Director's welcome and update

A student walking through the Green Heart with Old Joe in the background

Farewell to Paddy, and hello from your new Director

I’m Simon Bray, your new Director of Campus Services. Since I can’t meet you in person, here’s my virtual welcome message.

Message from Simon

I’d also like to share these words from Paddy Jackman, former Interim Director:

Paddy Jackman

former Interim Director

“I’m sad to be leaving in the midst of this difficult time. I was looking forward to the opportunity to publicly thank you all for your efforts, and say a proper farewell at this year’s OSCARS ceremony. But I’m happy to say I’m leaving you in very capable hands. Your new Director may be taking the wheel at a strange time, but he will steer you well. Until we meet again, good luck – and thank you for making me feel so at home here at the University of Birmingham.”

I’m sure we all wish him well for the future.

Campus Services news

They say in a crisis, look for the helpers. At the University of Birmingham, that means Campus Services.

Many of our teams are still working on campus during Restricted Operations, performing vital roles.

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Happy Easter

I know none of us will be spending our Easter break the way we’d hoped. These are uncertain times, and it’s natural to be anxious. The more information we can give you, the better – so rest assured, I’ll make sure you’re kept up to date with important campus developments, and all the news from Campus Services.

When the time comes, I very much look forward to meeting you face to face as we work together to bring campus back to normality – perhaps better than ever.

Until then, remember that the Easter closure has been extended to include 16 and 17 April 2020. If you’re able to, please take time to enjoy a proper break.

Wishing you all a very happy Easter,

Simon Bray
Director of Campus Services


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