Need to know – June

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Top updates from across the University.

1. Share your views on the University’s investments

Staff and students are invited to take part in a consultation on the University’s proposed changes to the Responsible Investment Policy.

The policy translates the University’s commitments on integrating environmental, social and governance issues into the overall investment approach and provides a consistent, long-term guide for informing investment decisions, stewardship and reporting.

It has been under review for the past year and our staff and student community are now asked to share their views. The consultation is open until 30 August and can be accessed on the Social Responsibility and Sustainability webpages.

Share your views on changes to the University’s Responsible Investment Policy (EASE login required)

2. People and Money

Staff are invited to one of four in-person events to find out more about plans to improve the HR and finance processes managed in People and Money.

Sessions are being held across the University’s campuses to introduce the Improvement Plan, listen to feedback and answer any questions.

You can book a place and submit any questions in advance of the sessions below.

Wednesday 12 June, 9.30am-11am, Easter Bush

Thursday 13 June, 2pm-3.30pm, BioQuarter

Tuesday 25 June, 9am-10.30am, Gordon Aikman lecture theatre

Wednesday 26 June, 3.30pm-5pm, King’s Buildings (currently operating a waiting list)

3. Staff elections

Voting in the 2024 Senate college professional services staff elections is open until 12pm on Wednesday 12 June.

This is the first year that college professional services staff have the opportunity to serve on Senate, with successful candidates serving up to three years.

Voting is being conducted online by Civica Electoral Services and staff on the relevant electoral roll should have received an email from with a link to the voting system.

To read the list of candidates and their statements, or for any queries, please visit the Senate webpages.

College professional services staff election process