to senior lecturer
can now apply for promotion to senior lecturer
in August 2003. Full details of the procedures
and the timetable are available from Shetwah
Lee on ext 35773. The closing date for applications
is 11 November 2002. Information is also available
on the web at www.leeds.ac.uk/hr
warden urgently required
resident warden is urgently required for new
University students in two dedicated blocks
at Trinity and All Saints College. The college
is on Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, six miles
north west of the city centre (20 minutes
Responsibilities include the pastoral care
of the students and the maintenance of discipline.
The post has an annual honorarium of £2,263,
plus other benefits, including two meals per
Further information from Dr Lorraine Whewell
ext 36082, e-mail email@example.com.
Applications should be made immediately by
sending a brief CV and covering letter, including
extension number and email address, to David
Irving, director of residential and commercial
services before October 2. Interviews will
take place on Friday 4 October.
rules on short-term contracts
number of university staff on fixed term contracts
should reduce substantially, as UK law is
brought into line with EU regulations, due
to come into effect in October 2002.
New guidance on casual and fixed term employment
has been agreed between the Universities and
Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) and
the unions to ensure that fixed-term contracts
are only used in well-defined circumstances,
and that such staff will receive the same
benefits as permanent employees.
Under the new legislation, contracts which
have run for four years or more on 10 July
2006 will be legally regarded as permanent
unless there is an objective justification
for the contract to end when the fixed term
Anglican chaplain Simon Robinson is running
in two full and one half marathons to raise
money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and
for the Centre Medical Evangelique at Nyakunde
in the Congo. The Centre is run by former
Leeds student Mwaka Nasekwa (MA in hospital
management), and has been dealing with victims
of the war in the Congo.
The last two legs of the challenge are coming
up in October: the Great North Run (6th) and
the Chicago Marathon (13th), and the fund
raising now has added urgency as the Centre,
previously unscathed, has been badly hit in
a recent battle around Nyakunde. Any sponsorship
will be gratefully received. Contact Simon
Robinson on ext 35070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
for life fellows
you know of academic staff or those of equivalent
grades (not professors) who have distinguished
themselves by outstanding service to the University
as a whole, then you can put them forward
to receive the title of life fellow. Life
fellows enjoy the normal privileges of University
tenure, are eligible to become members of
Court and are members of the Senate dining
Nominations should be sent to Melody Mellor
in the secretariat (email@example.com
ext 34061) by October 4, and can be accompanied
by a supporting statement. Life fellowships
usually conferred after retirement
are not awarded every year.
scientific women's network
new scientific womens academic network
will be launched at a one-day conference organised
by the Athena project next month. It will
take place from 11am-5pm at London Metropolitan
University formed by the merger of
London Guildhall University and the University
of North London on Wednesday 23 October
Targeted at academics in science-related disciplines,
HR, equal opportunities and staff development
professionals and anyone interested in womens
careers in HE or gender/science issues, the
day will feature key speakers and showcase
recent research findings from Athena projects.
The new scientific womens academic network
(SWAN) will be hosted by London Metropolitan
University and the University of Luton.
For further details and to reserve a place,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Louise on 020 7314 4220.
twenty minute presentation on key student
support services has been developed by the
student support network for departmental induction
programmes. The presentation, on powerpoint
or OHP, is short, sharp and to the point,
and covers all key services within the University.
For more information, contact Simon Robinson
on ext 35070 or email email@example.com
new programme of library training sessions
begins in October 2002, and runs until May
The programme includes interactive starter
sessions, offering hands-on experience of
particular resources, and introductory seminars
on specialised topics. Sessions are open to
all members of the University undergraduates,
postgraduates, and staff and are run
at the Leeds campus and at Bretton Hall.
more information and online booking form,
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call ext 35520.
about the festive season?
Christmas party, organised by and for staff
in estates services, is being opened up to
all University staff this year. “We organised
a do for ourselves last year, because estates
didn’t run an end of year departmental bash,”
said Dean Walsh. “It was really popular, so
this year we’ve got a bigger venue and are
opening it up to all University staff.”
party will be held on December 20 in Stylus
in LUU – recently named best UK student union
nightclub. The £5 ticket will include entry
to a raffle, with the bar and disco running
until 1am. Tickets will be on sale from November
1 from the ground floor reception in estates,
but you can book your place in advance by
contacting Jane Beasley on ext 31234 email
or Dean Walsh on ext 35997, mobile 07810892803.
back to work
Daphne Jackson Trust enables qualified scientist
or engineers to pick up their careers in science,
engineering and technology after a break due
to family commitments, by funding two-year,
part-time fellowships including retraining
and new research or development.
The Trust arranges fellowships throughout
the UK in universities and other research
more information, see www.daphnejackson.org
or email email@example.com.
Telephone 01483 689166.
your photos on a CD with every film processed
through media services until October 31. Print
off the voucher at www.leeds.ac.uk/mediaservices
, fill it in and take it with your film to
media services on level 6 of the Roger Stevens
building. You can redeem as many vouchers
as you wish, but only one CD will be provided
per film. The offer is open to all University
staff and students.
students can now access their University email
anywhere in the world, following the transfer
of their mail service from pegasus to the
By using a password to log on at webmail.leeds.ac.uk
- instructions are available in all clusters
- students can see all ther email folders,
together with new and stored messages.
mail has lots of advantages, said project
manager Nigel Bruce of ISS. It can display
messages in a range of languages, including
those with non-Roman scripts. When it's used
with text to speech software, the web interface
will also be easier for students with disabilities
ISS plans to web-enable all its services where
possible, and web mail will be available to
all staff by January 2003.
in University residences are now insured against
accidental loss or damage of unlimited personal
possessions as part of their accommodation
package. The new for old policy extends to
a £1,500 maximum value for PCs, including
laptops, and £250 for all other items.
Benefits in the event of broken bones, hospitalization,
assault and mugging are included, as well
as personal liability and theft of keys and
Under the agreement with Saxon Insurance,
students pay a £25 excess on most claims,
and can arrange extra cover for sports equipment,
musical instruments and bicycles.
The insurance came into effect on September
1 and, if successful, will be renewed on an
Director of residential and commercial services,
David Irving, said: We hope this will
provide peace of mind for students as they
arrive for the new academic year, and help
to lessen the financial impact and distress
should a crime or accident occur on University
Liz Beaty will become director for learning
and teaching) from November 1. She is currently
director of higher education development at
Coventry University and a member of the HEFCE
learning and teaching committee.
Former head of management improvement at the
HEFCE, John Rushforth, will take the post
of director for widening participation from
The new director for research and knowledge
transfer is Rama Thirunamachandran. Formerly
HEFCE regional consultant for the South-East
and acting director for institutions, he will
take up his new appointment on September 1.
Steve Egan remains director for finance and
brochure on staff benefits
benefits for University employees have been
negotiated by recruitment and retention manager
Lisa Furlong, following feedback from staff.
Details of these and existing benefits will
be listed in a new brochure People
Matter to be published in Oct and sent
to all staff.
To gather more information on staff needs,
human resources are running a number of focus
groups open to all categories of staff
to discuss working at the University.
Numbers will be limited so to reserve your
place, email Lisa Furlong on email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call ext 34130.
exhibition of work by Dr Ken Hay of fine art
is being shown in the mediaeval cellars of
the Czech National Centre for Experimental
Theatre in Brno. The exhibition incorporates
digital images about the history of the Scottish
Clearances, accompanied by a sound installation
of poems and music, and will run from October
5 to November 5. Fine art students will also
be showing their work in the Galerie Mladych
in Brno, from October 9-23.
lecturer in music Geraldine Connor is to extend
her secondment to the West Yorkshire Playhouse
for another year.
During her first year at the Playhouse, Geraldine
Connor directed the widely acclaimed Carnival
Messiah, her adaptation of Handals choral
work to a calypso setting, originally staged
as a Bretton Hall production. Some students
who appeared in the first performance are
now professional actors, and played major
roles in the latest production.
Twelve Leeds students joined with non-professional
local people in the chorus. Their involvement
with Carnival Messiah was an integral part
of their degree course work.
The secondment is also helping to forge links
between the theatre and the school of performance
and cultural industries and with CentreCATH.
Geraldine Connor is now planning a virtual
exhibition and conference called Calypso:
a world of music a collaboration between
the Playhouse, the school of music and Florida
Under the new artistic directorship of
Ian Brown, the West Yorkshire Playhouse has
introduced £3 tickets for those 26 and
under, to encourage younger people, including
students, into their audiences.
counselling course programme run by the continuing
education at Wakefield campus is now offering
certificate in counselling courses in Leeds
on Monday evenings, and in Ilkley on Tuesday
mornings. For further information, contact
Michelle Lotherington (ext 39429) or email