I have had to cancel my Annual Address to Staff Assembly on November 22 2012 because I will be attending the MDIS Graduation Ceremony in Singapore. Over 1000 students will be receiving Bradford degrees at that ceremony in what will be the largest overseas ceremony the University has held.
Rather than rescheduling the address I have instead been talking to groups of staff about the challenges facing the University in a series of smaller meetings for Academic School Assemblies and Corporate Services. I have already completed a number of these and will be holding at least seven such meetings in total.
These smaller meetings will hopefully provide a good opportunity for staff to raise issues and questions of concern and to hear about some of the challenges and opportunities facing both the sector at large and the University.