It’s a rainy morning as I write this; I knew that before I opened the curtains as I checked the weather on my phone and read through the day’s headlines. Technology has changed the way we live and work beyond recognition, particularly in the last 10 years. That got me...
It’s almost a year since I wrote my Viewpoint blog ‘Slowly emerging from upheaval – an opportunity to do things differently’
In it I talked about what we’d learned during COVID-19 and the importance of using this valuable knowledge and wisdom to develop new ways of working. So, one year on, how are we doing?
I’ve been thinking about the potential opportunity to apply what we have learned through the pandemic to reshaping Professional Services as we move forward.
In Professional Services, we want to create a more flexible future for our people because we know that it can benefit us in our professional and personal lives.
Usually at this time of year our campus is buzzing with excitement and optimism as students from all over the world descend on Manchester, taking full advantage of the opportunities that our University and the wider city present. It’s also one of the busiest times for colleagues with all hands on deck to support our on-going research activities and to make sure our students feel welcome and help them adjust to their new life.
Key to how we deliver our Vision, are our Values. Especially when needing to make difficult decisions, how we deliver will be as important as what we deliver.
When I’m out and about meeting staff I hear much debate about the why, what, when and how of change in our University. I wanted to share my thoughts on this often contentious topic – and hear your views too.
Now that the new academic year is well underway, there’s a real buzz around campus. We all want our students to have as positive an experience as possible throughout the whole time they spend with us, as well as creating better processes and ways of doing things for our staff, saving us time and effort.