• Staff experience

    Supporting and celebrating our staff

    Oxford Brookes is committed to creating a vibrant and inclusive working environment which supports colleagues to flourish and to enjoy what they do. We want colleagues to feel valued, empowered, challenged, stimulated, involved, appreciated and trusted.

    We have made strides in enhancing the student experience at Brookes recently and the staff experience is of equal high priority.

    Anne-Marie Kilday, Pro Vice-Chancellor Student and Staff Experience
    Staff experience strategy » Staff experience action plan »

    Staff Experience Survey actions

    Thank you to all colleagues who took part in the Survey of Staff Working Experience during Covid-19 in October 2020. Senior staff and their teams have reviewed the results and taken actio in response to the areas identified.

    Survey report and actions »
  • Quick wins

    You can view a list of issues that have been resolved and a small list of concerns with resolutions which are on-going in the documents below.

    Summary of 'quick wins' 2017/18 » Quick wins still in progress »

  • Staff Experience Steering Group

    The Staff Experience Steering Group, chaired by Professor Anne-Marie Kilday, replaced Investors in People.

    My Pro Vice-Chancellor remit for the staff experience is the only one of its kind in the sector. I will seek to ensure Brookes provides the best possible working environment - and that you benefit from opportunities to get involved in the new activities, outlined here, designed to specifically to improve wellbeing, create a sense of community in the workplace and encourage discussion and open communication.

    Anne-Marie Kilday, Pro Vice-Chancellor Student and Staff Experience

    With members drawn from across the University as well as representatives from UCU and Unison, the group focuses on actions to improve the staff experience such as recognition; change management; workload; and communications and cooperation across the University.

    Learn more about the Staff Experience group »

    Professional Services Network (PSN)

    Colleagues are invited to register for the Professional Services Network email group which provides a link between professionals at the University as well as updates from other members of the group and Professor Anne-Marie Kilday, Pro Vice-Chancellor Student and Staff Experience. To join please email Pam Fortescue on pfortescue@brookes.ac.uk.

    Throughout the year, a series of workshops and activities will be run by the network to support Professional Services colleagues in their work and personal development, and to enable them to build upon their skills and learn from good practice across the University. The workshops have replaced the annual AdFor conference and have previously included supporting staff and students with mental health issues, equality, diversity and inclusion training and career development. In addition, an annual Staff Research Showcase aims to highlight the research undertaken by colleagues in non-academic roles; the significance, value and relevance of which is often less visible across the institution.

    For all upcoming events and activities keep an eye out on the event pages or join the email group above.