Reporter 453, 5 June 2000


Final call: fourth-year Fine Arts student Alison Colyer prepares the hanging of her untitled exhibit in the finalists’ annual exhibition. The show, in the staff club building (next to psychology), begins tomorrow with a private viewing and is open to the public until Saturday 10 June

Hill huts for hire

The University’s Pennine and mountain huts are now bookable for the period up to 28 January 2001. For groups of students and staff of the University, the fee is £70 per night, while groups including non-members of the University pay £90 per night.
Bookings can be made at the Physical Education Centre, tel 243 1751 (sports@

Secnet round-up

Organisers of Secnet, the University’s social network for secretarial staff, are anxious to complete a contact database of all members in order to plan its programme for the year’s activities. Some who have moved departments or offices have not updated the group with their telephone and e-mail details.
For details of upcoming gardening, craft and fashion shows, the Great Yorkshire Show, walks and theatre visits, contact Hazel Cox on ext 1436 (

Library lengthens summer timetable

The University Library is extending its summer vacation weekday opening hours from today to Friday 29 September. The Brotherton and Edward Boyle Libraries weekday opening hours will be Monday-Thursday, 9am-7pm; Friday, 9.30am-5pm. This adds an extra two hours to the Edward Boyle’s former vacation-time Monday-Thursday evening timetable, and an hour to the Brotherton’s.
Weekend opening will be as last year: Saturday, 17 June-8 July, 10am-1pm, Sunday closed; and Saturdays and Sunday, 15 July-3 September, closed. Full weekend opening starts on Saturday 23 September.
For further information, see the library website:

Leeds calling

The University’s telephone service has taken delivery of a limited number of BT’s Leeds area phone books, along with plentiful supplies of Yellow Pages and Thompson Local directories. Departments may collect free copies from the Parkinson Building reception.

Chaplaincy moves to ‘promised land’

The University Chaplaincy completed a move last week from the Emmanuel Institute into a temporary home next to the School of English on Cavendish Road.
Anglican chaplain Simon Robinson said: "Like all good wilderness experiences, this will lead to possession of the promised land," referring to the planned revamp of Emmanuel Church.
"In the meantime, manna and occasionally quails, along with the usual coffee will be available to everyone. Signs will guide you to us and we hope that you will visit."
During the relocation, Dr Robinson can still be contacted on ext 5070 or by email: s.j.robinson

Car parks reserved

Drivers who normally use the Paxton car park off Cavendish Road, the visitors’ park off Hillary Place, the ‘red zone’ park on University Road or the Careers Service park are reminded that these parks have been set aside on Thursday, 8 June, for visitors attending the installation of Lord Bragg as Chancellor and the conferment of honorary degrees.

Park Row choices

If you normally use Park Row for your daily commute or in the course of your work and are affected by the ‘closure’, the Institute for Transport Studies would like to hear from you.
It is conducting a study into drivers’ route-choice behaviour and would be interested in finding out what alternative routes you are considering and what criteria you use to select these routes.
If you could spare 15 minutes to chat with someone about this, then please either e-mail or speak to Stephen Clark on ext 5358.

Career move planned

From next month, the University’s careers service will be in business under a new brand - and a new roof. The service will close from Friday 23 June to Monday, 31 July, when it opens as the Careers Centre in the former GMAP building at 5-7 Cromer Terrace.
The move from University Road coincides with a planned expansion of the range of services offered to employers.
For further details see the careers service website

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