Colleague engagement survey opens in October

Published: 26 August 2022

The survey offers the opportunity to share views, comments and shape the colleague experience

As part of our commitment to ensuring everyone feels valued, included and has the opportunity to provide feedback, our colleague engagement survey will run again in October.  Please make the most of this chance to share your views that shape how we continue to make this a great place to work.

The survey will open on Wednesday 5 October.  It is fully anonymous, run by an external partner and covers:

  • Your role at the University
  • Wellbeing and work-life balance
  • University leadership

The survey also gives you the chance to provide your own comments and feedback on issues that matter to you.

Feedback from colleagues through routes such as the colleague engagement survey is vital to understand what we’re doing well already, and where we could do things differently, such as in living our University Values.

In the last survey, only 36% of colleagues agreed and nearly half of colleagues (45%) responded that they could neither agree nor disagree that “Colleagues truly live the University Values”

In response to this, more work has been done to make our organisational Values visible, and to embed them in our ways of working. Colleagues have been able to align their PDR objectives with up to two values as part of PDR, and this year’s cycle saw more information provided to support this alignment. Since the last survey, greater integration of the Values means they are now included as part of our recruitment processes, and we ask for demonstration of the Values being lived in awards nominations. The Values are also being made more visible around the University, such as being added to our login page and computer screen savers.

Look out for further updates on the survey and your invitation to complete it on 5 October. You can read more about the upcoming survey on the colleague engagement webpages.

First published: 26 August 2022