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  • 24/07/14

    Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow

    Students from Lancaster University, who have faced significant challenges in their lives, completed a three day Frontrunner Leadership course delivered by Common Purpose, an independent international leadership organisation. The course was organised by Careers with support from the Disability Service and the Students Union in response to undergraduate and postgraduate student surveys suggesting that students with a disability wanted more opportunities for personal development, increasing confidence, building resilience and developing professional networks.

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  • 24/07/14

    Lancaster University makes Food for Life history

    Lancaster University is the first university in the country to be awarded two prestigious Gold ‘Food for Life’ Catering Marks.

     

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  • 24/07/14

    Does the past have a future?

    Just why do we get so hung up on anniversaries? Why do so many of us find it important to remember all those milestones?

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  • 10/07/14

    Professor Alan Mercer

    We are sorry to bring the news that a founding member of the University, Professor Alan Mercer has passed away, following a stroke.  He was 82 years old.   In 1964, when he had the chance to start the Operational Research (OR) Department at Lancaster with Pat Rivett and Mike Simpson, he could not resist the challenge of seeking to bridge the gap between Industry and a University.  This focus was to the fore throughout his career here.  He formally retired in 1998, though, after retirement, he came to the University every week until all his doctoral students had obtained their degrees, and continued to lecture to the MSc course for a decade.  Until very recently, he chaired most of the Department’s PhD vivas.    Last September, he closed the Department’s 50th anniversary celebrations with a lecture of reminiscences which several of the alumni present regarded as spell binding.

     

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  • 10/07/14

    Fun in the sun for Staff and Families’ Summer Fete

    Around 2,000 members of staff and their families enjoyed all the fun of the fair last Saturday as the campus played host to a special day as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations.

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  • 4/07/14

    Photographers snap up cash prizes

    The ISS building, the Roses tournament, an iconic seaside sculpture and Alexandra Square all came sharply into focus as winning entries of a special photo competition.

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  • 26/06/14

    Friends Programme Telethon 2014

    The 2014 telephone campaign has been our most successful yet thanks to the generosity of the University’s alumni and friends. This year more than 400 alumni and friends have made a gift; raising over £100,000 for the many valuable causes supported by the Friends Programme each year.

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  • 26/06/14

    Forecasting Society launched

    A Lancaster University research team has launched the Forecasting Society (www.forsoc.net), a new portal to facilitate forecasting research.

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  • 20/06/14

    Deputy University Dean

    We are expanding the University Deanery team and are seeking an additional Deputy Dean to work alongside the existing University Dean and Deputy Dean. 

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  • 5/06/14

    All the fun of the fete

    The theme is vintage, the emphasis is fun, the welcome is warm (and hopefully so is the weather) and the invitation is for you and your family…

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  • thumb-ranking.jpg 3/06/14

    Senior management team appointments

    Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark E. Smith is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Amanda Chetwynd as Provost for Student Experience, Colleges and the Library.  Professor Chetwynd will commence this role on 1 August 2014 where she will continue to progress the valuable work that she has undertaken with the Colleges and Lancaster University Student Union over the last few years.  Professor Chetwynd will take senior management oversight of library matters, thus ensuring that the Library has a central involvement in the University’s future strategic direction.

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  • 13/05/14

    Exhibition to scale new heights

    The recent surge of interest in Britain’s mountaineering heritage has prompted two interlinking events – a symposium and an exhibition – entitled ‘Mountain Legacies’.

     

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  • 1/05/14

    College Advisors

    We are very keen to recruit additional Advisors to join the existing College teams in the next academic year. 

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  • 10/04/14

    Leading names announced for first in 50th Anniversary public lectures series

    The University’s 50th Anniversary Public Lecture Series is getting off to a flying start next month, with talks from three leading names in their own, very different, fields.

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  • 13/03/14

    Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell to deliver Athena SWAN lecture

    Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, FRS, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester, will deliver Lancaster’s first Athena SWAN lecture as part of the University’s commitment to promote and advance women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

    The lecture will be held at Lancaster Management School Lecture Theatre 3 at 2pm on Friday 16th May

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  • 1/05/14

    Welcome to the Death Café….

    Imagine a café where you can relax with a nice cuppa, a slice of delicious cake and chat about…death.

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  • 1/04/14

    Fulbright Scholarship success in DHR

    PhD student Martin Loucka (International Observatory on End of Life Care ) has been awarded a Fulbright Schuman scholarship and he will spend 4 months at the National Palliative Care Research Center in New York at the leading centre for palliative care in the USA. 

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  • 28/03/14

    Student Employee of the Year Competition

    Do you have a student working part time for you who makes a real difference? Someone who always goes above and beyond? Who you think really stands out?

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  • 11/03/14

    Hot off the Press…the winners!

    The story of a light-fingered larcenist hunted down by Segway-mounted pursuers caught competition judges’ attention and earned a FASS student a placement on the national Guardian.

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  • 21/02/14

    Lancaster celebrates graduation success in India

    169 students have graduated with Lancaster University degrees in India.

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  • 20/02/14

    Lancaster University launches Wind Turbine Community Benefits Fund

    Lancaster University is inviting community and voluntary groups in south Lancaster to access its Wind Turbine Community Benefits Fund. 

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  • 13/02/14

    Lancaster University invests in new third generation pitch

    Work has started on a new third generation artificial pitch to the south of the two existing Astroturf pitches. The pitch will provide a FIFA and IRB certification, allowing competitive matches to be played.

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  • 13/02/14

    Improved recycling rate reduces University carbon emissions

    Improvements in Lancaster University’s recycling rate over the last six years have resulted in carbon emissions from waste and recycling falling by 42%. 

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  • 7/02/14

    A right Royal visitor for an all-gold occasion

    A Royal visitor added a special touch to the official start of celebrations marking Lancaster University’s 50th Anniversary.

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  • 30/01/14

    Photography competition

    Lancaster University is offering photography enthusiasts the chance to win one of 4 prizes  to mark the University’s 50th Anniversary. The competition is open to amateur photographers among our staff and students. Simply send us your best photographs and you could win a £250 prize.

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  • credit © Watts Gallery  31/01/14

    ‘The Master’s Hand’: drawings by G.F. Watts

    Ruskin Library, 27 January – 17 April 2014

    The Ruskin Library is swapping exhibitions with the Watts Gallery at Compton, near Guildford.  Established in 1904, the Gallery reached the final of the BBC2 Restoration series in 2006 and has since undergone major refurbishment.  It commemorates the great Victorian artist George Frederic Watts OM RA (1817-1904), recognised at home and abroad as a painter who could preach eternal truths and provoke social reform.  A lifelong friend of John Ruskin, he was a versatile painter and sculptor who has been called ‘England’s Michelangelo,’ achieving fame in several genres: history painting; symbolic representations of profound themes, such as Hope; portraits of leading writers, artists and politicians (especially in his ‘Hall of Fame’ series); and powerful sculptures, from Clytie to Physical Energy. 

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  • 28/01/14

    Launch of the 2014 China-UK entrepreneurship competition

    The Lancaster China Management Centre of Lancaster University Management School will join its partners for the launch of the China-UK Entrepreneurship Competition on Monday January 27. Now in its 7th year the competition is an internationally successful initiative which encourages new business ventures between China and the UK. This year the competition will be launched at the University of East Anglia’s Business School.

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  • 24/01/14

    Key role in shaping health services

    A key appointment to a new regional NHS organisation will ensure Lancaster University is at the forefront of health care transformation.

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  • Dr Rebecca Whittle and Dr Marion Walker 24/01/14

    Long term support needed for families displaced by flooding

    Planning for the emotional aftermath of devastating floods is as important as dealing with the immediate impact of such emergencies, say researchers from the Hull Floods project at Lancaster University.

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  • 16/01/14

    Lancaster announces new Dean of Health and Medicine

    Lancaster University is pleased to announce that Professor Neil Johnson will join its senior team.

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  • 16/01/14

    Can Chinese innovation help address the climate crisis?

    Sociologists at Lancaster University are leading an international research project, launching this week, which explores lessons for 'low carbon innovation' from the world's biggest polluter.

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  • Bowland Tower 10/01/14

    Bowland Tower reopens following major refurbishment

    Over £4 million has been invested into the refurbishment of Bowland Tower and the East and South wings. The project is now complete providing a total of 136 rooms; 55 Superior Ensuite rooms in the Tower, plus 76 Standard rooms around Alexandra Square and 5 family flats.

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  • 9/01/14

    Transfer computer files with your eyes

    A new way of dragging and dropping files has been developed by a Lancaster University student.

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  • 9/01/14

    A new approach to Professional Development

    Organisation and Educational Development (OED) is the central service responsible for supporting the ongoing development of professional practice for all University staff. Our remit is wide ranging; covering educational development for academics, researcher development, leadership and management development, professional development and support for organisational development processes.  Following the outcomes of a detailed review, we have been improving and updating OED’s development offer in line with the University’s strategic priorities.  The result is a significantly updated and improved offer of programmes and learning opportunities, relevant to the full range of academic and professional service staff. Development activity is now focusing on core aspects of teaching, research and professional skills at Lancaster and within our international teaching partnerships.

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  • 6/01/14

    Professor’s pioneering OR initiatives earn top accolade

    A prestigious lifetime achievement award is testament to the teams who have, over 50 years, placed and retained Lancaster University firmly on the map for Operational Research.

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  • 7/01/14

    Podcast of the VC Forum on student retention

    Listen to the Vice-Chancellor’s podcast on student retention and share your views with us on the topic.  Find out more.

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  • 6/01/14

    A radical new way to create film

    A film with no editors or directors is the idea behind Lifemirror which opens up a new kind of film making to anyone with a mobile phone.

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  • 13/12/13

    Honorary degree for Cambridge scientist

    A recognised world leader in the use of solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to study structure and function in inorganic materials has been awarded an honorary degree.

    Professor Clare Grey is the Geoffrey Moorhouse Gibson Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge.

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  • 13/12/13

    Chancellor’s Medallists

    The Chancellor’s Medal is presented annually to the most meritorious students.

    The Medal marks the long service of the former Chancellor HRH Princess Alexandra and was presented by the current Chancellor Sir Chris Bonington at the December graduation ceremonies.

    Amali Rodrigo, MA Creative Writing (Distance Learning)

    Zhifang Zhang, MRes Accounting and Finance

    Janette Buckland, MA  Professional Practice

    Sarah Fell, MSc Ecology and Conservation

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  • 13/12/13

    Alumni awards for prominent women

    One of the world’s most powerful women and a renowned Kenyan politician have both returned to Lancaster University to receive Alumni awards.

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  • 11/12/13

    Lancaster University on BBC University Challenge

    Lancaster University is to field a team of alumni on a Christmas edition of the BBC’s University Challenge hosted by Jeremy Paxman.

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  • 12/12/13

    Lancaster University to evaluate Big Lottery initiative

    A Lancaster University Professor will head up a research team examining if giving people greater control over their lives and community can positively affect their health and wellbeing. Professor of Sociology and Public Health at Lancaster University Jennie Popay will lead a major evaluation funded by the National Institute for Health Research’s School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR).

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  • 12/12/13

    Lancaster University appoints a dedicated Energy Manager

    The University’s new Energy Manager, Jan Bastiaans, has been tasked  with reducing the University’s energy and water consumption and carbon emissions. 

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  • 12/12/13

    Making dementia friendly neighbourhoods

    Lancaster researchers will join a team of European experts which will investigate the role of the neighbourhood in the everyday lives of people with dementia and their families in a new research project announced during the G8 dementia summit today (11 December).

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  • Big data image 9/12/13

    Lancaster to develop ‘Big Data’ experts of the future

    Lancaster University has secured over £500,000 to train a new generation of MSc students in the area of ‘Big Data’.

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  • 5/12/13

    Nurse researcher joins Observatory leadership

    With 25 years’ experience in the palliative care arena, the new Co-Director of the internationally recognised end of life care group based at Lancaster University is all set for the challenge.

    Dr Catherine Walshe will join Professor Sheila Payne as Co-Director of the International Observatory on End of Life Care in January.   

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  • 5/12/13

    Outstanding Engineering students receive awards

    Engineering projects including tidal lagoons and planetary exploration vehicle power consumption have attracted national industry recognition for five Lancaster University students.

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  • 28/11/13

    Deputy University Dean

    We are expanding the University Deanery team and are seeking an additional Deputy Dean to work alongside the existing University Dean and Deputy Dean. 

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  • 15/11/13

    Project Orpheus: Transforming Lancaster University’s web presence

    Project Orpheus began in April 2011 with a review of existing content on Lancaster University’s web pages. The project, as part of the University’s web strategy, is redeveloping the website in line with Lancaster's brand and visual identity

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  • 15/11/13

    New Wellbeing Support Service for staff

    Lancaster University is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for its employees; an environment in which all staff feel supported and inspired to work to the best of their ability.

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