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SciTech Vision Prize for Excellence in Teaching: call for nominations

Nominations are now invited for this faculty prize which recognises and rewards inspirational teaching at either an undergraduate or postgraduate level. The £1000 prize is open to early career staff in FST, both individually or in small teams, who are within their first five years of appointment to a lecturing post (full-time or part-time staff). Applications should be based upon a record of teaching and supporting learning within the Faculty of Science and Technology at Lancaster University.

Further details of the prize and the process for application can be found at http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/vision/teaching_prize.php. The deadline for applications is Thursday 14 April.


Appointment Panel for new Associate Dean for UG Teaching

In order to proceed with the appointment of a new Associate Dean for Undergraduate Teaching, ahead of Dr Jane Taylorís term of office ending later this year, the constitution of the Faculty of Science and Technology requires the establishment of an appointments group consisting of the Dean and two other members of the Faculty.

Nominations are now requested for members of the panel. The nomination form can be downloaded here.

Each nomination should be supported and signed by three members of the faculty. Panel nominations must be received by 5pm on Friday 1 April.

Nominations should be submitted to: Peter Caley, Faculty Administrator, B20 Engineering Building.


FST Appointments

Dr Mark Bacon has been appointed to the post of Faculty Director of Business Partnerships and Enterprise. Mark will take up the post at a date to be agreed.

Dr Ruth Allen has been appointed to the post of Graduate School Administrator. Ruth will join the Faculty Office on Friday 1 April.

Maggie Dixon has been appointed as PA to the Dean.

Trevor Duncan has been appointed to the post of Postgraduate Admissions Co-ordinator.


LU Staff Travel Survey

Following major changes to University travel and parking policies in October 2010, staff are invited to participate in a survey of their travel patterns and views. Complete the survey and enter the prize draw (for £200 in retail vouchers) at: http://www.smart-survey.co.uk/v.asp?i=32564nmlos. Your responses will be kept strictly confidential. The survey will be available until Monday 4 April.


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