Month: May 2013

UofM receives €3.4m for PhD training programmes

The University o f Manchester (UofM) has revealed it has received €3.4 million (£2.87 million) as a grant for some of its PhD training courses. Photon Science Institute together with the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) has been given the fund from the charity Marie Curie, which will pay for the MAGnetic Innovation in Catalysis… Read more »

Final check with landlord will improve chances of a deposit return

Students have been advised they should look around their accommodation with their landlord before they move out, as this will improve their hopes of getting their full deposit back. Editor of David Ellis recently wrote in The Telegraph everything possible should be done prior to giving the keys back. By walking around with the… Read more »

Pinoy Property Show achieves AED 100m


More than AED 100 million worth of properties was sold at the Pinoy Property Show in Dubai. Summary: AED 100 million was taken at the Pinoy Property Show More than 3,000 people attended the three-day event It was aimed at Filipino expats in the UAE The Pinoy Property Show in Dubai achieved more than AED… Read more »

Dubai’s luxury home values rise by 5.4% in Q1


Luxury home prices in Dubai have risen by 5.4% during the first quarter of the year. Summary: Luxury properties have risen in price by 5.4% during Q1 They have also increased in value by 18.3% over the last 12 months Dubai is placed fourth in the list of the most luxurious place to buy a… Read more »

UofM student wins Eureak! Library Innovation Challenge

A student at The University of Manchester has been given the Eureka! Library Innovation Challenge title. Jade Brodie, who is studying International Management with American Business Studies, was given the coveted £1,000 prize after submitting her idea to create study space in the library. Her idea, which she presented to a panel of judges, was… Read more »

DLD answered Dubai property questions at the IPS

The Dubai Land Department attended the International Property Show to enable people to raise queries with them. Summary: The DLD had representatives at the International Property Show (IPS) in Dubai This allowed people to ask the DLD questions about any problems they have The IPS took place between April 29th and May 2nd The Dubai Land… Read more »

Race still ‘important factor’ why students are stopped by police

Dubai high-rise buildings

The factors that determine why students are stopped and searched by the police have been revealed. Criminologist from The University of Manchester Dr Juanjo Medina explained there are certain socio-demographic reasons behind these actions. However, he noted that race still plays a big part in why some people are stopped by the police. He stated… Read more »

Nationwide: House prices rise 0.9% year-on-year (1)

The cost of buying a property in the UK has risen over the last 12 months, according to Nationwide. Its April House Price Index reported a 0.9% rise in the value of houses in Britain between April 2012 and April 2013. This takes the typical value of a home to £165,586. Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s Chief… Read more »