Undergraduate Open Days 2018

A message from our Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost, Professor Bernie Morley:

I am pleased to confirm the dates of our Undergraduate Open Days for 2018, which are:

  • Friday 22 June
  • Saturday 23 June
  • Saturday 15 September

Our Open Days are ever more critical to our success at recruiting undergraduate students and the feedback we receive is overwhelmingly positive.

We do recognise the logistical challenges these events pose, the immense effort they require from a large number of colleagues and have reviewed our strategy in light of feedback of visitors and University staff from the events held in 2017. The move from Thursday to Saturday in June is primarily designed to better meet visitor demand for Open Days held at weekends. This brings us in line with practice elsewhere in the sector.

I have detailed below the arrangements for staff who work during an Open Day held on a Saturday.

Reimbursement for working on a Saturday

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.

Professional Services Staff on grades 1-9 who are not contracted / rostered to work on Saturdays will be granted time off in lieu for the hours worked at a rate of time and a half for the hours worked provided that the hours worked that week exceed their contracted hours (FTE) for that week.

Where it is not possible to grant staff on grades 1-5 who are not contracted / rostered to work on Saturdays 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 contracted hours (FTE) for that week.

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 our Open Days can be taken up to Christmas 2018.

All staff are welcome to purchase lunch and claim this back through your department’s travel and subsistence budget, under the University’s expense claim policy.

Many thanks

Professor Bernie Morley

Deputy-Vice-Chancellor & Provost

Professor Bernie Morley
Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost

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