Made up of nearly one thousand staff, the Hospitality and Accommodation services (HAS) department is a dynamic and forward thinking team, contributing towards many aspects of the student experience. The department are responsible for delivering many of the exciting projects that are taking place around campus at the moment, including the amazing new sport and fitness centre and upcoming conference hotel. We were also responsible for the recently completed Chamberlain re-development project, Global Village initiative and previously the opening of the Bramall Music Building in 2012.
HAS are in control of the day to day operations of the University of Birmingham. We keep the campus safe via our security team, feed over 30,000 students (and visitors) in our catering outlets, and even manage all of the letters and parcels across campus via our Postal team. The clean and tidy campus in which we work is thanks to the hard work of our cleaning services team; and our environmental services team ensure that rubbish and recycling is dealt with in a timely and efficient manner.
Other key operations within HAS include the two Day Nurseries, who provide a warm and welcoming environment for the babies and children in their care; the award-winning Worklink team who efficiently place students in work across the University; the beautiful botanic gardens and heritage attraction at Winterbourne; and the thriving conference and events office, who work in conjunction with in-house caterers Fresh Thinking and the bustling monthly Farmers Market.
HAS are truly the lifeblood of the university. Without this team and the work that they undertake, the student (and staff) experience would be much poorer as a direct result.