Entries by Abbie McGurk

Residential Services Annual Sustainability Report (2019-20)

Residential Services manages the residential accommodation portfolio for The University of Leeds, with circa 9,100 bed-spaces in both University and private partner sites. Residential Services also operates according to the University’s Sustainability Strategy, with the following key themes: Embedding sustainability through collaboration Building knowledge and capacity Being a positive partner in society; and Making the […]

Facilities Directorate Staff Bulletin – December 2020

2020 has certainly been a year like no other and one we will not forget in a hurry! I would like to personally acknowledge the huge amount of work that has happened across all areas of the FD since the start of the pandemic, more recently with the build and operation of the Asymptomatic Testing […]

Setting up Asymptomatic Testing Centres on Campus

In the last few weeks, colleagues from across the University along with our FD services have yet again come together with impressive speed in response to establishing the asymptomatic testing centres on campus. The collaboration between the FD, Business Change, IT, HR, Health and Safety, Sustainability, Student Education Services and the University Communications team has […]

Keeping campus running over the holiday period

Each year, teams in the FD play a critical role in keeping campus operational during the Christmas period. Despite the disruptions brought about by the pandemic, Christmas operations on campus will continue to run like those in previous years. Our Estates Operations staff will ensure campus buildings are maintained, heating will be switched off and […]

Staff survey: Message from Director of HR, Francesca Fowler

A message to all colleagues Dear colleague, Many of you kindly took the time to share your thoughts in our staff wellbeing surveys in April and June. Thank you for your feedback, which helped shape the support and guidance we’ve put in place since then, some of which is outlined below. With the advent of […]

Staff survey: Message from Francesca Fowler

A message to all staff Dear colleague, At the end of April, more than 3,500 of you kindly completed the survey we sent out to better understand how we can offer you extra advice and assistance during the covid-19 lockdown. As lockdown eases and we commence a controlled return to campus, we’re running a short […]

Advent Calendar draw for Leeds Mind

Don’t miss out on the Facilities Directorate Advent Calendar Raffle, tickets are now on sale! In order to raise money for our chosen charity, Leeds Mind, the Facilities Directorate are holding an advent calendar draw. Behind every window of our advent calendar is an amazing prize, kindly donated by our suppliers. Star prizes include a Fitbit, Amazon Vouchers, […]