March 25, 2018, by Kevin Shakesheff
RIS, BUCS and Staff Engagement
The Research Information System project is reaching a busy and important point in the very long process of launch. It’s been a difficult project to sponsor as it replaces a number of systems that have been embedded in the Uni for many years. This week I demoed the next functionality (especially for outputs and REF) and will complete 7 workshops across UP, Jubilee, SB, Derby and City Hospital locations for University staff.
I hosted a couple of dinners. The first was the BUCS Big Wednesday Launch at the Senate Chamber on Tuesday evening. Hosting Big Wednesday is a huge task for the University and confirms our standing in UK University Sports. The second dinner was the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce dinner as part of my Civic and Regional role for the University.
I’ve completed the first round of staff engagement meetings with all Schools and will produce a summary for all staff and UEB. This week’s meeting with Psychology was well attended and the School has generated a good action plan. Vocal criticism of the Faculty (my) approach to low morale of staff and PDPR process.
Monday 19th March
RIS Board Meeting
Video for PDPR e-learning module
Faculty REF team meeting
Tuesday 20th March
Meeting with mentee from Research Leaders Programme
Faculty EDI Committee
Staff Engagement meeting with Psychology
RIS Roadshow (UP)
Hosted and introduced BUCS Big Wednesday Launch Dinner
Wednesday 21st March
Meeting with Chemistry, Pharmacy and Estates to discuss lab space
RIS Roadshow (Jubilee)
Thursday 22nd March
Tutorial for 4th year MPharm students
Board meeting for Locate Therapeutics Ltd
Planning call for New Horizon Programme (City Council programme for rising stars in their structure)
Meeting with Rachel Atkin to discuss student recruitment
Hosted East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Dinner (Roundhouse, Derby)
Friday 23rd March
Research meetings all morning
Meet with Mike Carr (PVC Employment and Engagement) from NTU to discuss closer working.