Get On Your Bike event October 2018

*Due to popular demand Recycle Your Cycle will be back selling second hand bikes on Wednesday 24th October, 12:00 - 14:00 in the quad outside RUSU* We will also have lights and locks and a visit from Dr Bike. 12 – 2pm  More bikes available to Buy or Hire Second hand bike sale with ReCycle Your Cycle. UniCycle Hire Bikes from £10 / term run by RUSU. Bike Security Labelling, Locks and Lights for sale. And lots of information on support for cycling on and off campus. 11 – 3pm Dr Bike* (Please note we’ve moved his visit from Thursday 25th to coincide with the sale).: come along for a FREE cycle safety check. 2-6pm Cycle Training: See the cycle skills programme for details or email k.robertson@reading.ac.uk to book a place.   **Cyclists – don’t forget the clock’s go back this weekend so you’re more likely to be going home in the dark from next week. You will need lights for cycling on and off campus. If you can’t make...
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The Egg-cellent April Re-Use Challenge!

You did it! The April Re-use challenge target has been achieved. We set staff a target to re-use 700kg of items by the end of April. It was a big challenge, and yummy Cadbury's Creme eggs (or sugar-free desk tidies) were offered to people who helped out. A big thank-you to everyone who took part - you did it! The target has been achieved and you re-used a whopping 740kg of items through the University's Warp-it portal. That's nearly three quarters of a tonne, and it has saved staff an estimated £4,488 by avoiding buying new. Why did we do this? Because re-use is the right thing to do - it has lots of environmental and financial benefits (find out more here). The University recognises this and has a target to improve re-use by 10% by 2021. In April 2017 we avoided disposing of 649kg of stuff by re-using it, which saved staff...
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Setting up a telephone conference using Skype for Business

All staff can download and install Skype for Business, but did you know, you can also use Skype to set up a telephone conference, even if your contacts aren't on Skype? Here's how: In your Outlook Calendar, select "New Skype Meeting" from the Home tab (if you can't see this button, this article may help, or contact the IT Helpdesk).   This automatically creates a Conference ID that is unique to your conference call, detailed in the meeting invite:                 It's as simple as that! For more tips on how to use Skype for Business, check out the University's handy user guides.    ...
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Liftshare Week – 29th Oct- 2nd Nov 2012

Sign up to RUcarsharing.com to save money, save the environment and get entered into a Prize Draw! Are petrol prices making a hole in your budget? Have you got less money to spend on the stuff you love these days? Well we have a way to help – RU carsharing.com!  If you drive to work, there’s probably room for at least one more in your car. Sharing your commute with just one other person will halve the cost.  RUcarsharing.com has been set up specifically for staff and students at the University of Reading, register you journey and find out who you could share a lift with. If you’ve thought about lift-sharing before, this is the ideal time just to give it a try. It takes five minutes to sign up and search for others going your way.   If you sign up this week your name will be entered into a prize draw to win a Kindle!! You don’t even need your own car....
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