Following the concerns that IWGB raised around asbestos in university buildings, UoL is holding a meeting for staff to discuss the action the university has taken. You can read about it here (text copied below):

As you may be aware, access to some areas of the University of London
estate has been restricted since late 2016 following the unexpected
discovery of some asbestos fibres.  A briefing was held in December 2016
with the small number of individuals who may have undertaken maintenance
work within some of these areas and a communication was circulated to all
University of London staff in March of this year.

The University has arranged for a follow-up briefing to take place on
Thursday 20th July (full details listed below), which will be open to
University of London staff and the relevant members of staff at Bouygues.
At this briefing the University will be providing a re-cap on the impact of
the findings, an update on surveys and confirmation of the actions that the
University has taken since the last briefing.

The briefing will be delivered by Mr Martin Stear, BSc DipOH CFFOH,
Chartered Occupational Hygienist, in conjunction with members of staff from
Property and Facilities Management.  Information on Martin’s experience and
expertise can be found here
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Timing: There will be two briefing sessions held on Thursday morning at
10am and 11am.

If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please email Emilie
Ernoult ( to confirm which session you would
like to attend.

Location details:   N301 (Senate House – North Block).

(Please email any questions that you would like to be covered to Emilie in
advance of the briefing, to ensure that sufficient time is allocated to
cover these).

Asbestos in University Buildings – 1:1 appointments with Martin Stear

In addition to the morning briefing sessions, Martin will be available for
pre-bookable 1:1 appointments on the afternoon of Thursday 20th June.
Appointments will last approximately 20 minutes in duration and will be
available from 1pm – 4.30pm.  If you wish to book an appointment, please
email Emilie Ernoult (​ in order to arrange this.