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2 August 2019

Early bird discount

Our Centre for Foreign Language Study is offering a discount of 10 per cent on Language Progression courses to those registering by midnight on Saturday, 31 August. All courses commence in October and are available in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish at a range of levels. All are open to staff and students, as well as members of the public (for a fee). For full course listings please see the website.

(2 Aug 2019)

Elvet Waterside car park

Following the closure of the Territorial Lane and Elvet Waterside car parks, some people are still parking their vehicles in the Waterside car park. Demolition of existing buildings is due to start imminently and vehicle owners should note that they are currently parking there at their own risk. We are required to keep the entrance open only for access for residents of Old Elvet. 

(2 Aug 2019)

Places available on in-house leadership programmes

Our Human Resources & Organisation Development team has launched a suite of in-house leadership programmes for staff who have responsibility for others e.g. Team Leaders, Supervisors, Managers, Department Managers, Senior Leaders. Programmes start in September and places are still available. For more information and details of how to apply please visit here.

(2 Aug 2019) » More about Places available on in-house leadership programmes

Print downtime - September

As part of a system upgrade the print service will be offline from 6pm-10pm on Thursday 5 September. Printing, photocopying and scanning will be unavailable during this time. When the service is back online there will be no change in function or usage methods, this is purely a piece of maintenance work between CIS and DTP. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

(2 Aug 2019)

Staff volunteers needed

Our Staff Volunteering Team is looking for a team of four or less to assist Stray Aid with some dog walking and socialisation on Wednesday, 7 August 12.30pm-2.30pm. If you are available and interested please email If you are interested but unavailable on this day, we have volunteering sessions booked in with Stray Aid the first Wednesday of every month.

(2 Aug 2019)

Trevelyan mentors

Trevelyan College is looking to expand its team of mentors. Mentoring at Trevs is a great way to get involved in College life. Each mentor will be assigned a group of approximately 20 first-year students with whom they meet fortnightly. The role of a College mentor is to support and encourage students in three key aspects: personal effectiveness; intellectual curiosity; and a sense of belonging and responsibility. For more information, or to volunteer, please email

(1 Aug 2019)