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.
Staff wellbeing strategic plan  contribute your views
Colleagues are invited to contribute their views to the draft Staff Wellbeing Strategic Plan. This plan has been developed as an action arising from feedback through the Staff Engagement Survey.
New Dean of School of Medicine
Professor Brigitte Scammell has been appointed the new Dean of the School of Medicine. Professor Scammell will become the third Dean of the School when she takes up a four-year term in August. She will also be the first woman to hold the role. Her appointment comes at a pivotal time with the growth of the Nottingham Medical School and the new collaboration with the University of Lincoln to offer first class medical education in Lincolnshire.
Become a Dignity Advisor
Are you a good listener with a passion for supporting your students and colleagues? If so, why not become a Dignity Advisor? This is a voluntary role requiring a few hours' commitment per month during work time. You can find more details in the latest blog post by Sarah Sharples, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). The blog also outlines details of other activities taking place to build our community of understanding of EDI.
New application window for AXA Voluntary Private Medical Insurance scheme
A new application window for our AXA Voluntary Private Medical Insurance scheme will be open during May 2019, with cover commencing on 1 June 2019. This is a company scheme where payments are taken direct from salary, allowing the University to secure discounted rates for members of staff who wish to sign up. Partner and family cover is also available.
Open days  call for volunteers
We are currently looking for staff volunteers to help with this year's undergraduate open days. These are our flagship University-wide recruitment events, designed to give students and their parents the best possible experience and help them discover more about life and study at the University. Roles are available at all of our UK campuses.
Plan S: a significant change to publishing coming your way
A new, open access initiative — Plan S — is being rolled out across Europe and beyond. The initiative bids to accelerate transition towards full and immediate open access to research publications.
Digital Research Roadshows
Researchers are invited to attend a series of events aimed at helping with the development and enhancement of research through Digital Research services. The University has made substantial investments into Digital Research Services in recent years, and the new roadshows are designed to help attendees make the most of these services. Researchers at all stages of their careers are welcome.
First woman UoN scientist elected Fellow of Royal Social
Professor Liz Sockett of the School of Life Sciences has become the first female University of Nottingham scientist to be elected a fellow of the Royal Society.
Month of the Mind
Month of the Mind 2019 begins today (Wednesday 1 May) with a programme of events focused on raising awareness around mental health and wellbeing.
Event of the week Work, Learn, Qualify Fair
Come along to the Work, Learn, Qualify Fair on Wednesday 8 May to find out how you can train and develop your skills in the workplace. There'll be experts on hand from various organisations to help you decide which course is suitable for you. The cost of courses on offer is covered by the Apprenticeship levy, so there's no financial cost to you or your school/department.
And finally...
A new public artwork by internationally renowned contemporary visual artist Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva is being installed this week at Lakeside Arts. Eurydice Prevails is one of a series of inverted treeworks that Elpida has made over the past decade — it will be installed in the parkland by the DH Lawrence Pavilion.
But that's not all...
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