For Staff

Staff networks

General

Association of University Administrators (AUA)
For all those with administrative and managerial responsibilities or interests in higher education – this includes administrators, managers, academic staff and senior secretarial and clerical staff.

Dementia Carers Staff Network
This is a peer support network created to support other members of staff who care for a family member or relative who has dementia. The aim of the network is to share experiences, help signpost to support services and for peer support.

Events Network
The Events Network meets every couple of months to share ideas and good event management practice. Each session has a different theme with input from colleagues from across the University. You can also subscribe to the Events Network mailing list.

Front Desk Network
For all staff who work as a first point of contact on a front desk, reception desk or similar. The Network meets every ten weeks and aims to share knowledge and experiences to improve front desk service across the University. Previous meetings have included looking at similarities and differences of members, ways of getting feedback on the services members provide, and celebrating success. Email the network coordinator for further details.

Leeds 11 Network (formerly the BME staff network)
Providing a positive, supportive and active network for staff who identify with a minority ethnic group.  The Network exists to provide an environment for BME staff to socialise and receive mutual support.

Leeds Female Leaders in Healthcare and Clinical Academic Network
Also known as the Leeds Female Leaders Network. Bringing together like-minded people with the long term aim to develop, build and maintain strong, female leaders across the healthcare and clinical academic sector in Leeds. Seeking to inspire women by building on confidence, capabilities and contacts, through linking in with other local and national initiatives and developing relationships with established female leaders’ networks from other sectors.

Leeds Network
The Leeds Network is a secure, online database of Leeds alumni who have given details about their careers, and who may be prepared to answer questions, give first-hand accounts of career progression, realistic advice about breaking into a profession, or insightful tips for career advancement to Leeds students and recent graduates.

LGBT Staff Network
Ensuring that the views and concerns of LGBT staff are represented and considered at organisational level, and that their interests continue to form a part of the University’s wider equality and diversity agenda. Providing a safe, welcoming space and group for LGBT identifying staff – and colleagues, whatever their orientation, with  an interest in LGBT equality to meet, socialise, and/or benefit from mutual support.

PAs Network
Creating opportunities for the creation and development of professional links between PAs (and other clerical staff) across the institution in order to increase interaction, and share ideas and best practice, to both benefit the University and to support the personal development of individual PAs.

PG Hub
Connecting postgrads across all disciplines.

Public Engagement Network
Connecting people across the University who are involved in the planning, delivering and marketing of public events and engagement activities.

Staff Mental Health Network
This is a peer support network providing a welcoming space for all staff with a personal interest in experiences of distress and confusion, emotional wellbeing and a commitment to improving approaches to work and mental health.

University Apple Users' Group
A forum for Apple Mac users to debate and share information.

University Technicians Network
Meetings include; guest speakers on relevant professional development and career related topics, a chance to meet technicians from other departments.

Woman at Leeds Network
A network to support the personal and professional development of all women at the University of Leeds. Includes regular events and invited speakers to offer advice, support and share their experiences.

Learning and teaching

Directors of Student Education Network
An informal network that regularly brings together DSEs from across campus.

Learning Technologists @ Leeds Network
Coordinated by SDDU to enable an opportunity for colleagues to share ideas, practice and support around the area of educational uses of technology.

Leeds Enterprise Educators Network (LEEN)
Aims to bring together colleagues from a diverse range of disciplines to explore and exchange knowledge of teaching and research and to develop opportunities for collaboration and curriculum development. We recognise that colleagues working across all faculties and schools are developing innovative and exciting teaching and modules for students from a range of disciplines and LEEN seeks to offer ways of sharing this knowledge and experience.

Leeds Enhancing Educational Practice Network (LEEP)
An interdisciplinary network of academic and professional staff. The Network aims to: facilitate the exchange of knowledge about HE pedagogic research and the scholarship of teaching and learning; support staff to undertake pedagogic research on HE practice; and to strengthen awareness, within the institution and nationally, of the HE pedagogic research and scholarship of learning and teaching activities undertaken at Leeds.

Mobile Learning @ Leeds
Sharing examples of mobile learning in practice from colleagues at Leeds and elsewhere, and providing opportunity for practical experimentation and discussion.

New Lecturers Network
Bringing together newly appointed lecturers from across the campus, and providing an informal forum and information source for those who have recently been appointed to an academic post.

SES staff networks
There are networks and forums for staff working in the following areas of student education: graduate schools, admissions, employability, placement leadership, student support, and School of Medicine student education.

University of Leeds MOOC Forum
For all staff interested in sharing ideas around the development of University of Leeds MOOCs.

Research and innovation

Email networks (artynet, etc)
Used to send out information of interest to researchers. Most of the information is about new sources of funding for research - but members of the networks are encouraged to advertise research seminars and courses, exchange information, seek collaborators etc.

Enterprise and Knowledge Transfer Network
Holding regular meetings to share practice and discuss issues relating to enterprise, commercialisation and impact beyond academia.

Social clubs and societies

Bike Belles

Friends of University Art and Music

Staff book club

Staff choir (contact via the Staff Centre)

Staff craft club

Staff and research students coffee hour (This network meets at 1.15pm on the first Friday of each month upstairs in the Emmanuel Centre. It is organised by the Universities Chaplaincy and aims to connect international staff and their friends. The format is very informal, often with a theme (for example; “Photos of our home town,”) and food and drink is available.

Staff sports clubs
There are staff clubs for karate, cricket, squash, tennis, and golf.

Staff squash league

Staff walking club
The Staff Walking Club organises country walks (from 5-14 miles) almost every weekend of the year.  They've been doing this for over four decades, so are beginning to know their way around!  Everyone is welcome, whether seasoned walker or beginner.  For further details and the current programme contact David Shaw (0113 285 7480).

University of Leeds Ladies Club