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UHR 2016 Award Winners

UHRWe are delighted to announce that HR has received 2 prestigious awards at the Universities Human Resources gala dinner held on 19 May.

We won in the Exceptional HR category in recognition of the collective contribution of the HR team to achieving the objectives of our People Strategy, Talent First 2013-2015.

Our Chief HR and Corporate Officer Andrew Dodman was also awarded the Outstanding Individual Achievement award. This is a new category for 2016 which recognises exceptional contribution to people management throughout the sector.

For further information see Talent First and UHR 2016.

Silver institutional Athena SWAN award

SilverWe are delighted to announce that the University has been presented with a silver institutional Athena SWAN award that recognises our ongoing commitment to gender equality.

We’re now one of nine of an elite group of universities holding silver institution awards. This achievement marks significant progress since our first bronze award in 2008 and its renewal in 2012. The silver award recognises our University's significant and sustained record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality and in addressing challenges in different disciplines.

The silver award is also in recognition of the achievements of all of our award-winning departments

New Recruitment Agencies

spMeet our new Agencies!

Following a rigorous tendering process, the University has now appointed Hays and Spring Personnel as the new suppliers of agency workers. Both suppliers will make themselves available for a 'meet and greet' drop in on:


  • Tuesday 24th May, 10.00am - 1.00pm, in the Arts Tower, Lecture Theatre 8;
  • Thursday 26th May, 1.00pm - 4.00pm, in the Portobello Centre, Room B51

Please indicate on this drop in form whether you plan to attend.

If you require an agency worker, you should contact both suppliers to retrieve a competitive quote.

UCU call for action over 2016-2017 National Pay Negotiations

IAUniversity and College Union (UCU) has given notice of industrial action in the form of a two-day strike on 25 and 26 May, as well as action short of a strike in the form of working to contract from 25 May.

The action is in connection with the 2016-2017 national pay negotiations. Click here to find out more.


 Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 

The University is once again supporting Mental Health Awareness Week from 16 to 20 May. The Mental Health Foundation is promoting the campaign this year with the theme of 'Relationships'.  

In addition to our wide ranging activity provision, Juice is offering a number of additional sessions to support mental and physical wellbeing including Juice Colouring, and Relaxation. 

For further information see the Mental Health Awareness Week

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