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w/c 23 October 2017

Booking Now: New Learning Technologies sessions

The Learning Technologies Team will be running a series of lunchtime sessions for staff throughout the academic year. There are three sessions coming up in November: Classroom Voting Using TurningPoint 8, Introduction to Turnitin, and Advanced duo for Admin and Secretarial Staff. To book your place, please visit the Training Course Booking System.

(27 Oct 2017)


Governance and Nominations Committee – membership vacancy

Governance and Nominations Committee seeks a senior member of University staff (who is not a serving member of the University Executive Committee) to serve upon it. For further information and an expression of interest form, please visit the Governance Opportunities webpage. Expressions of interest must be received no later than Friday, 17 November 2017, For further information please contact Secretary to the Committee, Kate Deeming.

(27 Oct 2017)


New Arriva Bus Timetables commencing 29 October 2017

Please note that Arriva will be introducing new bus timetables from Sunday, 29 October 2017 for the following services – 22, 24, 43 56/56A and 57/57A. Full details can be found on the Arriva North-East updates website and hard copies of the timetables can be found at key reception areas including the Palatine Centre, Mountjoy Reception and the Students’ Union.

(27 Oct 2017)


University-wide Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday, 22 November

The Student Recruitment and Admissions Office, in collaboration with academic departments, colleges and support services, will be hosting a University-wide Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday, 22 November. We are hoping to welcome approximately 200 visitors to the day. 

A full programme of activity can be found here. Posters and postcards have been distributed around the city, banners have been displayed in various areas of the University site and a social media campaign has been launched. Adverts have also been placed on the Tyne and Wear Metro.

If you work with undergraduate students and have any way in which you can help to promote the day please do get in touch: pg.recruitment@durham.ac.uk

 

(27 Oct 2017)


Research Impact Fund - Call for Applications

Applications are invited for proposals to the next call for the Research Impact Fund for 2017/18. This fund is aimed at helping Durham academics to enhance the impact of their research, and in particular to support impact that might lead to Impact Case Studies for the next REF. Please note the closing date for this call is 5pm on Monday, 4 December 2017.

More about Research Impact Fund - call for applications

(26 Oct 2017)


Training in responding to Sexual Violence and Misconduct

There are nine training sessions on Sexual Violence and Misconduct: Awareness and Disclosure, available to all staff during November. The aim of this course is to raise awareness of sexual violence issues, while highlighting how to respond to disclosures and signpost to relevant support. There are also two sessions of the Disclosure and Support Workshop, which is aimed at staff in student support roles. The aim of this workshop is to build confidence and enhance skills in appropriately supporting students impacted by sexual violence. To book onto a course, please visit www.durham.ac.uk/training.course

(26 Oct 2017)


University banner available

In response to a number of requests, the Marketing and Communications Office has had produced a generic Durham University banner. This is a pull-up banner, with the University logo replicated several times across a white background. This, and other more thematic banners, are available to borrow. Requests should be made to communications.team@durham.ac.uk 

(26 Oct 2017)


Academic Electoral Assembly

The Academic Electoral Assembly’s (AEA) Annual Report for 2016-17 was presented to 17 October Senate. The report highlighted the issues and themes raised by the AEA Standing Committee at Senate meetings in 2016-17.

(25 Oct 2017) » More about Academic Electoral Assembly


Durham County Council Waste Roadshows

Go along to outside the Bill Bryson Library (or inside the Calman Learning Centre if poor weather) on Wednesday, 1 November or Friday, 3 November from 1-4pm to pick up waste-related freebies to help you reduce your food waste. Members from Durham County Council’s Waste Team will be on hand to answer any queries about recycling.

(25 Oct 2017)


New Arriva Timetables to commence 29 October 2017

Please note that Arriva will be introducing new bus timetables from Sunday, 29 October 2017 for the following services – 22, 24, 43 56/56A and 57/57A. Full details can be found on the Arriva North-East updates website and hard copies of the timetables can be found at key reception areas including the Palatine Centre, Mountjoy Reception and the Students’ Union.

(25 Oct 2017)


Regarding a request from Chris Heaton-Harris MP

Professor Stuart Corbridge, the Vice-Chancellor and Warden, sent a message to all staff earlier this week outlining the University's response to a request from Chris Heaton-Harris MP for the names of academic colleagues who are engaged in teaching 'European affairs', with particular reference to Brexit, and to see syllabus materials and online content. The Vice-Chancellor's email can be viewed on the Brexit web pages, here.

(25 Oct 2017)


Unconscious Bias Workshops: Book now

A small number of places remain on the next Unconscious Bias workshops taking place on Wednesday, 8 and Thursday, 23 November 2017. Please visit the Training Course Booking system to book your place now https://www.dur.ac.uk/training.course/diversity/ .

(25 Oct 2017) » More about Unconscious Bias Workshops: Book now


Distinguished Lecture with Prof Frans de Waal: Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are?

His first time to Durham, world-famous primatologist Prof Frans de Waal will give a Distinguished Lecture entitled ‘Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?’ on Thursday, 30 November 2017 at 5pm in room D110 (Dawson Building), followed by a drinks reception at 6pm in D104.

(24 Oct 2017) » More about Distinguished Lecture with Prof Frans de Waal: Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are?


Green Move Out Results

This year’s Green Move Out collected 2,650 bags from students either residing in college or living out. Congratulations to the staff and students at Stephenson College for their tremendous support and fantastic contribution, who won all three categories this year.

(24 Oct 2017) » More about Green Move Out Results