Blended and Remote Working

Blended and Remote Working

Blended and Remote Working

Our key priority is to provide an excellent student learning and on-campus experience and to ensure we continue to deliver the high-quality experience our students are used to, expect and deserve, whilst seeking to foster some choice and flexibility for staff where operationally possible to do so.

The need to have more in-person educational interaction, with a generation of students whose recent educational experience has been deeply damaged by the pandemic, means that there will be a clear expectation that academic staff will be on campus and readily accessible to students for academic advice and guidance. The information detailed in the Principles of Blended and Remote Working document will therefore apply for the 2022/23 academic year and will be further reviewed thereafter.

It is expected that all academic colleagues will operate in accordance with pre-pandemic ways of working and will attend campus for majority of their working time to ensure that students benefit from in-person teaching and can easily access support and advice. All teaching should be delivered in-person and on campus, unless in exceptional circumstances and with prior approval of their Head of School and a Pro Vice Chancellor. For any other student-facing activities (e.g. tutorials, meetings with students etc.) it is expected that students should be given the choice of either in-person support or online if they would prefer.

Sections 2, 3 and 5 of the Principles of Blended and Remote Working document are therefore only applicable for professional services staff, however all staff (professional services and academic) should familiarise themselves with, and ensure they adhere to, the guidance contained in Section 4 whenever they are working remotely.

Sections 2 and 3 define and confirm the arrangements for blended working for professional services staff (in departments and for roles where it is determined by the manager to be both appropriate and operationally feasible). All professional services colleagues should be working on campus for majority of their working time (i.e. with a minimum of 50-60% or more of their working time spent on campus) as the University campus remains the primary and contractual place of work for all employees (unless otherwise agreed on an individual basis and in exceptional circumstances).