Praise for PS Colleagues

Congratulations to all our Professional Services colleagues who have contributed to some great work during the 17/18 academic year. See below just some of the fantastic work that our PS colleagues have delivered.

  • £31m application to HEFCE RPIF scheme with SWW
  • Implemented CTM e-tendering system
  • Completed Phase 1 of Finance Services organisation changes
  • Implementation of Student Experience tracker providing focus for PS and academics
  • Tax Manager made £340k VAT savings above salary costs
  • Successful Winter Graduation – first time with 4 ceremonies in a day!
  • Best year of engagement for Library Reading lists providing a brilliant service for students
  • Positive TEF writing retreat in support of Subject Level TEF submission
  • INTO re-structure generating £2m & reduction of overarching under lease term to 30 years
  • Successful delivery of first Creative Dialogues event with Charles Dance
  • 6m Environmental Futures Impact Lab won funding & starting at Science Park
  • Successful launch of CRM student recruitment system – 3000 enquiries during first week and 14,000 in total!
  • Natasha Naylor top in the WORLD in her ACCA exams!
  • Installation of new Wolfson PT suite in Penryn (Adrian Watson)
  • Delivered training to 92 staff in continuous improvement, project management & change
  • Drafting new Cornwall Strategy (Ruth Grimmer and team)
  • Commissioning new Aquaria & Home Office sign off (Catherine Wolfgang, Greg Paull and team)
  • New Arts & Culture Strategy approved in December
  • Delivery of Washington Singer and Harrison Hubs
  • Won 4 NERC Innovation fellows – most in the UK!
  • Maddy Geen runner up for Apprenticeship of the Year and nominated as apprentice of the year from Exeter College
  • Physics & Astronomy successful in JUNO status (gender equality)
  • New Operations Procurement team created under Tracy Hill
  • Smooth January exam period!
  • Launch of second Degree Apprenticeship (Engineering)
  • Highest ranking (163rd) in Stonewall Workplace Equality Index for 2017
  • Alan Turing Institute membership secured
  • UHR Award for Exeter Academic
  • Successful spin out exit generating £300k profit
  • Refinancing debt with a Private Placement saving £10m per year
  • Positive DLHE score
  • Launched Strategic Delivery Unit
  • Detailed legal support to create QUEX Institute
  • Highly Commended in Employability category for Green Gown Awards
  • College Ops team having 50% of all apprentices across PS
  • Improvement in turnaround times for PG and UG applications
  • Supporting UEMS with legal documentation on PROTECT Hong Kong Research Project with Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • ePDR on track for April roll-out
  • Three Lab Optimisation projects funded and delivered
  • Safe and timely evacuation from Holman Test Mine & programme of other trips to mines across the UK

Praise at the Professional Services Recognition Awards 2017

A huge congratulations is in order for all of our Professional Services colleagues who, as demonstrated at this year's Professional Services Recognition Awards, make a huge contribution to the University. 

See below just a few of the kind words that the academic colleagues, who presented awards, said about the Professional Services colleagues and the work they do at the University.

Mark Levine (Ph.D), Professor of Social Psychology, Head of Psychology:

“My academic colleagues and I are grateful each and every day for the tremendous support provided by professional services colleagues across the University. You are the vital force that hold the institution together. Thanks again for all that you do.”

Professor Noel G Morgan, Director, Institute of Biomedical & Clinical Science:

“Collaboration is central to everything we do as a University community and the collaborative contributions of colleagues across Professional Services are critical to our success; huge congratulations are due to everyone who has made this success possible.” 

Professor David Hosken, Dean Strategic Development, Cornwall:

"It was a great pleasure to present the Community Award because community is what makes our University, the University of Exeter, great.  Our sense of community, of working together, of all being part of one big team. And our nominees exemplify this strong sense of the Exeter community."

Richard Edwards, Senior Lecturer, Head of School, University of Exeter Law School:

"Professional Services colleagues are the keystone in the University. Without their hard work and dedication the University would simply not work. The awards dinner is a terrific way for us to celebrate and recognise that. In short, it was a wonderful evening for wonderful people."


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