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Fostering wellbeing at our University - have your say

17 Apr 2024

Our wellbeing commitment launches today alongside our staff wellbeing survey

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Our goal is to create a working environment where all members of our colleague community feel able to thrive, feel well, and reach their full potential. This is central to Our people, our values commitment within our vision and strategic plan, Our future, and the People and Organisational Development strategy launched in October 2022, where we made a resounding commitment to employee wellbeing. 

Our wellbeing commitment 

To guide our approach and ensure consistency across the University, we have developed Our wellbeing commitment. This outlines our vision for colleague wellness and the strategies we will employ to achieve it, alongside how we will promote the importance of individual’s looking after their own wellbeing. 

Our commitment is informed by conversations with colleagues during focus groups and workshops, participation in various meetings, and one-on-one sessions, as well as a thorough analysis of our Staff Survey 2022 results. We’ve also drawn upon best practices, research findings, and external benchmarks to shape our approach.

Staff wellbeing survey 

To help us understand where we currently are against our commitment, today, we also launch our short wellbeing survey, which is open to all academic and professional service colleagues.  

Over the next three weeks, you are invited to share your feedback and current experience of working within the University.  

Your insights will help us better understand what approaches and initiatives will have the greatest impact on your wellbeing.  

The survey will remain open until Wednesday, 8 May. 

Key information

  • Confidentiality: We respect your privacy surrounding this topic. The wellbeing survey is hosted externally by The People Experience Hub, ensuring complete confidentiality and anonymity of responses. 
  • Quick to take part: The survey is multiple choice, with one free text comments box, and should take around 5-10 minutes to complete. 
  • Give back by taking part: For every completed survey, we will also donate £1 to charity, with the funds evenly distributed among our three Purple Pennies charities. Plus, each week there will be a prize draw for an iPad, for those that have completed the survey.  

How to participate

Access the survey via the direct email provided by our survey partner, The People Experience Hub ( – please note this link is unique to you so please do not forward this email invite on to colleagues. You should receive the email this afternoon (Wednesday, 17 May).

You can also access the survey via The People Experience Hub. You will be required to enter your employee ID (which can be found on the back of your staff card) and date of birth. If you are prompted to enter a survey code, please enter weluom.  

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