Mark Rudkin

It is with great sadness that we have to report to colleagues across the institution that Mark Rudkin, a member of our Security team, passed away unexpectedly last week whilst at home.

Mark was a Security Patrol Officer who had worked at the University since September 2012. He was competent and knowledgeable, and will be missed by all of the Security team and the wider University community. Two of his close colleagues have provided the following tributes:

“Mark was not just a friend, he was a ‘family’ member. He had a wealth of knowledge and always had time to listen and advise. There was never a dull moment with him. He trained me when I started in 2017 and even now, although we were in different teams, we were close. Outside of work, we met up and he helped me through my hard times. He will be truly missed.”

“Mark was a valued colleague, both to the University and to we, his friends at work who enjoyed his company. When I joined in 2014, he was extraordinarily helpful with campus knowledge, which he passed on with his equally extraordinary sense of humour. With every piece of knowledge there was usually a comedy story. He took the job seriously however, and was a fount of knowledge and experience, always willing. Working well with colleagues, he was also very polite with students, staff and visitors, often making them at ease with his dry humour. He will be - and is - greatly missed by we, his colleagues.”

Laurence Perkins is collating messages of condolence and so anyone that would like to contribute, please send them directly to Laurence – lp142@le.ac.uk

Funeral webcast

Mark's funeral will be at 9.00am on Tuesday 4 May.

If you would like to attend Marks' funeral virtually, please log on to www.orbitus.com about five minutes before it starts. The username is sizi4399 and the password is 347696.