Firstly, a very warm welcome to you in the lead up to the BAM2022 Annual Conference. We have put together some useful information to help you prepare for your visit to Manchester. If you have any further questions in relation to the practical arrangements of the Conference, please drop us a line at [email protected].

Welcome

#BAM2022

How to get the most from this year’s innovative conference format and conference app.

After two years when it’s not been possible to meet face to face we are really looking forward to seeing many of you in person at our amazing business school campus here in Manchester. However, we know that some of our colleagues are still unable to join us.  We don’t want them to feel excluded, we want them to feel part of the BAM community. So this year, the conference will be held in hybrid format.

Conference Day 1

Day 1 has been designed to do two things:

  • spotlight virtual attendees and paper presenters who are joining us online and support them and their work.
  • provide those who will be joining physically with space and opportunity to catch up, renew connections, support one and other and restart collaborations. 

On day one, all the main conference events will run through the virtual conference platform, including live paper presentations and plenaries.  It would be fantastic if in-person attendees could engage with online colleagues and participate in the online programme as much as possible, including attending online plenaries and paper sessions.

Plenary and panel sessions will be streamed in the lecture theatre for attendees to view only. If they wish to participate in the live Q and A they will do so via the conference app. 

You will see the full agenda for BAM 2022 on the homepage of the app. As a session start time nears, a “join” or “preview” button will appear. Please click this to attend the session

There will still be lots of on-campus elements for our in-person delegates including a BAM Fellows Café, a hybrid panel session chaired by Prof Sir Cary Cooper that will explore The Business School as a Catalyst for Change and fascinating joint track sessions.  You will also have the opportunity to take part in social and networking activities including, a tour of our Data Visualisation Observatory, and try out some yoga! And of course, lunch and plenty of refreshment breaks will be provided.

Conference Days 2 and 3

Days 2 and 3 are built around the in-person delegates, with Professional Development Workshops and in-person paper sessions, but our virtual delegates will be able to participate fully in live-streamed plenaries, including the Q&A. 

Connecting, Supporting & Collaborating Throughout the Conference

We hope that BAM2022 will help us all renew connections, support one another, restart collaborations and spark new ones after such a challenging time.

You will be able to use the conference app to arrange meetings with other attendees via the “Meeting Hub” function.   If you are attending an event in person, you can also view the attendee list via the conference app and connect with individuals via the Meeting Hub. 

For those attending in person, please make use of our amazing collaboration spaces in Alliance Manchester Business School:

Café 65 (1st Floor)

The Mill (1st Floor)

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The Hive café and concourse (both 2nd floor) and hive events space (3rd floor).

Our courtyards – If we have sunny weather!

 

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Or try our fourth-floor study area if you need a quiet space to think, chat and reflect.

These spaces will be available to conference delegates and are clearly signposted. Or just ask at our reception.  They will also have Wi-Fi accessibility and provide the ideal space to zoom into a paper session on Day 1.

Check out the conference schedule on our website and start planning your #BAM2022!

 

 

VISA & Entry Requirements

All attendees from outside the UK are responsible for making sure they have the correct documentation to enter the country. Please refer the UK Border Agency (UKBA)’s guide.

EEA and Switzerland

Most participants whose nationality is of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland will only require a standard passport.

Other nationalities

If you are of any other nationality, the first step is to establish whether you need a visa for travel. Start with the UKBA’s page. This will direct you to further guidance, which you should read very closely. Note that if your sole purpose in coming to the UK is to attend the Conference, it is very likely you will be considered a ‘Business Visitor’.

If you do not require a visa, it is possible that you will instead need other documentation: you are advised to check this before proceeding.

In case of any uncertainty, please consult the UKBA directly via the contact details given on its website, or the British Embassy in your country.

Applying for a visa

Please note that British Academy of Management is not authorised to provide official advice on visa issues.

Confirmation of involvement in the conference and other documentation

If you need an official letter of invitation to support an entry visa application or funding bid, please contact conference organisers at [email protected]

To ensure that you get the document(s) you need as quickly as possible, please make sure that you state the following:

  1. The reason(s) why you need the documentation (immigration visa, bid for travel funds from your institution, etc)
  2. Your full name, in the exact format that will be needed for the documentation you are seeking
  3. Your current contact details
  4. Passport number
  5. Date of birth
  6. Nationality
  7. The title of your paper.

Travel & Accommodation

 

❗ Travel Information

We are aware of the ongoing rail disruptions that may affect your journey to Manchester. We strongly suggest you allow extra time for your journey and might need to rethink your transport plans.

If you are planning your train journey from London, Avanti West Coast is reducing its schedule for four weeks, as well as temporarily suspending ticket sales while it prepares a special timetable. Ticket availability will be released on a rolling, weekly basis. You may wish to consider travelling via Birmingham or Crewe with alternative train operators. 

Travel and accommodation insurance

Insurance to cover the costs of travel and accommodation relating to attending the BAM conference is the responsibility of individual delegates or their institutions. We strongly recommend including COVID-19 related insurance to help cover your expenses in case you are required to self-isolate and/or receive medical treatment and your journey home is delayed as a result. This is available from many insurance providers. The British Academy of Management is not responsible for participants’ travel- or accommodation-related costs and no reimbursements can be made.

The University of Manchester is located on the south side of Manchester city centre and comprises two main areas:

  • The Oxford Road area
  • The Sackville Street area

The entire Conference will take place in the Oxford Road area. You can find your way around our campus using our interactive map.

By Air

If you plan to travel by air to The University of Manchester, the nearest airport is Manchester Airport.

Manchester Airport is one of the largest and busiest in the country. It is located about 10 miles (16km) south of the city centre, about 30 minutes from the University.

The airport has a number of transport links to the city:

  • Train – The airport's two terminals are linked directly to the city centre by a fast, frequent 24-hour train link to both Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations.
  • Taxi – A taxi from the airport to the University will cost approximately £20.
  • Bus – Local buses also run to the Oxford Road area of the campus.

Most major airlines fly to and from Manchester. For more information please visit the Manchester Airport website.

Car

Please note that during the Conference car parking facilities may be limited. We strongly recommend that you use public transport to reach campus, unless travelling by car is essential. 

All approach routes for cars travelling here are clearly signposted 'The University of Manchester'.

Directions to Oxford Road area

Please note: drivers heading into the city on Oxford Road are no longer able to travel past Hathersage Road between 6am and 9pm, seven days a week. Instead, you'll need to reroute, by turning right on to Hathersage Road before continuing your journey along Upper Brook Street.

For further information, please visit UoM website travel pages: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/maps/travel-by-car/

Parking

Car parking is available at the University.

The multi-storey car parks at both Booth Street West and Charles Street offer paid public parking and are convenient and safe.

You can park at the multi-storey NCP car park on Booth Street East, open from 6:00 am to midnight, 7 days per week (maximum height 2.1 metres).  

Please use postcode M13 9SS

Current rates are - 

Up to 2 hours - £2.50 

Up to 4 hours - £4.50 

Up to 9 hours - £8.00 

Up to 24 hours - £12.00 

Additional parking is available at the Universities multi-storey carpark on Higher Cambridge Street, open from 6:00 am to 11:45 pm Monday to Friday and 6:00 and to 10:45 pm Saturday and Sunday (maximum height 2.05 metres). 

Please use postcode M15 6AR

Current rates are - 

Up to 1 hour - £2.00 

Up to 2 hours - £4.00 

Up to 3 hours - £6.00 

Up to 5 hours - £7.00 

Up to 6 hours - £8.00 

Up to 8 hours - £9.00 

Up to 24 hours - £15.00 

18.00 to Close - £4.50 

Drivers should collect a ticket on entry and pay at one of the machines prior to collecting their vehicle at the end of the day.

Accessible Parking

If you require accessible parking facilities, please let us know at least three weeks before the start of the Conference, so we can arrange a permit for you. Please email us at [email protected]

Electric vehicle Charging points

If you intend to drive to the University in an electric vehicle, find out where our charging points are:

Bus, Tram and Coach

Coach

National Express

National Express coaches serve over 1,200 destinations across the UK from the Chorlton Street Coach Station, which is near Piccadilly railway station and a short walk from both University campuses.

You can contact the Chorlton Street Coach Station by telephone on +44 (0) 8705 808 080.

Directions to Oxford Road campus

Walk to Whitworth Street as above and catch the Magic 147 bus to the Oxford Road area of the campus.

Megabus

Megabus serve a number of destinations across the country from Shudehill Interchange, the Trafford Centre and Corporation Street.

Bus and tram

Local bus services run throughout the Greater Manchester area, together with the Metrolink tram service.

External services

External services to the Oxford Road area of the campus include:

  • Buses from Piccadilly Bus Station: 14, 16, 41, 42, 43, 43a, 44, 45a, 48, 111, 140, 142, 157, 250.
  • Buses from Oxford Road Station: All buses that run along Oxford Road.
  • Buses from Cross Street outside Boots the Chemist: 47, 87, 50, 143, 197, 291.
  • Buses from Manchester Airport: 43a, 45a.
  • Bus from Piccadilly Train Station: 147.
  • Bus from Victoria Station: 42.
  • Bus from Shudehill Interchange: 18.
  • Tram: Alight at St Peter's Square and walk or catch a bus down Oxford Road.

For information on bus and tram timetables, services and saver tickets within Greater Manchester, visit the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) website.

Bicycle

Cycling is a very popular, cheap and environmentally friendly way to travel to The University of Manchester.

You'll find parking for over 2,500 cycles across the campuses and halls of residence, with large numbers of Sheffield/hoop stands close to building entrances.

Cycle Hire 

There is a great cycle hire scheme in Manchester, to take advantage of the scheme you will need to download the Beryl app and create an account. This is quick and easy to use. 

Hire cost  

Peddle Bike Unlock £0.50 per min £0.05 

E- Bike Unlock £1.00 per min £0.10 

For more information Urban Cycling | Bike Share and Bike Lights

from Beryl - Beryl  

Maps and general advice

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) provide a vast amount of information on cycling which can be found on the TfGM cycling website.

They also provide free PDF maps for the city and an excellent online interactive map to help you plan your journey.

Taxis

We recommend using StreetCars – Tel. +44 (0) 161 228 7878

If you don’t use StreetCars, make sure you take a licensed taxi and that you are safe!

Don’t take a taxi alone, especially at night, and make sure you make a note of your driver's details (name, vehicle registration and taxi firm).

Accommodation options

Please find details below of accommodation at Hyatt Regency and Hyatt House, part of the 19-storey hotel conveniently located at the heart of campus.

Four Star Hyatt Regency and Hyatt House

Located next to Alliance Manchester Business School on The University of Manchester campus

The preferential rates offered here are available to Alliance Manchester Business School and University of Manchester visitors, staff, students, alumnus and delegates only.

Here is a link yo register with the promo code below: Hotel Near Manchester Oxford Road | Hyatt Regency Manchester

Promo code 254057

The rooms vary in category and price but they are all substantially reduced compared with the hotels advertised rates.  All prices are inclusive of breakfast on single occupancy. Double occupancy is available with a small breakfast subsidy on standard rooms, inclusive on other room types. Early booking is recommended.

For more options on accommodation, please visit our interactive map which provide you with a range of other alternatives:

Registration

Conference Registration

Registration for delegates will take place at University Place, University of Manchester, except for the Tuesday, 30th August when registration will take place in Alliance Manchester Business School.

Please see below the Registration Desk opening and closing times for each day of the conference.  

Tuesday, 30th August

08:00 – 17:00 (Alliance Manchester Business School)

Wednesday, 31st August

08:00 – 17:00 (The Drum, University Place)

Thursday, 1st September 

08:00 - 17:00 (The Drum, University Place)

Friday, 2nd September 

08:00 - 14:00 (The Drum University Place)

Delegate Badges

Delegates will be given their badges at the registration desks and badges must be worn at all times during the Conference. Please note: failure to wear the badge, may result in you not being permitted into the session rooms. 

In order to help you recognise who other delegates are at the Conference, badge lanyards are colour coded:

Navy Blue 

Conference Delegate 

Light Blue

Exhibitor 

White

Council

Black 

Keynotes & Exec

Green 

BAM Fellow 

Red 

SIG/Track Chairs

Yellow 

Conference Organiser

 

IMPORTANT: You must bring your delegate badge to the Gala Dinner at the Kimpton, Clocktower Hotel, as it is your entry ticket and must be shown to a member of BAM staff so they can check you in.*** 

Location of Plenary Conference Sessions

All sessions for the BAM2022 Conference will take place on the University of Manchester Campus. Please refer to the App and Conference website for the Campus map. The Plenary sessions will be held in the Lecture Theatres A & B at the University Place.  Paper sessions and Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) will take place across Alliance Manchester Business School and University Place. Please refer to the Conference programme for further details.

Prayer Room / Religious ceremonies 

St Peters House is located on Oxford Road and contains a multi-faith prayer room on the 2nd floor, which is open from 9 am - 4.30 pm Monday – Friday. You can find more information about this space here: Contact  & Find Us » St Peter's House (stpeters.org.uk)

Quiet Room for Breastfeeding and Expectant Mothers

Room 4.207, University Place

Cloakroom/Luggage Room

Cloakroom facilities will be available during the Conference for delegates in The Drum, University Place.

For the Doctoral Symposium: The Cloakroom is situated in room G.016, AMBS (30th August only)

Cloakroom/Luggage Room Opening Hours 

Wednesday, 31st August 

08:00 - 18:00

Thursday, 1st September 

08:00 - 18:00 

Friday, 2nd September 

08:00 - 18:00 

 

Special Mobility Access

Special access arrangements are available at the University of Manchester for delegates with special needs, including those with visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments. There are disabled toilet facilities, lifts and on-site accessibility induction loops available at the venue.

The AccessAble App. Manchester

The University has been working in partnership with DisabledGo to launch a new app to provide detailed access information to all University buildings.

These access guides cover all facilities on campus, including halls of residence, cafés, lecture halls, toilets and bars from a pan-disability perspective. Every venue is visited and assessed in person by a highly trained DisabledGo surveyor.

For further details please visit: http://www.dso.manchester.ac.uk/what-support-can-i-get/other-ways-we-can-help/accessibility-on-campus/

If you require accessible parking facilities, please let us know at least two weeks before the start of the Conference, so we can arrange a permit for you. Please email us at [email protected]k

If you require special mobility access, please also contact [email protected] to discuss your needs so we can make any necessary prior arrangements. 


 

Covid Precautions

In line with our core value of Respect we would like to draw your attention to the NHS Confederation’s #NotTooMuchToMask campaign, which calls on the public to pledge to keep themselves and others safe by following five steps. 

With this in mind, the BAM Team will be encouraging staff and delegates to wear masks or a face covering whenever possible, to be considerate of others’ personal space and making use of hand sanitizer stations or participants to washing hands frequently.  

If you are feeling unwell, we kindly ask you to act responsibly and show Respect by not coming into the venue. If you are scheduled to present a paper or contribute to any other Conference sessions, please advise the BAM team immediately, so we can make alternative arrangements for you to participate in your session.

We will share any additional guidance on the event webpage and in the email you will receive approx. 2 weeks before the Conference date.

Covid Testing Centre:

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Protein Technologies Ltd Greenheys Building Manchester Science Park Pencroft Way Manchester M15 6JJ - Google Maps

Key Information for Speakers and Presenters (In-Person)

Please check the programme to re-confirm the day, time and room of the session(s) you have been allocated. While we do not anticipate any changes, we cannot not guarantee that this will be the case, so please check the programme at least at the start of the conference and on the morning of the day of your session.
 

Full Papers / Symposiums / Workshops

Rooms allocated for Full Papers, Symposiums and Workshops Presentations will have a laptop, data projector and screen available.

Please note: delegates will need to bring their presentation on a USB data stick and arrive early to upload their presentation onto the laptop. This is to ensure presentations are uploaded successfully and to allow enough time for any technical difficulties that may arise. Delegates may also bring any materials they wish to distribute to other delegates during their presentation. 

Please see below the session timings allocated for every delegate’s presentation. 

Full Papers 

30 minutes for Presentation and Discussion 

Symposia

90 minutes

Workshops 

90 minutes

Professional Development Workshops 

90 minutes for Presentation and Discussion 

Developmental (Discussion) Papers

20 – 30 minutes for Presentation and Discussion

 

Developmental papers will have 20 - 30 minutes allocated and will be presented in 'round table' format. 

The layout is normally ‘round table’ rather than theatre-style, to facilitate group discussion.

It is recommended that session chairs and participants/discussants, especially for developmental paper sessions, read papers in advance to get the most out of the session. Presenters are asked to bring copies of their papers or suitable handouts to distribute at the start (copies in PowerPoint are welcome)..

Technical Information (University Place)

Standard Equipment in all of the venues

Computers, data projectors and speakers are included in all classrooms and theatres.

All classroom and theatres now have a wall mounted room camera, a monitor mounted presenter camera and microphones within the room. Camera and microphone solutions differ greatly depending on the size of the teaching space. For this reason, a laminated card is positioned on the AV furniture detailing which devices should be chosen for “room” camera, “presenter” camera and microphone for dual delivery in each space.

Using your own laptop or Mac to connect to our projectors

All of the venues have VGA and HDMI connections.

If your device does not have a VGA or HDMI connection, then please ensure that you bring the relevant adapter with you to facilitate its use.

You will need to connect to the Wi-Fi if you need access to the internet. Wi-Fi Connectivity is excellent in most areas of the University of Manchester. Please drop a line to the BAM if you require Wi-Fi access for your presentation: [email protected] or speak to one of the IT stewards onsite

Computers supplied in all Venues

All computers have a Windows 10 operating system along with Microsoft Office 2016. All computers have wired data connections.

Font

Please ensure the font you use is compatible with PowerPoint 2016

Embedded Videos

If you have embedded videos within your presentation we recommend you check these as soon as possible at the venue. We recommend that embedded videos have are mp4

One of the most common reasons for videos refusing to play is because the video has not been copied over correctly from your own machine to your storage device. We suggest you save the slideshow as .pptx file as this embeds the video file permanently into the PowerPoint file. Saving the PowerPoint as a .pptx file will create a large file but only the size of all the embedded videos combined.

When copying your presentation to a memory stick it is imperative that you copy over the video file along with the PowerPoint presentation.

The most straight forward way to do this is to create a file on your memory stick that contains the main PowerPoint presentation and your videos. This file can then be copied over to the desktop on our PC’s

NOTE: If your memory stick or storage device is encoded please ensure that it does not require the downloading of any encryption software to our machine in order to access the files stored on it. This cannot be facilitated at short notice due to the security measures installed on our computers.

Hybrid/ Dual delivery

The classroom and theatres are set for hybrid/ dual delivery events via Microsoft Teams or Zoom. You will need to log into your Teams or Zoom account and scan the QR code that is located on the front desk. The QR code will take you to the User Guide on how to set up the equipment and software in the room.

Printing Facilities

MU Print

Printing can be prearranged and collected in store using their online service or can be arranged on the day in store.

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Order: Document Printing Only MuPrint.com  

Location: Find Us MuPrint.com

 

Key Info for Authors and Presenters (Virtual)

Please check the programme to re-confirm the day, time and room of the session(s) you have been allocated. While we do not anticipate any changes, we cannot not guarantee that this will be the case, so please check the programme at least at the start of the conference and on the morning of the day of your session.

Please see below the session timings allocated for every delegate’s presentation. 

Full Papers 

30 minutes for Presentation and Discussion 

Symposia

90 minutes

Workshops 

90 minutes

Professional Development Workshops 

90 minutes for Presentation and Discussion 

Developmental (Discussion) Papers

20 – 30 minutes for Presentation and Discussion

4a. Virtual Full Paper Sessions

The standard session will include three papers, with 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.  As an author, please ensure you join the session 15 minutes before your session starts, introduce yourself to the session chair and check you do not encounter any technical issues and please check you can share your screen to present your PPT slides. When the session begins, the session chair will introduce you to the audience.

The session chair will moderate the Q&A box and chat function and will address any questions/comments after your presentation.

After your presentation, please ensure you remain on mute while others are presenting to allow them to do so without interruptions. Please use the chat box or raise hand function to interact during any Q&A or discussion time.

There will be a Chair of each session who will be responsible for keeping each session to time so please respect their instructions.
 

4b. Virtual Developmental Paper Sessions

Papers in these sessions are often presented at an early stage of development. However, their papers (up to 2000 words) will have been reviewed and should stand up to reasonably robust discussion.  As an author, please ensure you join the session 15 minutes before your session starts, introduce yourself to the session chair and check for any technical issues. Typically, in a face-to-face Conference, developmental paper presenters are not expected to use AV, however in this instance, authors can use PowerPoint slides if they wish.

The session chair will moderate the Q&A box and chat function and will address any questions/comments after your discussion. 

After your discussion, please ensure you remain on mute while others are presenting to allow them to do so without interruptions. Please use the chat box or raise hand function to interact during any Q&A or discussion time.

There will be a Chair of each session who will be responsible for keeping each session to time so please respect their instructions.

 

4c. Track Workshops and Symposiums

If you are involved in leading or chairing a Symposium or Workshop, it is likely that you are part of the organising group for this session so there should be no surprises!  However, it is still a good idea to check with the Track Chair and your fellow presenters exactly what format has been agreed with the conference organisers.  Firm time-keeping may be needed; and if audience members intend to leave during the session, ask them to do so with minimal disruption.

Wi-Fi

Wireless Network - UoM_Guest

You can register for free Wi-Fi access with the University's guest Wi-Fi network - UoM_Guest.

It's easy to use - just connect to the UoM_Guest network on your laptop or mobile device, open your web browser and follow the onscreen instructions.

You can register with your Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter account, or you can register via a text (SMS) message sent to your phone.

Refreshments & Lunch

  1. Refreshments & Lunch

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided for delegates during the Conference and will be served across the two venues: The University Place and Alliance Manchester Business School and all lunches will be served in the Market Place and the Drum.

Delegates who have special dietary requirements must inform the catering staff at the food stations, who will be able to recommend which food items are suitable.This year we are introducing all plant- based menu and will cater options for food allergies and intolerances. If you haven't done so yet, please indicate your dietary needs by logging into your BAM Conference registration form at least 2 week prior the Conference.

Refreshment and Lunch break timings for each day of the Conference are:

Conference Day

Refreshment Breaks (Coffee/tea/water and light snacks)

Lunch

Wednesday

10:30 – 10:45, 15:45 – 16:00

12:35 – 13:15

Thursday

09:30 – 09:45 and 11:15 – 11:30, 16:50 – 17:05

13:15 – 14:05

Friday

10:00 – 10:30 and11:30 - 12:00

13:00 – 13:45


 

Social activities

Social Activities

During the conference Delegates are invited to participate in morning and afternoon yoga sessions and campus tours. Please note that you need to pre-book your place for these activities in advance HERE

Please see below the full schedule of activities.  

Activity & Location

Wednesday, 31st August

Thursday, 1st August       

Friday,  2nd        August                    

Yoga class

Venue: Penthouse, AMBS

NB* only a limited number of yoga mats will be available, so if you can bring your own

17:00 – 17:45     

17:00 – 18:00

 

 

08:00 – 08:30

 

 

Tour of Data Visualisation Lab

 

Meeting point: Information  Desk, The Drum

17:00 – 17:15

17:30 – 17:45

 

09:00 – 09:15

09:45 – 10:00

 

 

Guided tour of sites associated with Emmeline Pankhurst Emmeline Pankhurst

Meeting point: Information  Desk, The Drum

17:00 -17:45

09:00 – 09:45

 

Matisse inspired collage building workshop with Sarah Pink, ARC

Room TBC 

12:30 – 14:30

 

 

 

Environmental Sustainability

The theme of the BAM 2022 conference: Re-imagining Business and Management as a Force of Good, was born out of a conviction that addressing the grand challenges outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, will require fundamental transition both in the way we live and our economy.

The belief that universities, and business schools, have a critical role to play in this transition lies at the heart of the University of Manchester’s Vision to address our most challenging global problems and make a positive difference to society.

The University of Manchester was the first British university to set Social Responsibility as a core Goal. In 2022 we were named the world’s ninth best university for action taken towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. Vice-President for Social Responsibility, Professor Nalin Thakkar, said: “Once again Manchester has proven to be one of the leading universities in the world for impact towards the Sustainable Development Goals.  “As the world’s biggest strategy and action plan this is a very useful way to track our impact against the world’s biggest challenges and opportunities.”

A key priority of our strategy is to integrate social responsibly into our own operations as best we can, and the includes the way we run our conferences.

For example, the university focuses on a recycle, reuse and reduce policy; we supply recycling bins across venues and use only recycled paper products; we seek to eliminate plastic where possible and consider our carbon footprint for example with our lighting and heating systems and we actively encourage everyone to switch lights and equipment off when not in use.  

We strive to use local suppliers for all conference elements from technology and exhibition support to our food and drink offer.  With regards catering, we work to reduce wastage from meetings and any wastage we do have we look to donate to local charities.  Water dispensers are plumbed into a fixed water supply wherever possible and where point-of-use and bottle fed units are required we support the work of Christian Aid.

We know what an important part catering plays in the overall experience of conference delegates. We have our own in-house catering team, Hospitality on Campus, who provide a wide selection of nutritionally balanced, seasonal and low carbon menus, with a focus on local ingredients to suit all tastes and dietary needs.

We try to be as sustainable as we can and this runs through all of our menus and service. Our tea, coffee, hot chocolate, sugar, orange and apple juice are all Fairtrade. All chicken is free range and all fish appears on the Marine Conservation Society approved list. Our veg and salad is purchased through a local organic farming cooperative who work closely with us; and we only sell One Water, an ethical bottled water that donates all of its profits to fund sustainable water solutions in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Any sandwiches are served in plastic free packaging, with us being the first University in the UK to adopt this.  Finally, we also recycle all the cardboard, cans, paper, glass, batteries and plastics used on a daily basis. Our commitment to these initiatives is demonstrated through our Sustainable Food Policy.

In addition to the University of Manchester’s efforts BAM aligns its efforts to be more environmentally sustainable by:

  • Replacing plastic badge holders with environmentally friendly and biodegradable badges
  • Using lanyards and notebooks made from recycled material
  • Plant-based menu throughout the Conference
  • No goodie bags
  • No paper brochures

 

Water

As part of our sustainability agenda, we are committed to reduce a use of plastic and encourage delegates to bring in their own reusable water bottles and refill on Campus.

There is a water-cooler on each floor in the University Place and plentiful water-cooler dispensers at various points in Alliance Manchester Business School which are signposted.  

Tourist Information

 For tourist information, please go to Visit Manchester website.

 

 

Currency & Exchange

CURRENCY & EXCHANGE

The official currency in the UK is the pound sterling (£, GBP). Each pound is divided into 100 pence (100p = £1).

The most common banknotes are £5, £10, £20, £50 and £100. 

The coins in circulation are 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p and £1 and £2. 

Currency Converter 

You can change money at the following places:

  • any bank office
  • exchange offices in the airport and within the city
  • major hotels
  • withdrawal from ATMs

Credit & Debit Cards: The safest and easiest form of money is credit cards. Major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa and American Express) are accepted in most restaurants / cafes / facilities.

Cash Withdrawal: It is possible to withdraw pounds directly from any ATM in Manchester. This is also the cheapest option, since it has a lower exchange rate. However, it is important to keep in mind that your own bank may charge you a fee each time you use a foreign ATM.

It is recommended to have a small amount of cash on hand upon arrival in United Kingdom for immediate expenses, i.e. taxies, city transportation etc.

 

Electricity

In the United Kingdom the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power plugs and sockets are of type G.

Unless you are from a country using G type plugs, please do not forget to bring your adapter to Manchester.