Dr Christine Sexton, Director of Corporate Information and Computing Services at the University of Sheffield, shares her work life with you but wants to point out that the views expressed here are hers alone.
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
The students are back
Some pictures for you today. First is the queue into our Sports Halls at some points last week in Fresher's Week during the very intensive testing of our new systems for registering students. Not bad after last year where we had multiple problems with some fairly big queues of a couple of hours just to get in. Much improved this year, some teething problems, but great teamwork both within CiCS and with our colleagues in Student Services. A much better experience for all concerned.
And it's great to see the students back. Lots of activity across campus, including the activity fairs to get the new students into all of the societies - the place is really buzzing. Even nine o'clock lectures have been busy this week.
We've been busy putting in place lots of new stuff, including refurbished teaching space, new PCs in the IC, and some new services. This is one of my favourites - a floor plan of the IC showing exactly which PCs are free and which one's aren't, rather than just numbers. Cool.