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					Spa Delight!
                                                      November 2006

The University of Derby Magazine                      Issue Ten

Career Pathway To China

Marketing Special
Bringing The Bubbles Back To Buxton – Page 10

                                                                      UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE
Christine's Adventure To The East – Page 3

What Do Parents Think Of Derby? – Page 5

    Flipside With Coyne                                                                                                                                             Connected To Careers - Eastern Promise

                                                     Leads Galore Made At Dinner
                                                                                                                                                                  Just The Business                                                                                    UDSU Focus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Business Development Unit

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                                                                                                           Vice-Chancellor Professor John Coyne
    The term has started remarkably smoothly         charity fundraiser for Barnardo’s, to which I                                                                Christine Dare, our Employability                 them in April as part of the Career                  “Negotiating on sensitive issues such as
    and it has been terrific to see so many          was kindly invited. We saw yet another                                                                       Coordinator, visited China recently on a          Development Centre’s partnership with Rolls-       salary, terms and conditions and
    students settle in so quickly. The feedback      stunning use of the Dome with over 500 guests                                                                fact finding trip. This is her story:             Royce and the Civil Aviation Administration        accommodation would have been impossible
    from students and parents regarding their        enjoying a fashion show in the presence of the                                                                 “On August 21 I joined five graduates who       of China, to supply the latter’s colleges and      without some idea about how the system
    welcome has been most pleasing –                 Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Our                                                                          were flying out to China to teach English. Liz    universities with English teachers.                works. Presents from the UK helped to get

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    ‘friendliest by far’!                            students from various disciplines made a huge                                                                Fowkes from Rolls-Royce and I had recruited         “I visited the four campuses in Beijing,         discussions off to a good start!
      Across the whole spectrum we appear to         contribution to the event and I was enormously                                                                                                                       Tianjin, Shanghai and Guangzhou which          “Whilst in China I was able to catch up with
    have met our recruitment targets and             proud of them.                                                                                                                                                       twice a year take on sixteen of our          many of our teachers – including former
    commenced the year in good heart. To have          The Spa has also opened and hosted an                                                                                                                              graduates. Every six months I had been       UDSU President Kiran Patel (pictured left,
    met our first year full time undergraduate       industry showcase event to ‘show off’ our                                                                                                                            giving presentations to our students and     with me) who is now fluent in Chinese
    target at the start of the new fees regime is    superb new facility. Attention to detail and the                                                                                                                     graduates on this fantastic opportunity,     Mandarin – who have extended their contracts
    immensely satisfying – and follows the record    determination to get the very highest standards                                                                                                                      but had been aware that I was treading       with the colleges and seem set for careers in
    recruitment of 05/06. We also have the largest   has driven the project - and it has certainly                                                                                                                        on shaky ground, not having seen the         China. One or two have even married out

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    FE intake for a decade! No wonder we are in a    delivered.                                                                                                                                                           colleges first hand and hoping that no-      there! The Chinese are some of the friendliest
    mood to celebrate – and celebrate we did -         There is undoubtedly a real sense of purpose                                                                                                                       one would ask questions I couldn’t           people I’ve ever met.”
    starting in Buxton.                              about the whole institution and very genuine                                                                                                                         answer!                                        Connected To Careers is compiled by
      This is a very significant semester with the   progress across so many fronts. The new                                                                                                                                 “The time I spent prior to departure      Stuart Windle, Careers Information and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Clinics On Offer To Staff
    pleasure of our first Graduation Ceremony in     appointments to Dean and Head of School that                                                                                                                         learning about the difficulties of           Communications Officer, for the Career
    Buxton. Graduating students in the town and      we are currently making will be vital to our                                                                                                                         negotiating within the Chinese culture       Development Centre. Call him on 01332
    the attendant pomp and ceremony is another       further progress but we can be assured that                                                                                                                          proved time well spent.                      591322 or email
    landmark in bringing higher education to the     appointees will be taking up roles in a
    High Peak. Graduation is an important            University very much on the up!

                                                                                               TEAM BUILDING: (l to r) Andrew Hartley, Hari Punchihewa, Anthony
    symbolic act when we gather to congratulate

                                                                                               Thompson, Stuart Godfrey, Ejaz Qureshi and Peter Stevenson.
    our students and we delight in the way the
    town shares that celebration.                                                                                                                                 Three new services are available at two of the    Simpson who graduated with first class
      I had a splendid evening in the Buxton                                                                                                                      University-managed business incubators to         honours. (They are pictured with Banks’ Mill
    Dome in early October when we hosted a                                                                                                                        help entrepreneurs and others with commercial     Operations Manager Laura Barrow, below
                                                                                                                                                                  aspirations.                                      left). The illustrators are running separate
                                                                                                                                                                  Associate membership at our Banks’ Mill           practices but are sharing a studio on a short
                                                                                                                                                                  Studios offers a package of support services to   term basis. Nicki is also a printmaker.
                                                                                                                                                                  individuals who want to be part of the Banks’     At Network House, in Nuns Street, Derby, two
                                                                                                                                                                  Mill community, but who do not need physical      offices have been fully equipped for hotdesk
                                                      A host of local firms enjoyed the                                                                           studio space.                                     opportunities for four clients at a time. A full
                                                      recent CBI (Confederation of                                                                                Short term workspace at the same studios is       package of support such as business planning
                         New Students:                Business Industry) East Midlands                                                                            appealing to entrepreneurs to test and develop    is available and the opportunity may appeal to
                         Focus on                     Annual Dinner sponsored by the                                                                              their ideas and to practitioners who need extra   students looking to go into self-employment –      With the new term beginning and new and
                         Freshers’ Fairs              University of Derby.                                                                                        studio space for a couple of days, eg to take     if so, do get in touch!                            old students arriving, the Freshers’ period

    If you have a story for Connected,
                                                        Representatives from Rolls-Royce,                                                                         photographs of their work, or model casting.      Meanwhile, Banks’ Mill is gearing up to host       (pictured) has really taken off.
                                                      Uponor, Quadralene, Frank Wright                                                                            These individuals are using the studios for       the Banks’ Mill Christmas Open Studios. The

    please contact Senior Press and PR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ben Whittaker, Vice-President Education and
                                                      Ltd, Treetops Nurseries, Lloyds                                                                             three months at a time – which can be renewed     exhibition will feature contemporary work by

    Officer Simon Redfern in the University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Welfare, has been busy pushing the Student

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                                                      TSB, Barclays, Geldards, and Flint,                                                                         up to a maximum period of a year, after which     more than 50 people in fine art, sculpture,

    of Derby Press Office on 01332 591942,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Survival campaign and launching the new
                                                      Bishop & Barnett were at the event                                                                          they should be ready to go into the incubation    jewellery, fashion, photography, graphic and

    or email:
                         In The News: Toilet                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Study Skills and PDP (Personal Development
                                                      at Morley Hayes Golf Pavilion on                                                                            unit.                                             industrial design, and illustration and people
                         rolls… and other                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Planning) campaign.
                                                      October 3.                                                                                                  Short term space has already been rented to a     can meet the creators as well.
                         teaching tools                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Annie Bethell, Vice-President Student
                                                      Head of CBI Skills Employment and                                                                           number of people including recent Derby           The event will take place at the studios in        Activities, has been actively engaging with
                                                      Pensions Policy Unit, Anthony                      now businesses, striving towards meeting the             Illustration graduates Nicki Dennett and Dale     Bridge Street, Derby on Friday 24 November,        new and existing clubs and societies. She’s
                                                      Thompson, gave a keynote speech on                 needs of their employer customer base.                                                                     from 4pm – 8pm; Saturday 25 November,              also working on the RAG (Raise And Give)
                                                      legislative burden, the impact of the growing      Ejaz Qureshi, Head of Regional Business                                                                    from 11am – 5pm and Sunday 26 November,            projects and student volunteer opportunities.
                                                      pensions mountain and the lack of skilled          Development, introduced the ‘Lifelong                                                                      from 11am – 4pm.                                      Russell Scott, President, has been busy
                                                      workforce.                                         Learning Network’ championing employer                                                                     For further information visit                      liaising with students and highlighting the
                         Picture Special: Our           Stuart Godfrey, Chair of CBI East Midlands       investment in higher level skills. Interest was                                                   or call Laura Barrow          benefits of being a member of Union Council.
                         first Buxton                 and MD of Uponor focused on the skills             aroused and valuable networks were made.                                                                   on 01332 594170.                                   Also Russell has been involved in the recent
                         Graduation                   agenda.                                            Our Business Development Unit’s Nikki
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Environmental Day that took place in Buxton,
                                                        Our Business Development Director Andrew         Shepherd is working closely with CBI East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Commercial Coordinator Tracey Morgan is            which was a success by all accounts.
                                                      Hartley explained how the University is            Midlands’ Team Peter Stevenson and Lizzie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    piloting a ‘Commercial Clinic’ service for            Scott Carlton, Vice-President Buxton, has
                                                      developing Foundation Degrees in close             Fox to organise further events which bring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    University staff.                                  been full of activity organising the Freshers’
                                                      collaboration with employers and flexible          more employers in contact with the University.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Staff can attend pre-booked drop in sessions to    Fair in Buxton and other events for new
                                                      learning opportunities with Learning Through          For further information keep an eye on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    discuss commercial matters relevant to their       students, working hard to engage Further
                                                      Work.                                              Events Calendar on the RED pages of Derby’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    work, whether it be consultancy, intellectual      Education students more into the Students’
                                                        He also emphasised how universities are          website.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    property, commercial activity or to develop        Union and its activities.
    Acknowledgements: Content by the Press           It is with great sadness that we report the          well known Buxton historian, on a book called                                                             new ideas further.                                    Tracey Ashton, Vice-President
    Office. Photography by CEDM. Print and           death of Dr Mike Langham, a tremendous               A History of the Devonshire Royal Hospital at                                                             Tracey has helped staff with commercial            Communications has been working very hard
    Design by Print Services.                        Friend of the Devonshire who supported the           Buxton and the Buxton Bath Charity.                                                                       documents, contract negotiation and                on creating and distributing the Freshers’
                                                     University’s restoration of the former                 Mike wrote and checked historical                                                                       intellectual property advice since she joined      editions and first issues of Dusted, the student
                                                     Devonshire Royal Hospital.                           summaries for publicity materials and trained                                                             the University last year.                          magazine and The Word, the student
                                                       An enthusiastic local historian, he produced       our volunteer Devonshire Tour Guides.                                                                     The first session is on Tuesday 21 November        newsletter. Also, Tracey has been working in
                                                     Buxton - A People's History from his PhD               He passed away after a short illness last                                                               from 9.30am – 12.30pm. If you are interested       conjunction with the radio society to re-launch
                                                     research at the University of Sheffield.             month. He leaves a wife, Barbara, their two                                                               and want to book a slot please contact Tracey      the student radio station, which has been going
                                                       He collaborated with Colin Wells, another          sons and three grandchildren.                                                                             Morgan on 01332 591637.                            well.
    Howzat! Help For                                                                                                                                           Weekend Is A Hit For Parents
    Top Cricket Stars
    News                                                                                                                                                       A Guide To Marketing - Pull out and keep

    Goto Headlines At FORMAT06

    The Hunt Is Over!
                                                                                                                                                                FAMILY NETWORK: A selection of pictures from our intake weekend.
    The optimum age for cricketers to learn              Under 11s, Under 13s, Under 15s and Under
    agility and reaction skills is 11 to 13,             17s at the Gateway Indoor Cricket Centre, at

                                                                                                                                                               Here are some of the comments parents made:
    according to new research.                           Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
    The University has been working with                    Players pressed a button on a computer as
    Derbyshire Cricket Board to test the                 soon as they saw a red light appear, denoting a
    reactions of teenage cricket stars and also          cricket ball. Each cricketer undertook ten
    found cricketers’ reaction times improve as          trials, and the test was taken before each
    they progress through their teens.                   player went out to the crease to bat.
      The study was conducted by cricket coach              Chris’ tutor Vernon McGarey, based within
    Chris Porter, who masterminded the study as          the Faculty of Education, Health and Sciences,
    part of his BA (Hons) Sports Studies degree,         said: “This study was typical of the quality of
    in which he gained first class honours.              work that Chris produced during his course.
      Chris, 22, from Ribblesdale Road, Long             “It’s particularly pleasing that the study has
    Eaton, said: “It provides further weight to          practical benefits for local sports performers.”
    other studies into Long Term Athlete                    Howard Dytham, Performance Manager for
    Development which also suggest this is the           Derbyshire Cricket Board, who helped set up
    optimum time for agility and reaction training       the study, said: “The work Chris has done

    WATER WARNING: Professor Goto captures the
    to be maximised to benefit the sportsman             clearly shows the optimum time to improve

    potential horror of climate change in this extract
    most.”                                               reactions within a cricketer’s training

    from the Floodscapes series.
      In the study, Chris (pictured) worked with         programme.”
                                                                                                                                                               This September saw a new set of Freshers             across the University were there to provide a       well with parents and over 800 have now
                                                                                                                                                               arrive at Derby to start their courses. The          sympathetic ear to parents who ranged from          joined the Family Programme. They will be
                                                                                                                                                               intake weekend featured the usual convoy             the tearful to the actively relieved! It was also   very useful to us – perhaps as parents of other
                                                                                                            You will already have read in Connected about      of cars full of duvets and stereos plus              a chance to ask parents to join the new Family      university-age children or as teachers, business
                                                                                                            the fantastic media coverage generated by our      anxious parents watching for the first time          Programme.                                          people and so on, who could help us promote
                                                         climate change with key landmarks flooded
                                                                                                            Seminar Day at Buxton. Elsewhere, Matt             as their children left home for a new phase             This free scheme provides regular                the University.
                                                         such as the Millennium Dome.
                                                                                                            Birks’ study into salsa helping beat depression    in their lives.                                      newsletters and a web area for parents so they
                                                           FORMAT06 took place in Derby between
                                                                                                            was featured in the Daily Express, on Sky            We took this opportunity to demonstrate our        can keep up with news from Derby. It helps
                                                         September 22 and October 22, organised by
                                                                                                            News and in local press.                           brand values to parents by making a new              them make the transition and reassures them
                                                         Q-Arts, Derby City Council and the
                                                                                                            The double page feature in the Daily Express       addition to the intake weekend: a parents’ area      that their student is safe and being looked after
                                                                                                            would have been worth £32,000 had it been          with free tea and coffee and a place to relax,       by us.
                                                           Other attractions organised by the
                                                                                                            paid-for advertising space. This alone shows       while their children collected keys and                 They also received goody bags containing

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                                                         University for the festival included visiting
                                                                                                            the value of PR which costs nothing.               registered with the doctor.                          tissues, a guide to Derby and other useful
                                                         lectures from Jemima Sehli, Dan Hays and
                                                         Tim Simmons; exhibitions by Oliver Metzger,        Fiona Shelton’s and Simon Brownhill’s new            Staff from the Marketing Department and            information. This initiative went down very
                                                         Anne-Marie Creamer and Andrew Crassie,             book to curb toddler aggression in the
                                                         and past and present postgraduate students         classroom was featured in the TES, Daily Mail,
                                                         Olivia da Silva, Antonia Bardis and Katja          The Guardian, on Radio Five Live, Radio
                                                         Hock.                                              Three and on Central News East. As part of the
                                                           Jessamie Self, Arts, Design and Technology       publicity, alternative teaching tools such as                                                          “Thank you for including us parents. So
                                                         (ADT) Research Coordinator, said: “It is a         behaviour binoculars and referee cards were        “Delighted at the friendly, helpful and             many universities make you feel ‘left out in
                                                         truly exciting time for photography in Derby       featured.                                          informative approach both our son and               the cold’ once they have your children”
    Recent work by top British artist Professor          and the University was proud to be a part of       Central News East also featured our                ourselves have received since first applying.       Mr and Mrs Francis, Bourne
    John Goto was a key draw at FORMAT06                 this fantastic festival.”                          Motorsport students taking part in a road safety   Thank you.”
    – Derby’s month-long celebration of                    Elsewhere, Professor Goto, also based            exercise with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue.          Mr and Mrs Young, Retford                           “Thank you for giving us the opportunity to
    photography.                                         within ADT, gave his inaugural lecture                                                                                                                    gain an insight into university life. This is the
                                                                                                            Dr Warren Turner was featured on the BBC
      John is currently a University Professor of        entitled: ‘From Powder Paint To Pixels’ on                                                            “D is our third child to go to Uni. Your intake     first time that this has happened. Our other
                                                                                                            Politics Show to discuss health issues.
    Fine Art, and is best known for his                  October 18.                                                                                           weekend was the quickest and most efficient         children went to other universities but very
    photoshopped montages. His most recent                 During the lecture, John traced his own          Despite the pressures with the start of the new                                                                                                             So what are the messages from this intake
                                                                                                                                                               we have ever been to and his room in halls is       little communication. Thank you.”
    series, Floodscapes, was on show at Derby            engagement with the media of painting and          academic year, we are grateful to everyone                                                                                                                  weekend? For the vast majority of people,
                                                                                                                                                               nicer than either of his sisters had at             Mr Haynes, Leek
    Museum and Art Gallery.                              photography since childhood, and argued that       who found time to take part in interviews. This                                                                                                             we’re getting it right. We’re showing them that
                                                                                                                                                               Leicester or Aberystwyth.”
      In collaboration with the Environment              their contemporary synthesis is to be found in     generated valuable publicity for the University                                                                                                             we care, we take an interest and we’re
                                                                                                                                                               Mr Tomlin in Louth                                  “We are extremely impressed with the care
    Agency, his work depicts a grim warning of           digital imaging.                                   as a whole. Keep it up!                                                                                                                                     supportive – and that is what Derby is all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   you give to your students. On our first visit to
                                                                                                                                                               “Wonderful Welcome! Thank you for tea and           the University it felt instantly welcoming and       about.
                                                         Editor Graham Williams, 21; and Writer and         Claire Sharman (23) and Mark Shaw (24),            coffee - very welcome after long journey.           friendly and well organised. We knew it felt         We should all be proud of the way we’ve
                                                         Co-producer Paul Hammond, 23, beat more            Derby Film and Video graduate Matt Wells           Excellent organisation - very little queuing!!      just ‘right’. We know Jess is in good hands,         worked together to give our student customers
                                                         than 600 entrants to win the BBC’s Funny           (32), and local artist Ali Powers.                 Thank you!”                                         we know she feels the same.”                         and their families a really good experience
    Four Derby students have won a national              Hunt competition to get some top tips from the       They have a base at Banks’ Mill incubator                                                                                                                 over recruitment and induction. So let’s keep
                                                                                                                                                               Mr Connors, Milton Keynes                           Mr and Mrs Kilmurray, Louth
    BBC competition looking for the hottest              broadcasting corporation.                          centre in Derby.                                                                                                                                            doing it, and make it even better.
    comedy talent in the UK.                                The four have also recently formed a new          Some of their work is already on the web,
      Co-producer Chris Davies, 24; Director and         film and TV production company called Little       which you can see at:                                                                                                                                       If you’d like a full list of comments, please
    Co-producer Daz Spencer, 24; Cameraman and           Circle, with two other fellow Derby students –                                                                                                                               contact Dee Johnson on 01332 591981.
    Who’s Who In Marketing – A Guide To How We Can Help You
    A Guide To Marketing

     Our central Marketing
     Department gathers
     together several
     teams with different
     specialisms. All these
     teams work together
     to ensure the
     University is

    CRM Is Coming – And We Will All Benefit
     represented in a
     smart, friendly and
     engaging way to
     potential students,
     their families and

    We’ve Got It Covered
     friends, and the
     communities and
     interest groups we
     talk to.
                                           Peter Allen                       Angeline Hope                   Angela Truby
                                                                                                                                              member of the        clients at a full service marketing agency in        important projects such as the Devonshire          look at these at:
                                                                                                                                              town’s               Sheffield. Angeline, the newest member of the        Campus in Buxton and the Markeaton Campus          Rachel Furniss and Charlotte Hancock work
                                                                                                                                              development          team, is a Derby graduate – Business                 in Derby.                                          with Lucy and focus their skills on developing
                                                                                                                                              group Vision         Management (1999) – and brings experience              “Our role is not just about raising money,”      the marketing parts of the website and
                                                                                                                                              Buxton.              from working in marketing agencies with a            says Jo. “Years of care and hard work go into      producing central publications such as the
                                                                                                                                              Fiona Kirk is        variety of clients. Angeline says “I’m excited       building networks of support; relationships        main prospectuses. Rachel also helps people
                                                                                                                                              Marketing            about my role, this is a great time to join the      that can create useful opportunities and help      produce other printed publications, listening to
                                                                                                                                              Manager for the      University and I’m looking forward to                make things happen that otherwise we would         what they need and helping to turn those into
                                                                                                                                              faculties of Arts,   working with my colleagues to support them           be unable to do.”                                  effective materials.
                                                                                                                                              Design and           in promoting the University and recruiting             The financial support and administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Dee Johnson manages the Marketing
                                                                                                                                                                   students.”                                           necessary to maintain these relationships is

                                            Bev Cooke                        Fiona Kirk                      Jenny Baldwin
                                                                                                                                              Technology                                                                                                                   Department’s finance and administration and is
                                                                                                                                              (ADT) and            Our Market Researcher, Sarah Byrne, is               handled by Graham Hammersley, while
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           a key point of contact for the whole team. You
                                                                                                                                              Business,            forever asking questions – it’s her job! She         Sarah Hawke, our Alumni Officer, is actively
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           can call her on 01332 591981.
                                                                                                                                              Computing and        designs surveys and interviews people to find        seeking former students to reconnect them to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        their University, put them in touch with one       Finally, Sue Wang, heads up our International
                                                                                                                                              Law (BCL), and       out what they think of the University, what
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        another and let them know about all the good       Team – Nick Croft, Chris Wyke, Liz Slack,
                                                                                                                                              Angeline Hope        they want and how successful we are at getting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        things we’re doing.                                Sonia Brown, Sue Inness, Lucy Boyce and
                                                                                                                                              is Marketing         our messages across. Results are analysed so
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mandy Jeffrey – who look after our
                                                                                                                                              Manager for          we can understand and prioritise our marketing       In Buxton, Liz Holland, who until recently
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           international presence by communicating with
                                                                                                                                              Education,           activities.                                          looked after marketing and communications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           potential student markets abroad, travelling to
                                                                                                                                              Health and           Sukhie Sandhu, Marie Lawrence and Ellie              for the town’s famous Opera House, has joined
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           events and looking after our international
                                                                                                                                              Sciences (EHS)       Newman are our Schools Liaison Team and              us to coordinate community relations and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           students when they arrive here.
                                                                                                                                              and the School       aim to connect and build relationships with          develop the Friends of the Devonshire and the
                                                                                                                                              of Flexible and      schools throughout the East Midlands and             Devonshire Guides.
                                                                                                                                              Partnership          beyond. They give presentations, attend              Lucy Temple is Web and Publications                The Marketing Department also features
                                                                                                                                              Learning.            exhibitions, organise interactive activities and     Manager, working closely with Corporate            Corporate Communications. Read next
                                                                                                                                                 Fiona and         work with a team of enthusiastic Student             Communications and the rest of Marketing,          month’s issue to find out more about the Press
                                                                                                                                              Angeline work        Ambassadors to show our students of the              our designers and Print Unit, web teams and        Office, the Guide To Expertise and the new
                                                                                                                                              closely with our

                                                                                                                                                                   Lucy Temple                     Jo James                       Sukhie Sandhu
                                                                                                                                                                   future the great things about Derby.                 external suppliers, to develop and maintain our    University Radio Studio to be opened on

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sarah Byrne                   Amy Bates
                                                                                                                                              Faculties’                                                                visual identity and tone of voice. She advises     November 24 by Mastermind presenter and
                                                                                                                                                                   Jo James is Head of Development and Alumni

                                                                                                             Central records mean better customer
                                                                                                                                              Marketing                                                                 on the best forms of publication to produce        TV and Radio personality John Humphrys.

                                                                                                                                                                   A change to the way we do things
                                                                                                                                                                   Relations, building connections with

                                                                                                                                              Officers, Jenny                                                           (physical and virtual) and looks after our new
                                                                                                                                                                   supporters and potential friends of the
                                                                                                                                              Baldwin (BCL)                                                             design and writing style guides. Please take a
                                                                                                                                                                   University, as well as raising money for
                                                           Our marketing activities are communicating         and Angela Truby (EHS). They apply their

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    Better returns for all our efforts
                                                         with ever greater numbers of people through          collective experience to deal with the wide
                                                         events, the web, marketing publications and          variety of subject areas and recruitment needs.
    Peter Allen, Director of Marketing, joined the       targeted advertising campaigns in newspapers         They work within our brand identity to create
    University just before Christmas from a              and magazines, on the radio and on TV.               powerful and attractive advertising and
    specialist agency, bringing experience from          Beverley Cooke is Marketing Manager for the          marketing campaigns targeted for specific
    other universities and private sector                University of Derby Buxton. Her marketing            audiences.
    organisations. He has refocused priorities           background with travel giant Thomas Cook               They can offer suggestions and advice on
    within the department to promote a fully             gives her the skills to bring to life the unique,    marketing strategies and activities, and are
    integrated approach.                                 vibrant culture of our North Derbyshire              keen that you get in touch with them if you
      “The first actions I’ve taken involved             campus.                                              would like any advice or support. They also
    analysing the shape and structure of the               Bev, with Amy Bates her Assistant, oversees        work closely with the Web and Publications
    Marketing Department and reorganising it to          the production of marketing materials for            team to maximise the potential of our new
    be more customer-orientated,” says Peter. “Our       further education and higher education               website, to benefit all areas of the University.
    key customers are staff and students across the      programmes at Buxton, plans advertising                Fiona, who joined us in May this year, has
    University, so we’re connecting with all these       campaigns, organises Open Days and is a              experience of working with a diverse range of
    groups to determine their needs.”

                                                                                                                                                                   individually. So if they’ve expressed an             staff on campus and, if we’re going to make        academic or administrative staff, but ultimately
                                                                                                                                                                   interest in a certain course, or have a disability   the most of these, they will have to be            we’ll all have to take responsibility for making
                                                                                                                                                                   or particular family circumstance, CRM allows        captured and logged onto PeopleSoft.               sure this data gets added to the central
    As part of the University’s commitment to            (usually via the Call Centre or our prospectus      first place. No more lost leads, no more              us to remember this so we don’t have to ask            Currently there are different systems in         database of potential students so that we all
    PeopleSoft, we have purchased a Customer             request form on the website) we can keep in         wasted money or effort.                               the student to tell their story every time they      faculties with some people logging calls on        have the best chance of converting them,
    Relationship Management (CRM) module.                touch with them, develop their interest in                                                                contact us.                                          databases or paper forms or not at all. We’re      growing our student numbers and securing the
    This brings lots of benefits for everyone            coming to Derby and have a better chance of                                                                                                                    designing a system that will make our              long term health of our University.
    involved in recruiting and retaining                 persuading them that we are the right choice           As it is part of PeopleSoft, CRM allows the          Most of our enquiry data will come from our        approach much more consistent and it will            So there will be training sessions coming
    students – so that’s you!                            for them. This makes great financial sense          fully integrated use of enquiry and student           Call Centre in Gateshead entering it directly        mean that we’ll all be involved to some extent     and a much greater emphasis on ‘keeping the
                                                         because it means there will be a better return      data so we will be able to get a much better          into PeopleSoft, and from imports from our           in capturing and/or adding to potential student    customer’.
      CRM means that from the moment a                   on investment for the money we spend on             picture of our student customers and use this         website form. However, there are also                records. Paper forms will make this as easy as       More details to follow in the next few
    potential student makes contact with us              marketing activity to attract students in the       to communicate with them personally and               enquiries that come straight to members of           possible if that’s more convenient for             weeks.
    A Strategy For Our Success                                                                                                                                     New Age For Employment Law

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Award Winners
    A Guide To Marketing                                                                                                                                           Connecting People

                                                        A Warm Welcome At Derby
                                                                                                                                                                   Celebrating Tenth Anniversary For Staff NVQs
                                                                                                   STREET TALK: Sarah Byrne (right) carries out market research.
    Marketing Strategy is a very grand term             of our students and use this for more
                                                                                                                                                                   New employment regulations aimed at                  a genuine retirement.                              For further information on the new
    isn’t it? But all it means is the broad             personalised communication and
                                                                                                                                                                   tackling age discrimination came into force        • Allow pay and non-pay benefits which             regulations, please see the HR website
    elements of our plan to recruit and keep            treatment.
                                                                                                                                                                   across the country last month. Here, Emma            require less than five years’ service, to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         TOP WORK: (l to r) Rob Letham, Goldsmith’s College,
    more students and make sure we get our
                                                                                                                                                                   Harris, Rewards and Policy Advisor, within

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         with Rosalyn O’Dowd, Lesley Gyford and Elspeth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        continue.                                        For specific age related queries, please contact
    fair share of the market that’s available to        Get beyond the glossy advertising.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         MacArthur, Chair of the UPA (Universities Personnel
                                                                                                                                                                   our Human Resources Department, outlines           • Allow benefits that recognise and reward         your HR Business Partner.
    us. The East Midlands Higher Education

                                                        Anyone can produce a prospectus
                                                                                                                                                                   how it affects staff at Derby:                       loyalty and experience and have the effect of
    market is very crowded with lots of                 full of platitudes and empty
                                                                                                                                                                   These new regulations prevent discrimination         motivating staff.
    competition on our doorstep.                        promises. The difference at Derby is
                                                                                                                                                                   on the grounds of age in employment and            • Remove the age limits for Statutory Sick
      Some of our neighbours may be higher up           that when people visit us to see if
                                                                                                                                                                   vocational training. They prohibit unjustified       Pay, Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory
    the league tables or may be very slick at their     we’ve been telling the truth about
                                                                                                                                                                   direct and indirect age discrimination, and all      Adoption Pay and Statutory Paternity Pay, so
    marketing but with no substance to back it up.      our friendly welcome and supportive
                                                                                                                                                                   harassment and victimisation on grounds of           that the legislation for all four statutory
    We can’t suddenly fix the league table              approach (not to mention great
                                                                                                                                                                   age, of people of any age, young or old.             payments applies in exactly the same way to
                                                        facilities) they’ll see that we have.

    WARM WELCOME: Marie Lawrence from the Schools
                                                                                                                                                                   What does this mean?                                 all.

    Liaison Team.
                                                        And they, like so many of our
                                                                                                                                                                   It means that the regulations:                     Do I have to do anything?
                                                        students and parents before them,
                                                                                                                                                                   • ban age discrimination in recruitment,             If you are an employee who is within 12
                                                        will see if Derby ‘just feels right’ for            our marketing materials and wherever you
                                                                                                                                                                      promotion and training                          months of reaching the age of 65, we’ll be
                                                        them or not. Practically speaking that means        have to do this, we’ll be asking you to follow
                                                                                                                                                                   • ban age discrimination in the provision of       writing to you to confirm whether you wish to
                                                        getting people to Open Days. Not more Open          the Style Guide that’s been produced.
                                                                                                                                                                      vocational education*                           remain in employment or whether you wish to
                                                        Days – in fact fewer days – but really well
                                                                                                                                                                   • ban unjustified retirement ages of below 65      retire aged 65. Please read the contents of your
                                                        promoted and well organised ones at which           So that’s it – a few simple but crucial elements
                                                                                                                                                                   • remove the age limit of 65 for unfair            letter carefully and respond to your line
                                                        potential students get a fantastic sense of what    to our Marketing Strategy which are already
                                                                                                                                                                      dismissal and redundancy rights.                manager.
                                                        we’re all about. Remember, these are crucial        reaping rewards and which, if we follow them
                                                                                                                                                                   How will it affect me?                               Senior management teams have been briefed
                                                        opportunities to persuade people to choose us       across the University, will give us an excellent
                                                                                                                                                                   The regulations introduce:                         on the Act, and age awareness has been
                                                        so our welcome and our subject presentations        chance of success for the future.
                                                                                                                                                                   • A right for employees to ask to work beyond      embedded into our existing training.
                                                        have to be really focused on answering
                                                                                                                                                                      65 years and a duty on the University to          For all employees, please think about and
                                                        customers’ questions and making the best
                                                                                                                                                                      consider that request.                          challenge any unfounded assumptions you
                                                        impression possible.
                                                                                                                                                                   • A new requirement for the University to give     may make about age (young and old) from an
                                                                                                                                                                      at least six months notice to employees         employment viewpoint. Please be mindful that       Last month we featured news that Derby’s
                                                        Finally the strategy includes a change in                                                                                                                                                                        Human Resources Department had received
                                                                                                                                                                      about their intended retirement date, so that   careless office banter on the subject of age
                                                        communications and corporate image.                                                                                                                                                                              national acclaim.
                                                                                                                                                                      employees can plan better for retirement.       could form the basis for a tribunal claim on the
                                                        We’ve been a bit all over the place with our                                                                                                                                                                     At the inaugural ‘Higher HR – HR Excellence
                                                                                                                                                                   It will not affect the age that you can claim      grounds of harassment.
                                                        printed materials in the past and the way                                                                                                                                                                        Awards in Higher Education’, Derby won the
                                                                                                                                                                   your state pension.                                  * The Act has relevance for the providers of
                                                        materials have been written has presented a                                                                                                                                                                      ‘Improving Working Lives’ prize for recent
                                                                                                                                                                   As well as applying to retirement,                 vocational education. The Admissions Policy
                                                        fragmented tone of voice and image of Derby.                                                                                                                                                                     work on values and behaviours.
                                                                                                                                                                   the regulations:                                   will be reviewed in light of this. Queries on
                                                        So we’ve done a lot recently to produce a                                                                                                                                                                        We can now share with you a picture from the
                                                                                                                                                                   • Give older workers the same rights to claim      this specific matter should be addressed to
    situation so we have to change potential            consistent, professional, visual image in all our                                                                                                                                                                awards ceremony – and congratulations to all
                                                                                                                                                                      unfair dismissal or receive a redundancy        Olivia Ramsbottom in the Admissions

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    students’ attitudes to us and get them to realise   marketing materials (print, web and                                                                                                                                                                              once more.
                                                                                                                                                                      payment as younger workers, unless there is     Department.
    what kind of university would really suit them      powerpoints) and to use a consistent tone of
    best. So what are the key elements of Derby’s       voice that accurately represents the kind of
    approach to marketing – what are we going to        institution we are – down to earth, friendly, not
    do to succeed?                                      pompous or academically aloof. This doesn’t
                                                        mean we’re rewriting the content of academic                                                               In October, more than 20 members of staff
    Deliver outstanding customer service at             lectures – of course not. But we’re rewriting                                                              celebrated the success of Staff NVQ
    every stage of a potential student’s dealings                                                                                                                  programmes since they were first introduced
    with us – up to and beyond application and                                                                                                                     10 years ago.
    enrolment. This involves every one of us                                                                                                                       The occasion (pictured) gave staff an
    looking at our systems, communications and                                                                                                                     opportunity to look back on a decade of
    interaction with our student customers. How         The University is known for being friendly           meticulously plans our Open Days so that they         success, which was summarised in the most
    can we make this better?                            and welcoming to visitors, and we all put a          run smoothly, working alongside hundreds of           recent External Verifier report from OCR -
                                                        lot of effort into ensuring that prospective         academic and support staff, and liaising with         “the scheme not only meets the criteria but
    Make it personal. We’re already delivering a        students and their families coming to visit          departments across the University to organise         exceeds them, which is a reflection of the
    friendly and supportive experience for our          for the first time enjoy their time with us.         transport and prepare everyone. Student               excellent performance by the entire assessment
    current students (graduates are always saying         Events Coordinator Angela Drinkwater               Ambassadors (pictured left) also play a crucial       team.”
    how tutors couldn’t do enough for them) so                                                               part in representing Derby.                           Alison Smail, Internal Verifier and Bev
    that’s great and that’s why we’re using ‘safe,                                                             Our two latest events attracted in the region       Millinchip, Centre Coordinator, gave speeches
    friendly and supportive’ as a key message right                                                          of 3,000 people!                                      in which they described how the scheme had
    now. Let’s do the same in the early stages of                                                              Director of Marketing Peter Allen says:             contributed to personal and professional
    our recruitment drives so that potential                                                                 “Open Days are crucial to us because they're          development, cross institution networking,
    students are impressed by how much we care                                                               one of the best chances for us to show                career enhancement and national research and
    about them and treat them as an individual.                                                              potential students and their families that we         development of NVQ programmes within
    This ‘face to face’ experience is also supported                                                                                                               Higher Education institutions.                     First mission.                                     awards, should contact Bev Millinchip on
                                                                                                             genuinely are all the things we've said in our                                                           They also paid tribute to more than 80             01332 591287.
    by an element of the new website that                                                                    advertising: friendly, supportive, down to earth      Martyn Holden, Director of Human Resources
    remembers who visitors are and greets them                                                                                                                     also commented that the focus of the               colleagues ex-colleagues, and assessors who        To book a place on an introductory session
                                                                                                             and the kind of place that might really suit                                                             have taken part in an NVQ programme.               between 10am – 1pm on Wednesday
    personally, plus the CRM technology that                                                                 them.”                                                programme is very much akin to how the
    allows us to build up a comprehensive picture                                                                                                                  University is starting to work with its own        Staff interested in taking part in Customer        November 22 by emailing
                                                                                                                                                                   core behaviours and attributes and Customer        Service awards from levels 2-4 or Assessor
     Spa Returns To Town
     Cover Story                                                                                                                                                     Buxton Celebrates Class of 2006

                                                                                                               News in Brief
                                                                                                                What The Professionals Say:

                                                                                                                                                                     A Farewell Tribute
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Graduating students Steven Boyd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Fairfield Brass Band lead the procession.                         and Chris Sharman in the Dome.

                                                                                                               NEW LOUNGE IS NAMED
                                                                                                                                                                     What a fantastic occasion! All the colour
                                                                                                                                                                     and pomp of a University graduation has

     Above and below: Facilities and treatments at the Devonshire Spa.
                                                                                                                 “This is exactly the kind of facility I’d like to   come to Buxton for the first time.
                                                                                                               have at Christies to benefit my cancer patients.         The first Awards Ceremony to be held at our
                                                                                                               There are many interesting areas to explore           stunning Devonshire Campus took place on
                                                                                                               here.”                                                October 21.
                                                                                                                 Dr Peter Mackereth, a specialist in                    More than 50 graduates from academic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Dianne Jeffrey, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire,
                                                                                                               complementary therapies from Christies                programmes based at Buxton collected their

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Professor John Coyne and Elizabeth Fothergill.
                                                                                                               Hospital, Manchester.                                 awards alongside two special honorary
                                                                                                                 “It’s lovely to have the chance to listen to        graduates - Her Grace, The Dowager Duchess
                                                                                                               different perspectives on spa. There is definitely    of Devonshire and Roy Hattersley, Lord
                                                                                                               a future in the industry for aspects of health and    Hattersley of Sparkbrook in the West
                                                                                                               wellbeing.”                                           Midlands.
                                                                                                                 Jan Jones, The Confederation of                        More than 300 people attended the ceremony
                                                                                                               International Beauty Therapy and                      including John Bather, Lord Lieutenant of
                                                                                                               Cosmetology.                                          Derbyshire, The Hon David Legh DL High

                                                                                                                                                                     EXTRA: At the Graduation Ceremony, the
                                                                                                                                                                     Sheriff of Derbyshire and the Mayor of High
                                                                                                                 “It’s so fantastic to hear different viewpoints     Peak, Councillor Derek Udale.
                                                                                                               and to keep the image of spa therapy alive.”             The surrounding roads to the Campus were
                                                                                                                 Emma Jane North, Ragdale Hall                       closed to traffic and a formal procession made

                                                                                                                                                                     Lord Hattersley and Professor David Davies.        The Graduation Ceremony in progress.
                                                                                                                                                                     its way along The Quadrant and up Terrace

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Hairdressing students outside the Devonshire.
                                                                                                                                                                     Road to St Anne’s Church for a non-
                                                                                                                                                                     denominational service of thanksgiving, before
     The atmosphere was bubbling as                          research with the current needs of this fast                                                            the Presentation of Awards Ceremony was held
     professionals from the spa industry, experts            growing industry.                                                                                       at the Devonshire.
     in healthcare from leading hospitals and                  “The Devonshire Spa will be run as a full       Thanks to everyone who entered the                       Professor David Davies, Dean of Faculty,
     universities, and representatives from the              scale commercial spa so that students can         competition to name the refurbished area on           said: “It was a great day for everyone at the
     media visited our new Devonshire Spa for a              learn to look after customers and manage the      the ground floor of the South Tower at                University of Derby Buxton.”
     recent Seminar Day.                                     business side of the operation.                   Kedleston Road.
       Around £1m has been invested in the new                 “Our BSc (Hons) degree in International Spa       The judging panel of Pro-Vice Chancellor Hari

                                                                                                               WHEELING TO WORK
     hydrotherapy and spa facilities housed at the           Management, which will be taught in the           Punchihewa, Director of Facilities Management
     front of our magnificent Devonshire Campus              Devonshire Spa, has been created in close         Ian Willgoose and Head of Press and PR Peter
     at Buxton.                                              consultation with industry specialists to meet    Gallimore decided on ‘Seasons Lounge’, sent in
       The history of both the town of Buxton and            their changing needs. We’re now in our fifth      by Harjinder Singh Lallie, from the Faculty of
     the Devonshire Campus provided further                  year and the course goes from strength to         Business, Computing and Law. He will receive
     intrigue, relevance and interest for those              strength.                                         gift vouchers for winning the competition.
     attending the event as both are so intertwined            “All of the treatments offered at the             Harj said: “I am delighted to have won and I
     with the traditions of water, healing and care.         Devonshire Spa focus on total relaxation to       think the season theme reflects the area as the
       Delegates from leading leisure, health and            create a sense of wellbeing using, exclusively,   view is excellent and it’s a great place to relax.”
                                        wellbeing            one of the world’s leading spa product ranges,      The panel thought the view from the new

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                                        companies            Elemis.                                           lounge reflected the changing seasons, through
                                        were at the            “We aim to reconnect the modern Western         trees, across the ponds and fountain, and then
                                        event to listen      spa with the latest developments in therapeutic   down to the playing fields below.                                                                        the two ways in which the restored                 commendation from the Royal Institution of
                                        to the latest        health and wellbeing.”                            Hari said: “There were some strong entries but in     Devonshire Campus received its own special         Devonshire site had benefited the Peak             Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in London. This
                                        research into          The Devonshire Campus is steeped in the         the end, after much discussion, we decided on         award from the Friends of the Peak                 District: the restoration and its contribution     after it won two RICS regional awards in the
                                        the future           history of hydrotherapeutics. Until 2000, it      this one. We will be asking our visual media          District. The charity, run by the Campaign         to the area’s economy and community.               East Midlands for Building Conservation and
                                        direction of         was the home of the Devonshire Royal              department to help us theme the room.                 to Protect Rural England (CPRE), praised             The campus has also received a national          as Project Of The Year 2006.
                                        spa                  Hospital – a spectacular building housing the       “There will be pictures that will blend the
                                        treatments,          UK’s busiest specialist centre for                external show of nature’s changing seasons with                                                                                the part they’ve played in   of quality, innovation and opportunities for
                                        view our             hydrotherapeutic treatments and rehabilitation.   the key changes and events in the student life,                                                                                this project.”               everyone no matter what their background – to
                                        impressive             The Devonshire was the last of the UK’s         throughout the academic calendar as our working                                                                                   David (pictured right)    have a meaningful learning
                                        new facilities,      eight ‘hydropathic’ hospitals to close. Its own   year progresses.                                                                                                               has had a long               experience with the
                                        and meet staff       hydrotherapy area was built in 1914 and the         “There will also be two TV screens to help          Professor David Davies, who has retired            commitment to education at various levels. At      potential to change their
                                        and students –       pool once treated First World War troops,         students and staff keep in touch with events in       after seven years at the University of Derby,      Derby, he was Dean of the School of                life.”
                                        including            helping them to be rehabilitated as they          and around the University as well as local and        watched the first ever Graduation                  Education, Human Sciences and Law for                 He has devoted great
                                        Gillian              worked to overcome disabilities.                  international news.”                                  Ceremony at the Devonshire Campus with             nearly four years at a time when teacher           energy, skill, intellect and
                                        Hunter – the           Buxton was once one of this country’s best                                                            particular pride.                                  education at Derby needed rejuvenation. He         belief to help transform
                                        UK’s first           known warm springs and the water has a            As Connected went to press, Transport and               The event was a fitting celebration of all the   successfully negotiated three Ofsted               Buxton into a vibrant
                                        doctoral             reputation for its health giving properties.      Travel Manager James Brown was preparing              things he, as Dean of Faculty, and his team        inspections, reintroduced Secondary Teacher        university town, placing the
                                        student in Spa         The benefits of the hot springs had been        to find ten different ways to get to work over        have achieved in developing the educational        Training after a gap of nearly two decades and     Devonshire at the centre of
                                        Management.          known about since before the Romans arrived,      a two week period – without the petrol car.           offering at the former High Peak College:          initiated the University’s Further Education       servicing the region’s
                                          Media              and Mary Queen of Scots was given respite           The two week challenge, from October 23, is         creating the University of Derby Buxton at the     Teacher Training Programme.                        knowledge and skills
     included Northwest Tonight, Central News                from her ailments by ‘taking the waters’ at       all in the name of protecting and enhancing our       Devonshire Campus.                                   “I’m an academic developer. It’s what I do       needs. All his
     East, LBC Radio and trade media including               Buxton.                                           environment and his range of options include the        “This place is a unique combination of           well,” he said. “The educational vision we’ve      colleagues wish
     Spa Business Magazine and Health Club                     Combined with massage and other                 trusty bicycle and more unusual ideas such as a       further education and higher education,” said      been evolving at Buxton demonstrates how           David an
     Management.                                             treatments, research into spa hydrotherapies is   segway – a two-wheeled machine you stand on           David. “Nobody does what we do so well on          further education can thrive alongside higher      enjoyable and
       Karen Wardley, who leads the Hair, Beauty             beginning to show that many people benefit        and which travels at 12 mph. Read December’s          this scale. It’s a model for lifelong learning     education programmes.                              stimulating
     and Spa Therapies subject areas, said: “This            from a trip to the spa. The new Devonshire        Connected to find out how he got on.                  and all staff and students here can be proud of      “This is integral to this University’s vision    retirement.
     facility will allow us to unite academic                Spa should be in great demand.
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     Manager in the Marketing Department.              – University Reader In Psychology, Michael        Two University experts have been preparing
       Each year the University presents a small       Townend – University Reader in Cognitive          talks about their work – with railway travel at
     number of awards to suitably qualified            Behavioural Psychotherapy, Dr Nigel               the heart of it.
     members of staff in recognition of their          Chapman – Visiting Professional Fellow in         Geology expert Dr Andrew Johnson travelled
     academic achievements. Congratulations to the     Medico-Legal Coroner Practice, Andrew             7,000 miles to China by train for a conference
     following members of staff who were recently      Flack – Visiting Professional Fellow in           about mass extinction in Beijing. His lecture

     awarded with the following titles:                Children and Young People’s Services,             about his adventure ‘Single to Nanjing: a geo-
     Dr David Gerrett – Professor of Pharmacy          Brenda Howard – Visiting Professional             environmental odyssey to China by train’ was
     Practice, Dr David Gray – University              Fellow in Health Service Management and           sponsored by the Student Geology Society, and
     Professor, Dr Michael Okoroh – Professor of       Development, Jeffrey Worral – Visiting            was held in our Heap Lecture Theatre.
     Facilities Management, Dr David Young –           Professional Fellow in Health Service             Colleague Dr John Stubbs uses the same venue
     Professor of Work-Based Learning, Professor       Management and Development, Bryn Jayes –          to deliver a free lecture on Monday November
     Martin Müller – Visiting Professor of             Visiting Fellow for Fine Art, Dr David Knibb      13 at 1pm. The title is: Railway Revival in the
     Contemporary European Art, John Seddon –          – Visiting Fellow in Education and                21st Century: a study of Australia and Iran.
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                                                                                                         Barnardo’s Gala Fashion Show, held on the
                or Injustice, in its Government Spending
                                                                                                         evening of Friday 6 October at the Devonshire,
                                                                                                         was a wonderful event which raised £7,000 for
                   The University has over 22,000 students throughout the world. An estimated 4,000      the charity. Helen Towns, the event’s organiser,
                   are in Further Education, and another 3,700 are in overseas partnerships.             said: “Thanks to everybody who took part and
                                                                                                         helped us, including students from several
      Stop Press – In December’s Connected Governing Council, Estates Strategy and Olympic Bid.          courses in Buxton.”

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