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.

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Getting in Shape — Investing in our Future
Professor Sam Kingman, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Engineering, writes about a new programme, Getting in Shape – Investing in Our Future, to improve how we manage our money, activities and services, and grow investment in our teaching, research, staff and students.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion  Race Equality Charter survey
Have you completed the Race Equality Charter Survey? Now in its final week, the survey will inform the University's application in 2020 for Race Equality Charter (Bronze) status to better support the representation, progression and success of black and minority ethnic students and staff at the University. You can find out more about the survey in the new blog post from Professor Sarah Sharples, or take the survey using the link below.
Staff Oscars 2019
This year's Staff Oscars, hosted by the Students' Union's Education Network, took place in May at our UK and Malaysia campuses. The annual events recognise inspiring staff at all levels and professions for the positive impact they have on the student experience.

Graduation and Open Days
Volunteers are sought to help with undergraduate open days in June and September, as well as July's Graduation ceremonies. Volunteering staff make a huge difference to the experience of our visitors and students, and are always a big help at both of these events. Support and briefing sessions will be available.

Times Higher Education  free subscription
University staff and students have free access to the Times Higher Education online through an institutional subscription with unlimited access to articles online and via the app to any device. If you currently have an individual THE subscription, let it expire and set up a new account to access the magazine online for free. For more information on how to set up an account and access content, visit the set up page on the Libraries website.

Email delays
Colleagues in Information Services sincerely apologise for the email delays experienced last week. Microsoft has advised that this was a global issue caused by changes to cache storage. Microsoft will investigate and introduce measures to prevent it from happening again. While the problem has been resolved and email has been flowing freely since Saturday, the University continues to experience high volumes and delays of email traffic as senders attempt to re-deliver messages that failed last week. Information Services is monitoring the situation and will intervene manually if queues start to build up again. Further detail can be found on the IT Status page.

Spotlight on... our international campuses
  • A new Beacons of Excellence Institute is set to be established at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China, primarily addressing issues that are closely connected with local development goals including Smart Manufacturing, Green Chemicals and Energy, Life Science and Health Care. Read more.
  • Congratulations to Professor Ir Dr Dominic C. Y. Foo, Professor of Process Design and Integration in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Nottingham Malaysia, who has been elected as a Fellow in the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. Read more.
Event of the week Our vision for technical talent - 6 months in
In December 2018 we launched 'Our Vision for Technical Talent' — a strategy to improve support for Technical Services colleagues. Join us on Tuesday 11 June as we host a half day event to provide updates on progress with the strategy, workshop sessions and networking opportunities for technical staff across the University.
And finally...
A new volunteering partnership between University of Nottingham Sport and the European Paralympic Youth Games (EPYG) will see five students heading to Finland next month to volunteer at the 2019 games. EPYG 2019 is set to be the largest in the games' history, showcasing the best young athletes and rising stars in the Paralympic movement.
But that's not all...
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