Janet retires after incredible 50 years of service

Janet Hadley
Janet Hadley

Congratulations and happy retirement to Janet Hadley, who is leaving the University today after an incredible 50 years of service!

Janet started work at the University in the typing pool in Metallurgy and Materials in August 1973 – not long after the Muirhead Tower first opened – and has never looked back.

She has worked in several roles across campus, but her longest standing role has been in the University Outreach team, which she joined at its inception over 20 years ago as one of the original members.

She has played a key role in helping to raise aspirations and to encourage students to make informed decisions about their future in higher education. She has remained a crucial member of Outreach ever since, supporting the team’s excellent widening participation initiatives.

Vice-Chancellor Adam Tickell shared the achievement in his weekly View from the VC email today.

“I am regularly struck by colleagues’ commitment and dedication to their roles,” he said.

“Many staff build their careers and lives here: a quarter of us have worked here for ten years or more, and about one in 20 have spent 25+ years at the University.

“Each summer, colleagues who reach the latter milestone join me with their friends and family at a special, celebratory event where we mark people’s contributions and achievements at, and alongside, the University.

“I would like, today, to mark the long service of one colleague in particular: Janet Hadley. Janet retires this afternoon with an incredible 50 years of service. Thank you, Janet, for your exceptional contribution to the University – and I wish you all the very best for your retirement.”

Happy retirement Janet!


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