To All Clinical School Staff from Professor Patrick Maxwell (Regius Professor of Physic)
Clinical School Staff Survey 2015 Pre-Launch Communication
I am writing to ask for your participation in the 2015 Clinical School staff survey, which will take place during October. The survey provides an opportunity for all staff to tell us how they feel about working for the School of Clinical Medicine, and the University.
The information, opinions and ideas that emerge will be used to inform improvements, for example in communications, staff development, and promoting equality and excellence, which will benefit you, your departments and institutes and also the Clinical School and University as a whole.
This year’s survey is particularly important – it follows our first survey, conducted in 2012, and our results and action planning will form a key component in our Athena SWAN re-application next year.
The staff survey is carried out by independent research company, ORC International, and its totally confidential. Your responses, either on-line or on paper, will be returned directly to ORC, and will not be seen by anyone in the University. At no point will it be possible for individual responses to be identified.
If you have any further queries please speak to your Business & Operations Manager/Department Administrator in the first instance, or alternatively you can call ORC International, direct on (020) 7675 1196.
- You will receive an email on 12th October which will contain a web-link to the online survey. The online survey will be live from 12th October until 30th October, when the survey will close. If you do not have access to a computer and/or would like to complete a paper version of the staff survey, please speak to your Business & Operations Manager/Departmental Administrator. You will be able to obtain a paper copy of the survey, and reply-paid envelope for its return direct to ORC.
- We will share the results with staff when the results have been analysed. Please be assured that these will be collective reports and analysis, and will not allow responses to be identified individually.
- There will also be the opportunity for you to volunteer to join our focus groups once the survey has been completed. These provide the School with the opportunity to gather further views and opinions about the experiences from staff.
Your views are important, and your participation is greatly appreciated.
Patrick H Maxwell FMedSci
Regius Professor of Physic
Head of the School of Clinical Medicine
Tel: +44 1223 336738