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SPR findings reveal pathway to the future

Since November last year (2019), interpretation of the Strategic Procurement Review (SPR) findings has been ongoing. As well as spending more wisely and focusing on how the University can deliver buying and paying for its goods works and services in a more environmentally friendly way, the findings have highlighted...

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Register to attend the FTP’s Discovery Phase feedback sessions

The Finance Transformation Programme’s (FTP) Discovery Phase ended in December and the team is now in a position to share the findings. The Discovery Phase was designed to help us understand how Finance operates and to guide us on how we can transform processes and systems to better support the University. John Galvin...

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Developing values for our professional services staff

"Having a strong set of professional services values to guide the way in which we work is a critical element of ensuring that we all feel valued and supported; in other words, it is a critical element of ourcambridge." Emma Rampton, Registrary The story so far During the Michaelmas term, we focused on developing a set of...

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Read more at: ourcambridge bursaries now open for applications

ourcambridge bursaries now open for applications

One of the University’s core values is to support learning throughout life. The Vice-Chancellor has announced twelve new 100% tuition fee bursaries for employees who would like to engage with continuing education, either for the purposes of professional development or personal enrichment. The courses are offered by the...

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New expense management system provider is agreed

January 2020 has seen the University move a step closer to transforming how employees process their expense claims as it has been agreed that expense system solution provider SAP Concur will take this work forward. The Expense Management project is a key component of the Finance Transformation Programme, an ambitious...

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Bringing ideas to life

We are pleased to announce the launch of the ourcambridge Ideas Exchange. When we asked for your ideas on how to improve life for professional services staff, we were overwhelmed by the huge response. You came up with nearly 1,000! This gave us plenty of food for thought, as well as a sizeable task in reviewing and sorting...

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Read more at: Finance Business Transformation announces name change

Finance Business Transformation announces name change

With the beginning of the New Year, the team behind the Finance Business Transformation Programme has simplified its name slightly to the Finance Transformation Programme (FTP). The FTP in an ambitious large-scale initiative which aims to shape and enhance Finance's processes and tools of the future. The programme is a...

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Procurement review is supporting our journey to a zero-carbon future

With its ambitious climate initiative Cambridge Zero, the University is helping to build a zero-carbon future. Now, sustainable procurement - which is meeting the University’s need for delivering goods, works and services in an environmentally friendly way - has been embedded at the heart of the Finance Division's...

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We are the champions - meet Claire Brind

Becoming an ourcambridge champion means joining a fast-growing team of volunteers who are giving their time and energy to help make the University a better place to work for our professional services staff. We talk to Claire Brind about her hopes for ourcambridge and her contribution towards achieving them. Briefly...

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Case study: Work experience at the Department of Engineering

Work experience is nobody’s baby. Often neglected and unloved, the hope is that it will go away if ignored. However, the Department of Engineering has a much more positive attitude and the work experience programme makes an important contribution to the life of the department. Over the years, with the support of the...

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