Staff insight

  • Year 12 Engineering Summer School

    Author: Caroline Thomas, Widening Participation   The 2018 Year 12 Engineering Summer School will take place from Monday 16 to Friday 20 July. Now in its second year, this summer school was heavily oversubscribed in July 2017 when 183 students...

  • Our evolving departmental print

    We've been working on new versions of our civil engineering and chemical engineering departmental brochures. A lot has changed since we last updated them, so we've taken a slightly new approach this year. CMA and its impact The Competition Markets...

  • A toolkit for user testing (what I learnt at IWMW)

    Last month I went to the Institutional Web Management Workshop (that’s IWMW for those of us who enjoy sounding like we’re speaking in tongues). This involved lectures, workshops and masterclasses by a great bunch of speakers from web-related roles in...

  • Seven Questions with Iain Forster-Smith

    Recently I chatted to Iain Forster-Smith about his experience as Director of Administration in the Faculty of Engineering and Design.  I asked Iain to describe his role in one sentence and his response was: "making sure we are providing the...

  • Getting your message on our foyer TV screens

    The University's internal digital signage system is a great way to raise awareness of events, opportunities, PGR projects, and student activities - plus is saves printing costs and the environment too! How the system works in our Faculty Our TV...

  • Seven questions with Sue Fairhurst

    I recently chatted to Sue Fairhurst prior to her retirement from the University, where she has enjoyed a successful career providing an in-house graphic design service for "anything and everything that needs to be designed or printed".  I asked Sue...

  • Telling student stories

    There's a new online prospectus (named course search) on its way and we've been picking what to feature in the student testimonial sections. The bad news is that we don't have enough content, but the good news is that we...

  • Seven questions with Andy Matthews

    Last month I chatted to Andy Matthews who is a Senior Technician in the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering. Andy is responsible for the Undergraduate teaching labs, managing the risk assessment and practical needs of students undertaking project work....

  • Forming a cross university networking group to share best practices and experiences

    Jane L Phippen, Taught Programmes Manager at the Faculty of Engineering & Design, reflects on her involvement in forming a cross university networking group and hosting the University’s first Taught Programmes Administration Networking Event. February 28 may have been the...