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January enews: Get involved in healthy week

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Healthy week 2011

Back for the 5th year, healthy week is the perfect opportunity to try an activity you've always wanted to try. The theme for this year is 'promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle'. Events start on Monday 31 January and bookings open from 24 January. Find out more at


Flu update

Our new website provides simple and effective advice on spotting flu symptoms, what to do if you think you have flu and how you can help friends and colleagues.

Visit the site to find out more at


University response: BIS letter to HEFCE The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has written to the HEFCE setting out funding for 2011/12 and indicating funding levels to 2014/15.

Read the University's response at


Fees and bursaries

The principles underpinning undergraduate tuition fees from 2012 onwards were discussed by Senate on Wednesday 12 January following an update from the pricing and bursaries review group.

Find out more at


Refresh of the Resource Allocation Model (RAM) On Wednesday 12 January the Senate discussed plans to update and refresh the formula used to distribute government funding and fee income to schools and services - RAM - ahead of next year's changes in fees and funding.

For more information see


Pensions scheme consultation - next steps The consultation regarding changes to the USS pension scheme finished on 22 December 2010. The next stage in the process will be a meeting of the USS Trustees on 20 January, when they will consider responses to the consultation. Confirmation of changes to the scheme is expected to be communicated to members in February or March, and the changes will be implemented from 1 April 2011.


Security reminder

If you see or hear of any planned or actual criminal activity on campus, from theft to suspicious or extremist behaviour, please report it to University Security on ext 35494 or in an emergency call 32222.

In cases of doubt, confidential advice can be obtained from the University Secretary's office (0113 343 4011 or email


Interruption to staff email

On Wednesday 19 January between 5pm and 6pm, email will be delayed for some users.

This will mainly affect Exchange users in the following faculties and services:

ESSL, Estate Services, LUBS, MAPS, Environment, Engineering.

Mail will continue to be delivered and queued until the service has been brought back online. This work is due to essential maintenance on the Exchange server (Hermes 8).