Entries by Matt Hamnett

Sustainability Services Update, February 2021

The Sustainability Service has been very busy over the January period and there are lots of exciting things coming up. The Service has just launched their Sustainability Report which celebrates the huge number of achievements in sustainability at the University over the past two years. Some of the biggest accomplishments have been the recognition the […]

Residential Services Update, February 2021

With around 3,000 students remaining in halls, nearly 50% occupancy, the Residence Life team is very busy making sure that they, and those students still at home, are fully supported and can still have an enjoyable experience.  To do this the team have organised a hugely varied programme of virtual events on offer to students […]

Conferencing Update, February 2021

The Conference team have been running the international welcome services successfully since the beginning of September 2020, with over 3000 students supported to date.  Services continued throughout December including providing an out-of-hours International Arrivals service and self-isolation and social support during the University closure. It is anticipated that up to 850 further students will need […]

Great Food at Leeds Update, February 2021

The Great Food at Leeds (GFaL) team is continuing to support staff and students on campus and those who live in University-managed accommodation. Over the last couple of months, the Refectory has been busy not only providing food but also as a location for an asymptomatic testing centre on campus. While many of us were […]

Sport and Physical Activity Update, February 2021

Although we may be in a third national lockdown, colleagues in Sport and Physical Activity (SPA) remain committed to maintaining the wellbeing of the University community and helping us to all stay active. The Get Out Get Active team added to their virtual activities with a monthly team step challenge, which is the largest virtual […]

Facilities Directorate Staff Bulletin – November 2020

Reflecting back over the summer months, teams across the FD spent a great deal of time and effort to reopen buildings on campus. It was certainly not an easy task, requiring a collective effort and high levels of coordination across the FD, in particular Estates and Health and Safety teams, together with our academic colleagues and […]

Facilities Directorate Staff Bulletin – April 2020

After significant change as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, I wanted to thank staff across the Facilities Directorate (FD) for the positive response you have all given to the unprecedented challenges we have faced. In particular, your dedication to maintaining essential operations across campus and your commitment to supporting the well-being of our students. […]

Advent calendar draw for Candlelighters

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, Candlelighters, 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 Samsung tablet, assorted […]

NEXUS – a future view

Watch an overview video of the construction of NEXUS.  You can find out more about Nexus by visiting the NEXUS project page on the Campus Developments website. Find out more about NEXUS.  

Tribute to Brownlees

A new £5m University of Leeds sports facility is to be named after its most successful alumni athletes, Olympic heroes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee. The Brownlee Centre sits alongside a new 1 mile (1.6km) cycle circuit – one of the longest in the country –  at the University’s Bodington playing fields in north Leeds. The […]