Reporter 434, 29 March 1999


Notice board

Medical moves

Leeds Student Medical Practice is moving into its new home on Thursday (April 1). The new premises has a dozen consulting rooms, a sick bay with seven beds and a suite for carrying out minor operations. The practice's new address is 4 Blenheim Court, Blenheim Walk, LS2 9AE (telephone 295 4488).

The Medical Practice is organising a conference of the British Association of Health Services in higher education at Tetley Hall on April 9-11. For more information contact Carrie Ellison on ext 3020, (or the number above after April 1).

Warden required

Applications are sought from members of the academic, academic related or senior administrative staff for the position of resident warden at Tetley Hall. Primary responsibilities are pastoral care of students, maintenance of discipline and the development of the community aspect of hall life.

For more information contact Ann Collier on ext 6079. Closing date for applications is May 7.

Random assistance

A new 24-hour telephone service which will randomly select patients for particular treatments in clinical trials is now provided by the Northern and Yorkshire Clinical Trials and Research Unit, which joined the University School of Medicine earlier this year.

For more information about the randomisation service, or advice on conducting trials, contact Julia Brown or Su Mason on 392 4418, email medjmb@leeds.ac.uk or medsam@leeds.ac.uk, or Shona Haining on 392 4414, email medsh@ leeds.ac.uk

Group efforts

Special interest and self-help groups for administrative staff have been established to help share ideas, experiences and good practice through regular meetings.

The groups, and their co-ordinators, are: finance, James Craig ext 5762; marketing, Simon Welsh ext 2058; human resources and staff development, Susan Walker ext 4215 and research administration, Anne Hall ext 5359.

Administration staff interested in joining a group, co-ordinating new groups on planning and student administration, or with suggestions for other groups, should contact Debbie Greenwood on ext 4148 or email d.l.greenwood@adm.leeds.ac.uk

Hundred years law

The law department celebrates its centenary this year, a milestone marked by an exhibition mounted by the University Archive in the Parkinson Court. The department is also planning to hold a reunion dinner and an open day later this year. For more information contact Michael Passey on ext 5037.

Detailed information about the exhibition (outside the Museum of the History of Education) is on the web at www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/archive/lawdept.htm

Cash for cases

Up to £5,000 (per project) is available for staff to develop case studies aiding their teaching. Suitable projects incl u de participation (students working in groups), the teaching/learning of academic content, personal development and 'real world' scenarios. For more information contact project manager Maggie Boyle on ext 5306, or email m.m.boyle@leeds.ac.uk

Written off

Poems and l etters from Philip Larkin and Harold Pinter are included in an exhibition of the archive material of Kevin Crossley-Holland currently on show at the University Gallery.

The poet, writer and broadcaster has collected material from over three decades of contact and friendship with distinguished poets, writers, literary people, artists and musicians. The material on show includes manuscripts, music scores and letters offering intriguing glimpses of the difficulties and hard work that mark most writers' lives. Telling the tides: a writer's life runs until April 30. Kevin Crossley-Holland will also give a reading of his poetry on April 14 at 7.30pm. For more information contact the gallery on ext 2777.

Web framework

A new website for researchers interested in applying for grants under the Framework 5 IST (information society technologies) programme has been set up.

The site, which includes information on projects, possible partners and expert advice is at http://ADVISEReu.vws.co.uk

Computer coupling

Following the merger of the ACS and UCS computer helpdesks, all IT queries should now be addressed to the (UCS) h elpdesk on ext 5366 or email helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.

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