The Corporate Financial Report for the 6 month period ended 31 January 2013 is now available for download HERE
It may not be the Olympics yet but in an equally prestigious competition the Purchasing Office have been awarded Gold for their contribution to environmental improvement.
Green Impact is an environmental accreditation scheme with an awards element designed for university departments. University staff take part each academic year and, depending on the number of environmental actions they carry out, can achieve either: ‘working towards accreditation’, or a ‘Bronze’, ‘Silver’ or ‘Gold’ award for making their workplaces greener. Queen's University is one of 46 Universities and colleges participating in the scheme.
Over the past number of months 25 Green teams have been working through a specifically designed online workbook. Using the workbook as a framework for continual environmental improvement, they have worked through criteria covering every aspect of sustainability from biodiversity to fair-trade, energy to waste - and just like the Olympics the awards come in Bronze, Silver or Gold.!
Purchasing Office were one of only three Gold Award winners. The Gold Award goes to the Team who gained the highest number of points, by completing the highest number of environmental actions listed in the Workbook.
The achievement demonstrates the hard work and commitment of all staff involved.
RCUK recently introduced a range of changes to funding for research grants in response to the recommendations of the Wakeham Review. Full details of the changes can be accessed by clicking here
The most far-ranging changes relate to Research Council funding for equipment. On 12 December 2011, the University Operating Board considered the changes to Research Council funding and approved associated changes to University procedures. A copy of the new University procedures for research equipment on Research Council grants can be viewed by clicking here