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Learning for Life Newsletter, Issue 27                                                                                          June 2009

                                                                          10 Years of Learning for Life
    If you are a member of staff on grades 2, 3 or 4,
                                                                          The Learning for Life Scheme will celebrate
    the ‘Learning for Life Scheme’ gives you £135
                                                                          its’ 10th Anniversary in July this year. To
    each to spend on any type of educational course                       mark this special occasion we are holding a
    that is not directly related to your job (we have                     joint celebration with the Logik Centre in
    another budget for this). You have until the last
                                                                          September (day to be confirmed)

    week in June to claim your allowance for this                         Learning is for Life!

    year. The new funding year starts on August 1st                       There are a wide range of opportunities on campus. For
                                                                          recent and potential programmes at the Logik Centre, please
    You may want to study for a qualification and improve your career
                                                                          see pages 2 and 3 for further details.
    prospects. You can explore hidden talents, find new interests, gain
    confidence and meet new people. The opportunities are endless!        Are you interested in activities that can
    Come and have a coffee/chat with Eileen Barrett (Learning for
                                                                          have a positive impact on your health,
    Life Adviser) on Mondays and Wednesdays in LG27, Baines
                                                                          relaxation and general wellbeing?
    Wing, (tel 0113 343 4619, ext 34619). You can browse through          Please check out the ‘Wellbeing Programme’ on the Sport
    course literature and search on college websites.                     and Physical Activity website:

                                                                          http://www.leeds.ac.uk/sports/pages/wellbeing/index.htm

INSIDE THIS ISSUE                                                         For details of upcoming outdoor activity
                                                                          courses please see pages 3 and 4
1      L4L Anniversary; Union Learning Rep Contacts
                                                                          Union Learning Representatives
2      Letters Page                                                       UNITE (Amicus section):

2      IT Courses on Campus                                               Jenny Baker (Biology), ext 37199/33089
                                                                          Carole Craven (ISS), ext 35067
3      Logik Centre Courses; Outdoor Activity Courses
                                                                          Tony Glossop (Media Services), ext 32670)
                                                                          Clive Hudson (Mining & Mineral Engineering/
                                                                          AMICUS Branch), ext 32783/36906
4      Residential Activity Weekends; Anniversary trivia quiz             Tanya Marinko-Covell (Chemistry), ext 36513
                                                                          Liz McIntosh (Biological Sciencs), ext 33141
                                                                          Nigel Sleeman (Chemistry), ext 36445
                                                                          Jo-an Westerman (LOGIK Centre Manager), ext 37785

                                                                          UNISON:
                                                                          Chris Batty (Libraries, Branch Education Coordinator), ext 36359
                                                                          Joanne Davies, (Transport Studies), ext 35326
                                                                          Galvin Evans (Grounds and Gardens), tel-0113-2751993)
                                                                          Annette Lawson (Residential and Commercial), ext 33682
                                                                          John Munday (Leeds University Union), ext 260,
       This newsletter has been compiled by Eileen Barrett (SDDU)          tel: 0113 3801260
       and the UNISON Work-Based Learning Representatives                 Margaret Quirke (Engineering)
                                                                          Bernard Vickers (Estates, Mail Room, Stores), ext 35946
                                                                          Fred Whitaker (Cleaners Section, Security, Porters/
                                                                          UNISON Branch Secretary) ext 35900.



                                                                   Newsletter 1
LettersPage
                                                            Indian Head Massage

 Painting and Decorating                                    I just wanted to thank the organization for the Indian
                                                            Head Massage diploma that I undertook as part of the
                                                            Learning for Life funding. I am now a qualified Indian
 I used my Learning for Life funding to do a painting and
                                                            Head Massage Therapist and hoping to introduce the
 decorating course at Joseph Priestley College. The
                                                            service on campus, alongside the ongoing Sports and
 funding made the course affordable for me and I have
                                                            Remedial Massage Therapy, to students and staff of
 now developed basic skills in preparing surfaces,
                                                            the University of Leeds as well as the general public
 wallpapering, painting and stenciling. As well as
                                                            as soon as possible. Keep your eyes peeled for any
 gaining new skills, I also found the course to be very
                                                            advertisement as the treatment is very relaxing, stress
 enjoyable and rewarding.
                                                            relieving and enjoyable.

                                                            Poppy (Weetwood)
 Andy (Estates)

                                                            The University Staff Centre
                                                            The Staff Centre will be showing Wimbledon on the TV
                                                                                                        th
-------------------------------------------------           in the Staff Centre lounge from 22 June to 5 July. On
                                                                         nd
                                                            Thursday 2 July 2009 join us for Strawberries and
IT CAMPUS COURSES 2007-2008                                 Cream while watching the women’s semi final!

COURSES WILL RUN SUBJECT TO

RECRUITMENT

INTRODUCTION TO USING COMPUTERS                             website:
THIS IS A ROLLING PROGRAMME PLEASE CONTACT JO               http://www.leeds.ac.uk/staffcentre
WESTERMAN ON EXT 37785 FOR DETAILS OF FUTURE COURSES,
MAILTO:J.WESTERMAN@LEEDS.AC.UK                              Or contact Tanya on ext 34161.
DESIGNING YOUR WEBSITE                                      Email: staffcentre@leeds.ac.uk
THIS IS A ROLLING PROGRAMME PLEASE CONTACT JO
WESTERMAN ON EXT 37785 FOR DETAILS OF FUTURE COURSES

EUROPEAN COMPUTER DRIVING LICENCE
(ECDL PARTS 1 AND 2)
VENUE: EDWARD BOYLE LIBRARY

WE ARE TAKING NAMES FOR NEXT SEPTEMBER. IF YOU ARE          For purposes of distribution, HR data has been used to identify
INTERESTED IN THE ECDL COURSE PLEASE CONTACT                staff/workplace address in the L4L target group. This data is used
EILEEN BARRETT ON EXT 34619 (MON OR WED) FOR                only for this purpose and not retained longer than necessary.
LEARNING FOR LIFE ENQUIRIES AND EMMA FARNWORTH
(ISS TRAINING UNIT) ON EXTENSION 38025 FOR WORK
RELATED ENQUIRIES




                                                            Please visit the Learning for Life website:
CAN’T WAIT! WE CAN HELP YOU FIND A COURSE AT A LOCAL
COLLEGE INSTEAD                                             http://www.leeds.ac.uk/sddu/personal/learnforlife/l4l.html




                                                  Newsletter 2
    Logik Centre                                             Outdoor Activity Courses
    Learning Opportunities on Campus
                                                             Introduction to Navigation for Hill Walkers:
    Gaining information and knowledge for the                                                th    th
      st                                                     Thursdays 5.15 – 7.15, 4 – 25 June + the option of a
    21 Century                                                                         th    th
                                                             day trip to Ilkley Moor 27 or 28 June.
                                                             Cost for members is £40 + £30 for the day trip to
    The LOGIK centre was created in partnership              Ilkley Moor. Non-Members - £48 + £35 for the day
    with campus trade unions and is based in the             trip to Ilkley Moor.
    former senior common room on Level 10 of the
    EC Stoner building.
                                                             Kayaking
    Recent and potential programmes include:                                  th
                                                             Thursday 11 June – Staff and Post Grads
   Using Computers - for example: Introductory and                           th
                                                             Thursday 18 June – Staff and partners plus children
    follow-on courses,
                                                             (4-10 years)
   Practical courses including Web-site Design,                              th
                                                             Thursday 25 June – Staff and Partners + children (10+
    Digital Photography, Improve your Maths and
                                                             years)
    Bicycle Maintenance
                                                                          nd
                                                             Thursday 2           July – Improvers Staff and Post Grads.
   Complimentary Therapies, Health and Well-Being
                                                             All sessions are £20 for 18 years+ and £15 for under
   English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)           18’s

   Language courses - for example Spanish,
    French, Italian, Chinese, German and British             Climbing
                                                                        th
    Sign Language                                            Tuesday 9 June Staff and Post Grads
                                                                             th
   Dance/Excercise courses including Salsa,                 Tuesday 16 June – Staff and Partners plus children (4-
    Ballroom Dancing, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates,       10 years)
                                                                             rd
    Belly Dancing and Bums Legs and Tums                     Tuesday 23 June – Staff and Partners + children (10+
                                                             years)
   Music courses including Guitar and African                               th
    Drumming                                                 Tuesday 30 June – Improvers Staff and post Grads.
                                                             All sessions are £20 for 18 years+ and £15 for under
   Careers Advice and Guidance (30 minute                   18’s
    sessions) are held fortnightly

Any request for courses may be considered.


For further information or requests, please contact
Jo Westerman Centre Manager on ext 37785 or
                                                             If people require more information or wish to book a
Jenna Hudson Centre Administrator on ext 34161               place then please contact Daniel Mills on ext 38595
or email: logikcentre@leeds.ac.uk or                         Email: d.l.mills@leeds.ac.uk
Tanya Wherrell Logik/Staff Centre Administrator
on ext 34161


Website: http://www.logik.leeds.ac.uk




                                                   Newsletter 3
                                 Residential Weekends 2009




 Our Residential Weekends include a variety of outdoor adventure activities; cost £120 – including transport from
       the University if required. For further information please contact Daniel Mills on extension 38595
                                           mailto d.l.mills@leeds.ac.uk



Anniversary Trivia Quiz                                       December issue answers
1. In what year was ‘Learning for Life’ first introduced      1. In what year was the queen’s speech first televised?
        to staff at the University?                                            (1957)
2. What was the initial amount of L4L funding that was        2. From the rhyme ‘Twas the night before Christmas’available to
        staff?                                                        who was pulling Santa’s sleigh? (Rudolph)
3. What flower is associated with the 10th anniversary?       3. In which year was Mr Blobby the UK‘ number one song?
                                                                              (1993)
4. Which staff grades are currently eligible for L4L          4. In the song ‘’Twelve days of Christmas,’ how many ladies are
         funding?                                                              dancing? (Nine)
5. The ‘Learning for Life Scheme’ is situated in which        5. When singing the ’12 days of Christmas’ in its entirety how
         building on campus?                                                   many gifts are given in total, 78, 256 or 364?
6. What metal is traditionally associated with the 10th                       (364)
         anniversary

Please send your answers to:

Eileen Barrett, (Room LG27, SDDU)
All answers will be placed in a box and drawn at 5pm                  Congratulations to Sylvia (Estates) who won the
on Wednesday 29 July 2009. The first correct entry will                     book token.
receive a £15 book token.                                                   Many thanks to all contributors.




                                                           Newsletter 4

								
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