Staff Briefing - week ending 8 July 2011

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Increased demand for city campus car parks from September

The expansion of the city campus from September will see an increase in the numbers of staff and students using University facilities including the car parks. For the first time, the numbers of parking permits issued will reach the permit allocation limit of 1.75 permits per parking space, set out in the University’s parking policy. The overall City Campus Car Parking Spaces will be kept stable for 2011/12.

How will this affect staff?

All existing permits will be valid until current expiry dates, but it will be more difficult to find a space in the car parks at peak times.  If you are struggling to find a space we recommend the use of other local car parks

Options and alternatives
The University has a very wide range of options and incentives available for travelling to our sites in different ways:

Single occupancy car use at the University has dropped by a third since 2004, to 43% of staff and 14% of students, meaning that pressure on car parks is lower than it used to be.

Visit the new travel website for more information


Changes to credit requirement for ordinary degrees

The University Regulation regarding the number of credits required for the award of an ordinary degree programme has changed with effect from the 2011/12 academic session.  The credit required has been increased from 260 to 300 to bring it within the QAA Framework for Higher Education Qualifications and in line with HE sector norms.

For further information please contact Alison Carass at or Ext 3897 or visit:


Changes to Escalate booking process

From today, Monday 4 July, all bookings for the Escalate Centre will be dealt with by Room Bookings for internal enquiries on ext: 4848 email: web: and by Events Bradford for external enquiries on tel: ext: 3217  email:  web:

Please do not use any previous contact details for the Escalate Centre, as it is likely your enquiry will not be seen.


Coach Trip to Whitby – reminder

This year BUStA is running a coach trip to Whitby on Sunday 10 July.   We will leave the University at 9am, arriving in Whitby at around 11am. The rest of the day is yours to explore the shops, architecture, eateries and taverns of this iconic east coast resort before we head back to Bradford at 7pm. Prices are £8 for members, £12 for guests and £8 for children under 16. As we are using a full size coach there are plenty of places available. Please contact  to book your places.


100 Objects Special Collections

The objects are having a holiday: back on the 6 July with a new document we received last week!
Meanwhile, do take a look at any you missed, or why not check out our blog full of other interesting Special Collections stories, masses on J.B. Priestley and other local themes.


Chance to learn about what social media can do for you – 5 July

The Marketing and Communications department have commissioned an industry speaker to deliver an inspirational and practical lecture on the possibilities of using social media. It will take place 10.30-12.30 on Tuesday 5 July in the JSB lecture theatre, city campus.

If you are an academic wanting to promote your work, a member of staff involved in recruiting students or dealing with enquiries, or just want to learn more about the latest in social media, then this session is for you.

The speaker will look at latest developments and what opportunities this can provide for HE institutions. There will be an opportunity to ask about your specific opportunities and challenges and get advice from Nigel Collier, Managing Director of Skylab, who has 25 years experience in the digital industry.

To book your place, please email

If you have any questions about this session, please contact Charlotte Renwick on 3084 or


Applications are now open for the University of Bradford cultural fund

Applications are now invited for the University's cultural fund. This fund is intended to support projects which complement and add value to existing arts provision at the University.  Applications will be welcome from across the University for proposals that can be clearly defined as having a significant cultural output or that facilitate the development of or capability to deliver cultural events.  The deadline is 22 July 2011.

Apply now


Student hardship cupboard - request for donations

The student hardship cupboard is running very low on food. The most needed items are:

At the present time any type of beans, or tinned tuna and salmon are not required.

All items should be non-perishable. Any donations will be very gratefully received at the Hub.


Events on Campus

MBA taster event

The School of Management is holding a preview event for the Bradford MBA this Wednesday, 6 July, 6pm at the Emm Lane Campus.

The Bradford MBA helps today’s managers to develop initiative, originality, personal responsibility and resilience in complex and unpredictable situations.Staff and any friends or family interested in pursuing an MBA are welcome to come along and find out more by meeting tutors, current students and experiencing a taster session on Are you a brand or a brand name? by Julian Rawel, Director of Executive Education at Bradford University School of Management.

Reserve your place now online

New! Scholarships Available

Ensure you take advantage of this opportunity to attend the preview event as 2011 is the first time we are offering students the chance to benefit from scholarships of £5,000 each, offered on a competitive merit basis. Find out more


Outduction Project – Bradford Dissemination Event

Wednesday 20 July 2011

As the Outduction project draws to the end of its three years, staff from across the University are invited to the first major institutional dissemination event when colleagues from participating Schools, ie Engineering, Design and Technology and Computing, Informatics and Media, will present the findings of their mini-projects and we will share what they have learnt about the final year experience at Bradford. 

Full details and booking form.


Development Opportunities, Courses and Workshop

Development opportunities for staff

Staff Training Opportunities:

Course ID Details/Booking form Start date Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Start time End time Venue Leaders
PP-ESS 1102 PowerPoint 2007 Essentials 07-Jul-11 08-Jul-11 14-Jul-11 15-Jul-11 09:30 12:30 Room F29, Richmond Building Cath Rose, Elaine Smith
UNGV110708 University Governance 08-Jul-11 - - - 10:00 12:00 To be confirmed Adrian Pearce
MM8-1 1102 Meeting Maker Intro 11-Jul-11 - - - 13:30 16:30 Room F29, Richmond Building Cath Rose, Elaine Smith
ECDL-W 1128 ECDL / ITQ Workshop 12-Jul-11 - - - 09:30 11:00 Room F29, Richmond Building Elaine Smith
NSIN110712 New Staff Induction 12-Jul-11 - - - 09:30 13.00 To be confirmed Staff Development and guest speakers
ECDL 1114 ECDL Tests 12-Jul-11 - - - 11:00 12:00 Room F29, Richmond Building Elaine Smith
WEB-CMSM110714 Using Site Manager for Moderators 14-Jul-11 - - - 13:30 16:30 Room F29, Richmond Building Jacqueline Cuthbert
ECDL-W 1129 ECDL / ITQ Workshop 20-Jul-11 - - - 09:30 11:00 Room F29, Richmond Building Elaine Smith
UIT2.5 1115 NVQ IT Workshop 21-Jul-11 - - - 13:30 16:30 Room F29, Richmond Building Cath Rose
AC-ADV 1101 Access 2007 Advanced 21-Jul-11 22-Jul-11 28-Jul-11 29-Jul-11 09:30 12:30 Room F29, Richmond Building Cath Rose, Elaine Smith
WEB-CMSM110726 Using Site Manager for Moderators 26-Jul-11 - - - 13:30 16:30 Room F29, Richmond Building Jacqueline Cuthbert
EMWT110727 Emergency Warden Training 27-Jul-11 - - - 09:30 11:30 D1, Richmond Building Steve Wiggins
ECDL-W 1130 ECDL / ITQ Workshop 28-Jul-11 - - - 13:30 15:00 Room F29, Richmond Building Elaine Smith
ECDL 1115 ECDL Tests 28-Jul-11 - - - 15:00 16:00 Room F29, Richmond Building Elaine Smith
WD-A110801 Make your documents accessible 01-Aug-11 - - - 09:30 12:30 Room F29, Richmond Building Jacqueline Cuthbert
EVAC110803 Evac+Chair Training 03-Aug-11 - - - 13:00 16:00 D1, Richmond Building Steve Wiggins
CLHT110803 Clearing Helpline Training 03-Aug-11 - - - 11:00 13:00 F42 Sunray PC Cluster, Richmond Building Irene O'Hara, Mandy Ainsworth, Mike Mooney
CLHT110810 Clearing Helpline Training 10-Aug-11 - - - 14:00 16:00 F42 Sunray PC Cluster, Richmond Building Irene O'Hara, Mandy Ainsworth, Mike Mooney
EVAC110817 Evac+Chair Training 17-Aug-11 - - - 13:00 16:00 D1, Richmond Building Steve Wiggins
EVAC110831 Evac+Chair Training 31-Aug-11 - - - 13:00 16:00 D1, Richmond Building Steve Wiggins
FIR1110907 Fire Safety and Practical Fire Training 07-Sep-11 - - - 09:30 13:00 To be announced Steve Wiggins


Works on campus

Disruption to Water Supply in Horton D (4-7 July)

The works will commence on Monday 4 July and there will be no cold water supply for the whole of Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 July. Also there will be no hot water service for the whole of Wednesday 6 July.

All services will be reinstated late Wednesday 6th or early Thursday 7 July.

The disruptions are due to the recent improvement works to the water services within the building nearing completion; this work has involved replacing storage tanks, water booster pumping sets, redundant and oversized pipe work.

We are now at the point of changing from the old storage tanks to the new and this unfortunately this will cause some necessary disruption to the occupants of these buildings for a short time.

Whilst the work will continue for several days after this there should be no further disruptions to supplies



Job Vacancies at the University

Current Internal Job Vacancies at the University can be found on the Information for Staff section of the Human Resources website (UoB username and password required).

The page is password protected so you need to click on the Internal Job Vacancies link on the left hand side and you will be prompted for your details.


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