The latest staff away day took place at Stamford court, with university and departmental updates, a group activity over coffee to reflect on how the department could improve various aspects of the working environment via the working lives committee, bite-sized research presentations and lunch. In the afternoon, departmental staff got competitive at the sports hall. […]
Recently, much needed works were carried out at RKCSB level 2 and we now have a refurbished meeting room with a small kitchen area. The old lab on 237, that was covered in dust and full of all sorts of unwanted and broken equipment, is now a spacious open plan office area.
To improve our working lives and promote informal and relaxed interaction between all staff and students, we have introduced Takeaway Tuesdays at RKCSB. Once a month, we choose what takeaway to order and we all get together for lunch at the newly refurbished seminar room. Everyone from the department is welcome to join us, and […]
Last month, after hearing about this course through a departmental e-mail, I decided to enrol, to refresh my knowledge of cardiovascular disease. This is a free course, delivered in lay terms, produced by the University of Reading (all images were taken from their videos). The course comprised 4 modules in weekly instalments: Cardiovascular anatomy […]
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The Working Lives Committee aims to improve the working environment, culture and work/life balance of all members of the department and has representation from all key staff groups within the department. We are working hard to identify and address areas where the department could do better and to respond to specific matters raised by […]
Wrong! And it has nothing to do with swans either… The Athena SWAN (scientific women’s academic network) charter has been developed to encourage, recognise and celebrate women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM), employment in higher education and research. It concerns not only women in academic roles, but also progression of students […]
At Leicester we’re going places. However, our busy agendas don’t always allow us to keep up with what other departments (or even our own) are doing or to take the time to go over there and discuss possible collaborations. This blog intends to showcase research at Leicester, bring researchers together and promote discussion. Furthermore, […]