Staff Engagement Survey



People are at the centre of everything we do.

The happier we are at work, the better our research, teaching and support services. In turn this makes the University stronger in an increasingly competitive global market.

In late 2011 we ran a Staff Engagement Survey which asked you to tell us what matters at work. The results have given us a firm foundation to start making changes and developing new initiatives to have a positive impact on our working environment and University community.

Here is what we found and what we are doing about it .


- Vice Chancellor, David Greenaway 



What we did 

The confidential survey was conducted from 28th November 2011 to 15th January 2012 and we were pleased to see a 40% return rate.

The questions were centred around:

  • how you are managed
  • friendliness of the place
  • how you feel you 'fit in'
  • job satisfaction
  • career prospects
  • pay and other benefits
  • health and wellbeing 

To find out what we are doing as a result of the survey, visit the 'What we are doing' webpage.

    What we found

    Doing well Room to improve
    Staff rate the University as a good place to work Internal communications and across departments
    Flexible working  Training and career development 
    Levels of pride and loyalty  Workload pressure 
    Diversity, particularly around disability, religion, sexual orientation and caring responsibilities

    Communication from senior management

    Availability of local inductions  Management development 


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