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w/c 28 August 2017

New Travel Management Contract

Following a robust and successful tender process, the University has appointed Dawson and Sanderson as its travel management provider. Many thanks to those departments who formed part of the evaluation panel. Whilst Dawson and Sanderson were the previous provider, this new contract has some fantastic benefits, including the introduction of a one stop shop and a bespoke online self-booking tool. Also individual transaction fees will not be charged under this new contract.

(1 Sep 2017) » More about New Travel Management Contract

Riverbank repairs at Maiden Castle

On Monday, 4 September Durham County Council (DCC) will begin work to rebuild a 40 metre stretch of riverbank between Maiden Castle and Durham City Rugby Club. It is estimated that the work will take eight to 12 weeks and for the duration of the works the section of footpath and the other routes leading to the site will be closed. Alternative routes between Green Lane and the Graham Sports Centre will need to be used until the works are complete. Details of alternative routes are available here. If you have any queries, please contact Matthew Wright, Estates Surveyor

(1 Sep 2017) » More about Riverbank repairs at Maiden Castle

Staff Car Parking Audit

The Business Support team will be sending out staff lists this week to your assigned car parking signatories. Signatories must check through the list to ensure the correct staff are noted under your departments, college, school or institution. All lists must be returned to the Business Support team, Holly Wing First Floor, Mountjoy Centre by Wednesday, 27 September 2017Please note the team will not issue new permits to any department or college who fail to return their staff list.

(1 Sep 2017) » More about Staff Car Parking Audit

University Travel Cover - Viator Workshop

A workshop on how to use the Viator system to obtain authorisation to travel and University travel cover will take place on Monday, 9 October at 10am in the Palatine Centre. To book a place on this course please visit here. If you have any queries, please contact Barbara Dick on or on extension 49267.

(1 Sep 2017)

June 2017 Senate papers are available now

Following the changes to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the University’s governance committee business, and increase the transparency of key decision-making processes, the open internal papers and reports for June 2017 Senate are available to staff and students to view here. (University username and password required). Feedback and comments on this approach to enhancing transparency and openness regarding University governance are welcome, and should be emailed to John Marsh.

(30 Aug 2017)