Staff moves at Headington Campus
Monday, 14 July 2014
Relocating key teams and services
The opening of the
John Henry Brookes Building has seen a number of key, student-facing services
move into this award-winning facility.
As well as transforming the student, staff and visitor experience on the
Headington Campus, it also provides the opportunity to think about how the
University can get the best out of the campus as a whole.
consultations with Faculties and Directorates to understand the space
requirements for each department and to explore plans for locating key teams
together, a series of staff moves has been approved by Board of Governors. These moves see the co-location of key groups
of staff into better designed space, which will improve the use of space across
the campus. This will, in turn, reduce
heating, lighting and maintaining costs, which frees up funding to invest more
directly in the student experience.
The plans see what is
now the Media Centre become the first port of call for prospective students – a
hub for enquiry to enrolment activities. Given the Media Centre’s location just
off the new Piazza, locating key, student-facing services here has the
potential to really benefit students.
The proposals also see a number of other moves, including the creation of a
Directorate Hub in the Buckley Building; the re-location of some research teams
into their faculties or closer to their research facilities; and the
co-location of Brookes Print, stores and the post room. More detail on who is
moving is available on the Moves website.
Maintaining the staff
and student experience has been central to the decision-making process and
efforts have been made to ensure minimum disruption to those staff who need to move and that any impact on pooled
teaching and core services are kept to a minimum.
These moves are
currently scheduled to begin in July and will continue through into
spring/summer 2015. For more information on consultation so far and the latest
progress with each move, please follow the links below.