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  • Macro of the Month: Task Report

    Introduction The Task List function in Confluence is useful in its basic form (as a 'tick box') but if it is used to its full extent (i.e. including a name and a deadline with each task) it can be used to...

  • Happy New Year - Event Reminder

    Happy New Year! This is just a brief reminder of an event coming up that could be of interest but I thought I would add a couple of useful tips to get you reading! The Assessment and Feedback Day is...

  • 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....