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Action on training for our Professional Service staff

25 Jan 2019

Communications and Marketing community transforms approach to training – action from Staff Survey 2017

The University of Manchester

Staff Survey 2019 launches on 4 March so we’re sharing some of the actions which have taken place as a result of your feedback in the 2017 survey.

These include new training opportunities for Professional Services staff involved in communications and marketing.

The Communications and Marketing Leadership Team (CMLT) have developed a programme of role specific training activities. Training and development opportunities provided in 2018 included:

  • The University of Manchester Ultimate Hack where staff from across the institution worked together to tackle an important strategic communications and marketing issue, combining skills and experience with new and innovative insight of campaigns from elsewhere in the sector
  • Feature writing masterclass delivered by politics journalist Deborah Linton, whose work has been published in a range of news channels including The Guardian and Huffington Post
  • Work-shadowing placement scheme to enhance colleagues’ knowledge and understanding of different projects and departments across the University Communications and Marketing community.

Sali Midjek-Conway, Head of Communications, Marketing and Student Recruitment in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, is the lead for training and development on behalf of CMLT.

She said: “We are pleased to be able to build on the positive feedback from last year and deliver an even better range of interesting, engaging and practical professional development for our teams – helping to enhance their work and confidence in developing excellent campaigns and materials for our University in support of our strategic goals.”

Staff Survey 2019 launches on Monday, 4 March and runs until Monday, 8 April.

You will receive an email or, if you don’t work at a computer, be given the chance to fill in the Staff Survey form. It only takes around 15 minutes to complete, and you can be sure that all the information you supply will be anonymous and treated in strictest confidence. This is because the Staff Survey 2019 is being administered on the University’s behalf by an external company, Capita.

The survey results will be published in June.