Inspiring Change

On Tuesday 3 May, the University will be launching the 2016 Staff Survey. The survey, normally conducted every two years, will be open for four weeks. It is the main vehicle through which views are sought on various aspects of working life in the University. It also influences the way that the University moves forward to achieve its goals.

The University strategy 2015 - 2020, Inspiring People – Changing the World, was informed by comments from the last Staff Survey in 2014 along with the discussions that Senior Vice-Principal Neal Juster, held locally across the University. This resulted in our inspiring people being at the heart of all we do.

In advance of this year’s  survey, Campus e-News will report on how different parts of the University of Glasgow have acted on the 2014 feedback, bringing about some truly Inspiring Changes.

Once again, the survey will be run by an independent company, Capita, with the full involvement and support of the Campus recognised trade unions.  The detailed questionnaire will seek to gather the views of ALL staff and will guarantee your anonymity.  The success of the survey depends on all of us.  To have your say, you just have to take the time to fill in the questionnaire and add your views!


Director of Human Resources, Christine Barr, said: “The staff survey is the chance for every one of us working at the University to feedback what we think of the University, those areas in which we do well and those where we need to improve. Is this a good place to work?  What could we do better? Do I have the chance to contribute? Can I bring about change in my area of work?  Can I develop further within my career?

"We set about taking action to deliver change in areas where you told us it was needed as soon as the results of the 2014 survey were known.  Your feedback is about Inspiring Change in every sense.”

You will receive an email with details of the survey on Tuesday 3 May. You’ll have the option of completing the survey electronically online or by a hard-copy paper version. In either case, the survey will be conducted under the terms of the Data Protection Act and in line with the Market Research Society’s Code of Conduct. If you have any queries about the survey, please contact:

First published: 15 March 2016

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