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  • Macro of the Month: Attachments

    Introduction It is a straightforward matter to attach documents to a page on Confluence and then link them individually to items of text. However, in the case of a large number of attachments, many lists of attachments within a space,...

  • Building networks at the Engineering Placement Fair

    Alison Ukleja, Placements Manager, writes about our recent Engineering Placement Fair: In November we welcomed over 70 companies to campus for our Placement Fair. Our industrial partners got the opportunity to promote their businesses and talk with our students about...

  • Transportation in the low carbon age

    Professor Jamie Turner summarises his recent inaugural lecture on Transportation in the low carbon age: My inaugural lecture looked at the challenge of how society can offer freedom of transport while facing up to climate change. The stark facts In...

  • Questions, questions, questions!

    It’s the second week of semester. There are frequent knocks at the door, and emails pinging in to the inbox on a constant basis. First year students have so many questions to ask, and need reassurance that they are on...

  • Faculty teams are on the move

    Changes are afoot for parts of the Faculty support teams – so brace yourself for multiple moves and two new centres. During December 2016 and January 2017 we will be relocating support services into more suitable environments to support our...

  • Faculty Student Centre team building

    Last week, the Undergraduate Team and Graduate School took part in a team building day where we spoke about the new structure the teams will be moving in to. As you may or may not know, the Undergraduate Team and...

  • Macro of the Month: Roadmap Planner

    Introduction Roadmap Planner is a simple macro within Confluence that creates a map for projects. As well as displaying basic information about a project timeline, it can also be linked to more in-depth information on individual work packages. Roadmap Planner allows...

  • TEL Event #3 - Web conferencing

    Our third event saw Dr John Orr describe how he and his colleague, Dr Saverio Spadea, used a web conferencing tool called Adobe Connect to deliver a successful, blended workshop – with 20 participants on campus and another 50 online....

  • Using Wiki to improve processes

    I first used Wiki when I started in my current role to share papers for a group meeting. I only used very basic features to start with, such as uploading papers and using permissions to give new members access, but...

  • FED Learning Technologies survey prize winner

    Firstly, a big thank you to staff who completed the Faculty of Engineering and Design Technology Enhanced Learning survey. There were 50 respondents. The results give us some useful insights in key areas including which learning technologies are a high...