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Hybrid working

In Professional Services (PS), we want to create a more flexible future for our people because we know that it can benefit us in our working and personal lives. 

From Monday, 7 June the University will introduce a pilot of hybrid working across PS lasting until August 2022. We are focusing initially on PS as we believe these are the teams that will experience the most change from moving to hybrid working arrangements.

Over the past few months, we have been developing our approach to hybrid working, refining a set of principles, and developing a detailed managers’ support to guide you on this journey to a new way of working.

All our leaders and managers will play a role in supporting the introduction of hybrid working in their teams and enabling our employees to work more flexibly according to their role and the needs of our University. 

To find out more about hybrid working at the University of Manchester:

Managing Hybrid Working successfully

Visit Staff Learning and Development to book a place at one of our sessions

If you have any further questions on hybrid working please email

Do colleagues working from home need to carry out portable appliance tests on laptops and other electrical equipment?

Colleagues should carry out periodic PAT checks on their electrical equipment used whilst working remotely. It is recommended that staff also bring laptops onto campus for a PAT test periodically, as advised by their line manager or local safety advisor. For more information visit Safety Services Guidance on the maintenance of electrical equipment.