Manchester Metropolitan is an official partner of The Conversation website – a fantastic and high-profile media outlet for academics to provide news analysis and commentary.
In April, six academics from the University featured on The Conversation:
- Metro mayors and the city as an underperforming brand
Cities could be viewed as under-performing brands – ripe for a bit of focused investment and visible leadership from the new metro mayors.
- How electro and techno could help to revolutionise school music lessons
When the classroom is your dance floor.
- Q&A: What does the snap election mean for Brexit negotiations?
One topic will feature very heavily on the campaign trail, but how will this vote affect work in Brussels?
- Could Spanish mass ‘eat and run’ incidents actually be a protest against inequality?
Diners deployed a giant conga dance as a pretext to head outside to their cars and flee the scene.
- Who do you think you’re apostrophising? The dark side of grammar pedantry
The ‘rules of grammar’ aren’t set in stone, so correcting other people is pointless and demeaning.
- Gibraltar: a history of ill will over the Rock
The UK has flared tensions with Spain over what happens to the territory after Brexit. But this war of words has been going on for centuries.
The Conversation is an increasingly invaluable resource among the global university community and Manchester Met has joined this select group. It is a collaboration between editors and academics to provide informed news analysis and commentary that is free to read and republish. As a partner, the University will have greater opportunities and daily requests for expert analysis via the Press Office.
Academics from the University that have been involved have benefited from featuring on The Conversation, with articles being republished in other languages and a range of publications including The Independent and The Huffington Post.
If you’re interested in finding out more or writing for The Conversation, get in touch with the University press office: Chris Morris x2184, Maryam Ahmed x2181, Ian Proctor x2026