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 May, eleven academics from the University featured on The Conversation:
- Manchester: making sense of the place, its strengths and its future
Shoba Arun, Manchester Metropolitan University and Saskia Sassen, Columbia University
Like many cities, Manchester can demonstrate strength through diversity, but must face down the forces that would see it divided.
- The problem of treating play like work – how esports can harm well-being
Tom Brock, Manchester Metropolitan University
Beyond the glitz and glamour of the esports arena there are some serious issues with how its economy works and how this affects player well-being.
- How to talk to children about terrorism
Sarah Parry and Jez Oldfield, Manchester Metropolitan University
Children’s imaginations around events can be even more frightening than reality.
- Hag, temptress or feminist icon? The witch in popular culture
Chloe Germaine Buckley, Manchester Metropolitan University
Independent, powerful feminist role models or a warning to women not to overstep the mark? Witches have been many things over the years.
- Ian Brady’s lack of remorse for Moors Murders guaranteed the media’s enduring fascination
Martin King, Manchester Metropolitan University and Ian Cummins, University of Salford
The serial killer Ian Brady has died at the age of 79.
- Why urban legends are more powerful than ever
Neil Dagnall and Ken Drinkwater, Manchester Metropolitan University
The internet is changing how urban legends are spread – and helping to create new ones.
- James Bond needs a new attitude, not a new actor
Nicola Bishop, Manchester Metropolitan University
Why are we so desperate to cling on to the heterosexist, misogynistic, and racist character?
- Turner Prize shortlist finds purpose in uncertain times
David Osbaldeston, Manchester Metropolitan University
A sense of renewal and purpose in the prize sparked by a lifting of the age limit and looking beyond London.
- Metro mayors and devolution: breathing new life into our neglected town centres
Steve Millington, Manchester Metropolitan University
Can new Metro Mayors save our struggling town centres?
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: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/news/press-office/