Entries by Natalie Sem

FD Bulletin: April 2023

Email sent to all FD staff from Ann Allen, Director of Campus Innovation and Development, on Friday 28 April. This time of year always bring a fresh burst of energy with it and there has been some fantastic activity here in the FD. Seeing our business plan – Our Way Ahead – come to life […]

Awards for Security team’s support of students

The Security team at the University of Leeds won the ‘Best use of SafeZone: Study Abroad/ International Travel’ Award at the SafeZone Conference last week. SafeZone is an app that everyone on campus can use to ask for help. It is there to give extra peace of mind in addition to the other support offered by […]

FD Bulletin: February 2023

Email sent to all FD staff from Ann Allen, Director of Campus Innovation and Development, on Tuesday 28 February. As we reach the end of February it is heartening to see Spring arriving and flowers coming up all over campus, thanks to the efforts of James Wright and his team. As I walk around and […]

The Edge ready for new term with major refurbishment

The Edge’s new facilities – which include a complete upgrade of cardiovascular and resistance equipment – are now complete and ready for use. The improvements position it as one of the premier health and wellbeing centres in the city. The new layout of the fitness suite provides more space for strength and resistance training and spin […]

Flood management scheme is first in the UK

In May, the first natural management facility of its kind in the UK opened at the Brownlee Triathlon Centre. It will reduce flood risk in the area and make it more resilient to the impact of climate change. Some of the measures include the planting of 5,000 tress, creating leaky barriers, installing a balancing pond […]

Awards for the Residences team!

The Residences team have recently scooped two prestigious awards. St Marks residences won the purpose-built student accommodation category at the Rate My Landlord Awards held at Leeds University Union on 8 September. The Rate Your Landlord website aims to allow students to talk about their personal renting experiences and for others to learn from them, […]

Accessible makeover for the Sustainable Garden

Ayesha Fitzwilliam Hall, an apprentice in the Grounds and Gardens team, spotted an opportunity to develop her skills by redesigning and refreshing the Sustainable Garden, a much loved area of campus which had become overgrown following COVID-19 lockdowns. She has worked with her colleagues and the Sustainability service to redesign the space to improve accessibility […]

Colleagues commit to team leadership

Colleagues from the Catering and Cleaning teams have completed a course in Principles of Team Leadership that will shape the needs of future learners.  The course was a pilot for a Facilitated Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading. Primarily distance learning, there were also weekly sessions on campus with Jo Westerman from the […]