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Changes to the Intranet Portal

Changes to the Intranet Portal
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Starting this month Information Services (IS) will be making changes to the Intranet Portal to ensure that resources remain accessible, reliable and supported. Visit the IS blog to find out more.

Article 50 – thoughts from the Vice-Chancellor

Article 50 – thoughts from the Vice-Chancellor
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As you will have seen in the news recently, the government is preparing to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – the formal two-year mechanism by which we will leave the EU. What does that mean for us, as a university? Read the VC's blog.

Are you graduating this summer?

The dates and times of the summer 2017 graduation are now available. You will need to register for graduation whether you plan to attend a ceremony or graduate in absentia, and the deadline for purchasing guest tickets is 5pm, Wednesday 3 May.

Visit Current Students to find out more and register.

  

 

Global Strategy 2020 roadshows

All staff are invited to join one of the Global Strategy 2020 roadshow events. This is a chance to find out about the work that is ongoing to review and refresh our University strategy and to talk with you about how we get your input. The next takes place at A30, Vet School, Sutton Bonington on Friday 24 March at 2:30pm.

Visit Campus News for the full programme of events.

 

 

Portland landscaping commences

Portland landscaping works are due to commence on Monday 27 March. The hill at the back of Portland Building will be inaccessible from this date until the beginning of the 2017/2018 year. All roads and entrances to the building will remain open as usual.

Visit Campus News for more information.

 

Take part in our travel survey and win prizes

The University has launched its staff and student travel survey to understand more about how you travel to, from and between University sites so that we can help to improve your journeys.

A prize draw is open to everyone who completes the survey and chooses to provide their email address, with a chance to win one of five £50 John Lewis gift cards.

Visit Campus News to find out more.

 

Access to more books with new service

Our libraries have introduced a new service called More Books. This provides you with a quick and easy route to suggest books that we do not already have, ask for more copies of popular books, or request an Interlibrary Loan.

Find out more about the More Books service.

 

Applications open for joint research pump priming fund

In conjunction with FAPESP The University of Nottingham and University of Birmingham are again funding a scheme for pump priming research with researchers in Sao Paulo. The scheme will fund successful applications for up to £40,000 over a two-year period and is open to researchers across all disciplines.

Visit Campus News to find out more.

 

Charges introduced for Medilink bus

From Monday 13 March, staff and students will need to pay to use the Medilink bus.

The Medilink is a council-funded hopper bus service that runs between Queen’s Medical Centre and City Hospital. From Monday 13 March non-NUH staff members will need to pay to use the service. The charge will be £1 per journey if booked in advance using pre-paid Robin Hood tickets or £1.20 if paying in cash.

Visit Campus News for more information.

 

Life Cycle 7 - The Way of the Roses

Join our University of Nottingham cycle team this May and take on one of England’s greatest bike rides – the Way of the Roses.

Take part and you will be helping children fight brain tumours, by funding life-changing research at our leading Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre at the QMC.

Visit Campus News to find out how you can register.

 

New Office of Global Engagement to be created

The University is creating a new Office of Global Engagement that will build upon our worldwide reputation for excellence in internationalisation, and enable Nottingham to remain at the forefront of global higher education and research. It will draw on skills and expertise from the International Office, the Asia Business Centre, the regional APVCs and global public policy.

Visit Campus News for more information.

 

2018 undergraduate prospectus now available

The 2018 undergraduate prospectus is now widely available for use and is the first piece of collateral to showcase the new University brand and global student recruitment campaign.

Visit Campus News to find out more about the new campaign and watch the first of our UoN Student Stories videos.

 

Universities targeted by HR phishing campaign

Convincing University-branded emails, some containing salary increase promises, are being sent to University staff across the UK.

These emails direct staff to landing pages that are convincing copies of University intranet/HR portal login screens. Login credentials are then collected by fraudsters who use them to change bank details and divert staff pay to third party bank accounts.

Find out more about what to look out for and how to handle phishing emails.

 

Jumpstart – the new way to crowdfund projects

The Impact fundraising campaign has created a bespoke crowdfunding platform for The University of Nottingham with creators starting projects which are funded by sponsors, with rewards offered for their pledges.

One of the first projects is the Liter of Light Nigeria initiative, aiming to make sustainable solar lighting accessible to impoverished regions of Nigeria.

Visit Campus News to find out more about Jumpstart and the Liter of Light Nigeria project.

  

Take our Smart Campus survey

This study aims to understand how the University can increase efficiency and deliver smooth experiences to all users of its campuses by using modern technologies and data analytics where possible. This survey will take less than 10 minutes.

Visit Campus News to find out more.

 

New occupational health provider: transfer of records

The University of Nottingham has contracted with a new occupational health provider for its employees and students. From 1 April 2017 the new provider will be OHWorks Ltd.

As part of setting up the new contract, all occupational health records held by our current provider, Industrial Diagnostics Company (IDC), need to be transferred to OHWorks.

Visit Campus News to find out more.

 

UoN alumni honoured in Alumni Awards 2017

Two of the University’s international alumni have been celebrated in this year’s Alumni Awards, which take place across the globe. Samuel Chan picked up the British Council Hong Kong Entrepreneurial Award and Justice Kwasi Anokye Gyimah took home the British Council Ghana’s Professional Achievement Award.

Visit Campus News to find out more.

 

UoN Sport membership for students is £99

Sports membership for the rest of the academic year is just £99 for students. This includes access to fitness suites, the climbing wall and over 100 weekly group exercise classes across our UK campuses.

Visit the UoN Sport website to join today.

  

Ryan Keyworth appointed Director of Research, Enterprise and Graduate Services

Congratulations to Ryan Keyworth, who has been appointed to the permanent role of Director of Research, Enterprise and Graduate Services. He is currently undertaking this role on an interim basis. On Monday 13 March this arrangement will become permanent.

 

University Park tree works

The University has devised a long-term strategy for the enhancement of the current stock of existing trees across the University Park Campus. The long-term goal is to establish an Arboretum resource of regional and national value for the benefit of both students and visitors to the campus.

Visit Campus News to find out more about planned tree works.

  

Notts Triathlon returns to University Park Campus

Need a new personal challenge? Join hundreds of others completing the Sandicliffe Ford Notts Triathlon on April the 2nd on University Park campus. Open to people of all abilities, the event is a 400m swim, 15km cycle, and 5km run all in aid of Life Cycle 7 and the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre.

Find out more or register for a place.

 

Dinosaurs of China - help us hatch our baby dinosaur!

A world-exclusive dinosaur exhibition is coming to Nottingham this summer. 

Wollaton Hall will host the main exhibition, but there will also be a second free satellite exhibition at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, based here at the University. Lakeside wants to create a dino-legacy for Nottingham, and this is where we need your help to help raise £4,000 to create an animatronic baby dinosaur which can be used to teach children all about dinosaurs. 

Find out how to support the Dinosaurs of China crowdfunder.

 

Removal of vehicles parked dangerously at hospital campuses

In the interest of safety, police will be removing vehicles that are parked dangerously and obstructing emergency access points at Queen’s Medical Campus (QMC) and City Hospital from Monday 6 March. A fine of up to £350 will be imposed.

Visit Campus News for more detail.

 

University Staff Oscars 2017 – the results

The results for the 2017 University Staff Oscars are now in. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday 4 April but the results can be viewed online now.

Visit the Students’ Union website for more.

 

Record nominations in Student Nursing Times Awards

Staff and students in the School of Health Sciences are celebrating the largest number of nominations they have ever received in the prestigious Student Nursing Times Awards.

The awards are the ‘Oscars’ of the nursing education world and recognise excellence in nursing and midwifery teaching. The School has received double the number of nominations of any other university.

Visit Campus News to find out more.

 

Record medal haul at BUCS championships

The British Universities and Colleges Sport National Championships took place in Sheffield over the weekend of Friday 17 – Sunday 19 February.

Our students came away with a record medal haul, including standout results in badminton, karate and judo. 

Visit the sport website for more information. 

 

Next up for the Portland Redevelopment

There have been a number of recent development for Portland building including a front entrance extension and big screen and the introduction of the Studio.

Read more about the Portland Redevelopment and find out what else is in store.

 

Applications for our 2017 BSA Media Fellowships are now open

Do you want to find out, first hand, how academic research is reported by the media and play an active part in the process?

The University of Nottingham is once again funding three places on this increasingly popular scheme. We are looking for academics prepared to step out of their comfort zone and spend two to six weeks of the summer immersed in a media organisation working as a science journalist.

Read more and find out how to apply.

 

Modern Slavery Policy and Podcast

The University is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains or in any part of its business.

Read more about the policy and listen to the podcast.

 

Nominations open for 2017's Alumni Laureate Awards

Do you know a University of Nottingham alumnus or alumna who’s achieving great things? If so, make sure you nominate them for this year’s Alumni Laureate Awards.

There are three categories available:

  • Recent Graduate
  • Special Excellence
  • Lifetime Achievement

Visit the alumni website for more information and to make a nomination.

  

Funding streams available for collaborative projects

There are a number of funding streams currently availble for collaborative projects between The University of Nottingham and The University of Birmingham, including The Education Partnership Fund and The Strategic Collaboration Fund.

Find out more about these funds and how to apply.

 

Conference and Training Care Fund launched

The University has introduced a new Conference and Training Care Fund. This is designed to help colleagues access development opportunities – for example, work-related conferences, training and events – by enabling them to claim back additional caring costs for dependents.

Find out more on Campus News.

     

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 23 Mar 2017 08:32:30.313