Unite Sponsored Survey on Quality of Working Life in Higher Education

Dear Colleagues,

Unite Sponsored Survey on Quality of Working Life in Higher Education. The survey is designed to find out what employees in higher education feel about the quality of their working life and perhaps from returns gauge the levels of contentment or stress there is around the sector. The results may be used to press for changes if it can be shown that there are a number of perceived issues working in higher education. If you have felt that nobody was listening to your point of view about how you work or the satisfaction levels you get from your role, now is the time to set it down.

Please do all you can to complete the survey and to encourage our members and representatives to take part. I will issue the survey findings to representatives in due course.

Thank you in advance.Yours sincerely
Mike Robinson
National Officer
Higher Education

Subject Heading: Quality of Working Life in Higher EducationThe Applied Psychology Unit (APU) of the University of Portsmouth is attempting to establish a national benchmark for Quality of Working Life (QoWL) across the higher education sector by asking staff to complete an on-line survey. Your participation in this important study would be very helpful to the Education Sector of Unite AMICUS to help determine how members’ QoWL compares to the average for the sector as a whole.To complete the survey online, simply click here:

Completed questionnaires are directly sent for data extraction to the University of Portsmouth, so guaranteeing confidentiality. The questionnaire takes between five to ten minutes to complete.

The survey measures a broad range of factors across both work and non-work life domains, including Job and Career Satisfaction, General Well-Being, Home-Work Interface, Stress at Work, Control at Work and Working Conditions.

Quality of Working Life helps organisations promote good practice and plan change which can lead to a healthier workplace. A summary report of the findings will be available to Unite AMICUS members for inspection.

Please contact Julian Edwards from the University of Portsmouth if you require any further information or help regarding this survey.

Yours faithfully,
Dr Julian Edwards
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
T: 023 9284 6637

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