May 20, 2018, by Kevin Shakesheff
Computer Science Prizes, Council, UEB and more
Perfect storm of meetings this week. The monthly meetings with the fullest agendas all converged into one week. University Exec Board started the week with a 250 page paper set. Academic Strategy & Resources Board was lighter than normal and saw Andy Long take the Chair for the first time in anticipation of him becoming Deputy Vice Chancellor.
The feature picture shows one of many excellent demos at the Computer Sciences Group Project awards event. The 2nd year students work in teams to develop new products. The picture shows one of the winning team who developed a VR yoga trainer complete with sensing body suit. Impressed with t
he ability of the students to self-organise into effective teams and they all explained their concepts in an accessible way to a non-expert.
I gave my annual presentation to the University Council this week. Thanks for the contributions to the highlight slides from many people in Psychology, Maths, Biosciences, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Computer Sciences and Physics.
Another superb inaugural this week with Charlie Laughton giving a great talk on modelling of proteins. That’s 4 inaugurals this year and Charlie’s again emphasised how special these events are with family and friends in front row and taking part in demonstrations.
The rest of my schedule for last week was:
Monday 14th May
My PDPR meeting with VC
Meeting with Tom Loya and Andrew Hindmarsh to discuss data analysis
Tuesday 15th May
PDPR Change meeting
Faculty Exec Board
Presentation to Council on progress in the Faculty of Science
Meeting to discuss Festival of Science and Curiosity
Wednesday 16th May
Academic Strategy & Resources Board
Computer Sciences Group Project Awards
Inaugural lecture by Professor Charlie Laughton
Thursday 17th May
Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Board
Spin-out company board meeting
Friday 18th May
Worked at home and caught up on phones to various people in the Faculty