Entries by Natalie Sem

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 […]

Catering and Cleaning 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 […]