The University has just been awarded Teaching Excellence Framework Gold status. Only three other institutions in South East England have achieved this. The report confirmed that the University delivers: “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students,” and that its teaching, “is of the highest quality found in the UK.”
Read more on the University website.
Only in George’s Marvelous Medicine (if you haven’t read it, the local public library holds copies so now is the time) does eating cabbage make you grow downwards. In reality, eating at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day is very good for you. Celebrate with a carrot stick or whatever else takes your fancy today as we celebrate ‘Eat your vegetables day’ (and no, we’re not sure who is making these days up but some of them are certainly colourful).
Box of Broadcasts (BoB) will be implementing an upgrade on Friday 23rd June 2017 between 7-9 am that will resolve the playback problems experienced by clients using some web browsers. The fix will require some downtime for the BoB service during this interval.
This fix should greatly improve load times across affected browsers, including Internet Explorer, Edge and Chrome. It will however restrict support for Internet Explorer to IE 11, the only version still supported by Microsoft. Anyone still using older versions of the browser is recommended to change their browser or upgrade to IE 11 or Edge.
National Picnic Week starts this Friday, so grab something to sit on or find a park (Ravelin Park is conveniently close!) and make the most of the summer weather by dining al fresco. If you are struggling for creative picnic ideas and the thought of munching a scotch egg or a sandwich from Café Coco fails to inspire you, the Scotch Kitchen has conjured some picnic concepts for you to try.
We will be upgrading our library management system next Wednesday 21 June between approximately 8-9 am. During this period, neither clients nor library staff will be able access to your library account, stock or shelf mark information, although you will still be able to borrow and return books. We apologise for any inconvenience resulting from this essential maintenance.
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Did you know that air pollution on side streets is often at least 20% lower than on busy roads? Or that the most polluted place to be on the roads is inside a vehicle because they gather pollution? The UK’s first ever National Clean Air Day on Thursday 15 June is a chance to find out more about air pollution, learn how to avoid it and discover the practical things that people can do to reduce local pollution levels.
Let’s create a cleaner future together on National Clean Air Day
. If you normally take children to school in the car or drive into work/study, try taking the train or bus, cycling, or walking instead. If you have to drive, try turning your engine off when idling in queued traffic and at traffic lights. Every little helps.