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Vacancies: 2 Faculty Admissions Officers (Postgraduate)

Grade 6

These newly created roles have arisen following a restructuring of the University's Postgraduate Admissions processes. You will have overall responsibility for Postgraduate Admissions processes in the Faculty of Science and Technology and will be expected to provide a professional and efficient admissions service for applicants and for academic departments in the Faculty. You will set and maintain the highest standards of customer service and ensure that internal targets are met.

You should demonstrate experience of working in an administrative role in a complex institution and have an awareness of key issues in higher education. You should have a degree or equivalent qualification (or work experience in a relevant area), excellent IT skills, and experience of customer service delivery.

Candidates should submit a statement of their willingness to be considered for the post, together with a one page statement of their interest in the post and relevant experience, and a brief CV. These documents should be sent to the Faculty Administrator, Dr Lucy Thorne, B20 Engineering Building by Friday 29 May 2009.

Informal enquiries to Dr Lucy Thorne (ext. 94630), Faculty Administrator.

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Faculty Forum

Don't forget to come along to the Faculty Forum next Wednesday and hear Computing and Physics talk about their work.

Nigel Davies and Jess Froude from Computing will talk on 'increasing impact through high quality images'. As part of an ongoing drive to increase the impact of its work, the Computing Department has spent two years investing in the creation of a pool of high quality images. These images are used in a wide range of Departmental, University and external publications related to all aspects of the Department's activities. Nigel and Jess will describe why they embarked on this activity, the work they have done, the results achieved and plans for the future. They are happy to assist other Departments looking to replicate these activities and full details will be provided.

A presentation by The Physics Department will outline their current work and future plans until 2014, with details of links to other areas of activity in the faculty.

The Forum will take place from 2-4pm in Meeting Room 4 of the Conference Centre. Tea and biscuits will be provided.

Funding Roundup

Gavin Bremner from Psychology (Centre for Research in Human Development) has been awarded 518,182 for an ESRC research grant for a project entitled "Eye tracking as a measure of young infants' knowledge of objects".

Rebecca Seviour from Physics has secured 81,494 from STFC for a project to study the physical phenomena that limit the performance of accelerating structures in a proposed Neutrino factory.

Jaejoon Lee from Computing has been awarded 22,500 from POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology), South Korea for "Service Oriented Software Development through Product Line Engineering Technology".

Your Grant News

We would like to include news of grant awards as soon as it becomes available, so when you hear about a successful grant please contact Katherine Gill with a two-sentence summary to go in the Bulletin as well as information about the funder, amount awarded, title and a link to provide further details if appropriate.

Estates Updates

Fire Device Annual Safety Testing

The fire alarm systems in the following buildings will be tested during May at the following times. This is the annual 'C testing' which is essential to maintain high standards of safety.

Please note this is additional testing to the monthly alarm and door release testing.

Building/departmentDateTime (approx.)
InfoLab21Monday 18 & Tuesday 19 May2 days (arrive 8-9am)
Engineering BuildingThursday 21 May1 day (arrive 8-9am)

Two engineers from 'Cook Fire' (wearing royal blue uniforms) will require access to every room that has a fire alarm device in it. This will cause very little disruption while testing the devices but at the end of the testing they will need to carry out a sound test which will only take a couple of seconds.

Please note times are approximate as it depends on the size of the building.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Window Cleaning

All windows within the following buildings will be cleaned both externally and internally in accordance with the following timetable.

Building/departmentDateStart Time (approx.)
Physics (External)Tuesday 2 June9am
Physics (Internal)Wednesday 3 June9am
ES/Biology/Geography (External)Thursday 4 June9am
ES/Biology/Geography (Internal)Friday 5 June1pm
Engineering (External)Monday 8 June9am
Engineering (Internal)Monday 8 June1pm

Please note that all timings are approximate.

In order for this work to be completed as quickly as possible, and with minimal disruption, all room occupants are requested to clear all windowsills prior to the cleaners moving into the building. Your help with this is very much appreciated.


If you have any queries regarding this work please contact Anthony Emmess (ext. 94388), Facilities Coordinator for the Faculty of Science and Technology or your Departmental Superintendent.