5 Oct 2009
The semester is now well and truly underway, and the overall picture in the school with respect to student numbers is becoming clear. The following graphs show the principal trends in terms of registrations:
The following seem to be the headlines:
Overall, the current expectation is that we will miss our budget for student income by around £115K, which will have to be matched by expenditure savings elsewhere; as our targets seem quite tight across the board, this is somewhat better than I had feared.
This year, we have received 974 UG Applications (up by 12%), 1230 PGT Registrations (up by 16%), and 196 PGR Registrations (up by 6%). I am very grateful to the various admissions teams for their ongoing conscientious work on this essential task, which will continue to be central to the viability of the school.
For information, the following are our planned and actual overall and intake FTEs:
Overall, we are slightly closer to targets for overall numbers than for intake, because progression rates exceeded expectations. †(Thanks to Bernard and Gill for the data in this uncharacteristically information-rich article!)
Computer Systems Engineering Programme
On 25 September the School announced Animation10 - the 3rd
Annual UK Schools Computer Animation competition. This year the competition
is co-funded by Electronic Arts and Google, and run in association with the
BBC 21st Century Classroom, and the Queen Mary (
Model-based base calling and quality assessment of second-generation sequencing data†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5 Oct 09
Hector Corrada Bravo,
14:00, IT building room 407
Part of the Machine Learning seminar series
Text mining hands-on course and training seminar††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5-6 Oct 09
Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and the
National Centre for Text Mining are organising a joint training event at
EBI (Hinxton, near
Who should attend: Biomedical researchers, biocurators, bioinformaticians, medical informaticians and any other researcher active in biomedical research.
Faculty Open Meeting†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 7 Oct
All members of staff in the Faculty of Engineering and
Physical Sciences are invited to attend a Faculty Open Meeting with Professor
Colin Bailey, the Acting Vice-President & Dean on Wednesday 7 October, 2
- 3pm in Room C9,
Colin will give a short presentation, which will include updates on the research profiling exercise, financial matters and shared service costs. This will be followed by a presentation from Professor Phil Withers on the new Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility with the remainder of the meeting given over to an open question and answer session on any matters of interest. There is no need to submit questions in advance of the meeting.
All are welcome. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Sir Bernard Lovell FRS OBE is to be awarded the prestigious Dalton Medal by the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society. The Society was formed in 1781 and the first Dalton Medal was given in 1898.† The Dalton Medal is given in John Daltonís memory for 'Eminence in the Field of Science' and has only ever been awarded on twelve occasions.
Please reserve your seat by contacting the Lit & Phil on 0161-247 6774 or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no charge, but seats must be reserved by 4.00pm on 6 October.
Text Mining for Scholarly Communications and Repositories Joint Workshop†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 28-29 Oct 09
This event is being hosted jointly by NaCTeM and held at
MIB at the
The aim of the event is to examine the issues, challenges
and priorities associated with integrating text mining technologies in
applications to support scholarly communication and repository
initiatives.†† The audience is expected
to consist of researchers, information management professionals, librarians,
text miners, repository providers, publishers, policy makers and JISC service
RAEeng/EPSRC Research Fellowships††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 4pm, 5 Oct 09
The RAEng/EPSRC Research Fellowships are designed to
promote excellence in engineering. They provide support for high-quality
engineers and encourage them to develop successful academic research careers.