Entries by Matt Hamnett

Great engagement for new initiatives from Security

Two new systems introduced this year to help staff and students are proving very popular. The SafeZone app – free to download and introduced to give extra piece of mind to all those on campus – is seeing its number of downloads rise rapidly. Since May, downloads have more than quadrupled – there are now […]

Alumni make impact at the Commonwealth Games 2022

The 2022 Commonwealth Games took place in Birmingham, England from 28 July to 8 August 2022, marking the third time England has hosted the Commonwealth Games. The Games were the largest ever, with 72 countries participating and ticket sales of over 1.2 million. England achieved its best Games with 176 medals this year, 57 of […]

Implementing a new Management Information System

The University Print Unit (PCB) undertook a project to create one pricing structure for the services they provided which staff and customers could follow easily. The programme of improvement project commenced in 2019 and one objective was to replace the two main software systems following feedback and comments received from staff. It was evident the […]

Facilitating Events during a Pandemic

The University Events and Conferencing team’s ability to be flexible and innovative resulted in most events being delivered on virtual platforms, but a few on-campus events took place in line with Government social distancing guidelines. At a time when the world had gone virtual, to run an in-person activity on campus took immense commitment from […]

Improving community engagement and partnerships

Changing lives by making a positive impact on local communities has remained a key priority for the Conferencing and Catering Teams. In 2019 / 2020, strong working relationships were enhanced with Leeds City College to facilitate a Graduation ceremony for their ‘Children’s University’, and a rewarding relationship was forged with the Chapeltown Youth Development Centre […]

Facilities Directorate Staff Bulletin – February 2021

Once again, I would like to thank colleagues across the FD for the huge efforts and unwavering commitment you demonstrate to keep our services going on campus. As you know, there are a number of students who are eligible to be on campus under the national lockdown guidelines, and we know that there continues to be at […]

Facilities Directorate Update, February 2021

Customer Service Excellence Accreditation 2021 To keep going during a pandemic is one thing but doing it in a way where we have delivered great customer service to our students and staff is another. To mark this magnificent work that has been delivered, teams in the FD will once again be taking part in the […]

Facilities Directorate Support Services Update, February 2021

Marketing, Sales and Communications The team remain pivotal to providing marketing, and communications support and innovative solutions to all service areas within the FD. Planning for re-opening communications and related campaigns are progressing at pace to ensure that when facilities can reopen again business areas are ready to welcome back students and staff. Throughout the […]

Campus Support Services Update, February 2021

Cleaning Services Cleaning Services are continuing to support ongoing activities in the University under the recent restrictions. The focus has been on supporting those students who are on campus through enhanced cleaning in teaching spaces, study spaces and libraries – as well as ensuring Covid compliance cleaning is being maintained in research and staff areas. The introduction of the Lateral Flow Test Centre on campus has offered new challenges […]

Estate Services Update, February 2021

Capital Development campus projects continue to make timely progress. Construction of the Sir William Henry Bragg Building will complete at the end of February. Over the following six months the building will be fully fitted out with furniture and research equipment with the intention to open to students and staff in the autumn. As part […]