Leadership Bulletin – July 2018

The Building a Great University update from the July 2018 Leadership Bulletin,

Richard Calvert

At this time of year, much of our focus is on preparing for confirmation and clearing. As ever it’s a real team effort across the University, and as we move into an increasingly competitive environment, it’s one that really matters. We’re doing some new things this year in the run-up to clearing, particularly on the marketing side; but also maintaining some of the tried-and-tested approaches to the day itself. We’ve also been working on different aspects of the start of year preparations. It’s been great to see the progress made on timetabling this year; many thanks both to Ashley Hopps and his team, and also to colleagues in Faculties and Departments for their collaborative approach.

Elsewhere, work is now underway with our technology partner Crimson on design and implementation of the new CRM system, and we’re also working on a refresh of SHUSpace for the start of year. We’re moving in the Autumn into the remaining PSOM design areas – including Facilities and Estates, Finance, HR and DTS. And we’re also working on the financing of the new Estates Masterplan, as well as awaiting final proposals from developers for the Sheaf Tower.

Finally, many thanks to all involved in organising the installation of our new Chancellor, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, last week. It was a great occasion, summing up all that is best about Hallam; and we look forward to working with Helena, as well as to staying in touch with her predecessor, Professor the Lord Winston, who has served us so well as Chancellor over the last 17 years.

Excerpt from the July 2018 Leadership Bulletin,

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