17 episodes

Digging into the research, knowledge and expertise at Manchester Metropolitan University, to explore the world around us.

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Digging into the research, knowledge and expertise at Manchester Metropolitan University, to explore the world around us.

    MetCast Episode 17 - Higher education in Industry 4.0

    MetCast Episode 17 - Higher education in Industry 4.0

    How will Industry 4.0 affect higher education and change the workforce of tomorrow? We spoke to former Siemens UK Chief Executive and Honorary Doctor of Business Administration Juergen Maier CBE and Industry 4.0 academic lead Dr Carl Diver - to find out.

    • 23 min
    MetCast Episode 16 - Storytelling and the digital future

    MetCast Episode 16 - Storytelling and the digital future

    Danny Boyle and others discuss the future of storytelling, how technology will shape the way we create film, television, music, videogames and other forms of entertainment, and how the workforce of the future will need to adapt to this shift.

    • 50 min
    MetCast Episode 15 - Making Manchester Gothic

    MetCast Episode 15 - Making Manchester Gothic

    MetCast explores the dark world of the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies, and the relevance of gothic studies in what many see as an increasingly dark period in our collective cultural history.

    • 30 min
    MetCast Episode 14 - Mental Health and Young People in Manchester

    MetCast Episode 14 - Mental Health and Young People in Manchester

    A roundtable discussion on mental health in young people, featuring Dr Sarah Parry, academic lead on the Young Voices Study, James MacDonald, PhD student and researcher, and Simone Spray, CEO of youth mental health charity and University partner 42nd Street, and additional music by the BeeVocal choir.

    • 41 min
    MetCast Episode 13 - Danny Boyle 'Will Robots Love Jesus?'

    MetCast Episode 13 - Danny Boyle 'Will Robots Love Jesus?'

    In the first of a series of talks ahead of the 2021 launch of Manchester Met's School of Digital Arts, Oscar -winning director Danny Boyle asks: 'Will Robots Love Jesus?'

    Recorded at HOME Manchester on September 23rd 2019, Danny talks philosophically about the future of storytelling, his role within it and the shape of tomorrow's workforce.

    • 51 min
    MetCast Episode 12 - Women in sport World Cup special

    MetCast Episode 12 - Women in sport World Cup special

    To coincide with the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, we talk to experts from across the University about some of the challenges professional athletes face during a high profile global tournament.

    • 56 min

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