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August enews: Research award success

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Value of research awards up by 41%

In 2009/10 947 new awards were received with a total value of £151.7m. This is an increase of 58 awards compared to last year and an increase of 41% in value - our highest ever value of new awards.


Don't forget. the staff festival, 3 September, 3 - 7pm

This year's staff festival is fast approaching, so be sure to put it in your diary. Right now, we're looking to nominate three local charities to be supported by the festival, so we need your suggestions. Email Nina Quinlan at or call 0113 34 37905.


Enter the staff photo competition by 10 August

The deadline for the staff festival photo competition is 5pm on Tuesday 10 August, so get your camera ready and get snapping. This year's theme is 'home-grown' at the University. The best photo will win a £100 voucher from Dale Photographic. For more information see


LUU book shop closure

Union Books in LUU is set to close in November 2010. The University very much regrets the closure and recognises the strenuous efforts made by LUU over the last few years to make the bookshop viable. For more information see


Open day in September

After two successful open days in June, the University will open its doors once again to potential undergraduates on Thursday 9 September. Campus will be very busy, as we're expecting around 10,000 visitors.


Online IT courses

The IT Training Unit has launched a range of Microsoft e-learning courses. These self-paced courses are free to all University staff and cover Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook. For more information on how to access the courses see _______________________________________________

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