Monday, 1 August 2011

University officially announces MediaCityUK opening date

Today (1 August) the University officially announced that around 200 staff and 1,500 students will formally begin their academic life at MediaCityUK on 4 October 2011.
Opening on time and to schedule, this achievement has been made possible thanks to the exceptional amount of hard work and dedication from hundreds of University staff across 16 separate work streams.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Martin Hall said, “To be able to announce that we will be moving in on schedule is a major milestone and real cause for celebration. The design, fit-out and timetabling for our hi-tech new facility has been the most complex project the University has ever undertaken, and we have succeeded in delivering what will become the most technically advanced learning environment in the UK.
“I am extremely proud of the part all our staff, students and partners have played in making our vision a reality.”
University staff will begin to move into their new home at MediaCityUK from 12 September in readiness for the arrival of students on 4 October. Students will begin their studies at MediaCityUK following an orientation week on the main Salford campus when the teaching term begins.
A range of tailored MediaCityUK training packages will be provided by HR to prepare staff for the transition. The training will cover topics such as IT and AV teaching equipment, the new Media Asset Management system (MAM) and training on equipment in the specialist teaching spaces.
A ‘Welcome Pack’ will also be distributed this week to all staff who will be located at MediaCityUK. The pack contains information about the cutting edge facilities, amenities on site, training available and information about moving to our new premises.
To read more about the University at MediaCityUK please visit
Finally, watch out for ‘The Road to MediaCityUK’ video diaries which will be coming soon from some of our staff who are preparing to work from our new space.

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