flamenco concert by the Andalusian group Cuadro Flamenco
La Paloma is being held at 7pm in the Great Hall on January
31. La Paloma includes guitarist, singer, cajon flamenco
and four dancers. The group are currently on a world tour,
and have played with, amongst others, Juan Martin and
Javier La Torre. The event is organised by the Instituto
Cervantes, and University staff benefit from the concession
price of £6. Call the booking office on 246 1741 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org For a truly Spanish evening, before
the concert you can hear the renowned novelist Ana Maria
Matute speaking about her work in the Rupert Beckett lecture
theatre at 5.30pm. Admission is free.
did you vote?
1,500 questionnaires have been returned in the survey
of workplace well-being and leisure provision (see Reporter
474). The questionnaires are now being analysed to ensure
that staff throughout the University are represented.
Results will be printed in future issues of the Reporter.
have until 28 January to return their questionnaires.
Send them by internal mail to the staff well-being group,
17 Blenheim Terrace. For more information, contact Lisa
Furlong on ext 34146 or email email@example.com
health and social sciences network is looking for contributions
for its lunchtime seminar programme. Now in its fourth
year, the network was set up to promote connections between
staff working in health and social sciences. To join,
send a message reading subscribe to health-and-social-science-network
present a paper, contact Carolyn Baylies at firstname.lastname@example.org
University has set up a new teaching fellowship scheme
(UTFS) for staff who have made an outstanding contribution
to teaching or the development of student learning. One
nomination will be taken from each department before January
24, with three fellowships available, offering £25,000
towards a learning and teaching project over three years,
and an annual honorarium of £1,000. Results will be announced
on February 1.
of the three award winners will be chosen as the University's
nomination for the national scheme run by the Institute
for Learning and Teaching. More details are can
be found here, or contact Chris Butcher ext 34047,
on mental health
number of students in higher education affected by mental
ill-health is on the increase, and, in response, a group
has been set up on student mental health issues. The group
has produced a booklet to help staff identify when students
are suffering serious mental distress, and to advise staff
how to deal with such situations. The booklet lists the
various support services throughout the University which
can help students experiencing mental health problems.
seminars on raising mental health awareness take place
on February 20 and June 19. For more information, contact
Nigel Humphrys ext 34107 or email email@example.com
and read for science
are needed for two studies in the school of psychology
Ð one in human appetite research and the other on reading
you can eat whatever you want without putting on weight
or if you put on weight easily, you could be suitable
for a study into diet and obesity. Contact Karen Irving
on ext 35753 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
you love reading and would be happy to read and discuss
a contemporary novel every five weeks, contact Zazie Todd
on ext 35731 or email email@example.com
of the studies can be found here.
its successful student satisfaction survey last year,
the Library is running a similar survey for staff and
researchers. To help prepare the survey questionnaire,
the Library is asking staff and researchers to go to www.leeds.ac.uk/library/survey/
and list 5 ways in which Library services could be improved.
Staff can also sign up on the site for focus groups, to
raise further topics for consideration.
Centre for Canadian Studies, one of the regional centres
set up with Canadian government funding in 1979, promotes
all aspects of Canadian studies and links with Canada
among staff and postgraduates within the University and
affiliated colleges. If you would like to participate,
contact the director David Collins on ext 33291 or email
or see the website at www.leeds.ac.uk/canadian_studies
part of the People Matter programme, the University has
teamed up with Barclays Bank to provide an international
banking service for employees joining us from overseas.
The service includes day-to-day banking and other products
tailored to the needs of expatriates.
here for more information.
new policy on health and safety risk assessment for new
or expectant mothers is now available on the human
resources website. For hard copies of the policy,
contact Shetwah Lee on ext 35773.