An evening with Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell

Thank You

Thank you for joining our event with Professors Nancy Rothwell and Steve Furber, we hope you found it a thought provoking and inspiring event.

You will have heard about where The University of Manchester is working to address many of the global challenges facing society today.

This is encapsulated in the University’s strategic plan and vision, Our Future, which builds on a rich heritage of discovery, social change and pioneering spirit that is at the heart of our University and our city region.

Our Makerspace: Redefining traditional teaching

A large part of our future strategy includes state-of-the-art facilities such as the new Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD), opening in September 2022. Not only will this building bring a number of our science and engineering disciplines under one roof, but it will also be the home of an innovative Makerspace where students from all disciplines can experiment, collaborate and grow outside of their taught courses.

In essence, the Makerspace will be a non-timetabled laboratory where students can move their innovative ideas from concept to completion. Containing specialist tools and equipment, this will be a collaborative working environment where the very best ideas can be developed. Redefining the concept of the traditional classroom, our Makerspace will facilitate a dynamic and integrative method of learning that will favour active student discovery rather than a didactic, teacher-led approach.

Support our work

Our worldwide alumni community can be instrumental in bringing this vision to reality. If you would like to learn more about our vital work and about how you can lend your support, please contact Mr Simon Phillips (Head of Philanthropy, Asia) in Hong Kong on +852 2588 5036 or email at

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