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Estates and Facilities round off 2023 on a high

Last updated on 12 January 2024

With festive celebrations, graduation ceremonies and more, December has been a busy and exciting month for Estates and Facilities. Read about our highlights from the final month of the year.

Decorating campus for the holidays

December means the holiday season, and the completion of a major operation undertaken by Estates and Facilities to make campus look and feel suitably festive.

The team collected 43 Christmas trees and installed them at well-known campus locations, including the Parkinson Building, the Great Hall and the Edward Boyle Library.

Our team also installed Christmas lights outside of the Great Hall.

Leeds-based design specialists Silver Bells Designs installed lighting and decorations on the biggest trees, including the 35ft tree in Beech Grove Plaza.

Supporting December graduation ceremonies

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Graduation ceremonies took place in the Great Hall from 11-19 December, as thousands of students celebrated their achievements alongside friends and family.

Estates and Facilities played a key role in ensuring ceremonies ran smoothly, working around the clock to keep campus clean and tidy.

Roads around campus were swept for over 30 hours during December, helping to make sure that the estate looked in pristine condition for those all-important graduation pictures.

The team also made sure that guests knew where they were heading, through the installation of specialist signs across campus.

Thanks to everyone within the team who played their part in ensuring that these major events in our calendar ran smoothly.

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