Subject: Campus Update

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Campus update
Campus Update is a fortnightly all-staff email keeping you up to date with news from around the University. Here, you'll find important messages for staff, as well as some highlights from our community and events.
Vice-Chancellor's blog — September 2018
The Vice-Chancellor has published her latest staff blog welcoming the new academic year and setting out ambitions for the year ahead.
USS Pensions  UUK Employer Consultation
Staff are invited to email their views to help inform the University's response to the UUK employer consultation on USS pensions following publication of the Joint Expert Panel report. Views should be contributed by 12:00 noon on Friday 26 October 2018.
Staff invited to shape the next University strategy
Invitations will be issued to all staff from this week to contribute their thoughts to the development of the next University strategy. Staff will be able to join a series of workshops at our campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia to gather views and perspectives to inform a 'Green Paper' which would set out the foundations of our future strategy.
Making student mental health a priority
The Universities Minister Sam Gyimah has written to all university Vice Chancellors in England, calling on them to make the mental health of their students a priority. UoN Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West has welcomed the focus and has responded to the letter to highlight the work already taking place at the University of Nottingham to support students, and plans in place to improve this support.
Nottingham joins the call to ban 'essay mills'
The University of Nottingham is backing a campaign calling for government legislation to ban so-called 'essay mills', which has been widely reported on BBC News.
Campus Solutions implementation  update
A series of Campus Solutions roadshows will take place over the next few months. Attendees will be able to see a demonstration of a further piece of Campus Solutions functionality, find out what preparation work has been completed so far, the plan for cutover and go-live towards the end of this year, and planned later releases. Meanwhile, a new Campus Solutions Implementation blog has been created to keep you informed as we switch to the new record system from December 2018. The first blog post answers the typical questions you may have regarding the new system, such as when you will have access and what interfacing systems are being updated.
Disability Confident committed
The University of Nottingham has become a registered Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident is a voluntary government scheme designed to support employers in recruiting and retaining disabled people and people with health conditions for their skills and talent.
Computer Science Professor honoured with Fellowship to the Royal Academy of Engineering
Professor Thomas Rodden has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession. Election to the Royal Academy of Engineering is one of the highest honours for an engineer in the UK.
Black History Month 2018
October is Black History Month, and a number of events are taking place at the University of Nottingham. Our programme of events includes film screenings, panel discussions and more, providing an opportunity to celebrate Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) culture, history and our BME community.
Open Access Week: opening up knowledge for all
From Monday 22 October - Friday 26 October University of Nottingham Libraries is holding a range of events to mark International Open Access Week, featuring external and internal speakers, debate on latest developments, and insights on increasing the impact of our research through open knowledge. 
Daphne Jackson Fellowships for returning researchers
Applications are invited for a two-year Daphne Jackson Fellowship hosted by the University. The fellowship is aimed at scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians returning to their careers following a break taken for family, caring or health reasons.
Event of the week — Career Success - the BME experience
Join our BME staff, students and alumni to hear about their career achievements, have your questions answered, share your experience and build your network. A mix of short presentations and informal small-group discussion, the evening — part of our Black History Month programme of events — will be chaired by Dr Nalayini Thambar, Director of Careers and Employability. Tuesday 30 October 2018.
And finally...
Can activities like singing, dancing and cycling in a group give us the same natural high that some people feel after a good long run? Researchers at the University's Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Entry Medicine over at the Royal Derby Hospital have been tackling this question, along with TV doctor Michael Mosley and his Trust Me I'm a Doctor film crew...
But that's not all...
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