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University will protect Erasmus+

University will protect Erasmus+
An update on the University's Erasmus+ student mobility programmes beyond Brexit.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Delivery Plan

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Delivery Plan
University staff and students are invited to contribute their views to the draft Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategic delivery plan.

Research drive maintenance from 22 February

Essential maintenance work will take place on a segment of the Research Filestore (R: drive) from 6pm, Friday 22 February to 10am, Monday 25 February.

A list of folders affected by this work can be found on Campus News.



Managing change effectively

Director of HR, Jaspal Kaur, has written a new blog post around the challenges of managing change effectively.

She introduces some new tools that the Leadership and Management Academy has developed to help colleagues understand and lead change.

Find out more on Campus News.


Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement appointed

Professor Robert Mokaya has been appointed interim Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement.

Taking up the role from 1 March 2019, he will provide leadership for the University's global engagement strategy. Visit  Campus News for more information.



Autumn Semester assessment results

Results for the Autumn Semester assessments will be available to view online from 10am, Thursday 14 February.

The majority of students will be able to view their results via Blue Castle.

Visit Current Students to find out more.


International Women's Day 2019 at the University of Nottingham

International Women’s Day takes place next month and to celebrate we have a combination of cross-university events, specialist events led by faculties, and an online celebration of inspirational women.

We hope that many of our staff and student colleagues will take part in these events in recognition of the outstanding contribution that women staff and students make to our University.

Discover more on the People and Culture blog.


Joint University / UCU Staff Communique

The Registrar Dr Paul Greatrix, Director of Human Resources Jaspal Kaur, and the President of the University of Nottingham UCU Branch Dr Matt Green, together with Agnes Flues and Lila Matsumoto met on 31 January 2019 for informal conversations on issues raised by the Union in its letter of complaint.

While the University and the Union approach the issues from slightly different perspectives, the meeting identified considerable common ground and agreements to work collaboratively to address them. A summary of the issues raised and actions agreed can be found on Campus News.



Reducing waste on campus - 20p off vending machine hot drinks when you use your own cup 

As part of our campaign to reduce waste at the University of Nottingham, you can now use your own reusable cup at all hot drink vending machines across our UK campuses.

Plus, every time you use your own reusable cup at vending machines you can receive 20p off the purchase price of your drink.

Learn more on the WasteNott website.


Institute for Policy and Engagement launches at the University

The Institute for Policy and Engagement has been unveiled to colleagues across the University of Nottingham. Find out more on Campus News.


New online course to help you get to grips with Research Data Management

A new online course has been developed to help students and staff get to grips with Research Data Management (RDM).

The course takes you through the process of writing a Data Management Plan, and in the process helps you understand what your funder, publisher or University is asking of you. 

Find the course on Moodle.


Dr Roger Godfrey, 1930-2019

Dr Roger Godfrey, former President of Council, has died at the age of 89.

A former student at University College Nottingham, Dr Godfrey joined University Council in 1954. He served a total of 42 years on Council, spent in several roles.

Read more on Campus News.


Staff Sport and Fitness Membership Taster

Between Monday 11 and Friday 15 February, UoN Sport will be visiting King's Meadow Campus to provide a Staff Sport and Fitness Membership Taster.

These sessions are open to all staff regardless of which campus they're based on.

Read more on Campus News.


Teaching and Learning Conference: register your place

Registration for the annual Teaching and Learning Conference is now open. Capacity is limited to 306 places, so early booking is recommended if you would like to attend this event.

When booking your place, enter the password TLC2019 when prompted on the EventBrite page.


UoN is the new home for Asda Foundation Nottingham 10k

The University of Nottingham is delighted to be announced as the home of the Asda Foundation Nottingham 10k for the next three years — and is calling on supporters to sign up and run this year’s event.

Visit Campus News to find out more.


Nottingham Impact Accelerator KE Annual Prize 2019 — £40k prize fund

Researchers who register for the KE Prize event taking place on 22 March can also apply for up to £40k prize money to support KE activities. The funding call is now open with a deadline of Friday 1 March 2019.

Limited places are also still available for the NIA KE 'Lunch & Learn' programme. Please visit the NIA webpage or email the NIA team directly for further details.


Campus Solutions training and support

Campus Solutions was rolled out for staff and students to start using from Thursday 24 January. Read the latest blog from Professor Sarah O'Hara, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education and Student Experience, on  Campus News.

If you are a user of Campus Solutions, there's a comprehensive range of support and help available to you as you start using the new system.  Learn more.


USS Pension: Joint Expert Panel - Phase 2

The Joint Expert Panel convened by UCU and UUK to resolve the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) 2017 valuation dispute has published a call for submissions to the second phase of its work. This phase will review the governance arrangements of USS and the process of valuation, before moving on to consider the long-term sustainability of the scheme. 

Read more on Campus News.


Summer graduation dates

Due to graduate this summer? Dates of the ceremonies have now been released.

The ceremonies will be running from Wednesday 17 July until Wednesday 24 July.

Visit the Graduation website for the detailed listings.


Wonder needs you

Don't miss out on the University's summer showcase of our world-leading research and teaching. Wonder 2019 takes place on Saturday 15 June and organisers want to hear from colleague who'd like to inspire and amaze at University Park.

Register via the Research Exchange blog.


Final phase of Highfields Park restoration commences

Nottingham City Council has commenced the final phase of the Highfields Park Restoration scheme.

Funded by a £4.8 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant, the scheme is restoring the park to its original design, commissioned by the University’s founder Sir Jesse Boot from architect Richard Percy Morley Horder, which dates back almost a century to 1923.

Find out more on Campus News.




Last Updated: 19 Feb 2019 17:45:20.710