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40 Days of Summer

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Why not let us ensure a great stay in our city this summer, by booking a room in our award winning accommodation, Storm Jameson Court, for just £40 per room per night.*

Our ensuite rooms are in the heart of the campus, a sunny stroll from University Venues or the glamour of the City Centre.

“Remember to use the Promotional Code 40-DOS when you make your booking”

Book your stay by using the “40-DOS” promo code.

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Our accommodation has 460 stunning en-suite bedrooms, with a modern 24-hour reception area, WiFi and a nearby state-of-the art gym and pool available to all guests. There are also stylish lounge areas with comfortable seating and plasma screens for time to relax.

We look forward to welcoming you to Leeds.

REMEMBER TO USE PROMO CODE: 40-DOS WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR BOOKING! BOOK NOW!

*Rate based on bed only accommodation. Offer available until 09/09/2016.

Communication Matters Conference

MEETinLEEDS are not alien to a busy September: one brimming with large residential conferences and a number of smaller events and day meetings. However, this year it has definitely been one to remember, as we hosted: 110 events, entertained 9037 day delegates and accommodated 1071 overnight delegates (including our short break guests)!

We cannot wait to say hello to our new delegates and welcome back the events that are returning next year.

Below we highlight our top 3 conferences over the period, which of our amazing array of venues they used, what people are saying about them, and information on how you can participate in these excellent events:

Communication Matters

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Communication Matters works across the UK to promote the best possible communication for people with complex communication needs. The Communication Matters National AAC Conference is the UK’s leading annual AAC event, with a diverse programme of plenaries, presentations, posters and exhibition held over two and a half days.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the term used to describe various methods of communication that can ‘add-on’ to speech and are used to get around problems with ordinary speech.
AAC includes simple systems such as pictures, gestures and pointing, as well as more complex techniques involving powerful computer technology.

Where was it?

“Great venue and facilities, staff outstanding nothing to much trouble….thanks!” — Helen Bell

What are people saying about it?

“Thank you so much yet again for all you have done to make the Communication Matters Conference a success. Moving the office to Leeds and making more local links has been a really positive move for us, which we would not have considered if the conference in 2012 had not been so successful.

Comm-Matters-Balloon-e1444133310966It is exciting to see the conference growing and developing – 2016 is our 30th anniversary – we hope you feel as excited about the opportunities ahead as we do!”

Cathy Harris (Event Organiser) – Chair of Communication Matters

How can I find out more or attend the conference?

Visit the Communication Matters website, follow them on Twitter or visit the Facebook page for news and details about the 2016 conference at the University of Leeds.

QIPC 2015

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QIPC aims to bring together researchers from all aspects of Quantum Information Science. The five main topics of the conference are Quantum Computing, Quantum Simulation, Quantum Communication, Quantum Metrology, and Quantum Algorithms, but they also welcome contributions concerning related areas of physics.

Where was it?

What are people saying about it?

“MEETinLEEDS have been supporting the conference from the start. They helped us to put a very professional conference bid together and gave us the confidence that we would succeed. During the run-up to the conference, I always felt in good hands and trusted the team to do their best to support us.

QIPC-AttendeesMEETinLEEDS were of great help with a large number of tasks, like processing registrations, reserving rooms in hotels and communicating with invited speakers and exhibitors. Most importantly, they kept an eye on our finances. Their work was often very discrete but assured that the participants (and the local organisers) of the QIPC felt always welcome and well looked after.”

Dr Almut Beige (Event Organiser) – Head of the Theoretical Physics Group, University of Leeds

How can I find out more or attend the conference?

Details about this year’s conference can be found on the website.

Registration for QIPC 2017 is not yet available, but you can set up a Google Alert and be the first to know when it does!

MEIbioeng15

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The largest ever UK gathering of biomedical engineers and bioengineers, MEIbioeng15 brings together the former Centres of Excellence in Medical Engineering in the UK and The Bioengineering Society Annual Conference, with participants from leading academic centres and the MedTech industry.

Attendees enjoy unequalled opportunities for networking, collaboration, new partnerships, and shaping the future of this exciting and challenging field.

The Scientific Advisory Panel of nine internationally recognised scientists and research leaders welcome abstracts across nine themes, including scientific research areas, commercial translation and careers and outreach.

Where was it?

What are people saying about it?

“MEETinLEEDS, thank you all so much for help, support and guidance for the MEIbioEng15 event. I absolutely cannot tell you how grateful I am for all of your efforts right from the start to being available on the day. I absolutely cannot sing your praises enough to anyone that will listen and I have no hesitation in recommending your services.”

Jane Wilcox (Event Organiser) – Medical Technologies Reporting and Information Systems Manager, University of Leeds

How can I find out more or attend the conference?

Visit the MEIbioeng website for details of this year’s event and the 2016 conference at the University of Oxford. Follow them on Twitter for updates on future events.

ORGANISING A LARGE CONFERENCE OR EVENT?

Get in touch with the team by email or call us on 0113 34 36100.

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Following the popularity of our festive competition to win a Leeds city break we are pleased to offer a special discount rate for all bookings to Storm Jameson Court made during December and January!

Book now using the promotional code: COMPDEC2014 and you can stay in our state-of-the-art campus accommodation, just minutes from the centre of Leeds, for JUST £40prpn!

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That means that you can enjoy all the benefits of staying in a city-centre location.  You could use it to:
•    Stay over after a busy day’s shopping
•    Follow the Leeds Reindeer trail as part of Magical Leeds
•    Book a night for your work Christmas party
•    Use it as a base to explore the UK’s finest county!

Whatever you use it for make sure that you book your city break now – rooms are limited and are sold on a first come, first served basis.

REMEMBER TO USE PROMO CODE: COMPDEC2014 WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR BOOKING.  BOOK NOW!

Green Tourism Goldstar Award 2014 Mike and Chris

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We are proud to announce that MEETinLEEDS’ flagship accommodation Storm Jameson Court has been awarded a Green Tourism Goldstar in the Campus Accommodation category, at the national Green Tourism Conference, held recently at The Palace Hotel in Manchester.

Storm Jameson Court is one of ten University of Leeds conference venues accredited by the Green Tourism scheme since 2011, and was shortlisted for the award as a result of its last audit undertaken in 2013.

goldstar-WINNER-logo-2014-high-res-right-alignThe audit report highlighted that the Team were to be congratulated in retaining a GOLD award for the second time, and was recognition of the commitment, knowledge, and drive shown in the work undertaken on site. The scope of its aspects included high energy efficiency in design, fabric, and services installed. Incorporation of a district combined heat and power (CHP) supply; rainwater harvesting for flushing of toilets; excellent lighting with key fob operated controls; high levels of recycling through the campus waste management contract; together with an extensive range of volunteer activities undertaken with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust; and the planting of Elm trees for the Great British Elm Experiment.

Storm Jameson Court was shortlisted along with Agnes Blackadder Hall (University of St Andrews), Caledonian Court (Glasgow Caledonian University), and McIntosh Hall (University of St Andrews). In winning the award, the judges praised the efforts made by staff in supporting and promoting sustainability on the site.

Green-Tourism-Goldstar-Award-2014-Mike-and-ChrisThe award was presented by the renowned environment activist Satish Kumar, to Chris Storey, Manager of Storm Jameson Court, and Mike Leonard, Residential Property Manager at the University of Leeds. The shortlist process began with an assessment of over 2,000 businesses that had all achieved the GOLD award in 2013, with 60 making the final list for 15 award categories, representing the top three percent of Green Tourism businesses in the UK.

Mike Leonard had this to say about the nomination:

We are very proud to win such a prestigious and sought after award in a highly competitive category. It is all down to the hard work of all of the staff involved and the commitment we have to the University’s Sustainability Strategy.

“We currently have 10 service locations registered with the scheme, with 5 of our operational locations subject to an annual sustainability audit each year.

All of our locations have been awarded either a Gold or Silver standard, which demonstrates our understanding of the importance of sustainable development and that the strategies and measures we have in place to guide our performance have us well on the way to becoming a sustainable University with conference and events facilities to match.”

Green Tourism was launched 17 years ago, and is the biggest environmental accreditation scheme in the world, helping nearly 10,000 businesses improve their commitment to sustainability in Europe, Canada, and New Zealand.

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MEETinLEEDS are celebrating Christmas with a fantastic competition to win two bedrooms for a one night stay in Leeds City Centre!

This Competition is Now Closed!

Need to do some last minute Christmas shopping? Need somewhere to stay for the work Christmas Party? Or do you just need a break in one of the country’s finest citiesYou need to join our free to enter competition to win a festive break!

We are offering two bedrooms at our state-of-the-art Storm Jameson Court campus accommodation, just minutes from the centre of Leeds, to one lucky winner. The winner will have the choice of taking the rooms on one night between the 1st or 18th of December 2014.

If you are in a quandary over what date to choose, have a look at the fantastic events that are taking place in Leeds between 1st or 18th of December:

  • Sinfonia – Tuesday 2nd December 2014 at the Leeds College of Music
  • Alfie Boe – Friday 5th December 2014 at the First Direct Arena
  • The Human League – Monday 8th December 2014 7pm at the O2 Academy Leeds
  • Status Quo – Wednesday 10th December 2014 at the First Direct Arena
  • Diversity – Friday 12th December 2014 at the First Direct Arena
  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf – Sunday 14th December 2014 at the Lawrence Batley Theatre

There is also the German Christmas Market; over 40 traditional wooden chalet stalls decorated with festive greenery and twinkling colourful lights, along with the Alp Chalet Bavarian eatery providing a warm and cosy place to sit and enjoy authentic German food and drink, all taking place at Millennium Square!

For a full list of events take a look at the website of our friends at the Leeds List here.

To enter the competition all you need to do is subscribe to our blog and you could be in with a chance to win the fantastic prize, worth almost £100!

You have to be in it to win it – SUBSCRIBE NOW!

 

The competition will close at midnight on 26/11/2014 and the winner will be drawn at random on 27/11/2014 and contacted by email.  Click here for full terms and conditions of the competition.