Universities spend a lot of time gathering and responding to student feedback and insights. Ways we capture student voice range from the National Student Survey to RH100, to Students’ Union-led focus groups and Academic Representatives.
Listening and acting on your voice is just as important to me. The termly Open Meetings and monthly drop-in sessions are a couple of ways that I can do this, and many of you contact me directly to make recommendations for change, or to suggest new initiatives.
This month, I am asking all College employees to share your voice through the Staff Survey. This is the third time we’ve run the survey, and it’s a formal way to gather your feedback. The survey opened on 29 October and so far 53% of colleagues who are eligible to complete the survey have taken the opportunity to do so. If you have been sent a link from Capita to take part in the survey, please take the time to complete it.
The results of the survey will give us valuable insights that can be developed and acted on for the collective benefit of our College community. As with the last survey, common themes will be identified that we can act on as a College and update progress on. Also, each area will have their own report so that together you can identify the things that matter most to you and develop an action plan in response.
The College-level results will be available in January, with department results available in February.
Professor Paul Layzell