Met Magazine: spring/summer 2017 edition out now!

Introducing the eagerly anticipated third edition of Met Magazine – our magazine for alumni, staff, friends, contacts and partners of the University.

The packed magazine showcases our cutting-edge research and talented staff, students and alumni, while also highlighting the impact the University makes regionally, nationally and internationally.

In this packed spring/summer 2017 edition, you will find a focus on arts and culture, an area in which the University plays a vital role in enhancing the global reputation for creative excellence in Manchester.

You can read about the global success of two of our alumni – Game of Thrones star John Bradley and designer Thomas Heatherwick – learn about three rising stars of poetry, all of whom are based at the Manchester Writing School, discover how to deal with ‘fake news’ and join the debate on whether Manchester should have a music museum.

You will also discover fascinating insights into research into the impact of ageing, how virtual reality is shaping our future and what devolution means for Manchester.

And in a first for Met Magazine we have also decided to publish the winning short story and poetry from the illustrious Manchester Writing Competition, an annual event organised by the Manchester Writing School.

The magazine is distributed to 22,000 alumni with a further 54,000 receiving the digital copy. Additionally, the magazine has also been distributed to key stakeholders and at key locations and businesses around the region.

Met Magazine was produced internally by Marketing, Communications and Development.

Editor Ian Christon, Head of Media and Corporate Communications, led the magazine team, which included: Ian Proctor, Press and Communications Officer; Chris Morris, Press and Communications Officer; Maryam Ahmed, Assistant Press and Communications Officer; Steve Kelly, Deputy Design Studio Manager; and Ade Hunter, Photographer.

Copies of the magazine will be available at student hubs and reception desks, or by emailing If you would like to share the magazine, you can find the digital version at:

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