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TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT AWARDS: ADDITIONAL DAY’S ANNUAL LEAVE
To recognise winning the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards for Workplace of the Year and Outstanding Strategic Planning Team, all current staff will be granted an extra day’s annual leave for the next annual leave year. One additional day should be added to your 2017/18 leave entitlement (pro-rata for part-time staff) with that day being taken at a time agreed with your line manager in the normal way.
INFORMATION FOR EU NATIONAL STAFF
The UK government has now published further details about the rights of EU nationals to work and study in the UK, post-Brexit. EU national colleagues are encouraged to look at the two recent publications:
These documents give further information about the proposal to create a new ‘settled status’, which, if granted, would allow EU nationals to work and study in the UK.
STRATHCLYDE GLOBAL TALENT PROGRAMME
The University has launched the Strathclyde Global Talent Programme with the aim of appointing up to 60 exceptional Chancellor’s Fellow and Professors/ Readers in our strategically-important research areas. Further information and application details can be found on the Global Talent Programme web pages. The deadline for applications is Sunday 24 September. We would like to encourage colleagues in all areas to support the programme by spreading the word at conferences and through your networks. Please retweet the content from @UniStrathclyde and @StrathclydeHR using the hashtag #StrathGlobalTalent17, and share the University’s LinkedIn posts.
UCAS EMBARGO 2017
The results embargo period covers the time when the University is given privileged, early access to embargoed examination results. Getting results early is determined by awarding bodies and in strict agreement with the terms and conditions of the 2017 results embargo agreement and terms of service.
UCAS’s zero breach culture focuses on sharing best practice and guidance which includes providing staff with relevant information and training. In support of this, Student Lifecycle Services are offering briefing sessions to any member of staff who has involvement at any level with the admission of new students. For details of sessions and to register, please visit the course booking page. Information is also available on the Student Lifecycle SharePoint site.
STRATHCLYDE CARERS’ GROUP MEETING
The next Strathclyde Carers’ Group meeting takes place on Thursday 27 July, 1pm – 2pm, Chaplaincy, Level 2, Graham Hills building (50 George Street). The group allows staff carers to network, provide feedback on University support for carers and hear speakers on topics of interest. Lunch will be provided, so please register attendance and dietary requirements. New carers are encouraged to come along and to ensure that their Pegasus record is updated to show their carer status. Staff who no longer have caring responsibilities and do not wish information directly about carer support should also update their details on Pegasus.
The University Procurement team has relocated to level 6, Suite GH654, Graham Hills Building. Details of framework agreements are available to download. These agreements should be considered in the first instance for requirements. More information can be found on the Procurement web pages, including our quick reference guide. For general procurement related enquiries, please email the Procurement team.
DEPARTMENTAL ACCOMMODATION SURVEY 2016/17
The annual department accommodation survey takes place during July. The purpose of the survey is to confirm the accuracy of the data held in the space management database for all rooms allocated to each department for the academic year 2016/17. The data will be used in a range of sector and university reporting and processes, and its accuracy is vital. Colleagues are asked to help their departmental survey administrator(s) to update the record of data. Departmental room allocations and details, along with relevant guidance documents, are available on the Estates portal. If you notice errors in the data for the rooms you work in, please email your departmental survey administrator via the link at the top of the portal page.
THE STRATHCLYDE MBA
The SBS MBA has a maximum of three part-time places available for suitably-qualified staff looking to develop their career and gain a valued management qualification. The MBA takes three years to complete with the part-time class running one evening a week from September, and flexible learning (starting October and April) running mostly by distance learning, with some compulsory weekend school attendance and options to attend further seminars. For more information, please visit our website or email Business School Admissions. Alternatively, come along to one of our MBA preview sessions on 26 July, 16 August and 5 September – you can register your interest online. Applications for a staff place must be submitted by Monday 21 August
ESTATES SERVICES UPDATE
Estates Services will be carrying out a bin count across campus in the coming weeks in order to better monitor the recycling rates within the University. Estates colleagues will be carrying out the count manually and may require access to office space in order to record waste facilities. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
· How to session: Getting Started with Myplace (for new staff working with Myplace) – Wednesday 26 July
· Peer Support Groups: HEA Senior/Principal Fellowship Application Support – Thursday 27 July
· Summer Course (Re)Design Challenge – Monday 31 July
· Workshop: Pedagogy and Publication Peer Support Network – Thursday 10 August
Gender-Based Violence Support Training
The University’s Gender-based Violence (GBV) Policy outlines its commitment to supporting members of the campus community who have experienced any form of GBV. Training sessions are available to book for those considering undertaking GBV First Responder Training and those who work in a front-facing role with students or staff in a support or advisory role and may have to respond to a confidential disclosure about gender-based violence. For more information and to book, visit the relevant web pages:
· Session 1: What is Gender-based Violence (GBV)?
HRM Research Seminar – Wednesday 26 July
Organisational restructuring and workforce adjustment practices: downsizing choices and the implications for job quality for public sector workers in Ontario and Scotland. Dr Rachelle Pascoe-Deslauriers, Mount Allison University, Canada. 4pm – 5pm, room 5.07a, Strathclyde Business School, Cathedral Wing.
Explorathon Workshop – Wednesday 26 July
The session is aimed at researchers who would like help in designing an activity. You will look at previous case studies and join discussion groups to develop an activity based on your research for your chosen audience i.e. school children, families or adults. To register, please visit the workshop booking web page.
MSc Forensic Science 50th Anniversary Lecture Series – Wednesday 26 July
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (a career in Forensic Science). Dr Anya Hunt, Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. Refreshments from 5.30pm, lecture starts 6pm; networking reception follows. To register, please visit the event booking web page. Enquiries to Corporate Events, ext 2245.
Develop Yourself @ Strathclyde Introductory Workshop – Thursday 10 August
The Develop Yourself @Strathclyde workshops are designed to look at personal and career development. Early booking is essential, as places will be limited. To find out more and to book, please visit the course booking web page.
Building Successful CDTs Workshop – Monday 28 August
Hear from CDT leads and colleagues involved in the application process. In addition, potential CDT/SCDT leaders will have the opportunity to make short pitches for prospective new centres based at Strathclyde. There will also be the chance to ask questions of an experienced panel, and engage with other attendees regarding potential collaborations. For further information and forms, please visit the RKES Portal.
To attend, please confirm by email to RKES by 21 August. 10am - 2:35pm, room GH6.17 Graham Hills Building.
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