Students help tackle loan sharks

Competition-winning posters created by our graphic design students will be used as part of a nationwide campaign to tackle loan sharks.

Working with the England Illegal Money Lending Team, the competition was launched for students to create designs to raise awareness of the issue and reassure the community that help is available.

More than 30 entries were showcased at Bolton Central Library throughout Loan Shark Awareness week and will remain on display until the New Year. Read more about this story here



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Film funding bid for supernatural thriller

The Christmas season is renowned for random acts of kindness and Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in Special Effects for Film and TV, Richard McEvoy-Crompton is hoping the festive spirit could help propel his new television drama to success.

Set in modern day Manchester, Dark Fables is a supernatural action adventure series following the plight of its two main characters, Addison and Rae.

The film-makers are now attempting to raise £7,000 funding for the production of the pilot via the indiegogo website with a variety of tempting incentives, including film credits and extras roles. Read more here
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Celebration for Jenkinson TIRI Award winners

Celebrations took place on Monday for the inaugural winners of the Jenkinson TIRI Research Scheme.

Seth Jenkinson, son of Jack Jenkinson, presented awards to 17 projects.

The Jenkinson TIRI Research Scheme supports the University’s Teaching Intensive Research Informed ambitions via the University’s Research Strategy, with a focus on promoting innovative research to ‘improve the quality of research activities which support teaching’.

For a full details and a list of the winners, click here


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Radio’s internet renaissance

Lecturer in Media and Creative Technology, Chris Harper, recently travelled to the USA to deliver a paper on the world of internet radio. ‘Listening to the Wireless: Net Radio, Geekism and the Rebirth of Electronica’ was presented at the tenth International Art of Record Production conference in Philadelphia.

The audience included notable academics such as Professor Trevor Pinch (Cornell University) and Professor Simon Zagorski-Thomas (London College of Music) as well as legendary record producers Richard James Burgess and Prince Charles Alexander. Read more here







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