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Thank you for completing the 2017 Staff Survey.

The survey closed on Tuesday 18th April, we received 2462 completions, 63% of our total staff number.

About the survey

Who has designed the survey?

The survey has been designed in conjunction with ORC International - an independent business intelligence company. ORC are market leaders in the field of engagement research and work with over 300 organisations across all sectors, including Higher Education.

Can my views be identified?

Your individual views will remain strictly anonymous; neither ORC nor the University will be able to link responses to individuals. ORC belong to the Market Research Society, they are bound by a strict Code of Conduct to ensure confidentiality.

Results cannot be reported back on information that could be traced to an individual or group of less than 10 people, and below 30 for free text comments. The University Executive Group and managers will only see combined data reports to ensure your anonymity.

Next Steps

  • The 2017 Staff Survey closed on Tuesday 18th April.
  • ORC International will now collate, analyse and report your responses.
  • Major themes emerging from the survey will be fed back to you, together with action plans following discussions with team leaders.
  • We will also be able to benchmark the outcomes against other universities and organisations outside of our sector.
  • Wherever possible we will address areas of concern, and in areas where we are doing well, we will look at how we can share best practice.

Response Rates

We received 2462 completions, 63% of our total staff number.

The top ten departments with the highest response rates were:

100% - Environmental Strategy
100% - Vice Chancellors Office
94% - Careers and Employability
94% - Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
93% - Graduate School and Student Case Management
92% - Legal Services
90% - International Office
86% - Talent, Engagement and Development
86% - Research and Knowledge Exchange
85% - Business Planning and Reporting Services



What is the survey all about?
Why are you doing one?
Do I have to do it?
What’s in it for me?
What happens to the information I give?
Who will see my answers?
If you have my email address/ details about my job, how can my answers be anonymous?
How secure is the e-survey?
How can I be sure that it is anonymous?
How will the results be used?
How do I get involved?
How long will it take?
Will I get time to do it?
I don’t have access to a computer at work, how can I take part?
What if I make mistake?
I use assisted technology, can I still take part?


For further information about the survey contact:

Deborah Snell
Employee Engagement Manager