Sarah's special skills - a distinctive contribution
farewell reception was
held for Sarah Bolter on 30 July 2003 when numerous friends and colleagues
joined together to recognise the distinctive contribution she has made since
joining the University in June 1990.
product of Astonís Computing Science and Business Administration programme,
Sarah demonstrated her independence and determination at an early stage, when
following graduation, she spent a year exploring Australia. Six months working
in financial services in Melbourne followed by a similar spell in the Research
Office of the University of Sydney gave her a taste for university work when
she returned to the UK.
were fortunate to recruit her to help with the early computerisation of our
staff records and Sarah became our resident expert on PERCOM, BMS and SAP. We
benefited enormously from her willingness to stand her ground with the SAP
consultants and it was Sarah who specified and then worked on-line with SAP
headquarters in Germany to develop the HESA module, which is now standard for
UK university users.
clear analytical approach underpinned her development of complex Excel macros
to provide Budget Centres with five-year payroll projections. The same
strength was evident in her success in managing legal cases and greatly
appreciated by many departments. Her long-standing contribution to research
staffing, as Head of the Academic and Research Staff Division, is well known.
is good company with a keen sense of humour, but she really comes alive in
conversation about her horse. Having decided that now is an opportune time for
a break and to develop her career in new directions, Sarah is looking forward
over the summer to indulging her abiding passion with riding combined with
some consultancy work and the occasional crossword.
will be sorely missed but carries our best wishes in all her future
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