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  1. Professor Steve Thornton, Dean Staff meeting, June 25 2013

  2. Open Days • 92% were likely to apply after attending. Compared to just 67% beforeattending. Comments: • “The students were very optimistic about the university and the course was very appealing. The students were incredibly helpful and informative in their views.” • “I wasn't sure about the PBL course type before and thought a systems based course would be the one for me, but I've now realised how key PBL is in developing skills like self directed study/teamwork you'll use as a doctor”

  3. Welcome new starters • Dr Shenqiu Zhang, Associate Research Fellow • Dr Therese Murphy, Associate Research Fellow • Dr Lydia Staniaszek, Associate Research Fellow • Dr Janet Holley, Associate Lecturer (E&S) • AbiScott, Research Co-ordinator • Andy Douglas, Marketing Manager • Shanker Venkatasubramanian, Research Co-ordinator • Dr Charles McGilligan, Associate Research Fellow • Dr Alessandro Ble, Research Fellow • Dr Wiebke Schmidt, Associate Research Fellow • Heather Ohly, Associate Research Fellow.

  4. Welcome new starters • Dr Victoria Olobia, Lead for Problem Based Learning (Clinical) • Zachary Gribble, Educational Technologist • Marian Parkinson, Pharmacogenetics Research Administrator • Deborah Galley, Laboratory Manager • Ellie Kingsland, MIR Research Administrator • Dr Katie Lunnon, Lecturer • Dr Shenqiu Zhang, Associate Research Fellow • Emma Purdon, new role as Widening Participation Officer

  5. Research successes • Dr Jackie Whatmore: £210K from FORCE for ‘Responses of the endothelium to tumour secreted pro-metatastic signals’. • Dr David Llewellyn: £250K from Mary Kinross Charitable Trust for ‘Vascular aspects of cognitive impairment and dementia’. • Prof Katrina Wyatt: £160K from Kent County Council (for NHS Medway) for ‘Implementing C2 Connecting Communities 7 step model in two communities in Kent’.

  6. Research successes • Prof David Melzer and Dr Lorna Harries: £130k from Velux Foundation for ‘Genetic Biomarkers of human ageing: relationship to outcomes’. • Prof Andy Randall: £170k from Royal Society Industrial Fellowship Project for ‘In vivo, cell-level imaging of network dynamics and pathology in murine models for neurodegenerative disease’. • Professor Andy Randall: £120K from Eli Lilly to support two CASE type studentships. • Dr William Gaze: CASE studentships from BBSRC (with AstraZeneca worth £100k) and from NERC(with Aquatic Water Services, worth £60K).

  7. Athena SWAN Committed to 88 action points across 9 areas: • Gathering and assessing data • Supporting undergraduate and postgraduate students • Providing support around key career transition points • Ensuring fairness, transparency and competence around staff appointments • Supporting staff career development opportunities • Ensuring a fair and open departmental organisation and culture • Maternity/Adoption/Paternity/Carer and Flexible working opportunities • Ensuring gender balance in outreach activities • Good communication channels, opportunities to share / adopt best practice.

  8. Chris Lindsay College Manager

  9. Finance and planning • PRG process completed • Baseline targets agreed for 2013/14 through to 2017/18 • College committed to moving towards a positive contribution • This will be driven by income generation and more efficient working • New UG and PGT programmes • Expanding BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences

  10. Medical Imaging • Agreed project management structure • Project Board chaired jointly by the UEMS and CEMPS Deans • Project Implementation Group – College Managers, Project Manager • Staff and students in Medical Imaging informed • UEMS staff informed via News in Brief • Working on a vision and governance structure for MI within UEMS • Working with University to identify suitable St Luke’s space and capital

  11. St Luke’s developments • £10.5m committed to St Luke’s development • Focus on College House and South Cloisters • High quality refurbishment – for the medium to long term • Work on College House will begin end of June 2013 until September 2013 • This is the first phase of refurbishment of all 3 blocks of College House • Work on South Cloisters will begin October 2013 until October 2014 • Also defining additional teaching space and facilities, plus MI

  12. University Professional Services Review • University has launched a major review of its Professional Services • Focus on interface between Colleges and central PS teams • Initial consultation event held on 10 June 2013 • Now seeking feedback from Colleges and central services • College Manager meeting with admin Staff in Exeter and Truro in July • ACMs and Business Partners consulting with their teams

  13. The Professional Services Review is about working with academic colleagues and students to enable Exeter to thrive & succeed • What does this mean for us as Professional Services? • Having a shared vision and a plan to deliver it • Partnering effectively to deliver the colleges’ and Student Guild’s ambitions – helping the University rise further in the league tables • Doing the things that matter – stop/start/do more of what we do • Providing services in the right way in the right place • Investing in ourselves so that we have the right tools and skills • Having common values that we all believe in and enact • Being flexible and agile - able to continually evolve to meet the next challenge

  14. Professional Services Review 1. The PS review is about creating a Professional services team that can work effectively with academic colleagues to meet our future challenges. 2. We are in a planning phase – nothing will happen until we are clear about what we need to do. 3. This change is about our future and we will all be asked to play a part

  15. Professional Services Review • What questions do you have? • What opportunities for change do you see? • What excites or worries you about the review?

  16. Professor Stuart Carney Vice-Dean Education

  17. Professor Angela Shore Vice-Dean Research