UofG Carers Survey initial findings now available

Published: 1 May 2018

Find out how colleagues responded in the recent survey of university staff with caring responsibilities

263 colleagues responded to the recent University of Glasgow Carers Survey 2019, which sought the views of those who look after or give help to others with a long-term physical or mental illness/disability, or problems related to old age.

In-depth analysis will be carried out in due course but initial findings include the following:

  • 74% of respondents were female, whilst 76% of respondents work full-time
  • 45% of respondents have been caring for between 1 and 4 years. 40% of respondents care for up to 9 hours per week, 24% care for between 10 and 19 hours per week and 16% care between 20 and 34 hours per week. 8% of respondents care over 90 hours per week
  • 60% of respondents are caring for a parent whilst 19% of respondents are caring for a son/daughter or son/daughter-in-law
  • 47% of respondents work their hours in a flexible way: 74% of those who don’t work in a flexible way believe that doing so would assist them in meeting their caring obligations
  • 78% of respondents would feel comfortable in identifying themselves as a carer to the University (e.g. as part of the Scottish Governments Carer Positive initiative).

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First published: 1 May 2018