Message from Professor Bernie Morley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)
This year our applications for undergraduate courses went up – bucking the national trend. There will be many reasons for this, one of which is the high quality of our Open Days.
Open Days are a great opportunity to meet future students and their families and to explain, person to person, the benefits of studying with us and help them decide if we are the right University for them.
Plans are in place for our second Saturday University Open Day on 15 September and I want to take this opportunity to thank all those who have been involved in the planning or are coming in on the day to help ensure we make it a successful event.
For those staff volunteering to work on the day, the information below gives you details about childcare, parking and reimbursement for your time.
Let’s hope the current sunny September weather carries on for another week or so!
The Westwood Nursery will be available to provide free childcare between 10am and 3pm on Open Day. For more information and to book a place, please complete the Nursery form and contact the Nursery on 01225 386518 or email@example.com
The roads leading up to campus will be extremely busy on the Saturday.
Please can staff who arrive early in the day, use your normal car park.
Visitors’ cars will be directed to East, South and West car parks where they can park or be directed on to overflow car parks on the grass fields.
For those staff arriving later in the day who may struggle to find space to park, Security Services have allocated K car park for you to use. K car park is located to the rear of Brendon Court
At the moment half of the car park is dedicated as a contractors’ compound but the remainder of it will be kept free for staff parking. The car park will not be staffed and there is no need to use a special pass. Spaces in this car park will be on a first come basis.
- Academic staff will be given credit under their department’s Workload Allocation Model for attending. Any preparation time should be undertaken prior to the day. Alternatively, they will be granted time off in lieu for the hours worked.
- Staff on grades 6-9 will be granted time off in lieu for the hours worked.
- Wherever possible staff on grades 1-5 will be granted time off in lieu for the hours worked. Where it is not possible to grant time off in lieu, they will be paid at time and a half for the hours worked, provided that the hours worked that week exceed 36.5 hours. Where hours are less than 36.5 hours payment will be at plain time up to 36.5 hours and at time and a half for hours in excess of 36.5 hours.
Time off in lieu should normally be taken within one month of being accrued. However, as an exception, any time off in lieu for attending the Open Day can be taken up to Christmas 2012.