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Subject: [all-staff] WEEKLY DIGEST 8 DECEMBER
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Professor John Curtice, School of Government & Public Policy, received the Lord Dearing Lifetime Achievement Award at the Times Higher Education Awards. The award was made in recognition of Professor Curtice’s academic career in psephology – the study of elections and voting – and his extensive media and public engagement work, which has been widely credited with making complex political issues accessible to a wide audience. He was particularly commended for his exit polls for the 2015 and 2017 General Elections, which accurately forecast the outcomes despite being at odds with widespread expectations. The Lord Dearing Lifetime Achievement Award is made annually to a person who, in the opinion of Times Higher Education, “deserves to be honoured for his or her contribution to higher education above and beyond their own professional role.”
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR EU NATIONAL STAFF – PROPOSALS ON OBTAINING SETTLED STATUS
The government has published further detail about the administrative procedures for EU nationals to obtain ‘settled status’, post-Brexit. EU colleagues are encouraged to look at the five-page Technical Note: Citizens’ Rights – Administrative Procedures in the UK, which covers matters including the practicalities of the proposed application process and the proposed criteria for granting settled status. Please note, however, that the proposal has not yet been agreed with the rest of the EU. Further updates will be provided when available. In addition, we are currently exploring the possibility of additional Brexit information/advice sessions for EU staff, to take place in 2018.
EQUALLY SAFE IN HIGHER EDUCATION SURVEY – DEADLINE REMINDER
Recent media reports have highlighted concerns about interpersonal safety issues across the Higher Education sector. The Equally Safe in Higher Education (ESHE) Project based in the School of Social Work & Social Policy, funded by the Scottish Government, is undertaking research to develop a national Higher Education Toolkit to address this. Strathclyde is the pilot institution and we are collecting views from all staff and students through our online survey. All staff are invited to access the short survey online; hard copies of the survey are available to collect from the reception area in the Lord Hope Building foyer. For more information, please visit the ESHE web page or contact us by email. The survey closes on Monday 18 December.
UNIVERSITY CLOSURE DATES 2017-18
UNIVERSITY CHRISTMAS CARD
The University Christmas e-card is again available. To send the card, simply type your festive message into the body of an email and embed a link to the card, eg Season’s Greetings from the University of Strathclyde.
CHRISTMAS GIFT APPEAL
A group of Strathclyde Business School students are running a toy appeal to provide disadvantaged children in Glasgow with a gift at Christmas. Please bring unwrapped presents to the Library reception desk until Wednesday 13 December. If you have any queries, please contact Iain Mitchell in the University's Widening Access Team.
The University is committed to safeguarding staff and students. Information on what to do if you are caught up in an attack incident, wherever you may be in the world, is now available on the University website. Such events are rare, but it pays to be vigilant and to know what to do to keep yourself safe. A short information film produced by the National Police Chiefs Council advises three easy to remember steps:
Run – to a place
of safety. This is a better option than to surrender or negotiate. If there
is nowhere to run…
The film can be viewed on the Safety Services Security web page. Further details on emergency arrangements can be found on the Safety Services Emergency Arrangements web page, or by contacting Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing, ext 2726.
SUSTAINABLE STRATHCLYDE STAFF ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMME LAUNCH
Sustainable Strathclyde are looking for staff teams to participate in their exciting ‘JUMP’ pilot. This is a new, innovative engagement platform, allowing staff to engage with wellbeing and sustainability activities on an individual and team basis. JUMP is an instrument that facilitates positive change by empowering staff and students to put University's values and goals into action. The Sustainable Strathclyde team have been engaging with various departments across the University to ensure that the pilot programme is a success and are looking forward to expanding their engagement activities to a wider audience. The pilot will launch in February 2018 and run until July. If your team, or you as an individual, are interested in taking part, please email the Sustainable Strathclyde team by Friday 15 December. For more information and to see the live platform example, visit the JUMP project web page.
BOOK APPEAL FOR MALAWI
Volunteers from the Library are working to fill another shipping container with useful things for the Malawi Millennium Project. Last year’s ‘Library in a Box’ – filled with furniture, shelving and books – was donated to Mzuzu University Library, which was destroyed by fire in 2015. This year, we’re appealing for donations of academic books. Although the Malawian libraries subscribe to electronic resources, unreliable power/internet access means they still need printed material. We are looking for books in good condition and published within the last 10 years, covering any of the following subject areas: Humanities & Social Sciences (including Law, Education); Sciences (including Computing, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences); Medicine and Nursing; Business (including Accounting, Finance). Collection boxes are located in:
· Library Levels 2 and 3
· McCance Level 3 (entrance to Theatre MC301)
· Students’ Union foyer
Our volunteers will sort, pack and address donated books for distribution.
STUDENTS’ UNION UPDATE
· The Wee Shop Christmas Sale – hoodies, mugs, polo shirts, and more, have all been reduced. The sale continues until Friday 15 December in the Wee Shop on level 3.
· Free Coffee – join us for a free Starbucks coffee between 11.30am and 2.30pm in Recharge (Level 4) on 12 January. This is a great chance to find out more about the Union, meet the sabbatical officers and hear our dedication towards enhancing the student experience. For more information, get in contact.
· How to use Myplace – reflective learning activities – Tuesday 19 December
Staff Development Training
Strathclyde Carers’ Group Meeting – Tuesday 19 December
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 via the online booking system. New carers are encouraged to come along and to ensure that their Pegasus record is updated to record 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. 1pm – 2pm, Chaplaincy, Level 2 Graham Hills building (50 George Street).
· Academic Development Information Session – Tuesday 9 January
· SFHEA Peer Support Network – Friday 12 January
· Myplace groups and groupings – Tuesday 16 January
· Work with students who have Asperger’s Syndrome – Wednesday 17 January
Teaching and Learning Online – Monday 15 January
Teaching and Learning Online (TALON) allows participants to experience being an online student while at the same time exploring the implications and opportunities of teaching and learning in Moodle (Myplace) and other technologies. Participants take part in a number of weekly online tasks and discussions, with tutors from the Education Enhancement Team. This six-week course, taught entirely online, can be completed as a stand-alone staff development option to gain experience in teaching online, or as Part 1 of the accredited Teaching and Learning Online module which forms part of Strathclyde’s programme in Academic Practice, Researcher development and Knowledge exchange (SPARK). For further information and to book please visit the TALON website.
FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER
Malawi Millennium Project Coffee Morning
Colleagues are invited to support the Malawi Millennium Project and join us from 10am – 3pm in Court Senate Room 2, Collins Building for a gift bag of Coffee Core’s chocolate-covered coffee beans, hot drinks, cakes and Tunnock’s biscuits. Pay £10 on the door.
MONDAY 11 DECEMBER
“The Deindustrialized World, Confronting Ruination in Postindustrial Places”, edited by Steven High, Lachlan MacKinnon and Andrew Perchard. 4.30pm – 7pm,
Scottish Oral History Centre, room GH221/222, Graham Hills Building. To attend, please email Claire McConnell (indicating dietary requirements). Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
TUESDAY 12 DECEMBER
Tier 1 GE Visa Business Model Canvas Workshop
This workshop, hosted by the Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network (SEN), is a requirement for any final-year undergraduate, MSc or PhD students who wish to apply for a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa in July 2018. The session will allow participants to define the elements of their business model and will provide an overview of the Tier 1 GE Visa process. Colleagues are encouraged to make this opportunity known to students for whom this is relevant. For more details and to register, please visit the event booking web page.
WEDNESDAY 13 DECEMBER
NSS Improvement Framework Forum 2
Health & Safety Training
EPRC European Policy Seminar
Dreamers or Cassandras? Intellectuals and the Design of European Monetary Union. Professor Kenneth Dyson, Cardiff University. European Policies Research Centre, level 9, Graham Hills Building (40 George Street entrance). 12noon – 1pm. Buffet lunch following seminar. Free to attend but places are limited. Please confirm attendance to Alyson Ross.
School of Education Seminar
Social Differences in Educational Outcomes: the role of family social class and school social mix. Professor Emer Smyth, Economic and Social Research Institute and Dr Markus Klein, School of Education. 4.30pm, room LH226a&b, Lord Hope Building.
THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER
Health & Safety Training
Centre for Energy Policy Energy Conversations
Do the Scottish people care enough about climate change to ‘do their bit’ in meeting our ambitions? Panellists include Teresa Bray, Chief Executive (Changeworks); Dr Graeme Sweeney, a leading authority on energy, fuels and climate change; and Ragne Low, Programme Manager (ClimateXChange). 6pm – 8pm, Stenhouse Wing, Strathclyde Business School. Free to attend, registration essential on the event booking web page.
AFRC Event – Innovate UK Briefing
Innovate UK is to invest up to a total of £19 million to support innovation across the manufacturing and materials and infrastructure systems sectors in the November 2017 dual-strand sector competition. Funded projects will target opportunities that offer significant changes in productivity and cutting-edge innovations. For more information and to attend, please visit the Innovate UK website. Alternatively, register for the live webinar on 12 December.
FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER
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