Professional Services Conference 2019
Becoming one professional services community
The theme of this year's conference was 'Becoming one professional services community'. We explored how connected colleagues feel to UCL and the rest of the PS community and empowered us all to do something.
'Making UCL a great place to work' and 'Let's do this now' sessions
Making UCL a great place to work
All of us do things every-day that make UCL the great place to work that it is. Our actions vary from how we greet our colleagues in the morning to volunteering to coming together on a 1 day per week secondment to contribute to a project reshaping a fundamental way of working (in this case the academic model project).
In this inspiring and insightful session five different colleagues from across UCL shared what they are each doing to help make UCL a great place to work.
Let’s do this now
Many of us have ideas about things that could be improved, or ideas that could be introduced to make UCL’s professional services even more effective, or make UCL even better! During this session at the conference, we invited colleagues to pitch their ideas for improvements or innovation to a panel and the audience. Over lunch the 700 strong audience were invited to vote for their favourite idea with the promise that the COO would personally support the implementation of the idea. Whilst the winning idea was announced after lunch, Fiona also introduced staff to the new ‘Improvement board’, so that the notion of getting on with making improvements can last well beyond the conference and become part of how we, as One PS work.
Professional Services Award winners 2019
Congratulations to the winners of this year's Professional Services Awards, and well done to everybody who was nominated.
This year the awards panel heard over 200 amazing stories about people who demonstrate integrity, outstanding service and commitment to UCL, about teams striving towards UCL’s future and about the incredible things people are doing beyond the boundaries of the institutes and departments of UCL.