Monday, 28 January 2013


Straight back into the swing of things today after a great break in the snow. Strategic Liaison meeting with the Faculty of Engineering. Shared our plans and priorities for the next 2/3 years, and talked about some common concerns. Issues around timetabling and teaching space, the VLE,  the managed desktop and data storage and research computing support all had a lively discussion. Also had some very productive discussion about working closer together, especially around servers - virtual and physical ones.

Had an Exec meeting this afternoon where we had our first look at the results of a recent staff survey. Only got them this morning, but on first glance, some useful information. Some areas where we're doing well, some areas to improve and do better in. Some services well liked, some not so. We'll be working over the next few weeks analysing the results and coming up with an action plan. We also agreed to change the oversight of our risk registers, and set up a new Risk Management Group.

Most of the rest of day spent catching up - with emails and chatting to real people. The latter is one of the best things about coming back to work, which is more than can be said for the former.

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