In recent weeks Vice-Chancellor Professor Malcolm Press has been out and about around the University, visiting colleagues and students.
At the Teaching Awards, he had the honour of presenting the award for Teacher of the Year to Marie Carroll, Senior Lecturer in Digital Media and Entertainment Technology. See here for a full list of winners.
It was also the first of this year’s regular visits to Faculties and Professional Services, with a visit to the Manchester School of Art. The School of Art had devised a busy schedule for him, including some hands on printing led by Tony Ratcliffe and foundation student Kate Hanley. Kate will be starting the BA Graphic Design course here in September. She helped Prof Press print a woodcut print and explained how she had used this method to make her own illustrated books for her foundation exhibition.
Students in the School of Art are busy preparing for their degree shows (running from 10 – 21 June) and Prof Press spent some time in Architecture seeing ateliers in preparation for the big event.
He also enjoyed relaxed but frank round table discussions with staff, seeking their perspective on what’s been going well and what we should improve, and sharing with them some of his current thoughts on our University’s progress and direction.