Campus Stars: David Smith

July 2nd, 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.

David is a Hall Porter at Sherwood Hall on University Park and has been working at the University for eight years.

As a Hall Porter, David usually works from 4pm to midnight and acts as a point of contact for students and conference guests. He also deals with rubbish and recycling, maintenance, compliance checks and various other tasks.

During the pandemic, David’s now works day shifts and focuses more on compliance checks across all on-campus accommodation in addition to maintenance. This involves checking emergency lighting and fire equipment, ensuring legionella regulations are met and carrying out water flushing in areas that are not being used. David also tests fire alarms and monitors the building to flag any breaches or maintenance requirements.

When he is not at work, David has been passing the time with woodturning and making pens as a way to relax.

David’s favourite thing about working at the University of Nottingham is University Park campus and the other members of the University community.

David’s message to the University community is that it’s okay if you’re feeling the effects of lockdown and to always ask for help.

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One Comment

July 9th, 2020 at 12:11 pm

James Gardner

Great article David!

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