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Old October 28th, 2013, 08:27 PM   #101
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Student at the University of Liverpool and budding journalist




Following a month of negotiation and deliberation about pay, the University and College Union (UCU), Unison and Unite unions have taken the decision to stage a one-day national strike across the country's universities. While the strike is in support of the university employees as opposed to its students, there is a call for young people to support their institutions by protesting alongside their lecturers or to simply refuse to cross the picket line. Although to many people a day of missed lectures represents a loss, there are bigger issues at play here than attending an hour-long seminar. Here are five reasons for why students should stand with staff and support the strike.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 08:51 PM   #102
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New telescope will keep city at the centre of the universe

A world leading astronomy research institute is marking its move to Liverpool Science Park (LSP).

Source: Click Liverpool

This relocation has brought control of the Liverpool Telescope (LT) and development of its proposed double-sized successor (LT-2), to the Park in a move set to offer local businesses new opportunities in the development of the world’s largest fully robotic telescopes.

It is planned that LT-2 will be based with the LT on the Canary island of La Palma, but adminstered remotely from the LSP. The Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI), which is part of Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), are keen to encourage engagement from local software engineering firms across Merseyside. Technology for projects including robotic telescope software development could be used to follow up discoveries made with the next generation of astronomical facilities, both on the ground and in space.

The LT-2′s core mission will be transient science, characterising the light from the most massive explosions in the observable universe. The Telescope will also be used for observations of binary systems and variable stars detected by the European Space Agency’s Gaia mission, which is due for launch later this year, and potentially extrasolar planets discovered by the next generation of space and ground based missions.
The LJMU team has commissioned preliminary optical design studies for LT-2 in the next few months, and a white paper on the science case is planned for release within the next few months.

Chris Copperwheat, Liverpool Telescope 2 Project Scientist, said: “As with the Liverpool Telescope, we’ll certainly be looking to use the expertise of local engineering firms during the development process of the LT-2 .

“In particular, as we enter the ‘big data’ era of science, engagement with local software engineering firms is something that will be important.

“We want very much to engage with the community and would be keen to hear any views on the project at this stage – as we move on we’ll be looking to establish more partnerships with groups and institutions in the UK and beyond.”

The Liverpool Telescope (LT) is a 2-metre optical telescope located on La Palma that has been in operation since 2004.

It has become a leading astronomical facility through its ability to react quickly to observe newly discovered or transient events in the universe, such as the cataclysmic explosions known as Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs).

It has also been used by more than 2000 schools as part of a thriving outreach programme.

The ARI relocated from offices in Birkenhead into 11,000 sq ft of space in the innovation centre two (ic2) building on Brownlow Hill in early June.

Director of the ARI, Professor Mike Bode said: “This is another milestone in the development of the ARI and our move to Liverpool Science Park puts us right at the heart of future developments in the University and more widely in the city and region.

“The development of the telescope and its instrumentation would pose new challenges and opportunities for industry, and we would obviously be particularly pleased to maximise the impact of the project on the region’s continuing high tech industrial development.”
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Old November 1st, 2013, 04:30 AM   #103
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Old November 4th, 2013, 10:56 PM   #104
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University workers threaten strike action over contract changes
4 Nov 2013 19:40

More than 200 members of Unison gathered outside University of Liverpool buildings today



University workers warned they were set to strike over changes to their contracts.
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Old November 24th, 2013, 01:03 PM   #105
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Contest starts for £20m Liverpool Uni job



Liverpool University is planning a £20m extension to its chemistry buildings and is advertising for a contractor to take on the job.

The new-build facility, called the Materials Innovation Factory, will be a ‘research hotel’ used by 140 University of Liverpool researchers and up to 100 researchers from industry partners.

The project incorporates the demolition of the existing lecture theatre and refurbishment of the existing buildings on the university’s campus.

The new four-storey extension will incorporate research labs, office accommodation and associated ancillary spaces and must achieve a Breeam Excellent rating.

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Old November 24th, 2013, 01:04 PM   #106
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Liverpool leads new research centre for sustainable photovoltaics

The University of Liverpool has been awarded a new centre for solar energy. It is part of a government investment in postgraduate training.

Science Minister David Willetts has announced the £350 million Centres for Doctoral Training from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), reports the university. Liverpool will lead one and partner in two others.

The University will lead the Centre for “New and Sustainable Photovoltaics” and research will be led by Professor Ken Durose (pictured), from the University of Liverpool’s Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy.

Liverpool will also be a collaborating partner in two further Centres for additive manufacturing (3D printing) and nuclear energy.

The announcement of the funding from the EPSRC follows the University of Liverpool’s involvement in two Doctoral Training Centres funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

“It is a really great achievement and I would like to thank all of those who have helped to bring this remarkable change about,” said Professor Stephen Holloway, Provost. “Five years ago we drew a blank and now we are involved in no less than five Centres.”

“These will allow us to provide more opportunities for postgraduate students studying at Liverpool. The technologies they’ll be studying are at the forefront of the UK’s high-tech economy, so we’re delighted that our students will be working closely with industry and gaining experience in the field.”

- See more at: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/uni....7zVtgImk.dpuf
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Old November 25th, 2013, 12:29 AM   #107
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Contest starts for £20m Liverpool Uni job

Liverpool University is planning a £20m extension to its chemistry buildings and is advertising for a contractor to take on the job.

The project incorporates the demolition of the existing lecture theatre and refurbishment of the existing buildings on the university’s campus.
Can I ask where abouts on the Uni Site is this going to be built, I'm not too familiar with the layout & building names..
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Old November 25th, 2013, 01:08 AM   #108
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Can I ask where abouts on the Uni Site is this going to be built, I'm not too familiar with the layout & building names..
If you look at the campus map here - http://www.liv.ac.uk/files/docs/maps...campus-map.pdf

The existing chemistry building (building 213) is at G5, I imagine the new build is located next to this building, closer to Brownlow Hill, with it's back to Grove Street.
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Old November 25th, 2013, 01:27 AM   #109
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Spot on. From a previous article.

Fairhursts to design Materials Innovation Factory

Architecture practice Fairhursts Design Group has won the contract to design the new £18m Materials Innovation Factory, a collaboration between Unilever and Liverpool University.

The 85,000 sq ft facility will be constructed using funds from the £33m grant awarded in October 2012 to Unilever and the university from the Government's Research Partnership Investment Fund.

The Materials Innovation Factory in Grove Street will be occupied by 140 university researchers and up to 100 researchers from industry partners. The MIF will produce new materials for sectors such as energy, pharmaceuticals, food and drink and paints.

The development, due to open in 2015, will include the partial demolition and redevelopment of Liverpool University's Donnan and Robinson Laboratories Building.

- See more at: http://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news....t0LA0ZtQ.dpuf
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Old December 4th, 2013, 10:07 PM   #110
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Liverpool students hit by second lecturers pay strike
3 Dec 2013 10:09
Lecturers and support staff to walk out today as pay dispute continues



Lecturers and support staff at Merseyside colleges and universities are today staging a second national strike in a row over pay.

Tens of thousands are due to take part in the one-day walkout, organised by the University and College Union (UCU), Unison and Unite, and expected to cause disruption at universities across the UK.
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/...turers-6364894 >>
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Old December 4th, 2013, 10:11 PM   #111
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University of Liverpool building occupied by students in support of staff strike action
4 Dec 2013 14:25
Group from the Irish Studies department have been passed food and bedding and will not be moved



Students occupied a University of Liverpool building today in support of workers striking over changes to their terms and conditions.

The 35-strong group at the Irish Studies department in Abercomby Square said they were "here to stay" and supporters had passed food, drinks and bedding through windows.
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/...udents-6370299 >>
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Old December 15th, 2013, 05:26 AM   #112
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 05:54 PM   #113
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 07:27 PM   #114
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That looks like a decent building.Is it on site yet I can't remember?
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 07:45 PM   #115
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 08:42 PM   #116
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Excellent, it'll be needing a new thread of its own soon.
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Old January 24th, 2014, 12:39 AM   #117
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Cash and Gown: University bosses on Merseyside under fire as 'handsome' pay rises revealed
23 Jan 2014 06:30

Unions blast the renumeration packages as staff wages are slashed


The University's Victoria Building on Brownlow Hill, Liverpool

Merseyside university heads have come under fire for enjoying “handsome” rises while staff pay has been cut.
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Old January 24th, 2014, 12:43 AM   #118
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Liverpool University staff walk out on students

Staff across Liverpool’s universities embarked on the first of three two-hour strikes today in a countrywide dispute over pay.

University staff are angry at the recent revelations that some vice-chancellors in the north-west received double digit pay rises whilst telling staff to accept real-terms pay cuts.
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Old January 24th, 2014, 12:46 AM   #119
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Team named for 20-acre student halls redevelopment



Liverpool University has revealed the design team for the £58m Greenbank project in Mossley Hill, on the edge of Sefton Park two miles south of the city centre.

The architect is Sheppard Robson, quantity surveyor Gleeds, WYG on mechanical and electrical engineering, Sutcliffes for structural engineering and RLF as construction manager.

Sheppard Robson has a strong track record with the university, designing the £19m engineering building on Brownlow Hill, completed in 2009, the £21m Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 2007 and Small Animal Teaching Hospital, also completed in 2007.

The redevelopment will involve a mixture of demolition and new-build as well as refurbishment. The new-build will cost around £50m, refurbishment £4m and sports facility £4m. The works will be phased to allow continuous use of the canteens currently located at the site. There are currently 915 bedrooms in two halls: Derby & Rathbone, and Gladstone & Roscoe.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 07:51 PM   #120
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Union demand after Mersey lecturers claim pay was illegally deducted
31 Jan 2014 15:07

Claims that pay was deducted after members went on strike


University staff on strike in Liverpool

A union is demanding the return of pay it claims was illegally deducted from Merseyside lecturers during a strike by their colleagues.

The University and College Union (UCU) at the University of Liverpool said more than 50 of its members – and possibly many more – lost a day’s wages for December 4.

The day saw a strike by Unison members at the university over changes to their terms and conditions.

UCU says its members were told the money was deducted because they did not declare on an internal computer system that they were not involved in the strike.

The union said members were not legally obliged to inform their employer they were in work because it did not ballot for strike action on December 4.

The three unions had joined forces for a national strike over pay on December 3 but the following day’s action was taken only by support staff at the University of Liverpool.

The University of Liverpool denied the claim and said it would never illegally deduct pay from staff.
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/...turers-6654444 >>

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