exhibition showing some of the artefacts held in departmental
collections throughout the University is on show in the
special collections foyer of the Brotherton Library. The
exhibition includes manganese nodules collected by the
deep-sea exploration ship Challenger in 1876 to the calculating
machine used by E C Stoner in his research on magnetism.
exhibition runs until December 23 and is open Monday to
Friday from 9am to 7pm.
new website at www.leeds.ac.uk/collections
provides information on the content and history of departmental
collections. A Collections Forum has also been established
for curators of the collections. For more information,
contact Deborah Snow on ext 6372 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet in the
Dales Suite, a self-contained venue next to the careers
centre can be hired by departments for away days, training
courses or team meetings.
suite includes a 45-seat large presentation with two breakout
rooms, a smaller room seating 10 board room style and
an informal meeting room for eight. Catering can be provided
and room hire is from £40. For details, contact Glenys
Hastings on ext 5290 or email email@example.com
extension numbers will change in mid December, with external
direct dial numbers changing early next year. Extensions
at the Leeds campus will be prefixed by ‘3’and at the
Bretton Hall or Wakefield campus staff will receive a
new five digit extension number. For more details see
the Reporter website or www.campus.leeds.ac.uk/
numbers which may require special consideration or publications
containing telephone numbers which go to press before
Christmas, email Jennie Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep it quiet
quiet room in the former social sciences terrapins is
available for all members of the University community
needing a moment of personal quiet, reflection, meditation
or prayer, or just wanting to be alone. Staff wishing
to use the quiet room should contact the chaplaincy on
further details, see www.leeds.ac.uk/
support staff are welcome to come (with sandwiches), to
the next meeting of the support staff network on 7 November
at 1-2 pm in room G23 of the Baines Wing. The topic is
personal safety and security. Tea and coffee are provided.
Smith will be speaking to the network on assertiveness
and confidence building at 12.30-1.30pm on 21 November
in G22 of the Baines Wing. See departmental noticeboards
for further information.
of the key rights of the Data Protection Act 1998 came
into force on 24 October 2001 and the Univeristy’s code
of practice for the DPA is at www.leeds.ac.uk/dpa.
The code includes staff and student consent for the use
of their personal data in the day-to-day administration
of their employment or education and staff who began their
employment before the code was established are deemed
to have consented to the use of personal data. Further
details from Melody Mellor on ext 4062.
University Christmas card showing a snow-covered Rosedale
in North Yorkshire is available from the alumni office.
Cards cost 30p each and overprinting can be done for a
further charge. Contact Helen Thomas on ext 6109 or email
SCR Club are organising a weekend in Amsterdam on 13-15
September 2002 at a cost of £85. There will be visits
to a diamond factory, a Delft pottery and a wine and beer
warehouse. All staff and friends are welcome. Details
from Pat Brooke on ext 4161 or email email@example.com.
Names by 25 January 2002.
300 vacancies for school governors in Leeds, 240 in Bradford
and 700 across the rest of West Yorkshire, volunteers
are urgently needed to serve on governing bodies.
schools in Leeds – call the council’s governors’ unit
on 247 5560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
are vacancies for University staff on the governing bodies
of schools in Leeds; Batley, Barnsley and Drax, contact
Helen Pickersgill on ext 4036 or email email@example.com.
other areas, email firstname.lastname@example.org
and other office equipment accounts for 6% of the University’s
electrical needs at a cost of £ 96,000 each year. These
costs can be reduced by manually switching off equipment
when not in use or activating the automatic power save
feature. This can prolong the life of the equipment by
reducing the heat, friction and stress on components,
and minimise the risk of damage from power surges or unauthorised
more information, contact electrical services and energy
manager Stuart Allam on ext 5993.