Staff Survey

The University conducts a regular staff survey to gather your views. The 2015 Staff Survey generated 1121 replies from staff. Thank you to everyone who took part in our fourth staff survey. Charity donations are being made to the NSPCC and the University Development Fund.

Results - 'A Good Place to Work'

The results of the staff survey were reported to University Governors, Executive Board and trade unions.  You can read our full Staff Survey Results (staff login required).

We are delighted that 90% of staff said that they were proud to work for the institution and 91% agreed that the University was a good place to work.  92% would recommend us to a friend.

Being ranked 4th of 30 Higher Education Institutions for being a good place to work (and 11th overall in the UK) is a great position.  Shortly afterwards, we were also accredited with the Investors in People Silver Award, moving up from Bronze.

Why do we survey our staff?

The staff survey is designed to:

  •     obtain staff views about their experiences of working at the University;
  •     identify the key issues affecting staff;
  •     check staff motivation;
  •     review progress against the previous survey;
  •     conduct external benchmarking;
  •     feed into improvement actions.

Participation rates are strong: 1,121 staff responded to the most recent survey, a response rate of 63%.

What do we do with your feedback?

We identify key themes that will be addressed as a result of the feedback we receive, and take steps to actioning improvements.  In recent years this has resulted in a number of positive changes including support for staff going through change, personal resilience development, action to improve our support for staff wellbeing and reduce workplace stress, and improved communications.

This year we are looking at both the staff survey feedback and the feedback from the Investors in People reassessment to identify the key areas we need to focus on.  This work will be co-ordinated through the contact group of Faculty, Service and London Campus representatives (and includes trade union colleagues) and then endorsed through the University Executive Board.