mind in Greater Manchester, GMCVO and VSNW to ensure that the VCSE sector plays a comprehensive role in commissioning both at a local and Greater Manchester level. As part of this work they are conducting a listening exercise with the VCSE sector about your experiences.

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New frontiers: The social sector through Brexit (Greater Manchester)

11 July, 2019 - 09:30 to 16:30

The Brexit Civil Society Alliance, NPC, 10GM and the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales are hosting a free conference, bringing together the social sector to discuss the potentially momentous changes Brexit will have on charities, voluntary organisations and the communities they champion and represent.

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What does economic justice mean for the North West?

27 June, 2019 - 17:30 to 20:00

Have your say on the prosperity and justice of the North West economy.

The UK economy is not working. It is no longer delivering rising standards for a majority of us. Join IPPR for an event involving people from across the North West to share your experience and put questions to community leaders and policymakers.

Speakers include:
Andy Burnham, Mayor, Greater Manchester
Combined Authority Steve Rotheram, Mayor, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Tickets are free, but space is limited.

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Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service – Programme for Change consultation

24 May 2019 - 10:39 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is currently looking proposals for ways of restructuring its services. The main impacts of the proposals for the voluntary sector are: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
• Closure of some local fire stations
• A reduction in home visits, fire risk assessments for vulnerable people and the ability to refer these people into other community-based services

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