Central Administration, Queen's Campus
Welcome to Central Administration, Queen's Campus. Our main office is located on the first floor of the 'A' wing in the Holliday Building. From this page find out more about the services we provide to students, staff and visitors to Queen's Campus.
Fortunate to be located in a striking waterfront setting, overlooking the stunning Infinity Bridge, the Central Administration Team (part of the Registrar’s Division) is responsible for providing a broad assortment of support services for students, staff and visitors to Queen’s Campus.
Our team, although not always visible, plays an important part in ensuring that the Campus runs effectively and smoothly. Our aim is to ensure that support activities operate efficiently and assist the Dean for Queen’s Campus in taking forward actions to help underpin planned developments, including the introduction of the new Pharmacy programme from 2013.
The services delivered by the team range from finance, community events, office services (including a reprographics facility), looking after the inter-campus bus contract, through to support for open days and other Campus events. The workload is varied and interesting and the team enjoys the contact with students and staff that their roles entail and being part of a small close knit group of people that provides assistance wherever possible.
As well as their “day jobs”, the team have committed themselves to helping the local community by carrying out a number of volunteer team challenges. In addition to the usual gardening projects, the team works through the night to serve bacon buns and drinks to women doing the annual Butterwick Hospice midnight walk, and a particularly innovative pilot scheme provides work placements for adult returners to work and people with disabilities.
A major highlight in the annual calendar of events run by the team is our own take on University Challenge. We work with the Student Recruitment & Admissions Office to get local 6th forms and colleges on to Campus and showcase University programmes and facilities. The school teams have their own qualifying heats night before finding themselves up against students from John Snow & Stephenson Colleges, Medsoc and Bio-Medsoc as well as teams from the local community. It’s a fun event but with the serious side in terms of student admissions.
A key priority for us is to raise the profile of the University in Stockton, and University Challenge helps with this objective. Another way in which we are trying to achieve this is by taking a small shop unit in the town and using it to showcase our history and development both in Stockton and in Durham. By providing a plasma screen presentation we can highlight the contribution to society that the University makes through world class research taking place at both locations, as well as the opportunities for students.
The team plays a role in sustainability issues by promoting “green” measures across the Campus, fostering recycling, monitoring paper usage, leading on green travel matters and working with Champions from other areas to ensure we contribute to achieving our carbon reduction commitment. Queen’s has the advantage of modern, energy efficient buildings but we also need to focus on changing our attitudes if we are to get close to meeting the difficult targets.