Leeds University Business School

"Are you curious about taking your work outside?"

We are creating a specific outdoor work area on campus supported by the University Facilities Directorate and Living Lab.

Alongside understanding if, how and why people work in this area we are also keen to explore the experiences of people who access other outside areas on campus. This practical aspect will help the university to evaluate the potential benefits and use of outdoor workspaces on campus.

I am interested in recruiting participants who are curious about working outdoors and who are willing to share their experiences of using the outdoors as a workspace. You don’t have to work outside all the time, nor even on a regular basis; I would love to hear from you even if you only take your laptop or some documents outside for half an hour once every couple of weeks.

If you choose to take part in the six-month study, you would be asked to record a short audio and photographic diary each time you use an outdoor space on campus to work. I will talk with you after three months and at the end of the six-month timeframe to hear your thoughts in more detail.

  • Contact: Sarah Holland Doctoral Researcher, Management Department, Leeds University Business School Email: bn17s2eh@leeds.ac.uk
  • Ethical approval reference number: AREA 20-175
  • Closing date for participants: 01 May 2022