June 1st, 2020
The Campus Stars campaign has been launched to showcase the colleagues still working on campus during the lockdown and highlight the crucial work they do.
Andrew is a Senior Building Attendant based in the Trent Building on University Park and has been working at the University for ten years. Andrew started his career at the University as a part-time cleaner, and is now responsible for all building duties at Trent Building including the supervision of 17 cleaning staff.
Andrew’s usual responsibilities include completing tasks for staff, students and visitors including room moves, setting up classrooms and organising large conferences and events such as weddings and high-profile dinners. As the Trent Building houses the Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellors and the Registrar it is a busy place which is full of high-profile members of staff.
During the pandemic, Andrew’s role has changed considerably and he now carries out essential maintenance such as fire alarm tests, intruder alarm tests and water system flushing in 22 buildings across University Park. Andrew also monitors his emails and assists colleagues by switching on computers to allow remote home working, watering office plants and even feeding the fish in the Lenton Fields Play Centre! Andrew believes that there are no limits to the types of requests a Building Attendant can receive and is more than happy to help where he can.
Andrew remains in contact with his cleaning staff during the week and aims to keep spirits up and reassure colleagues during this unsettling time.
Andrew’s favourite part of lockdown is spending extra time with his partner and two daughters, going on long dog walks and playing board games in the garden! Andrew has enjoyed the sunny weather with many BBQs and is currently enjoying music from The 1975! He also enjoys watching reruns of boxing matches in the evenings!
Andrew’s favourite thing about working at the University of Nottingham is being able to provide great customer service and the best student experience to all he encounters!
Andrew’s message to the University community is to stay safe, try to stay active and most importantly keep a positive mental mind! Keep the brain ticking and always be occupied with something positive.
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