Amelia's Intern Diary - Supplier Fair

The Retail Office attended the Durham University Supplier Exhibition in our very own Earth Sciences building at the Science Site.

This was a chance for lots of suppliers to set up stalls and promote their products and services to any staff members that came along. Suppliers ranged from the Marriott and Radisson Hotels to Arco Safety Experts, Sarstedt lab equipment and Enterprise Car Hire.

 

Our stall was there mainly to show we do more than just sell stuff online.   A huge part of our role is to provide a service to all departments and colleges in the university, both academic and administrative.  We supply products at their cost price to internal departments. So if a guest lecturer is visiting and you need a thank you gift, the retail office has many Durham University branded gift items available for just that purpose.

 

Beyond this, we also make bespoke products for departments and colleges.  Examples range from Josephine Butler Moles and University College Bears to branded T-shirts and branded weepuls.  We have a range of suppliers that can pretty much do anything! USBs, Pens, Foam Hands.  You name it, we can source it!

Aside from being a very informative exhibition fair there was also a free lunch ... read more

Posted On 01/04/2015
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Amelia's Intern Diary

Well, well, well!  This Blog has been a bit neglected for the past 4 months and Debra’s post last week was a welcome break from the silence.  This marks a change in pace for us and we will now upload a blog post every week.  That’s right!  Every week.

Over the last few months I feel like I have really settled into the role and become a lot more efficient.  I’m juggling my responsibilities well and have learnt so much about being part of an organisation with a high reputation. Aside from this, there are a couple of new things to report.

We now use the social media dashboard ‘Hootsuite’ to help us manage our posts on Facebook and Twitter.  This means we can schedule our posts in advance and set up a plan for the week ahead.  You should now see us posting at weekends, but we cannot reply to any comments until a weekday!  We cannot use Hootsuite to post pictures on Instagram or pin things on Pinterest, so anytime you see activity on them it will be us pressing the ‘post’ button!

We have also set up a Google+ account under the name ‘Durham University Retail Office’.  Why not give us ... read more

Posted On 24/03/2015
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