University News in Brief for Staff
Thursday 3 November 2011 Events

Council chair
The University’s governing body, Council, will have a new Chair from August 2012. Sarah Turvill graduated with a Law degree from Exeter in 1975 and is now Chair of Wills International Ltd, a leading global firm of insurance brokers. She succeeds Russell Seal. The Chair of Council is a part-time non-executive role.

International Exeter report
The International Office has published its Annual Report detailing activities undertaken during the second year of implementing the University's Internationalisation Strategy. It includes information on partnership engagement, international recruitment, study abroad and other performance measures. Hard copies of the report can be obtained by contacting Dr Shaun Curtis, Director of International Exeter.

India visit
The Vice-Chancellor and senior colleagues will be visiting India later this month to strengthen institutional links. The University's Representation in India will be opened officially in Bangalore on 16 Nov, in the presence of David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science. The launch will see the release of a 40 page brochure detailing the extent of Exeter's collaboration with India. During the visit Memoranda of Understanding will be signed with 3 Indian universities, IIM-B, IISc and NIAS.

Impact awards
Almost 100 entries have been submitted for the inaugural Exeter Impact Awards – a fantastic response from all Colleges. Shortlisted projects will be announced online next week. A Gala Dinner on 7 Dec will announce winners and celebrate the diverse range of research taking place across the University. The awards are supported by Midas Group.

University reception
The new state-of-the-art reception at the top of the Great Hall Piazza is now open and is the latest section of the Forum project to be completed. Staff are encouraged to use the informal meeting spaces and information screens.

New roles
Lynne Tucker will join the University in December in the new post of Chief Information Officer leading Exeter IT. Derfel Owen is Student Engagement and Participation Development Manager, a new role between Academic Services and the Students’ Guild, to ensure that students play a more active part in shaping their learning experience.

Equality groups
An Age Equality Group will meet for the first time on Wed 23 Nov. This adds to the University’s existing Equality Groups for gender, race, disability and LGBT which are open to both staff and students. Involvement is welcomed from all age groups and all areas of the University - contact the Equality & Diversity Team.

Award hopes
The Drama department’s collaborative partnership with dramatist Howard Barker is nominated for the 2011 Times Higher Education awards in the category of Excellence and Innovation in the Arts. Results are announced on 24 Nov.

BSO back
The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has made a triumphant return to the Great Hall after a year’s absence while Forum works were underway. The BSO will soon be performing Greatest Hits (18 Nov) Petrushka (8 Dec) and the very popular New Year Viennese Gala (5 Jan 2012). Tickets are available from Exeter Phoenix Ticketing Box Office on 01392 667080.

Study garden
Library users at the St Luke’s campus can now work in the tranquil setting of a new study garden. The disused area at the back of the library was transformed by the University grounds team. Library staff applied for funding of just over £4,800 from the Annual Fund, which is made up of donations from alumni. The Annual Fund supports individual projects which will benefit students.

Graduate Destinations
Employability & Graduate Development staff will shortly be contacting over 3,800 recent Exeter graduates to find out their employment and study destinations six months on. This data collection is part of a national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. For more information, please visit the Employability website.

Learning and Development
To receive a new-look monthly mail out on learning and development opportunities for staff from all internal learning providers, email

Talking telephone numbers
The Exeter campuses direct lines have now switched over to work with prefix 72, rather than the old 26. The main University number has not changed, and remains 01392 661000. Estate patrol’s 3999 number works with either prefix 72 or 26. The Innovation Centre on the Streatham campus now has its own switchboard on 01392 247931, although University staff there can still be dialled direct internally on their 4 digit extension number.

Wellbeing week
Wellbeing week runs from 7-13 Nov. The Sport Park is putting together a programme of activities to stimulate the body and mind.

Project Managers’ Network
The Project Managers’ Network is open to anyone involved in or interested in working on projects. The next meeting on Tues 29 Nov, 12-2pm, Peter Chalk 2.5-6, Streatham Campus, has social media as the theme with guest speaker Ann Holman, a social architect and strategist. Contact Debbie Collins.

Student career help
Employability and Graduate Development have invested in the My Career Zone online system to deal with all aspects of managing student careers information and data. For info contact Leanne Fennell-Green.

We are saddened to learn of the death of Toby Goaman-Dobson, a PhD Geography student based on our Cornwall Campus.

Sports update
The Sports Park is now on Facebook – ‘like’ their page to keep updated with activities, events and special offers. Or if you prefer real nets try tennis sessions for staff throughout the week, whether you are a sports park member or not.

Terrace Restaurant
Following a refurbishment as part of the Forum development, Terrace Restaurant on the first floor of Devonshire House is now open. The new cafe offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Staff are encouraged to pick up a meal loyalty card and also take advantage of the current breakfast and dinner 2-4-1 offer.

Police contact
Constable Ian Lugg is the new Neighbourhood Beat Manager for the ‘Exeter University Community’, covering the Streatham campus and Duryard and Pennsylvania wards. Contact him via Devon and Cornwall police on 08452 777444. Constable Dave Dalziel has retired after having the role for nearly 20 years.

Fathers in focus
Fathers of children (3-5 years old) are being asked to help with research. This could be a short online survey or a more detailed home visit. Contact Elizabeth Parry on 01392 725019 or by email.

Thurs 3 Nov, 5.30pm
Lecture: Lasting Impressions: Seals from the Islamic World
Dr Annabel Teh Gallop, The British Library, and Dr Venetia Porter, The British Museum. 
Exhibition: Seals from the Islamic World runs to 11 Nov
Location: Lecture theatre 2, IAIS, Streatham campus

Thurs 3 Nov, 7pm
Free screening: Frankenstein
Followed by audience debate started by Prof John Dupré and Sabina Leonelli, Egenis
Location: Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter
Info: Claire Packman, 01392 725126

Thurs 3 Nov, 7.30pm
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
‘My Country’
Location: Great Hall, Streatham campus
Box Office: 01392 667080

Fri 4 Nov, 9am – 2pm
Farmers’ market
Location: Great Hall Piazza, Streatham campus

Tues 8 Nov, 1pm
Seminar: How Lesson Study works and what it offers: lessons from the Lesson Study MLD project Professor Brahm Norwich, Dr Annamari Ylonen and Abigail Paterson (Exeter)
Location: BC114, St Luke’s campus

Thurs 10 Nov, 1pm
Centre for Ecology and Conservation Seminar
Fish Migration: modern methods for answering ancient questions
Julian Metcalfe (CEFAS)
Location: Lecture Theatre A, Cornwall Campus

Mon 14 Nov, 3pm
Egenis seminar: ‘'Lehrman’s dictum: Information and explanation in biology'
Professor Paul Griffiths, Egenis and the University of Sydney
Location: Byrne House, Streatham campus
Info: Claire Packman, 01392 725126

Tues 15 Nov, 4pm
Egenis public lecture : ‘The concept of race’
Dr Staffan Müller-Wille (Exeter)
Location: Amory B106, Streatham campus

Thurs 17 Nov, 1pm
Centre for Ecology and Conservation Seminar
Out on four limbs: patterns and processes of vertebrate terrestrialization
Marcello Ruta (Bristol)
Location: Lecture Theatre A, Cornwall Campus

Thurs 17 Nov, 6pm
The 10th Annual Victor Phillips Memorial Lecture
Chapel lecture theatre, Cornwall Campus

Fri 18 Nov. 9.15am – 1pm
Big Dilemmas public symposium
The future of land use in the South West
Location: XFi lecture theatre, Streatham campus
Info: email  01392 726133

Mon 21 Nov, 3pm
Egenis seminar: 'Metaphors of Medical Migration: descriptive and normative perspectives'
Dr Teodora Manea (Exeter)
Location: Byrne House, Streatham campus
Info: Claire Packman, 01392 725126

Tues 22 Nov, 5pm
Seminar: Poetry teaching in New Zealand and UK secondary schools
Dr Sue Dymoke (Leicester)
Location: BC114, St Luke’s Campus

Weds 23 Nov, 2-2.45pm
Research Speed Updating
Location: Laver LT6 (Streatham Campus) Peter Lanyon LT 4 (Cornwall Campus)
Info: 01392 725248

Thurs 24 Nov 12-2pm
Thanksgiving lunch
£7 on door or £6 in advance
Location: Terrace restaurant, Devonshire House, Streatham campus

Thurs 24 Nov, 1pm
Centre for Ecology and Conservation Seminar
Island rewilding: resurrecting recently extinct ecology with extant substitutes
Dennis Hansen (Zurich)
Location: Lecture Theatre A, Cornwall Campus

Exeter Northcott theatre events

Weds 9 – Sat 12 Nov
Bang Bang Bang

Sun 13 Nov
Pirates ahoy family concert with University of Exeter Scholars Ensemble and Concert band

Weds 16-Fri 18 Nov
English Touring Opera


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