How do I...?
...book AV equipment for a meeting?
...take precautions against bicycle theft on campus?
...request a new Blackboard module site?
...report a fault in a building?
...reserve a car parking space for a visitor?
...get a car parking permit?
...arrange catering for a meeting?
...find out about copying documents for my research and teaching?
...make an appointment to see a Staff Counsellor?
...request a CRB form for a member of staff or a student?
...find out key dates?
...tell people about a forthcoming event?
...find a first aider?
...order first aid supplies for my office?
...report any problems with the gardens or grounds?
...report an incident?
...arrange University insurance?
...arrange IT access for new staff?
...get a library card?
...request material for the library?
...book a meeting room?
...get a name badge?
...launch a new academic programme?
...find a porter?
...download a University Powerpoint template?
...arrange a shredding collection?
...order a key or swipe card?
...get web/Plone training?
If there is something which you
- don't know how to do, or
- know how to do and think other people should know too
...please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You can apply for a parking permit through the Car Parking Office, part of Estates and Facilities Management Division. Please see the Car Parking website for details.
Staff members can apply for a library membership card during staffed opening hours by visiting the David Wilson Library on the main campus. Applicants will need to bring valid proof of ID with them.
Health and Safety incidents/threats
Injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences should be reported immediately to Safety Services on extension 2426.
Crimes should be reported to the Police immediately. Leicestershire Constabulary can be contacted on (0116) 222 2222 or in an emergency dial 999.
If you discover a fire, sound the alarm by breaking the glass in the nearest fire alarm call point. Then call the Fire Service – dial 999 or 222.
In addition, it is recommended that you also contact the University’s Security Control Room to alert them to any incident. Ring them on extension (0116) 252 2023 or in an emergency internal number 888.
The three things you may potentially need for a meeting are a room, some audio visual equipment and some catering.
Use the appropriate online form to request a room:
NB. You must book the room you require before requesting AV equipment.
For further detail about a room you’ve booked or intend to book see the AVS Rooms Directory.
When communicating the location of your meeting to attendees, please use the full name of the location not just the AVS code, e.g. 'Attenborough Seminar Block Lecture Theatre 3' rather than just 'ATT LT3'.
Requests for keys and access/swipe cards are managed by the Security Office
The Staff Occupational Health Service have a record of all currently certificated First Aiders and can be reached at (0116) 221 2461.
In addition Departments and Divisions Administrators should have up to date local lists of their First Aid trained staff.
Key dates are currently spread across the following sites:
There are two ways to learn the basics of creating/maintaining websites: go on an IT/Staff Development training course or book a one-to-one session with the Webteam.
Staff intending to develop a new Plone site must attend these two courses:
For a simple introduction to Plone or to discuss how Plone can cater for your specific requirements, you can book a one-to-one session with someone from the Webteam.
Until all the University's sites have moved into Plone, some staff will be required to maintain existing CWIS sites using Dreamweaver:
Writing for the web
This course examines the important differences between effective communication online and in print. It is suitable for anyone who is developing or maintaining a University website.
This course is suitable for anyone planning to add images to a website, whether in Plone or CWIS:
Contact the IT Service Desk on 2253 or email@example.com and they will make sure any new staff member has the access they need. Please note that this can take up to a week during busy periods. For more infomation see the IT Services website.
Alternatively, the new IT Services web site has IT information for new staff.
For portering assistance with departmental moves, please complete this form, at least seven days before the move.
Name badges can be ordered directly from our supplier, Recognition Express. How to order a badge.
A short guide to the process can be found on the Corporate Affairs and Planning website (CFS login required).
A range of downloadable templates, in the University's pallette of colours and with the University's logo, can be downloaded from the Design section of the Marketing and Communication site.
All faults or repairs should be reported using the online maintenance form
...advertise postgraduate funding opportunities?
Funding opportunities for prospective taught and research postgraduate students can be advertised through the Graduate School website.
You can email the details of your advert to firstname.lastname@example.org making sure to include:
- Funding opportunity title
- Type of opportunity (full/partial studentship, scholarship award, Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant post, etc.)
- Instructions on how to make informal enquiries and make an application
- Entry requirements/eligibility criteria
- Links to further information
The Horticultural Service is responsible for the maintenance of lawns, trees, shrub borders, seasonal bedding displays, general weed control and at academic sites the clearance of litter, snow and ice. You can contact the service directly via Jamie Whitehouse or call 0116 271 7725.
Contact the Safety Services team or call extension 2426 for first aid supplies and information
If you think you may need a CRB Disclosure in order to work with young people under the age of 18 or vulnerable adults, please contact Jean Baxter for further advice.
Visit the Blackboard 'How do I...? pages for more information.
A range of Blackboard VLE and e-Learning courses are available via the Staff Development Partnership
The Counselling Service is offered by appointment only, Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm. Email email@example.com to book an appointment or visit the Staff Wellbeing site for more information.
The University's Insurance Services Office can provide staff and students with a wealth of information about how to arrange all types of insurance whether it be for activities at the University, traveling abroad, motor insurance for hired vehicles or personal belongings.
Visitor parking is limited on Campus, however visitor permits to hunt for a space can be provided by the Car Parking Office by completing the application form, an e-mailable visitors parking permit will then be issued. Alternative public car parks and travel options can be found on the maps page.
The University of Leicester Coded Cycle Scheme is aimed at reducing the incidents of cycle theft on University property. The scheme involves a series of measure to promote cycle security and is supported by the Students' Union and Leicestershire Constabulary.
The University Library provides useful information about using copyright material.
The University Library welcomes suggestions from academic staff for book, journal and electronic resources purchases.
Use this event submission form to send details of forthcoming events - public and internal - to the Press Office..
If there is something you would like to see answered via the How do I...? section please email firstname.lastname@example.org.