Reporter 403, 2 June 1997

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Designs on display

Work by final year Textile Design students will be on show to members of the University and the public from June 10-16. The work will include woven fabric designs, knitting and yarn designs. Students will be on hand to talk to visitors about the course and their designs. The exhibition is in room 3.08 of the Man-Made Fibres Building and will be open between 9.30am and 5pm.

Volunteer your vision

The RNIB and University’s Centre for Blind People is looking for volunteers to help by recording books on to tape for visually impaired and dyslexic students. If you have an hour or two to spare contact the Centre ext 3929 or email

Advisers wanted

Applications are invited from academic, academic-related and senior administrative staff for the residential post of Adviser to Students at the Oxley Flats from August 1. Free accommodation will be provided and duties include the selection and guidance of students and dealing with diciplinary matters. The non-residential post of Adviser to students in the St Mark’s Flats is also available. An honorarium of £3,344 per annum is payable. Contact Mrs L Brown ext 6079 for further details. The deadline for applications is June 9.

Women and texts

Speakers at the Women and Texts conference, hosted by the University, will include Helen Douglas, Valerie Homan, Susan Johanknecht and Janet Beckwith. There will also be exhibitions of book art from Canada and Britain. The conference runs from July 2–5. Further details from Dr Lynette Hunter in the School of English ext 4774.

Funding for the future

As much as £100m is available for environmental projects as a result of new tax legislation. The University of Leeds Environment Trust is working to attract some of this funding. At a seminar hosted by the Trust in May developing links with the waste management industry was discussed. To promote the possibilities at Leeds the Trust will be sponsoring attendance at this year’s IWM Exhibition in June. If your department is interested in being represented at the Exhibition or in the promotional literature contact Chris McDonald in the Environment Centre ext 6461 or email For general details of the opportunity for new funding for environmental projects contact Kathy Brownridge in RSU ext 6050 or John Lillywhite in Finance ext 6060.

Let’s dance

The Northern School of Contemporary Dance is holding adult classes in South American dance on Mondays, Contemporary on Tuesdays, Tap on Thursdays and Afro Jazz on Fridays. Beginners are welcome. All classes last from 6.30 to 8pm and cost 50p. There is also a variety of classes for children every Saturday. Call 262 5359 for further details.

Appeal for assistant

The voluntary secretary of the Leeds branch of the National Osteoporosis Society is looking for an enthusiastic assistant while she completes her degree at the University. The volunteer team, fighting osteoporosis which affects one in three women, welcomes enquiries for further information about the post tel 267 5893 or 267 8556.

Stress relief

A stress helpline for pressurised university staff, run by the Association of University Teachers, will start on June 2. The helpline is confidential, free to AUT members, 24-hour and is staffed by trained nurses. The counselling is not limited to work-related problems – help following a bereavement, family breakdown and other traumas is also available. All AUT members will receive further details about the helpline.

Colour Science ’98

A forum for exchanging knowledge about clothing, paints, printing inks, cosmetics, packaging materials and medical diagnostics will be created at Colour Science ’98. This conference and exhibition, organised by the Department of Colour Chemistry, will be held at Harrogate from March 30 – April 1 1998. For more information contact Dr Stephen Burkinshaw, ext 2936 or email cs98@leeds

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