Campus Stars: Mark Chester

May 18th, 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.

Mark is a Hall Manager at Nightingale Hall and Beeston Hall on University Park and has been working at the University for 14 years.

Mark began his career as the Assistant Manager at Cavendish Hall and during the pandemic has been relocated back to Cavendish. Mark is looking after students that remain in University accommodation whilst ensuring to remain 2 meters apart and washing his hands regularly. Mark and his team are contacted by students who have gone home in addition to those that remain in University accommodation

Mark misses his team of 15 but is enjoying working with the new group of 3 volunteers. The halls that are currently closed still require all of the health and safety compliance tasks completing and so he has found it interesting to work with other colleagues on and off site to coordinate these tasks with the aid of some Microsoft Teams technology.

Mark keeps in touch with his team via WhatsApp where they are encouraged to share photographs of things they have been up to. He has been enjoying Netflix shows during lockdown, and Ozark has provided a daily escape for him.

Aside from the people, Mark’s favourite thing about working for the University of Nottingham is University Park campus with welcome scenic spots to take time away from work during lunch. He is also grateful for the lack of cars at the moment as parking has become much easier!

One Comment

May 20th, 2020 at 12:04 pm

Drue Parsons

Great work that all the Accomodation and catering team are doing on campus at the moment, in these difficult times.

We have finished Ozark its brilliant!!

Drue Parsons

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