Reporter 423, 21 September 1998

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Recycling success...

OVER 150 tonnes of waste paper was collected around the campus in the first year of the cleaning services’ recycling scheme.

800 green drums, 70 collection bins and three secure skips have been placed around the campus in a partnership between Cleaning Services and contractor M&B Waste Management.

The scheme was introduced for both environmental and financial reasons. Last year refuse collection cost the University £78,000.

Staff are asked to put all good quality white, coloured, fax and computer paper – as well as envelopes, brown paper, magazines and even tissue paper – into the green drums.

For more information contact Dave Crombie in Cleaning Services, ext 3430 or email

... and cycling – for less

Reduced-rate memberships of the Leeds David Lloyd centre are available for University staff.

For example, a year’s ‘Health & Fitness’ individual membership is available for £52 per month, with the £240 joining fee waived.

The reduced membership offer at the club in Tongue Lane, Moortown, is available until the end of October.

If you are interested contact Sue Clarke in Estate Services, ext 6823.

Support team vacancy

A vacancy exists in the technical and ancillary area of the support staff advisory group. The group meets three times a year to discuss matters of concern and act as a channel of communication for support staff. Anyone interested should contact Kathy Chesworth in human resources on ext 4145.

Cash for answers

In response to growing enquiries from clients, ULIS Consultancy Division is inviting new registrations from members of staff interested in joining its consultancy database.

With permission, most academics are contractually entitled to undertake 30 days consultancy work and receive fees without deduction from salary.

Anyone interested should contact Caroline Bellini, ext 6298.

Wardens wanted

Residential and Commercial Services are seeking members of the academic, academic-related or senior administrative staff for three adviser positions.

Two non-residential advisers are required, one to students in family acommodation, and the second to students in the Cromer, Woodsley and Springfield group of flats. The third post is residential and is for one of a team of two advisers to students in Montague Burton and St Mark’s flats.

Primary responsibilities are the pastoral care of the students and the maintenance of discipline.

Further particulars are available from Lynda Brown on ext 6079, email and the closing date for receipt of applications is October 9.

Spaces in the nursery

Places are still available at the Children’s Centre nursery school for children aged two and a half to five years old.

The educational nursery school is staffed by qualified teachers and nursery nurses. It is open from 8am to 5.15pm, for children of all university staff and students.

A full-time place in the school costs £85 per week, and part-time places are also available.

Applications should be directed to The Headteacher, The Children’s Centre, 26 Blenheim Terrace, tel 243 3578.

Minor money

The Estates Office is to allocate funding for two projects from the Minor Works fund during 1998/1999. The deadline for applications is November 2, but departments are required to register their intent to apply by October 5 by giving a brief statement and location of works.

For further information contact Jane Freer, ext 5955, E-mail e.j.freer@estates.leeds

Share options

The University’s job share policy has been agreed by Senate and is now being implemented. The policy aims to encourage and support the development of flexible working practices where appropriate, in the interests of both employee and employer.

The full text of the policy is available here.

Technical improvement

Improved severance terms under the University’s premature retirement and mobility incentive schemes are being offered to technical staff. Applications should be made by September 30. For more information contact pensions manager Geoff Parkinson on ext 4138.

The busy 1998/9 concert programme features a second year in residency for the Sorrel String Quartet, who will be playing in the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall next month. Other highlights include the Autumn Festival ‘Sacred and Profane’and a concert of new music by composers from the Department of Music. *More...

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