Academic Contacts and Communications
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This section has been curated by a range of stakeholders from across both academic and professional services teams to provide you with guidance and information on how we communicate with our academic community, the opportunities for you to use these channels to promote your work/service and who you can contact.
This resource is maintained by the Academic Development & Diversity Team on behalf of our stakeholders. If you’d like to become a stakeholder and contribute to this resource, have a suggestion for content or just want to offer feedback, click the feedback button and let us know!
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Academic Staff Contacts
University Leadership Team (ULT)
University Leadership Team – to ensure that an appropriate level of consideration is given to strategic decisions, that there is accountability for those decisions and that effective leadership of and communication with staff across the University is achieved.
Senior Leadership Group (SLG) and assistants – contacts
Here we have a list of SLG staff and their assistants’ contacts details.
For details of College / Department / Contacts master sheet (Excel doc). You can also see further details on the relevant College site:
College of Business, Technology and Engineering (BTE)
|College Leadership Team * Teaching, Learning and Assessment Leads * Academic Quality Leads|
Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences (HWLS)
|Department, Teams and Centres * College Leadership Team|
College of Social Sciences and Arts (SSA)
|Meet the College: for departments, research centres and college and professional services.|
Research staff – within our Research and Innovation areas.
Academic Leadership Roles
|Visit Academic Essentials: support for course and module design and delivery page for more details.|
|Visit Academic Development & Diversity: academic practice, management and leadership > course leadership website.|
|Visit Academic Development & Diversity: academic practice, management and leadership > external examining website.|
|Visit Academic Development & Diversity: academic practice, management and leadership > module leadership website.|
All staff contacts
- You can find phone numbers and more details about staff in the Office 365 ‘People Search’ on the staff intranet and in other Microsoft applications.
- You can still find external email addresses in the format <name>@shu.ac.uk if you need to, but these sit separately – in the old staff details search. You’ll find them by clicking the ‘Search more’ button on the intranet home page, please note that you will need to connect to the Virtual Private Network (VPN) to use the staff details search tool.
- More guidance is available on the intranet home page.
About our staff – information about the people within the Hallam community. You can create your own academic and research staff profile – visit the staff profiles guidance SharePoint page for more details.
Academic Development and Diversity Team (ADD)
The Academic Development & Diversity Team provides academic workforce development and support to enable the delivery of effective and inclusive pedagogic and academic practices. Contacts:
- ! Academic Development & Diversity inbox
- Our dedicated Twitter account @SHU_AcDev
- Members of the team
Business Engagement, Skills and Employability (BESE)
The Directorate of Business Engagement, Skills and Employability (BESE) comprises of three specific work streams:
- Business Operations and Delivery
- Business Engagement and Growth
- Academic Strategic Employability
Student Experience, Teaching and Learning (SETL)
The Directorate of Student Experience, Teaching and Learning (SETL) comprises of three specific work streams:
- Student Engagement, Evaluation and Research (STEER)
- Digital Learning Team (DLT)
- Teaching and Learning Operations
Student and Academic Services (SAS)
Student and Academic Services (SAS) brings together:
- Academic Services – comprises a central Registry aligned with an Academic Administration service distributed across the academic departments of the University. Registry comprises three elements (Registry Operations, Student Systems and Reporting, Student Policy and Compliance) which together are responsible for student lifecycle processes, co-ordination of user functionality, process delivery and meeting external stakeholder requirements.
- Academic Administration – promotes consistency and a holistic, end-to-end approach to supporting the student experience. The Service is led by Helen Aram, Head of Academic Administration and Sue Hughes, Deputy Head of Academic Administration. This includes College/Departmental support such as course admin teams.
- Library and Campus Services
- Student Support Services
- Technical Operations, Resources and Services (TORS)
SHU Parent and Carer Staff Network
The new Academic Essentials SharePoint landing page has been developed with a new, simplified layout. Between here and the intranet homepage, you should be able to find all of the information you require in order to carry out your role at Hallam. The 2 new functions of this landing page is to:
- Deliver news as and when it happens – these articles are here to help you to carry out your roles and all feed into the main academic news channel, Academic Digest – see the university internal communications section below for more information and how you can contribute and share your news.
- Events – a monthly rolling events programme reflecting events and activities from across the university and beyond.
This means that you can check-in at your convenience. Please bookmark the new page.
Previously, we circulated a monthly newsletter called ‘What’s New For’. This newsletter highlighted academic information and guidance to all including operational actions for specific roles, such as academic advisers, course and module leaders. You can view past editions of ‘What’s New For’ here – NB: please access via SHU Google Apps using your email@example.com.
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SAScade – Student and Academic Services (SAS)
The Student and Academic Services (SAS) directorate publish their own newsletter each month that highlights activities from the various teams within SAS.
Academic Services compile a:
- list of communications to staff in relation to changes or issues with the SITS system or one of the associated Student Lifecycle Processes. The information from these communications is uploaded to the timeline of teaching and learning activities.
- list of communications to students in relation to changes or issues with the SITS system or one of the associated Student Lifecycle Processes.
- Further information about SITS can be found on the support for course and module design and delivery overview page.
University’s Internal Communications Team
The Recruitment, Communications and Marketing Team can work with you to provide strategic communications direction and planning. They create and manage key messages and delivery through central channels for major projects and campaigns. Their Internal Communications Toolkit provides you with practical resources to get you started and here you can make contact with the team.
Take a look at all the central communications channels the team use to circulate messages to both staff and students, which include:
- Academic Digest – first Friday of the month to all academic and research staff.
- Hallam Managers Brief – fortnightly to all Line Managers.
- Beyond Covid Updates – fortnightly staff digest to all colleagues.
- We are Hallam – Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.
- Student Digest – fortnightly newsletter to students. You can submit content for the student digest via ! Student Communications and cc Adam Anson
- Intranet and social media – updated regularly.
- All staff briefings and events
Writing for The Conversation
The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, written by the academic and research community. Editors work with university experts to unlock knowledge for use by the media and wider public – through comment on topical news stories or publication of new research.
|Last updated: 25th April 2022 NB|