Need to know – 25 May

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Here are the top updates from across the University.

1. Hybrid and home working survey now open

All staff are invited to complete this survey which complements the Working from Home questionnaire completed in the summer 2020 to find out in more detail about your working experiences. It will take around 15 minutes to complete and will remain open until 9 June. Access the survey.

2. Learning from international examples

As the Curriculum Transformation programme progresses, the team has spoken with leaders in universities across Europe, Africa and Asia to learn about their experiences of developing their curriculum. They examined evidence on the importance of co-creation and engagement, getting timing and resourcing right, the value of good governance and leadership and the best ways to take the process forward. To learn more about these examples you can read the paper on the SharePoint site.

3. Timetabling update

As redrawing of teaching rooms at one metre spacing has continued, more teaching space is available than initially thought, including large teaching spaces. If space is a constraint, please speak to the Timetabling Unit as soon as possible and they will try to accommodate.

Further guidance to assist Schools with timetabling questions is now available on the Timetabling SharePoint.

4. Student travel guidance now available

The University is committed to offering students as much in person learning and teaching as can safely be delivered during the 2021/22 academic year, and will continue to follow Scottish Government guidance at all times. However, travel rules and disruptions are likely to continue. You can find detailed guidance on travel exceptions for students on the Academic Year Planning SharePoint.