Reporter 461, 12 February 2001


A Singular Vision, an exhibition of the drawings and paintings of Bernard Meninsky, one of Britain’s finest young artists of the 1920s, is now showing in the University Gallery until March 2. The exhibition, the first in a public gallery for twenty years, brings together forty-five drawings, watercolours and oil paintings of landscapes and figure paintings and Meninsky’s family and friends. The gallery is open from Monday to Friday from 10am-5pm. Admission is free. For information contact ext 2777.
further information is available on the gallery website

Music and the Med

Traditional Music of the Mediterranean is the theme of a study day organised by the Centre for Mediterranean Studies in collaboration with the Department of Music on 17 February. The day aims to investigate the various musical traditions of the region, finding common threads and divergences in the music of Mediterranean countries. The cost is £10 including lunch (£7 concessions).

For further information please contact the Secretary, Centre for Mediterranean Studies on ext 3568 (

Conscience appeal

Having completed his tri-marathon last year, Anglican chaplain Simon Robinson has been out and about collecting sponsorship money.

There is one snag – in the removal from the Emmanuel Institute to the terrapins, several of the sponsorship forms have gone astray. He is therefore appealing to your conscience.

If you did sponsor him and he has not contacted you, please forward your sponsorship money to the Rev Dr Simon Robinson at the Emmanuel Institute, ext 5070, email:

Interview training

Staff who chair appointment or promotion panels at any level in the University should attend equal opportunities training sessions. For more information contact Kathy Aveyard on 233 3964 k.a.aveyard@
for further information see the memo sent to heads of departments

Heading for the hills

Bookings for the Pennine and mountain huts for University staff and students up to and including Sunday 23 September are now being taken at the Physical Education Centre. The cost is £70 per night for groups of up to 36 people. Bookings for groups containing non-members cost £90 per night. Anyone wishing to make a booking will be asked for identification. The Pennine hut is at Selside in Ribblesdale and the mountain hut at Duddon Valley in the Lake District.

Making the grade

The staff committee has approved recent proposals to introduce greater flexibility to the assessment of promotion to research grades II and III.

Promotion to grade II requires substantial experience and achievement in research or development, a creditable publications record or other forms of research output and an appropriate contribution to research management.

Promotion to grade III must demonstrate distinction as a researcher and require an established reputation in the area concerned through an outstanding record of publications. For more information contact Shetwah Lee on ext 5773.

Access for the disabled

Programmes, field trips, guidance and other initiatives to encourage people with disabilities into higher education are being developed at the University.

The School of Continuing Education, in conjunction with the Disability Services Unit, has won £226,000 from the European Social Fund to raise the aspirations of people with disabilities, particularly from working-class and ethnic minorities.

The link project will develop summer school taster programmes, flexible learning schemes, arts and science field trips and impartial advice and guidance for higher education pre-entry. The bid was co-ordinated by Shemina Ladak, the city and regional office’s new funding officer.

l Disability Services is now open for business at its new address on the ground floor of the Economics & Social Studies Building, email, ext 3927. Opening hours are 9 – 5pm.

Spotlight on stress

Work-related stress was put in the spotlight at the last meeting of the University’s HR forum.

Caroline Coulsey, from the legal adviser’s office, made the presentation and HR’s Keiron Broadhead reported on the activities of the University steering group on stress-related issues. All members of staff are soon to be issued with a policy document on stress at work; for more information, contact Kieron Broadhead on ext 3962.

Counsel business

A Leeds counselling service is seeking University staff to sit on its board. The Burley Lodge Centre, on Burley Lodge Road, aims to help people who are unemployed or on low wages. Potential volunteers – it would involve a couple or so hours a month – should contact Anna Middlemiss on Leeds 275 4142.

The laying on of hands

Massage therapy is once again available to staff. Massage can help to combat stress and relieve muscle and joint pain. Appointments are available with Ed Oxley in Occupational Health on Thursdays – call 07939 205563.

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