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Durham University

Internal Communications

6 March 2020

“Would you know what to do?”

At any time, somebody you know, work with, teach, or care about could disclose to you that they have been the victim of sexual harassment or abuse. If they do, then how you respond in the moment that follows matters a great deal. We run free training courses to help students and staff to understand how best to respond if someone discloses to them. For dates and times, please see: durham.ac.uk/sexualviolence/education/.

(6 Mar 2020)


Call for participants: Race Equality Charter (REC) Focus Groups

Following our recent Race Equality Survey, we are inviting students and staff members to take part in our focus group discussions; which will be an opportunity to expand upon the key themes raised in the survey. The focus groups will be a safe space for everyone to discuss their experiences and how we can improve the diversity and sense of belonging at the University. Information shared will be used to directly contribute to our future race equality strategy and programme of work.

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Do you employ an outstanding student?

Nominations are now open for the Student Employee of the Year Awards 2020, recognising and promoting the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who combine part-time work with their study commitments.

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Does your research have the potential to create commercial impact as a spin-out company? Northern Accelerator’s fifth funding call now open

Applications are invited for the fifth (and currently final) round of pre-incorporation funding – helping academics take promising new research outcomes closer to commercialisation. Funding is available in two forms – feasibility awards and proof of concept awards. Applications must be submitted by 31 March 2020 and due to Northern Accelerator’s funding deadlines, all successful projects must have completed by 31 March 2021.

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Google's change of legal control for data and user accounts of its UK users

You may be aware Google recently announced that the legal control for data and user accounts of its UK users are being moved from the EU to the US, raising concerns regarding the protective jurisdiction of GDPR. Please be aware that use of Google or other third party email services for University business is likely a breach of University policies. 

 

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Greenspace update

It has been a busy couple of months in the work to make our University more environmentally sustainable, with an inter-collegiate energy competition, Environment Week and more. We are pleased to annouced that the University has just achieved the Silver level of the EcoCampus award, recognising the work of our Energy and Sustainability Team and many others across the University to implement an Environmental Management System (EMS).

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak and Travel Cover

Details of the University travel cover position in relation to COVID-19, for trips that have been approved on the Viator system, can be found at durham.ac.uk/treasurer/local/insuranceservice/coronavirus

 

(6 Mar 2020)


Study a language this summer - registration now open for courses

Have you been thinking of improving your foreign language skills or even starting to learn a new language? Registration has opened for our Centre for Foreign Language Study’s summer programme. Courses are available in 12 languages, at a range of levels, and in formats to suit individual schedules and lifestyles. All are open to staff, students and members of the public (for a fee). For full details, please see durham.ac.uk/cfls/languagecourses

(6 Mar 2020)


Switch it OFF!

You may have seen some little green stickers on light switches, plug sockets, and monitors. If you see one, it means you can Switch It OFF! Switching things off that aren't in use can save so much carbon! Take your monitor for instance, you might be looking at it right now...

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Visitor parking bays on the Mountjoy Site

Please note that the numbered visitor parking bays on the Mountjoy site are for visitor use only. Staff booking of the visitor parking for contractors coming onto the site to undertake works is strictly prohibited.

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