Need to know – 11 May

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Here are the top updates from across the University.

1. Teaching Awards

The Students’ Association Teaching Awards take place virtually tomorrow, Wednesday 12 May, celebrating the achievements of staff from across the University. Winners will be announced throughout the day on the Students’ Association Facebook page.

2. Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. The Staff News twitter account will be showcasing some of the fantastic projects and resources available from across the University, and sharing the stories of members of our community. If you have something you’d like to share with staff or students, you can contact the team at You can find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week on the Staff Wellbeing Hub.

3. Guidance for staff returning to on-campus activities

From 17 May, the University will be able to resume some campus-based activities for our PGT students. This means that some staff will be returning to campus for the first time in a while. With this in mind guidance for working on campus has been updated by colleagues in HR and Health and Safety. There is also additional guidance for managers on staff returning to campus on the Covid-19 webpages.