Reporter 430, 1 February 1999

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Your flexible fund

Students struggling to make ends meet are being encouraged to apply for help from the access fund. The University received almost £720,000 for the fund this year - all of which must be spent. For more information contact welfare serices on 231 4244.

For flamenco fans

The Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall is hosting two concerts of Spanish guitar music. Jose Luis Ruiz del Puerto is performing on February 4 at 7.30pm, and 'Serranito' will explore a variety of flamenco genres on February 11 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £6 or £4 concessions.For more information ring the Instituto Cervantes on 246 1741.

Massage message

Massage sessions for University staff resume at the Occupational Health department on February 9.

The sessions will then take place every second Tuesday and cost £13.50 per half hour and £25 per hour. For more information contact Karen McDonald on 07957 281 631.

Library in training

Patent details for budding inventors and biological databases for those inventing buds are among the information included in the latest programme of library training sessions.

Other courses cover electronic resources in education, tracing theses literature and an introduction to the BIDS system. For more information ring ext 5558 or see

Fashionable appeal

Four local boutiques are laying on a fashion show for the University Ladies' Club to raise money for Cookridge cancer centre.

The event will help the centre's efforts to purchase new equipment - an appeal chaired by Pro-Chancellor Colonel Alan Roberts. The show takes place in University House on March 12 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 and are available from Angela Carr on ext 5000.

Slings are roundabout

A first-aid course aimed at people taking groups into remote and hazardous areas is being offered by the physical education centre.

The three-day programme includes advice on improvising splints, safe removal of casualties and other emergency techniques. The course, on February 6/7/8, is validated by the Health and Safety Executive and costs £60 (£40 for PGCE outdoor activity course members). For more information contact Will Patterson on ext 5082.

Adel artistry

The first exhibition of paintings and ceramics by the Adel Thursday group begins at Fairbairn House today (February 1).

The group includes retired members of University staff and their varied work is largely influenced by their tutor Molly Lord.

The exhibition runs until February 26 and is open 10-12noon and 2-6pm each weekday.

Teach the teachers

The University has been selected to host one of the largest training events for science teachers in the world, providing an opportunity for scientific, medical and engineering departments to showcase their teaching and research. The 99th annual Association for Science Education (ASE) meeting will take place from January 4-8 next year.

For more information contact Dr John Leach on ext 4679 or email

Christians calling

The Rt Hon Frank Field MP will give the 1999 University Chaplaincy Sermon on February 25.

Mr Field will discuss his belief that changes in the benefit system should not encourage people to behave immorally. The sermon begins at 7.30pm in the Emmanuel Church.

Boyle date

The Boyle lecture, given by Clare Short MP, has been rescheduled for November 30.

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