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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.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Nottingham
Professor Sarah Sharples, the University's first Pro Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, has announced that the University has secured Athena SWAN Silver for the institution, and set out her first priorities in her new role.
UoN to host BUCS Big Wednesday during centenary year
BUCS Big Wednesday will return to the University of Nottingham in 2019. Not only does this mark the centenary of the event, but it's the first time a university will have hosted the event two years in a row. BUCS is the largest multi-sport organisation in Europe, and BUCS Big Wednesday is the pinnacle of the team sport season.
Reminder  help develop the next University Strategy
Staff are invited to join a series of workshops in faculties and professional services departments to gather views and perspectives to inform a 'Green Paper' which would set out the foundations of our future strategy. Booking links to these sessions are now available.
Week of Wellbeing
A Week of Wellbeing is taking place for staff from Monday 12 November-Friday 16 November, giving the opportunity for everyone to participate in a range of wellbeing activities and events across our UK campuses. The week has been organised to promote wellbeing at work and coincides with the official opening of the Cripps Medical Centre.
Times Higher Education  free access to staff and students
Staff and students at the University of Nottingham now have free access to the Times Higher Education online through an institutional subscription. 
Introducing the Campus Solutions User Groups
The latest Campus Solutions blog highlights the new User Groups that have been set up to drive engagement across the University, as we move to the new student records system. 
International Open Access Week
Once a year we get the chance to celebrate the ethos behind open access by marking International Open Access Week. This year there's a wide range of short and informative events aimed at our university's researchers to support open access endeavors as we get closer to REF2021. These events aim to capture the spirit of this year's theme: 'Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge', which highlights the need to include all disciplines, people and knowledge when talking about open access in this dynamic environment.
Future Leaders Programme open for applications
The Future Leaders Programme, from the Leadership and Management Academy (LMA) is the programme for you if you're moving to a more strategic leadership role. You might have ambitions to become a head of a school or a professional service team, or perhaps wish to take on more responsibility across the University. Your role is likely to be at L5 or L6, and staff from all job families at these levels are welcome to apply. The deadline for applications is Saturday 10 November.
Spotlight on... our international campuses
The University of Nottingham's masters level business course, MSC Finance and Investment, has been ranked in the top 100 in the 2019 QS Finance Masters Rankings. The course, offered by Nottingham University Business School, has been ranked at 70. Read more at the University of Nottingham Malaysia news site
At our University of Nottingham Ningbo China campus, Vice-Provost Professor May Tan-Mullins has been recognised with the Camellia Award (the highest honour Ningbo City can bestow upon a foreign national) by the Ningbo Municipal Government, for her contribution to the city's development. 

University to commit to further reduce carbon emissions
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Andy Long is joining a select group of universities in being the first to publicly pledge further reductions in their carbon emissions. 
Getting started with... OneDrive, Teams, OneNote and Forms
Want to get to grips with all that Office 365 has to offer? Workshop dates have been announced for Autumn 2018. The series of hour-long sessions with give you the basics to get started with four key Office 365 applications; OneDrive, Teams, OneNote and Forms. 
Event of the Week  Wear Red Day
University Park's Trent Building will be lit up in red floodlights on the evening of Friday 19 October, to mark Wear Red Day  an anti-racism campaign organised by charity Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC). In lighting the building red, we're pledging our support for SRtRC's work challenging racist attitudes in society and breaking down barriers within communities. A Show Racism the Red Card event, including a film screening and inspiring speakers, will take place the following week.
And finally...
A landmark research project has outlined the overwhelmingly positive benefits of arts and cultural education on the lives of young people. The research, undertaken by experts from the University of Nottingham's School of Education, has led to calls for urgent change as thousands of young people and teachers express concern over the impact that declining arts and cultural provision in schools will have on future generations.
But that's not all...
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