Reporter 437, 24 May 1999


Bones need homes

Human skeletons and bones previously used for teaching are available following a clear-out at Healthcare Studies. There will be a charge. Interested departments or individuals should contact Margaret Waring on 01943 871 442 or email

Handy for research

The University has launched a 'research handbook' website offering advice and support to staff and research students. The site brings together policy documents and guidance about staff development, seeking research grants and contracts, consultancy, efficient use of equipment and facilities and exploitation of research. It also includes guidance on publications, academic freedom, professional integrity and intellectual property rights. The handbook is solely available on the University intranet at

Cliff’s views

The head of teaching and learning funding policy at HEFCE is visiting the University to give a lecture next month. Cliff Allan's address on June 17: 'Lifelong learning and widening participation in HE: a view from HEFCE' was originally scheduled for tomorrow (May 25). For more information and to reserve places contact Alison Moore in the Centre for Policy Studies on ext 4541. Cloth years

The design work of final year textile design students will be on show in the department next month. The exhibition covers a wide spectrum of textile design and intended end uses ranging from the designs of knitting specialists to printers and woven fabrics specialists. The display on the first floor of the Wool Division building (W 1.50, close to the Clothworkers' Library) is open on weekdays from June 2 to June 11 (closed June 7). For more information contact Gordon Thomson in textiles on ext 3716.

Tons of cash for courses

Grants of up to £100 are available for ancillary staff wishing to learn a language, take up pottery, or enrol on any other course at an educational institution. The Learning for Life scheme aims to encourage these staff back into learning, which it sets out as critical to the way staff cope with, and adapt to, change.

"It is very appropriate that the University as an institution for learning is supporting life long learning for staff as well as its students," said SDDU's Debbie Greenwood. "I hope that ancillary staff will take this opportunity to learn anything which is offered through an educational institution without having to worry about paying fees." For more information contact Debbie Greenwood on ext 4148.

Ancillary staff (above) who have attended IT courses organised by the Widening Provision project were presented with certificates by human resources director Matthew Knight.

Judicial enquiry

His Honour Judge Barrington Black is to deliver the annual Convocation lecture on June 19. 'Too fair, too far, to whom?' will begin at 11.30am in the Rupert Beckett lecture theatre. The lecture will be followed by the annual summer luncheon in University House. Tickets are £15 and available from Room G.06 18 Blenheim Terrace (cheques made payable to University of Leeds Convocation, to arrive no later than Monday 14 June).

For more information contact Hazel Exley on ext 6022.

Red, white and you

Staff and their friends with a taste for wine are invited to attend a wine fair in the Senior Common Room on June 24. The event has been organised by the SCR wine club and begins at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6.50. For more information contact Pat Brooke on ext 4161, email

Women’s web

The Association for Women in Science and Engineering has launched a website to help increase the number of women building careers in the area. The site includes background information, advice and a personal development and career planner. The association provides a network for mutual support, information sharing and promotion of science and encourages employers to consider the business benefits of family-friendly policies. The website address is; for more information contact Sue Harper on ext 6700 or 4160, email

Spotty people wanted

Acne sufferers have the opportunity to be treated and paid for it if they volunteer for trials of commonly-prescribed treatments at the LGI. Volunteers must be under 40 and in Leeds over the summer. They will be paid up to £30 for the eighteen week trial. The treatments are free and advice on skin-care will also be available. For more information contact Dr Eady on 233 5631 or 233 5633; email

Regional correspondent

The City and Regional office is producing a monthly information sheet aimed at keeping University staff informed about regional developments and funding opportunities. If you wish to be added to the mailing list for Regional Issues Update please contact Julia Faultless on ext 3936.

Audit within

The latest Internal Audit Feedback Sheet (No.5) is enclosed with this issue of the Reporter. Departments are being asked to ensure they adequately maintain equipment registers and follow University procedures for raising invoices. For more information contact Pricewaterhouse Coopers on Leeds 289 2316.

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