Month: December 2012

Social Networking Sites & Personal Internet Space

The use of social networking sites (e.g. Facebook, Myspace, Linkedin, Bebo), whilst providing a positive way for people to interact online, has also increased the opportunity for media communications to have an impact on the College and you.  We, therefore, wish to draw your attention to our guidance, which is located at: .  The purpose of this guidance is to protect the College’s and your reputation, and to make you aware of relevant College policies.  It is also intended to ensure that you understand the implications of using material which could be considered abusive or defamatory

National Pay Award 2012

UCEA (the Universities and Colleges Employers’ Association) has advised that, following national pay negotiations with UCU, UNISON and UNITE, institutions can now implement the 2012/13 national pay offer. The College’s national pay scales have, therefore, been updated to incorporate a rise of 1% effective from 1 August 2012 for those staff remaining on national non-clinical rather than local pay scales.

Payment at the appropriate new rates will be made in December 2012 salaries, and will be backdated to 1 August 2012.