Initial results in from the 2010 Staff Survey

We have received an initial report on responses to the 2010 Staff Survey.

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Staff, Professor Stephen Scott, reports, "2,250 of you completed the survey, and I'd like thank everyone who took the time to take part."

The survey shows that, on the whole, there are high levels of satisfaction amongst staff - 80% of you said that you would recommend the University to others as a good place to work - and that your individual relationships with colleagues and immediate line managers are also generally good.

We have scored well against our target for quality of leadership and change management.  "This is particularly encouraging in light of the difficult financial environment we are operating in and the changes which we have experienced over the last year.  We are not complacent about this, though, and the survey has reminded us how important it is to give you opportunities to make suggestions about change and to explain clearly how changes could affect individuals personally," said Professor Scott.

This year's focus on equality and diversity has also revealed areas where improvements could be made.  A third of you felt that the University does not value and respect all staff equally, and there is some indication that the Dignity and Mutual Respect Policy could be more effective in resolving problems.  There was some reluctance to provide "personal profile" information.

Further work is being done to understand these and other issues raised by the survey, and we are expecting a more detailed analysis later this month.  We will report again on the survey once we have had a chance to consider the extra information they provide.

In the meantime a copy of the initial report can be found at

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Nina Quinlan on ext. 37905, or email her at

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