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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
We have made strides in enhancing the student experience at Brookes recently and the staff experience is of equal high priority.
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.
Browse upcoming events or reflect on successful past events. A range of social events are being introduced designed to enhance the staff experience across the University
We believe wellbeing is fundamental to a positive staff experience. Explore the many excellent services supporting staff wellbeing at Oxford Brookes and our approach to fostering a culture of belonging and inclusion for all.
Colleagues can receive recognition for the outstanding work that they do at Oxford Brookes. The Recognition Pack offers resources for colleagues to show gratitude towards each other and the Brookes People Awards celebrate the contribution staff make to the University.
At Oxford Brookes we value our employees' professional development. Learn more about opportunities available, ranging from training courses and professional qualifications to development grants and social entrepreneurship.
Whether you’re keen to support a particular cause, feel closer to your community, find new friends, reduce stress, learn new skills or advance your career; volunteering is a great place to start!
Send us your staff experience questions using our Virtual Question Box. Questions will be answered in the Q&A. Alternatively come along the Open Forums or e-mail Anne-Marie Kilday a suggestion.
Staff Open Forums »
Virtual question box »
Virtual question box Q&A »
Email Anne-Marie Kilday suggestions »
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 »
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.