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Staff Survey Findings


Regular surveys have been conducted since 2012, to target specific areas under investigation during any given review period, to identify areas where good progress is being made as well as those where further work may be required. In 2016 the University launched the first institutional bi-annual University Staff Experience Survey. The bi-annual survey contains fixed, standardised questions which allows for benchmarking both within and outside of the University. The data is used at a University level to advance initiatives such as those addressing race and gender equality. The second University Staff Experience Survey took place during 2018, and the third in 2021.

Within NDM, we use the feedback from the bi-annual University Staff Experience surveys as part of our ongoing efforts and commitment to Athena SWAN and EDI more broadly. We use the data, as well as other sources, to underpin the development and implementation of action plans and targeted projects. The data allows us to provide meaningful tracking on areas where we have made changes, to inform future action, and to highlight and celebrate where improvements have been made for our Athena SWAN award applications. 

2021 Survey

The University Staff Experience Survey was originally planned to launch in 2020, but was delayed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was decided not to delay for a further year, but to continue with the launch of the survey during 2021, despite the on-going pandemic. It is recognised that experiences are likely to be very different during this challenging time. However, it was felt important to gather information about staff experiences during this time, with the intention to learn from these experiences and make improvements where we can.

Survey Results

The University has published the overall 2018 survey results in the University Staff Experience Survey 2018 Report. More information and summary data at University level for the 2021 University Staff Experience Survey can be found on the Staff Experience Survey 2021 webpages of the University's Equality and Diversity Unit. 

Summaries of the survey data for NDM can be found on our internal pages below, so you will either need to be on a networked computer (within the University) or be on VPN to access it: 

Although the reports above provide some overall summary data, small dedicated teams look at the data in a detailed way and use it, as well as other sources, to underpin the development and implementation of action plans and targeted projects.