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Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) – 2017 valuation update

Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) – 2017 valuation update
Visit the HR webpages for information on the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) and its 2017 valuation.

Vice-Chancellor's inaugural lecture

Vice-Chancellor's inaugural lecture
Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shearer West, will deliver her vision for the University in an inaugural lecture on Thursday 7 December.

2017/18 Pay Negotiations and the Voluntary Living Wage

The University has made a revised and final offer in the 2017/18 pay negotiations which would mean a 1.7% uplift for staff represented by UNISON and Unite, with higher increases for staff up to pay point 16.

The offer includes a minimum staff salary for 2017/18 which would be equivalent to the latest Voluntary Living Wage rate of £8.75 payable from its announcement on 6 November 2017.

Read more on Campus News.


Centre for Biomedical Sciences: Expansion work commences January 2018

Building work for further expansion of the Centre for Biomolecular Sciences (CBS) will begin in January 2018 on University Park.

The expansion will provide a physical link between the existing CBS building and the Boots Science Building and will include laboratories, offices and meeting rooms for academic and postgraduate staff.

The building work will lead to some changes to car parking near the Boots Science Building from January 2018. Visit Campus News to find out more.


Moving In, Moving On

Living off-campus this year, or thinking about your options for next year?

Come to the Moving In, Moving On fair to get advice and information about living off campus. It includes tips on staying safe and getting involved in the local community. The Hub, Portland building, 12pm-3pm Thursday 23 November.

Visit the website to find out more.


Celebrating Sir Peter Mansfield

We’re honoured to invite colleagues at the University of Nottingham to help celebrate the achievements of a truly extraordinary man, Sir Peter Mansfield FRS.

Join Sir Peter’s friends, colleagues and family on Friday 8 December, 11am – 1.30pm as we gather together to honour his life, his achievements and his legacy.

Please visit Campus News to find out more.


Are you registered to vote in Nottingham?

As a student you are entitled to be registered to vote at both your home address and your term-time address.

This can be useful not only if a snap election is called but also because it helps you to access council services such as parking permits and pest control without delay.

Visit Current Students to find out how to register.


NUsearch upgrade

A new update to NUsearch, the library discovery tool, has now been made available.

The new update includes improved functionality, quicker search capabilities and enhanced support.

Visit the Library Matters blog to find out more.


Expenses Payroll — December deadlines and pay day

The final day for submissions to be included in the December 2017 payroll is Friday 8 December 2017.
This is the final date when submissions received by Payroll Services will be guaranteed for December pay day. This is due to the early pay date on Thursday 21st December.

Please also check with your department regarding timesheet submissions as they may have earlier deadlines in order to facilitate signing and collating data in the department prior to forwarding to Payroll Services.


'True Crime on Campus' available online

Students, staff and visitors often do the strangest things. From zombie apocalypse and unexplained beeping incidents to Quidditch and scrabble accidents, it really is all kicking off on campus.

Copies of 'True Crime on Campus' — a book outlining real security reports from the university front line, published by University of Nottingham Registrar Paul Greatrix — are now available online, with half of the profits supporting the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre.

Find out more on the University's online shop.


'Excellent' rating for University of Nottingham Malaysia

The University of Nottingham Malaysia has been awarded Tier 5 (Excellent) status in the rating system for Malaysian higher education institutions by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) under the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.

The University also has a 5-star rating in the Malaysian Research Assessment exercise (MyRA) — making it the highest rated international university in Malaysia in terms of the quality of its research and innovation.

Read the full story on Campus News.


Book your place at the APM conference

A dedicated conference is taking place next month for all APM staff levels 4 and above, to help celebrate the contribution made by administrative and professional staff at the University of Nottingham.

VIsit Campus News to find out more.


Introducing Disability December 2017

Disability December 2017 is nearly here — it’s the second year that we have celebrated this programme at the University of Nottingham.

Featuring thought-provoking and informative events, the programme at UoN aims to raise awareness of the difficulties experienced by many people with disabilities, promote empowerment, and help foster an inclusive and positive workforce culture.

Find out more on Campus News.


Flexible working guidelines for managers

The University is committed to supporting flexible working that enables both the needs of the University and the individual to be met.

In response to the feedback from staff to the Athena Swan Survey, work has taken place to produce guidelines to support managers when considering and managing flexible working requests.

Discover more on Campus News.


Medilink and Localink L12 free for 2017/18 academic year

Following the introduction of charges on the Medilink bus service earlier this year, University staff and students will be able to travel for free on Medilink and the Localink L12 bus service from Monday 20 November 2017.

This is a trial arrangement for the remainder the 2017/18 academic year, following discussions with Nottingham City Council. Passengers will be required to show their University ID card to the bus driver.







Last Updated: 23 Nov 2017 15:16:43.360