Reporter 429, 18 January 1999


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Short delay for Boyle

The Edward Boyle Memorial Lecture, due to be given on February 9 by the Secretary of State for International Development Clare Short MP has been postponed as she will be out of the country.

An alternative date for the lecture will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Complaints sorted

A comprehensive set of procedures for resolving student complaints has been published by the University. The new code sets out the University s complaints processes in full detail and has been agreed by the Student Union, Council and Senate.

Leaflets summarising the code are to be distributed later this month and information has been circulated to Heads of Department. For more information see the University website or contact David Wardle in the Secretariat on ext 4452.

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Forsightful suggestions

Visionaries and bridge-builders among University staff are being sought by the DTI's office of science and technology (OST) to help co-ordinate the next round of its Foresight programme.

The OST is currently calling for suggestions for members of its panels and task forces for the second round and the University research board has recommended that Leeds should play a central role. Those wishing their names to be put forward should contact Kathy Brownridge in Research Support Unit on ext 6050 by January 22.

Warden wanted

Residential and Commercial Services are seeking a member of the academic, academic-related or senior administrative staff for the residential post of Warden of Devonshire Hall. Primary responsibilities are the pastoral care of students, the maintenance of discipline and the promotion of community aspects of hall life. For more information contact Lorraine Whewell on ext 6082, email L.Whewell@adm.leeds.ac.uk. Applications must be received by February 5.

Improved access

Tutors of disabled students are being asked to help raise awareness of the disabled access bus run by the University Union. The bus runs every week day during termtime to help transport students with disabilities to and from their lectures. It runs to an approximate timetable but the Union will endeavour to accommodate individual requirements. For bookings and information contact welfare officer Claire Vogeli on 231 4221.

More minor money

Departments wanting to bid for money from the minor works fund have until January 25 to register their intent to apply by supplying a brief statement and location of works. This will allow the preparation of bids and cost estimates before the deadline for the second round, on February 8. For more information contact Jane Freer on ext 5955 or email e.j.freer@leeds.ac.uk

Rush for the huts

Bookings for the Pennine and mountain huts up to September 19 will be taken at the Physical Education Centre from January 29 for groups of University staff and students. The bookings start at 9.30am, costing £70 per night for bookings made for after April 19 and £60 per night before.

Bookings for groups containing non-members begin at the same time two weeks later, costing £90 per night for bookings made for after April 19, and £80 before.

Walk to the music

Leeds College of Music's new season of concerts begins on Wednesday (January 20). Starting at 7.30pm the college's Gerry Mulligan ghost quartet Walkin' Shoes will be playing arrangements including the favourites 'Tea for Two', 'Swinghouse' and 'Moonlight in Vermont'. For more information about the programme contact Jenny Gill on 222 3400 or email J.Gill@leedscolmusic.ac.uk

Token effort

Crisp eaters, Times (and Sun) readers are being asked to collect the 'free books for schools' tokens by the City and Regional office. The tokens are on packets of Walkers crisps and in News International papers (Sun, Times, Sunday Times and News of the World). The tokens can be exchanged for 150 different titles for the benefit of schools in the East Bank area of Leeds. Please send the tokens to Michelle Gibson c/o City and Regional Office.

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