Every member of staff has a role to play in delivering the University' strategic objectives and in influencing the quality of the Stirling student experience. Whether a porter or professor, an administrator or academic, a technician or trainee - we welcome and value the views of all employees. We are committed to garnering regular staff feedback to attract and retain high calibre staff, develop a culture of engagement, optimise work effectiveness and foster a fulfilling working environment. As part of this commitment, we conduct a biannual staff survey to help us know how well we are doing.
The Stirling 2014 staff survey has now closed. Feedback reports will be published from April onwards.
As the Dean of Equality and Diversity I would like to encourage all staff to participate and engage in the survey.
The staff survey questionnaire provides you with an opportunity to say what it is like to work here, what you value about Stirling, what is working well and what could be improved.
In 2012, the University commissioned Capita Surveys and Research to conduct a third party staff survey. The survey, which ran during February and March 2012, invited all members of staff to give their feedback in confidence. We wanted to find out how you felt about working at the University of Stirling - to recognise our strengths and identify where improvement was needed. We also wanted to gather information about changes experienced since the last staff survey in 2009. Of the 1,366 surveys sent out, 918 employees completed the questionnaire, making the return rate (67%) a significant improvement on the 2009 survey, when 54% participated.
What’s been happening since the results were published to respond to and understand more about the results? There was a two-tiered approach to addressing the four priority areas. An action plan was drawn up at an institutional level, and each School/service area also created a tailored local action plan.
The information here provides a snapshot of examples of progress so far against the four priorities.