Entries by Matt Hamnett

Bloomin’ marvellous on campus

Many of us have not been on campus recently, so we wanted to bring the campus to you! During the summer months, the campus reaches full bloom, and our budding photographers have been taking photos of the amazing displays our Grounds and Gardens team have been working on. Dig in!  

Final stages of construction for Esther Simpson Building

Completion of the Esther Simpson Building remains on track for late August. Construction company BAM are working on the final stages of the building which will then be handed over to the University for final fit-out. Our teams will then work to fully equip the new building with facilities and technical resources so that it […]

Bragg transformed as doors nearly open

Over recent weeks, during the fit-out process, the Sir William Henry Bragg building has been transformed and for many of us, the suspense of waiting to see what’s inside will be over in just a matter of weeks! For now, the Schools of Computing, Robotics, the Bio-Nano Group and Student Support Services have been moving […]

Christmas shutdown advice

We are committed to lowering our carbon emissions and this year’s extended Christmas shutdown period gives us an opportunity to cut energy waste. We know that working patterns at the University have changed with many of us working from home for significant proportions of the time. Those of us that are visiting campus for essential […]

Free Parking on campus for students and staff

Free Parking on campus for students and staff from 18 March, 5 pm until further notice. From 5 pm on 18 March, all University students and staff will be able to park free of charge on campus until further notice. This includes the multi-storey car park (except the 8th floor) and all other car parking […]

Security Services – We Are Listening

The Security Services recently sent out a survey as part of our Secured Environments accreditation, and it was great to receive such a large and positive response to our work. However as a service we recognise that there is always room to improve how we operate, and so we wanted to take this opportunity to […]

Makeover for University’s main entrances

A large project to improve the look and general accessibility around the main entrance to the University has now been completed. Previously the area where the Michael Sadler Building meets the side of the Parkinson Building had sloping feathered steps on one side, and uneven ground without a clear pathway on the other. These feathered […]

Proposed plans for Bodington Playing Fields

Discover more about the exciting development plans for Bodington Playing Fields Members of the public, University staff and students are invited to find out more about the proposed plans for the development of some of the existing grass pitches at Bodington playing fields. The proposed plans are to provide one dual-use artificial grass pitch (football […]

Chancellors to open revamped Priestley Building

Inside the revamped Priestley Building following a 13-month works programme Colleagues are invited to attend the formal opening of the Priestley Building – the new home of the Priestley International Centre for Climate at Leeds. Chancellor, Professor Dame Jane Francis, and Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands, will perform the official honours on Monday 24 June, to […]

Language Centre transformation underway

An innovative transformation of the Language Centre’s facilities have commenced. Located in the historic Parkinson Building, the Centre is undergoing a significant transformation, predominantly over Levels 2 and 3, creating new state of the art teaching facilities for students and space for staff. Students and staff will benefit from refurbished common and pastoral areas to […]