College Notices

Discounted Tickets - Rob Brydon, Palace Theatre

Ambassador Theatre Group is pleased to be able to offer RNCM staff 241 tickets to see national treasure Rob Brydon’s new stand-up show this Friday night at the Palace Theatre. 

To book, just enter the promo code ‘ROB241’ here

Dr Lois Fitch - Head of Undergraduate Programmes

Dr Lois Fitch, Head of Undergraduate Programmes, will leave the College in January 2018 to take up the position of Assistant Principal at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The RNCM Head of Undergraduate Programmes position will shortly be advertised. Cover arrangements have been planned until her successor is appointed. 

Catering opening times for Fresher’s Week.

Café open 8am – 5pm, breakfast is served until 10am and a hot lunch is served 12-2pm.

Brodsky open from 11-4pm, don’t forget staff and students all receive a discount on production of a valid RNCM card.

Brodsky Menu (pdf)

Principal's Notice - Academic Roles from 1 September 2017


Academic Staff Roles from 1 September 2017

I am pleased to announce that Dr Adam Swayne is joining the full-time Academic Staff as Lecturer from September. Adam is an alumnus of the College’s GRNCM ‘Joint Course’ programme, a pianist and composer. He will be teaching and coordinating core and elective courses at both UG and PG level.

In addition, there have been redesignations of posts and some new responsibilities for Academic Staff. Dr David Horne is now Deputy Head of Graduate School, leading the International Artist Diploma, and Dr Simon Parkin is now Deputy Head of Undergraduate Programmes. Simon will lead off-curriculum learning activity (focusing on improvisation) in term three, as well as maintaining involvement in the annual Student Festival. We welcome back Dr Michelle Phillips who resumes her role of Assistant Head of Undergraduate Programmes, and who will take responsibility for the ‘Joint Course’ with the University of Manchester from September.

Professor Linda Merrick

Important Travel Information About Oxford Road

Manchester City Council, in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester, has been working to transform Oxford Road and create a European-style boulevard on Oxford Road with improved bus links to the city and Dutch-style cycle lanes.

Please note that to guarantee that buses can move more freely, general traffic is prohibited from entering these sections between the hours of 6am and 9pm every day of the week.

From Monday 4th September, full camera enforcement will be in operation, and so to avoid the possibility of receiving a penalty charge notice, motorists who would normally use Oxford Road are advised to use alternative routes during the hours of operation.

Capacity improvements have been made to Upper Brook Street to assist with any additional traffic.

The RNCM is Dementia Friendly

Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative that aims to give a million people a better understanding of dementia.

Becoming a Dementia Friend simply means finding out more about how dementia affects a person – and then, armed with this understanding, doing small everyday things that help. For example, being patient in a shop queue, or spending time with someone you know who’s living with dementia.

A lack of understanding or confidence can prevent organisations and employers from responding positively to people affected by dementia. Organisations that are dementia friendly recognise and address the impact of dementia on staff, customers and their families.

To learn more about becoming a Dementia Friend click here.

Manchester Be Proud Awards 2017

Manchester City Council hosts the Be Proud Awards every year. Nominations are now open for 2017 and here's how you can get involved:

Manchester has great communities, with people and groups who make a real difference!

We want to say thanks to these people, make sure they are recognised and show them they are appreciated for what they do.

Who goes that extra mile where you live? Those individuals or groups who do lots for their neighbourhoods, and create that buzz.

We need YOU to nominate them so they can have their moment in the spotlight.

There are 12 categories to choose from: find out more and put your community champions forward for the Be Proud Awards 2017.

Principal's Notice - Prizes List 2016/17


Please see the attached file for the list of Prizes awarded in the Academic Year 2017/17.

Professor Linda Merrick

P1716 Prizes List 2016-17.pdf