14 September 2009
University Open Day 3 Oct
The final University Open Day for 2009 will be held on
Saturday 3rd October. As usual, the School will be holding events throughout
the day. Academic members of staff will be needed to man the Computer Science
stand in the
Research Group Budgets
As in the previous financial year, £150K of expenditure has been included in the school budget, which is then assigned to research groups. For the financial year August 2009 to July 2010, the details are as follows (thanks to John Halliwell for the figures).
The amounts are generated as follows:
1.) £500 is credited to each academic member of staff.
2.) The remaining £114,150 is allocated as above based on Total Group Balance and Income Received in 08-09.
Any additional income received with the year 09-10 into reserve accounts is also spendable, however this must be spent within the year, after which it is added to the balance and forms part of the following year’s calculations.
It is the responsibility of groups to work out how to divide up/use the money within the group. Any grievances in relation to the overall process or internal allocations should come to me, whereas John can answer practical questions and provide updates on expenditure.
Faculty Open Meeting 7 Oct
All members of staff in the Faculty of Engineering and
Physical Sciences are invited to attend a Faculty Open Meeting with Professor
Colin Bailey, the Acting Vice-President & Dean on Wednesday 7 October, 2
- 3pm in Room C9,
Colin will give a short presentation, which will include updates on the research profiling exercise, financial matters and shared service costs. This will be followed by a presentation from Professor Phil Withers on the new Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility with the remainder of the meeting given over to an open question and answer session on any matters of interest. There is no need to submit questions in advance of the meeting.
All are welcome. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
EPS e-Learning sessions – change of times
The e-Learning sessions are for staff who need to discuss any issues or problems they may be having with Blackboard or any other eLearning tools. Staff can turn up and a member of the EPS eLearning team will be on hand to offer support.
Please note the days and times of these sessions have changed and replace the drop in sessions available over the summer period. The new days and times are in effect from the week commencing 7th September.
Thursdays: 12-1 Chemistry Computer Room Cluster Ground Floor.
Any other elearning enquiries can be sent as usual to email@example.com
Extracting Behaviour Specification of Components in Legacy Applications
Prof Frantisek Plasil.
14:15, Lecture Theatre 1.4,
EU funding opportunities event 18 Sept
Maths have arranged a session which involves a presentation by Liz Fay on EU funding opportunities, as well as a presentation by Ian Madley on the role of the business development team. All Computer Science academic staff are invited to attend.
14:00, Frank Adams room,
FP7 Information and Communication Technologies Call 26 Oct
The FP7 Information and Communication Technologies Call (FP7-ICT-2009-5) is now open. For information on this particular call please go here.
The deadline for this call is 26th October 2009 and we are expecting a high number of applications. Due to annual leave Anna Smethurst will be unavailable for costings the week before this date; please contact the Research Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the 16th October if you are planning to apply for this round of FP7 ICT funding.
BBSRC Research development fellowships - Call for applications 11 Nov
BBSRC Research Development Fellowships are aimed at full-time
members of academic staff of a
Awards are for 1-3 years, and include a research support grant to cover costs associated with the proposed research development activities. Deadline is 11 November.
BBSRC David Phillips Fellowships - Call for Applications 11 Nov
David Phillips Fellowships are aimed at scientists who
have demonstrated high potential and who wish to establish themselves as
BBSRC Science Photo Competition 30 Nov
Many BBSRC scientists take stunning images in the course
of their everyday research. To encourage and recognise scientists and PhD
students who can combine a passion for their science with an eye for a
striking image, BBSRC has launched its inaugural Science Photo Competition.
Taming the beast: Runtime adaptation as the key to power efficient many-cores
Funding Body: The Royal