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.
The VC's blog  Brexit: safeguarding our people and values
In her latest blog on Brexit, the Vice-Chancellor sets out the importance of our global values, support for our EU colleagues, and measures to protect the University in the event of a 'No Deal' scenario.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Delivery Plan
University staff and students are invited to contribute their views to the draft Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategic delivery plan. The EDI plan will underpin the developing University Strategy and ensure that EDI considerations are fully embedded across the institution for our staff and student communities.
Final phase of Highfields Park restoration commences
Nottingham City Council has this week commenced the final phase of the Highfields Park restoration scheme. Funded by a £4.8 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant, the scheme is restoring the park to its original design, commissioned by the University's founder Sir Jesse Boot from architect Richard Percy Morley Horder, which dates back almost a century to 1923.

University of Nottingham to end unconditional offers
The University of Nottingham will cease making unconditional offers to all applicants from this September, unless they already hold their qualifications.
USS Pension: Joint Expert Panel — Phase 2
The Joint Expert Panel convened by UCU and UUK to resolve the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) 2017 valuation dispute has published a call for submissions to the second phase of its work.
Malaysia campus name change
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus is changing its official name to 'University of Nottingham Malaysia' (UNM).
Launch of Campus Solutions for staff and students
Campus Solutions was rolled out for staff and students to start using from Thursday 24 January. This means that we are now using a single, integrated students records system across all of our campuses.
Introducing the MyNottingham website
The new MyNottingham website offers students a range of online support during their studies at the University.
Teaching and Learning conference: register your place
Registrations for the annual Teaching and Learning Conference is now open. Capacity is limited to 306 places, so early booking is recommended if you would like to attend this event. (We're also still welcoming contributions, in the form of papers, workshops, posters and roundtable discussions, from staff and PGR students — find out more on Campus News.) To book your place at the conference, enter the password TLC2019 when prompted on the EventBrite page.
Information Services news
Information Services are excited to share some technology updates and news take place in early 2019 — including a change of location to Office 365 guides, microphone upgrades, IT Freshers survey result, finance system upgrade, Engage (Echo360) migration and Multi-Factor Authentication coming soon.

Placement programme launches for Midlands' university technicians
The Technical Skills Placement Programme will provide university technicians with the opportunity to work with technicians at other universities on a short placement — enabling them to exchange skills and share experiences and best practice.
£45m for the next generation of researcher leaders
The University has won new funding for five Centres of Doctoral Training that will train the brightest postgraduate researchers to tackle pressing global challenges, and keep the UK at the cutting edge of scientific research. 
Spotlight on... our international campuses
A team from the University of Nottingham Ningbo China has used state of the art photogrammetry and Virtual Reality technologies to reconstruct a 13th-century port at an international event in Hong Kong. Read more.

Meanwhile, a PhD student at the University of Nottingham Malaysia's School of Pharmacy has won the Merck Young Scientist Award, for her research about a self-synthesised luminescent probe able to detect activity of various kinds of cancer cell samples. Read more.

Event of the week Brothers in arms: sexuality, men and intimacies in the Great War
Weaving between family history, war poetry and other archival documents this performance-lecture will explore the concept of 'romantic friendships' amongst the soldiers of the Great War. Timed to reflect the recent centenary, the event will also mark the 30th anniversary of the late Martin Taylor's moving anthology of war poetry 'Lads: Love Poetry of the Trenches'. Part of our LGBT History Month event programme.
And finally...
Many of you have been interested in the whereabouts of Bertie, the cat who frequented Hallward Library for cuddles and treats from staff and students. He needs a new home and our friends at the RSPCA need your help to find him a purrfect one.
But that's not all...
For the latest news and events around the University, visit Campus News.
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