Wednesday, 20 May 2020
We highlight key members of staff who have been on campus keeping essential services running.
The majority of our University community is currently working and studying from home, but a few members of staff are still on campus, looking after students and keeping essential processes running.
The Campus Stars campaign showcases some of these colleagues – our cleaners, security staff, researchers, catering staff, technicians and hall managers – giving the community a chance to say thanks.
The staff below have been asked to share some of the essential work they have been doing to support staff and students. They also talk about how their roles have changed since the country went into lockdown.
Join us in celebrating our Campus Stars online using the hashtag #WeAreUoN.
Sue has worked at the University for 25 years and is the Childcare Services Manager for the University's Day Nursery and Playcentre, both located on University Park. During the pandemic the nursery is providing a service for key workers, both for the University and the wider community, where private nurseries have closed.
Margaret is a Senior Building Attendant based at Coates Building on University Park and has been working at the University for 30 years. During the pandemic, Margaret tests fire alarms in buildings across campus and flushes water to ensure services continue to work.
Mark is a hall manager at Nightingale and Beeston Halls on University Park and has been working at the University for 14 years. During the pandemic Mark has been relocated to Cavendish and is looking after the students that remain in University accommodation.
Nadine is a DEEP Seq Technician in the School of Life Sciences and has been working at the University for four years. Nadine has worked on site every day since lockdown and uses nanopore technology to map how COVID-19 spreads and behaves in the community.
Matt is a DEEP Seq Technician in the School of Life Sciences and has been working at the University for 18 years. Matt uses nanopore technology to map how COVID-19 spreads and behaves in the community.
Chris is a DEEP Seq Technician in the School of Life Sciences and has been working at the University for eight years. Chris uses nanopore technology to map how COVID-19 behaves in the community.