9 February 2009
Revised Management Tree
Following on from the consultation about the management tree in the Newsletter of 10th November, an updated management tree is now available here. If you have any comments or requests relating to this proposal, please let me know by Friday 13th February.
Duties Allocation Preparation
The duties allocation process will largely take place during February and March, with various items of information gathering during February. Part of the preparation process involves reviewing the hours associated with administrative tasks, for which current levels can be seen at: http://intranet.cs.man.ac.uk/ACSO/staffLoads/admintable.php. If you want to make the case that the hours associated with any of these roles are not suitable, please email (by Friday 20th February) the case to the Head of Function associated with the task (or to me if you are not clear which function the task is associated with). The heads of the functions associated with most of the tasks are: UG (Graham), PGT (Roger), PGR (Jon), Research (John) and External Affairs (Steve).
The Turing Lecture series now seems to be well established
as an annual feature hosted by the university (and organised conscientiously
by the External Affairs office in the school). This year's event on 3rd
February featuring Michael Brady on Information Engineering was well
attended, and next year's lecturer will be Chris Bishop, Chief Research
Scientist at Microsoft Research Cambridge and Professor of Computer Science
Slush Expenditure Against Budgets
As announced in the Newsletter of 1st December, each research group has a budget for the financial year (which runs from August to July). This item is just to point out that as a school, we are comfortably on target to meet the overall budget for slush expenditure this year (the budget has yet to be agreed for next year). As such, if there are items of expenditure that you plan for 2009, it may increase flexibility in the next financial year if purchases where there is some timing flexibility can be made before the end of July 2009. John Halliwell can provide detailed progress against budget information on request.
IET Clark Maxwell lecture 10 Feb 09
Power in the Economy - affordable engineering and technology solutions
Dr David Clarke, CEO of the Energy Technologies Institute
18:30, Lecture Theatre C9,
School seminar 11 Feb 09
Dr Enrico Franconi, Free
14:15, Lecture theatre 1.4, Kilburn building
Online Sciences – A Collaboration Seminar 12 Feb 09
12:00 - 14:00, Atlas 1 and 2,
To reserve your place
at the event please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Monday 26th of January 09.
The E-Science Central
project – see http://www.esciencecentral.co.uk/-
New Funding and Award Opportunities top
PhD studentships for Sept 2009 entry 27 April 09
This year, combining DTA funds with some School funds, we
are in a position to offer up to 18 studentships to *home* (=
Research Awards top
None this week