68% respond to Staff Survey
Issued: Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:22:00 BST
A record-breaking 68% of the University's staff completed and returned this year's staff survey, covering a wide range of topics from job satisfaction and work-life balance to health, safety and wellbeing and pay. The results from the independently conducted survey are now being analysed and will be published later this year.
This morning the Principal, Professor Anton Muscatelli, emailed staff thanking them for the record-breaking response:
Following the closure of our biannual Staff Survey on 31 May, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your views. I am delighted to confirm that we had a record response rate of 68%, with more than 4000 staff taking the opportunity to share their thoughts on their experience of working life at the University. As promised in a previous communication, a donation of £1 for each survey completed will be made to the charities selected.
As you know, we are fully committed to developing ways in which we can communicate more effectively and through which everyone working in the University can share in the task of delivering our strategy, improving our working environment and ensuring that we create for each other a workplace that is conducive to supporting academic and operational excellence.
We will be back in touch over the summer months to share with you the feedback we have received through the staff survey. Plans are in place to share feedback at a local level and I hope you will take the chance to participate in these sessions - we would be keen to hear from you. Working together we will then put in place actions to make tangible improvements to our working lives: everyone will be able to contribute to the job of delivering these improvements.
Further details will be circulated shortly. We are working hard to ensure that we are taking your comments on board and acting upon what you have told us. We will continue to provide opportunities for you to share your thoughts and comments. To that end, you can provide feedback on our culture and values, staff involvement and communication, health and wellbeing and any other related issues. Please use the firstname.lastname@example.org mailbox.
Thanks once again for your participation in the 2016 Staff Survey.
Professor Anton Muscatelli
Principal and Vice-Chancellor