Entries by Nick Holden

Residential Services Annual Sustainability Report (2020-21)

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, which comprises the following four key themes: Embedding sustainability through collaboration Building knowledge and capacity Being a positive partner in society Making […]

Residential Services Update, April 2021

Residential Services have been focused on supporting the large majority of students who have now returned to accommodation, as well as preparing for what the relaxation of lockdown measures may bring. With nearly 200 students currently living by themselves in accommodation due to flat mates having not yet returned, the Residence Life team have been […]

Great Food at Leeds Update, April 2021

Carbon Footprint Project GFaL is currently working alongside Student Sustainability Architect, Amelia Cookson, developing a project that aims to calculate the carbon footprint of our menus. This exciting but meticulous project uses a carbon footprint calculator developed by TUCO (The University Caterers Organisation) to give each food item a score. Amelia has been holding online […]

Conferencing Update, April 2021

Conferencing In a recent survey, 92% of our international students were satisfied with their overall arrival experience at the University and felt a real sense of belonging and a feeling of being made welcome! This fantastic outcome is a result of the hard work of the Conference team who have been running the international welcome […]

Sport and Physical Activity Update, April 2021

Reopening of facilities The team have been busy planning their reopening and were excited to open the doors to customers once again on Monday 12 April. Reopening began with outdoor campus, including Sports Park Weetwood and Bodington Cycle Circuit on Monday 29 March, followed by The Edge on Monday 12 April. For now, The Edge […]

Sustainability Services Update, April 2021

E-cargo bikes for trial The Sustainability Service has loaned three electric cargo bikes from Leeds City Council for anyone at the University to use. The bikes allow transportation of deliveries via bike for a quick, cheap, easy and green alternative to vehicles. The bikes are great for heavy, bulky local deliveries with each bike allowing […]

Facilities Directorate Update, April 2021

FD Women of Achievement Congratulations to Sue Green, Assistant Director of Residential Services, Jo Hynes, Deputy Director of Estates and Facilities and Ruth Buller, Head of HR Professional Services, who were recognised for outstanding achievement in this year’s Women of Achievement Awards. Commenting on the awards the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simone Buitendijk said, “The 2021 Women […]

Estate Services Update, April 2021

Capital Development Earlier this month, colleagues who worked on the Sir William Henry Bragg building celebrated the completion of its construction. Following on from this key milestone, the next steps in the coming months are to migrate research equipment (new and existing) into the building and recalibrate with service connections as necessary. Full furniture fit […]

Campus Support Services Update, April 2021

Security Services Following the retirement of Malcom Dawson, Mark Bownass has stepped up to become Acting Head of Security. Mark brings a wealth of experience in law enforcement to the role – before joining the University in 2019 as Deputy Head of Security he was Chief Inspector in West Yorkshire Police where he worked for […]

Facilities Directorate Support Services Update, April 2021

Finance The Finance team continues to support colleagues on the financial impacts of covid-19 and the subsequent re-entry to campus. They are also continuing to ensure that costs are controlled in line with current University financial policies around the commitment of expenditure. The team have been busy collating the financial forecast of spend for the […]