Huddersfield tops Best University Workplace survey

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:29:00 GMT

University of Huddersfield leads the way in the Best University Workplace survey carried out by the Times Higher Education magazine

University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Cryan, with President of the Huddersfield Students’ Union Nosheen Dad

‌Vice-Chancellor Professor Bob Cryan opens the University's new Student Central with Students' Union President Nosheen Dad.

The University of Huddersfield is celebrating again as it now tops the Best University Workplace survey in all categories.

The independent survey was organised by the higher education industry magazine, Times Higher Education, which canvassed university staff throughout the sector, the length and breadth of the country, compiling a huge amount of data.

The magazine has now published its results in the form of four tables that show the best performing universities in each category and Huddersfield topped all four.

The tables came under the headings...

  • “I would recommend working at my university”
  • “The leadership of my university is performing well”
  • “My university offers a fair deal to its employees in terms of working conditions and benefits”
  • “My work responsibilities allow for a healthy work-life balance”

The University of Huddersfield received a score of over 90% in the first three and topped the fourth – “healthy work-life balance” with a score of 75.59%.

The news that staff are ‘Happy at Huddersfield’ comes on the back of the University being awarded the title of University of the Year for 2013 and winning not one, but two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Cryan, was delighted with the result: “It has made me very proud indeed.  Our staff are our biggest asset and hugely important to the success of the University.  Time and time again I have seen them go the extra mile for their students, which is what it’s all about.  So it’s pleasing to know that they are happy in their work and in the direction that the University is heading.

“We have won a number of awards in the past year, including that of University of the Year, and we are continually investing in the student experience and in our campus.  Only this month, we opened our new £22.5 million Student Central building and we have more plans in the future.

“To be in the top 5 out of 150 in any category is a great achievement, to be in the top 5 in all four categories is outstanding, but to be in the number one spot in each of the four categories really is exceptional.”

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