The Salaries Team are currently implementing a project to replace paper payslips with electronic versions.
This initiative will enhance accessibility, as it provides payees with 24/7 access to their full history of payslips, and is aligned to the University’s ‘Sustainability’ (Green) initiative.
From the end of March 2017 employees will be able to access, view and download their payslips on a secure, self-service basis on Queen’s Online (QOL), using their network username and password.
The Salaries Team will provide both paper and electronic payslips from March 2017 to June 2017. Paper payslips will no longer be distributed from July 2017. A short video on how to access payslips is available at http://go.qub.ac.uk/ViewYourPayslip, and the Salaries team will provide training and support.
If you have any questions or would like some assistance in accessing your electronic payslip, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pedometer Challenge is well underway, with teams across the University taking part to get fit and raise money for charity. The Week 3 results are:
Top 10 teams:
|The Walking Dead (Security)||898,045|
|G Loves Steps!||895,995|
|Sit Shep, Shep Sit!||726,672|
|Deans and Queen's||615,114|
|AUA - Another Useless Acronym||601,892|
|Cirque de Sore Legs||598,507|
|Red Hot Chili Steppers (Jenni Hammond)||595,975|
|The Dirty Half Dozen||542,590|
Top 3 individuals:
Please remember to send your photographs and tweets to @WellbeingQUB using the hashtag #LoveQUBStaff. So far, over £1,300 has been raised for Disability Sport NI. If anyone still wishes to make a donation, please do so via Just Giving.
These Awards are to reward staff, students and schools for their contribution to assuring and enhancing the quality of education and the student experience at Queen's. Staff and students can self-nominate, or nominate another staff member/student or a school. Find out everything you need to know here and nominate by 5pm, Monday 3 April.
Due to the Easter holiday closure dates, the deadline for receipt of relocation claims for inclusion in April salaries is 31 March 2017. Any queries to Dympna Stewart email@example.com, X3073.
Are you enhancing student learning by using digital tools? Examples of good practice will be showcased at this year’s annual conference. Registration is via Queen’s Online, search for CED or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the link to read the latest Queen's article published in The Conversation:
If you are interested in writing for The Conversation, contact email@example.com to find out more.
Kevin Morgan, Research Fellow in Catalysis and Clean Energy, features in the current Anthill Podcast: Waste Not, Want not.
If you are interested in contributing to the Anthill Podcast the upcoming themes are:
If you are interested in submitting an article to QPol, please contact Kevin Fearon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Academics to take part in Mindhive Trial
Queen’s University has been offered the opportunity to participate in a trial of Mindhive, an online platform that allows users to engage with a global community of university researchers, government leaders, policy experts, entrepreneurs and industry representatives on important policy issues.
We are currently looking to put together a cohort of academics who will agree to use the site over a specific period of time, so to find out more or participate, please contact Kevin Fearon on email@example.com by Monday 3 April 2017.
Know anyone who would love to work at Queen's but doesn't know where to start?
Send them along to this Employment Outreach Event on the morning of 7 April to find out everything they need to know.
Bike To Work Breakfast
It's pedal power over horsepower as staff are invited to leave the car at home and cycle to work on Friday 31 March. A free breakfast will be provided in the Old Staff Common Room, 8.00am - 9.30am. Click here for more information.
The Big Spring Clean
Applications are now open for events as part of the 2017 ESRC Festival of Social Sciences. Festival events are used as a way of raising awareness of the importance and impact of Social Sciences among the general public, young people, businesses and policymakers. Up to £250 is available per event and the deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 24 April 2017. Apply online here or for further information see the Festival website or contact Kevin Fearon at firstname.lastname@example.org, 028 9097 2589.
Following the creation of the University’s Trans Equality Policy, the Students’ Union, in partnership with the Equality and Diversity Unit and SAIL NI, have organised transgender information sessions. Staff and students are welcome to attend these one-hour sessions; queries or accessibility requirements can be directed to email@example.com. More males are encouraged to register for the sessions. Remember to obtain permission from your line manager should you wish to attend:
QUB staff ticket price £5 (standard ticket price £6.70). Further information and booking here.
New Gallery Exhibition
Opening Thurday 6 April, with music from GIRL DJs from 5.30pm, Get’cha Head in the Game is an international group exhibition which explores the relationship between art and sport. From American football, tennis and basketball to skiing, weightlifting and roller derby, the exhibition champions sport and its players through various media.
The Book Club
The next meeting of the Book Club will be Sunday 7 May to discuss Citizen, by Claudia Rankine. The Book Club is an informal Sunday afternoon reading group hosted by the Naughton Gallery, developing conversations around books which link thematically to the exhibitions. Books are available from Blackwell’s in the Students’ Union with discount for Book Club members. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep in touch!
The SU Shop meal deal is now even better with more vegetarian options including the St Dalfour French Cuisine Range. Don’t forget to pick up your Meal Deal loyalty card – Buy 6 and get the 7th free!
Come along to the Speakeasy in the Students' Union on Monday 3 April at 7pm for an informal talk from the Franciscan Well founder, Shane Long on how he started his own brewery business, followed by a short Q&A. There’ll also be a range of the brewery's most popular beers to sample. The perfect Monday evening for budding entrepreneurs, home brewers - or just people who like beer! Tickets £5 available here.
Rooms will be confirmed at registration; lunch is provided.
Challenging yourself to go smartphone-free for the day to raise money for Parenting NI, a local charity which supports families across Northern Ireland. Register to take part and find out more.
Are you involved in organising any Fundraiser events outside of work? If so, the Events team would love to hear from you. From Fashion Shows to Strictly Come Dancing events, Events can host them on campus plus staff receive a 20% discount on room hire.
Contact the Events team on 028 9097 3768 or email email@example.com.
All are welcome to attend a one-day symposium on Thursday 4 May in The Glasshouse at Parliament Buildings, Stormont. It was motivated by the moral commentator Karen Armstrong's famous call at a Ted talk for a 'Charter for Compassion'. The symposium is free and will include lunch. Spaces are limited. Further details and registration here.
Soil ecologist Dr Tancredi Caruso, from Queen's School of Biological Sciences and Ed Reynolds, an artist supported by the Leverhulme Trust, have collaborated to demonstrate the beauty and importance of soil in a series of artworks and workshops.
You can see the results on Saturday 1 April (at the Ulster Museum) and Saturday 22 April (Girdwood Community Hub, north Belfast). Find out more here.
HE Lunchtime Forum
Sandwich lunch available from 12.45pm. This session will be led by Dr Paul Wilson, School of Psychology. Recent innovations in Personal Response Systems have removed the need for specialist hardware/software and replaced clickers with students’ own personal devices. There will be demonstrations, so please bring along a personal device. Socrative works on a web-browser, or, if you are using a mobile phone/tablet, you can download the Free Socrative app from your app store (search for 'Socrative Student').
Continuing Professional Development
Please note that there are limited places on the following:
Wednesday, 5 April: iTrent Learning Module Administration, 11.30am – 1.00pm
Thursday, 6 April: Facebook for Beginners, 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Thursday, 6 April: Working with SharePoint (for Site Contributors), 10.00am – 12.00pm
Friday, 7 April: Working with SharePoint (for Site Administrators), 10.00 am – 12.00pm
Wednesday, 26 April: SPSS 2: Data Analysis using SPSS, 9.30am – 1.30pm
Thursday, 27 April: Creating Screen Shots and Training Materials Using Word and SnagIt, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Book through Queen's Online, select 'Training Courses' from the list on the left of the page and follow the link for 'iTrent Self Service'.
Course dates can be viewed here.
The next test date is Monday, 3 April, 10.00am – 11.30am. To register your interest in taking ECDL or ECDL Advanced, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tip of the day:
Need to insert action buttons, video and link to YouTube? Just some of the topics covered in the Dynamic PowerPoint course, running on 12 May. Register via iTrent on Queen's Online.
To register for an upcoming training course, log onto Queen’s Online, then select Training Courses from the list on the left and select 'iTrent Self Service'.