April 11, 2018, by Kevin Shakesheff
Kayaking and long flights
This blog covers a couple of weeks over Easter period. On a personal note I took place in the Devizes to Westminster Kayak Race over Easter weekend. We got halfway (56 miles) and then the race was cancelled due to dangerously high flow on the Thames (picture shows the early stages on the gentle canal).
I visit the international campuses twice per year to help with collaborations. On this trip I’m lecturing at UNMC and in Tianjin before visiting Ningbo. Schools are doing a great job in supporting new and old partnerships in China and across South-East Asia. Good feedback from UNMC about the support all UK Schools are providing. Off to China over the weekend and then back in the UK in 5 days.
Tech Tip: TripIt
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Monday 26th March
Regular catch-up call with VC
REF steering group meeting – reviewed results of readiness reviews
RIS roadshow – UP Campus
Race Equality Charter meeting to discuss next steps
Tuesday 27th March
UK Regenerative Medicine Platform Hub management meeting – London
Wednesday 28th March
PDPR Steering Group meeting to catch up on next steps in revising the process.
SDF catch up meeting for Carbon Neutral Lab
29th March to Monday 2nd April
Tuesday 3rd April
Skype call for University spin-out company
Fly to Malaysia via Amsterdam (Economy)
Wednesday 4th April
Arrive in KL
Thursday 5th April
Gave 4 lectures on Bacterial and Fungal Infection for first year Pharmacy students at UNMC
Meeting with UNMC Provost
Friday 6th April
UNMC meeting with Dean of Science
Accreditation practice session with Pharmacy staff