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w/c 21 May 2018

Community Liaison Officer

The Student Support and Wellbeing Directorate is delighted to announce the appointment of Hannah Shepherd to the new role of Community Liaison Officer. Hannah has considerable experience over 11 years working in a number of neighbourhood and housing roles for a local authority, most recently as Welfare Support Team Manager (South Tyneside Homes). She is a Durham graduate in English Language and Linguistics, and an alumna of University College. Hannah will be taking up her role within the Student Support and Wellbeing Directorate on Monday 4 June. She will work on a set of agreed priorities to develop and maintain excellent community relations between the University, our students, and those who work and live in Durham City.

(25 May 2018)

Environmental Fact of the Week

Did You Know…Livers In and Out can take part in the Green Move Out scheme to reduce waste and support local charities? Further details can be found here.

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Institute of Advanced Study - Easter Term events 2018

The Institute of Advanced Study continues its programme of events during Easter Term -including lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences linked to its 2017/18 ‘Structure’ programme, as well as additional activities independent of the annual theme. Most events, and in particular lectures, are free to attend and open to all.

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IT maintenance affecting Office 365 services

CIS has been made aware of actions required to ensure continued service and will be carrying out urgent maintenance between 6am–9am on Tuesday 29 May. This will mean all Office 365 services will be unavailable, including OneDrive and University email via any device. The work will also affect users of Box, CRM and the Union Cloud service. Duo will not be affected (except access to email) and will continue to work as normal. Students and staff are advised to make local copies of any emails or files that they may need during the downtime. This maintenance work will not affect any scheduled computer exams. Please be aware that the decision to undertake maintenance during the exam period has not been taken lightly, and CIS apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. Any updates to this information will be posted on the CIS Service Status pages and via Twitter @durhamuni_cis

(25 May 2018)

Language courses available this summer

The Centre for Foreign Language Study is offering courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish this summer. All are open to staff, students and members of the public. A range of levels is available, offering the opportunity to start learning a language as a beginner, or to develop your existing language skills. Please see the website for full details of days, times and fees.

(25 May 2018)

Leazes Road Library summer closure

Due to the refurbishment programme for the School of Education, Leazes Road Library will be closed from Saturday 16 June to Monday 27 August inclusive.

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Receiving SMS/texts from General Practice

Due to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) the Claypath and University Medical Group (CUMG) is no longer able to communicate with patients by text message and/or email without their explicit consent. If you are a patient and would like to receive or continue to receive, text messages and/or emails from the practice for the purposes of health promotion, practice news, and for appointment reminders please either inform practice reception staff or complete and return the SMS/Text Messaging Consent form on the practice website

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The Hidden Half: Rooting For Answers

The Department of Biosciences invites you to 'The Hidden Half: Rooting for Answers' on Thursday, 31 May at the Botanic Garden. Join in this celebration of plant roots, and find out why scientists are so fascinated by them. There will be science-based activities for all the family, and the chance to talk to some of the researchers involved in this area. Drop in between 1pm - 5pm to explore what plants get up to underground! For more information, please visit here.

(25 May 2018)