painting and ceramics by sixty-two Bretton Hall second
year students will go on display in Leeds this week in
one of the largest contemporary art events in the north.
The exhibition is being held in the newly opened Blank
Canvas venue at the Granary Wharfe centre. Entry is free,
and the exhibition runs from May 24 to 29, from 10am-6pm.
The artwork featured is Untitled by second year sculpture
student Alan Hook.
wheels to work
you've ever wanted to get to work on two wheels but are
too nervous to brave the rush hour traffic, you can now
book a 'bike buddy' to show you the safest routes to the
service is part of an event organised by the University
bike action group for national 'bike to work day' on June
18. Staff who pedal their way to work will be offered
a free breakfast in the plaza by the ESS building, free
showers in the sports centre, and a free checkover courtesy
of a professional bike mechanic.
book your buddy and breakfast, go to www.leeds.ac.uk/leedsbug
or email email@example.com
University has adopted the World Wide Web's double A standard
for accessibility, to ensure compliance with the Special
Educational Needs and Disability Act which comes into
force in September 2002.
act makes it illegal to offer a lower standard of service
or a service on worse terms to students with disabilities.
All new and existing web pages must now ensure they are
accessibility officer Richard Jones has been appointed
to ensure the standards are met throughout the University's
website. He said: "Accessibility and usability issues
have a large overlap. An accessible site is generally
a usable one, which is better for everyone."
introduction to accessibility issues can be found on Campusweb
more information, contact Richard Jones on firstname.lastname@example.org
or ext. 31145.
are invited for the post of non-resident warden for Leodis
Flats, a new development housing 312 students, ten minutes
from the University. S/he will be responsible for pastoral
care and discipline of students.
post is open to academic and academic-related staff from
August 1, and offers an annual honorarium of £4,619,
more information, email email@example.com
or ring Heather Sugden on ext 36071. The deadline is May
31 and interviews will take place on June 14.
building work in the Rupert Beckett lecture theatre and
conference auditorium will cause these venues to be closed
for a time over the summer and next academic year.
Rupert Beckett lecture theatre undergoing its second
phase of refurbishment will close on July 27 following
the degree ceremonies and reopen on November 11. Work
will begin on 14 January 2003 to refurbish the conference
auditorium and extend it to a 344-seat lecture theatre.
It will reopen on 5 August 2003.
concerns over these closures should be made known to director
of estates Robert Sladdin on ext 35920 or email d.r.sladdin@
are no plans to revise the final salary structure of the
University's pension and assurance scheme (PAS), chair
of the PAS trustees Trevor Scawthorn has confirmed. Pensions
manager Geoffrey Parkinson has made the same assurance
with regard to the Universities Superannuation Scheme
schemes are currently undergoing their triennial valuation,
and the results will be circulated to members at the end
of the year. Both are expected to continue to show a healthy
see the statements by Trevor Scawthorn and pensions manager
Geoff Parkinson or contact Helena Smith on ext 36011
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
University's technology transfer company Leeds Innovations
has moved to new premises in the Leeds Innovation Centre
at 103 Clarendon Road. Their new number is 384 5868 or
The website remains the same at www.leedsinnovations.co.uk.
list of trusts offering refugees financial help for education
is being compiled by the council for assisting refugee
academics (CARA) for refugees, refugee groups and refugee
list is available direct from CARA, and suggestions of
other trusts which could be included are welcome. Email
tel 020 7836 8963.