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w/c 8 May 2017

Blue Tit Nest Box Live Video Feeds

Incubation is now occurring in the Engineering nest box which typically takes 13-15 days, so we could see some chicks in the next week or so. Continue watching the live video feeds on the Greenspace Biodiversity webpage.

(12 May 2017)

Don't Buy it or Bin it - just WARPit

Last week saw the launch of WARPit, the new University furniture and equipment reuse tool. Staff can see at a glance items which are available for reuse across the Estate. Items are easy to add and there is an option to make your own wish list too! Staff will be notified when items are added to WARPit by receiving a daily round-up email. Why not visit the WARPit site and register to find out more and see what is currently available. For more information and access to the WARPit site visit the Greenspace website.

(12 May 2017)

Durham Energy Institute (DEI) Seminar Series

Our May DEI seminar entitled Energy and Homes: Conflicts, Contradictions and Collaborations is given by Dr Roxana Morosanu, University of Cambridge on Wednesday, 24 May at 1pm in room D210, Dawson Building. All seminars are free to attend and open to all.

(12 May 2017)

Durham Energy Institute (DEI) Termly Public Lecture

This lecture entitled MyGridGB: Where does our electricity come from and how might that change in the future will be given by Dr Andrew Crossland, Solar Century and MyGridGB (Durham Alumni) on Wednesday, 24 May in the Rosemary Cramp Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre commencing at 6pm. Followed by a networking drinks reception. Booking essential for catering purposes. All public lectures are free to attend and open to all.

(12 May 2017)

Examinations Information

The University Examinations start on Monday, 15 May. If you are responsible for collecting examination scripts for marking during the examination period or are a designated contact for an exam paper please read the following information.

(12 May 2017) » More about Examinations Information

Guidance on how to complete an Application Form for Permanent Residency

In order to support those colleagues who are considering making an application for permanent residency, Halliday Reeves Law Firm have produced a video offering guidance on how to complete the paper Application for Permanent Residency form highlighting common mistakes people make. The video is now available to view on the Brexit microsite, Application for Permanent Residency Page.

(12 May 2017)

Join a local walk during the University Walking Week

The University is running its own ‘walking week’ during this National Walking Month. Staff can join a walk along the River Tees from Queen’s Campus or take part in Nordic walking, join a guided walk to the Wicker Man at Low Burn Wood, or go on a self-guided walk around the Botanic Garden or follow the Hay Meadow Walk in Durham. Full details are available on the Greenspace walking website. Why not also join in the Living Street try #Try20 pledge? Full details available on the Living Streets website.

(12 May 2017)

Living Streets: Walk Doctor Event

Living Streets will be running a Walk Doctor event on Wednesday, 17 May between 11.30am-2.00pm in the Calman Learning Centre as part of National Walking Month. Why not call in to see Nina who will give you some tips and advice and staff will be able to sign up to the #Try20 pledge they are running. Further details about Living Streets is available on their website and details of University walks taking place during w/c 22 May are available on the Greenspace website.

(12 May 2017)

Marshals needed for Summer Congregation 2017

Staff are invited to get involved at Summer Congregation by volunteering to marshal. You will be working with colleagues from across the University to provide advice and guidance to students, guests and staff attending ceremonies. Please sign up here by Monday, 29 May. Instructions and training will be provided in advance and lunch plus cakes/refreshments will be supplied in the Cathedral Restaurant.

(12 May 2017)

The Cundy Christian Unity Lecture

In this year’s Cundy lecture entitled 'Resolving the Unresolvable? Mediation and ethics in divided churches in a divided world' Bill Marsh will offer thoughts from the coalface of conflict, and explore the realities of trying to build peace. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, 31 May at 7.30pm in the Leech Hall, St John’s College, 3 South Bailey, Durham. All are welcome.

(12 May 2017) » More about The Cundy Christian Unity Lecture

Town Hall for Queen's Campus staff - Queen's Campus Voluntary Severance Scheme

A Town Hall meeting will be held on Wednesday, 24 May, from 10am to 11am in D003, Ebsworth Building, Queen's Campus to provide an overview of the Queen's Campus Voluntary Severance Scheme to staff. The event is open to all staff.

(12 May 2017)

ESRC IAA capacity building workshop with Professor Mark Reed - Working with Policy Makers

Professor Mark Reed will be delivering this session about working with policy makers and designing effective policy briefs on Wednesday, 24 May commencing at 10am. This event is open to Newcastle University and Durham University and is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council. Please note that spaces are limited, and this event is open to social science researchers and Policy Academy fellows. If you have any further questions about the event, please email the HaSS research team or contact Durham ESRC IAA Manager, Elaine Grieveson on

(11 May 2017) » More about ESRC IAA capacity building workshop with Professor Mark Reed - Working with Policy Makers

University Governing Body: Staff Members Required

The University Council has overall responsibility for the governance and strategic planning of the University. As well as external independent members, the Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, it includes seven members of University staff. We will shortly be advertising for two staff members (one open to all staff, the other to academic staff only). This is an opportunity to get involved at the highest level of the University’s strategic planning and governance, so please think about applying or encouraging a colleague. In the meantime, if you would like to know more about the role please contact the University Secretary or any of the current staff members listed here

(10 May 2017)

Temporary Closure of World Heritage Site Visitors Centre

Please note that road and footpath repairs will be taking place between Monday, 24 July - Friday, 22 September, restricting access to Owengate and the Visitor Centre on Palace Green. During these repairs the World Heritage Site Visitors Centre will be closed Monday to Friday, remaining open on a weekend. Palace Green Library will remain open as usual. Pedestrian access to Palace Green will be via Dun Cow Lane. There will also be a temporary bus stop there for the Cathedral bus (close to St Chad’s college). For further details please visit here.

(9 May 2017)