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.
Brexit and the EU Settlement Scheme
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shearer West, has announced that the University will pay the registration fees for all of its EU staff and their families should they wish to apply for settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. By taking part in the scheme, colleagues will be able to protect their rights and those of their families after 31 December 2020, when the UK is currently scheduled to exit the European Union. The University has also arranged for individual support sessions to run throughout December 2018 for individuals who need additional support completing their application.
Reforms to PDPR
Changes to the PDPR process and how performance-related reward could operate at the University in future have been described in letters to staff by the Vice-Chancellor and Director of Human Resources. Staff will be able to feed back their views on the changes by attending focus groups throughout this academic year.
Campus Solutions 
We will start moving data from Saturn into Campus Solutions from 5pm, Friday 30 November. Saturn 3 is used to add and update student records. You'll no longer be able to access Saturn 3 after this time, but you will be able to view information in Saturn Web which is primarily used to view student records. Meanwhile there will be a period of unavailability for Moodle and Rogo from Monday 17 December as we change the data feed from Saturn to Campus Solutions for these systems.

Action on bullying 
The University and UCU Branch Officers have agreed a series of collaborative actions to prevent and tackle bullying within our University community.
VC Mentoring Programme 2019  final call for applications
Applications for the VC Mentoring Programme will close on Friday 30 November 2018. This year, the Vice-Chancellor has extended the programme to academic and professional services staff and level 6 and level 7 staff who are currently under-represented at senior leadership levels.
Celebrating equality, diversity and inclusion
The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Professor Sarah Sharples, has published a blog post celebrating the EDI work of our staff across higher education and calling for contributions to mark International Women's Day 2019.
Events announced for Disability December
Next month we're holding a number of Disability December events for staff and students  including workshops, panels discussions, music performances and more.
Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards 2018
The discovery of new bacteria-resistant plastics to reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired infections, one of the UK's most significant heritage regeneration projects, a one-in-a-million snail and keyhole surgery for jet engines are some of the research projects that have been recognised at the University's Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards 2018.
Nominations open for Lord Dearing Awards
Have you been inspired by a member of staff at the University? If so, we'd like to hear about it. Make a nomination for the Lord Dearing Awards and help us celebrate outstanding contributions to the student learning environment. Nominations can be submitted until Monday 10 December 2018.
Recognising technical excellence
The University's pledge to develop, value and sustain technical staff has now been supported by 75 universities and research institutes across the country. A report on the impact of the Technician Commitment initiative was published earlier this month and we're encouraging positive action in the sector by developing a strategy for technical colleagues to enhance their profile and the opportunities available to them. You can find out more about this on Campus News. We're also encouraging staff to nominate technical colleagues across the Institution for Papin Prizes — awards that recognise the skills, talent and experience of technicians in higher education and research.
UNNC leadership changes
University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus (UNNC) Provost Professor Chris Rudd will leave the University on 31 January 2019 to take up a new role in Singapore as Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus (Singapore) with James Cook University.
Spotlight on... our international campuses
In consultation with its Management Board, as well as UK colleagues, University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNMC) Provost Professor Graham Kendall has confirmed that the UNMC Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering will be brought together so that the campus will operate with two faculties — the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Professor Andy Chan will lead the merged faculty and will work with Professor Andrew Morris in his remaining days at UNMC to start making this transition and embrace the opportunities presented by Campus Solutions. UNMC will engage staff from across the campus aiming to ensure that the changes provide developmental opportunities for colleagues as well as providing new challenges and opportunities to become more efficient and agile in the increasingly competitive Malaysian higher education sector.

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) has launched the Nottingham China Health Institute - a multidisciplinary research body focused on meeting the needs of the rapidly-changing healthcare system in China. The institute brings together researchers from our international campuses to collaborate with health sector partners, universities and industry. Read more on the UNNC news site.

Event of the week Sutton Bonington Christmas TeachFest
This one-day festival on Tuesday 18 December is a great opportunity to hear about different teaching initiatives across the University and discuss new ideas. It's open to all staff (registration required) and submissions are welcome until Monday 3 December.
And finally...
This year's seasonal e-cards will soon be available to send to colleagues, associates and partner organisations. We'll be publishing the link to download the e-cards on Tuesday 4 December. If you'd like to pick up hard copy printed cards, you may be interested in Manuscripts and Special Collections' range, featuring images from unique and rare books in our University archives.
But that's not all...
For the latest news and events around the University, visit Campus News.
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