Entries by Prue Griffiths

Official opening for Sir William Henry Bragg Building

The Sir William Henry Bragg Building had its official opening on Monday 6 June 2022. Marked by a series of events as part of the opening ceremony, the building is home to the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences and a state-of-the-art integrated teaching and research facility, designed to help the University achieve its strategic […]

University flood management scheme is first in UK

A natural flood management facility at the Brownlee Triathlon Centre, University of Leeds, has now completed. The first of its kind in the UK, it will reduce flood risk in the area and make it more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Some of the measures include the planting of 5,000 trees, creating leaky […]

Bodington Football Hub reaches milestone

Construction works have reached the halfway point at Bodington Football Hub, a major new facility at the University that will support grassroots sport in the city. Representatives from the University, the Football Foundation and Sewell Construction gathered last week to mark the development’s four-team changing pavilion reaching its ‘topping out’ phase. Suzanne Glavin, Head of […]

Designed to inspire: new teaching spaces open

An innovative new lecture theatre designed to inspire and encourage collaborative learning has opened for teaching. Digital technology The exciting new space, one of three now open at the iconic Roger Stevens Building, is equipped to make best practice use of digital technology – enriching the learning environment and enabling group activities and hybrid learning. […]

Grounds Week 2022

As Grounds Week 2022 kicks off, research by the the Grounds Management Association (GMA) shows that 77% of outdoor workers feel rewarded and a strong sense of achievement, compared to 47% of people working behind a desk. Work-life balance Katie Stott is an Apprentice Sports Turf Operative, at Sports Park Weetwood, part of the University of […]

New electric vehicle for waste collection

One of the first electric refuse collection vehicles to be used in Yorkshire has started work on the University of Leeds’ campus. The University’s Waste and Environment team led by Courtney McAuley (pictured third from right above) started using the vehicle this year, working with supplier Associated Waste Management (AWM.) AWM’s vehicle enables zero carbon […]

Lost property goes digital

The Security team at the University has introduced a new online system to help reunite campus users with their lost possessions. Using hubs around the campus, the system logs found items and stores them locally. It searches for property and keeps users notified of progress by email. Replacing a system that was based solely in the […]