Health and Wellbeing Support

We recognise that our staff need to be supported in all aspects of wellbeing in order to grow and flourish at work. The University is committed to ensuring that staff have a safe, healthy and enjoyable place to work, including free access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), offering a range of services including counselling. Read about our offer which supports maintaining and improving staff wellbeing.

Wellbeing

The University offers many resources to support in wellbeing.

Wellbeing Hub

An online Wellbeing Hub is dedicated to staff, containing resources on mental and physical health as well as information on the supportive services available

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

All staff members benefit from access to free services via the Employee Assistance Programme, including counselling, legal advice and financial advice. Our New Starters area contains direct links to our wellbeing resources.

Faith facilities

Our campus hosts dedicated Faith facilities including Faith Express (an ecumenical Christian chaplaincy with Anglican, Catholic and Methodist chaplains providing religious and spiritual support to the University community) and a purpose-built Muslim prayer room.

Health

Safety and Occupational Health

An in-house Safety Advisers Office ensures expert monitoring and advice on health and safety matters across the University.

Our in-house Occupational Health Service, provides expert advice on health at work. We provide for occupational sick pay (intranet) significantly in excess of statutory baselines.

Sports Centre

We have a modern Sports Centre, with discounted membership available to staff. It includes a 25-metre swimming pool, state of the art fitness centre and access to fitness classes, sports halls, squash courts and other facilities. A range of outdoor sports pitches are also available off campus.

Accessible campus

We are committed to promoting a positive attitude to disabled people and to creating the conditions in which all students and staff can participate fully in University life. Our Campus Access pages provide a guide for students, staff and visitors.

Engagement

We run periodic Staff Surveys to gain feedback from staff and to inform action plans to enhance the staff experience.

The University is well-organised, and provides a lot of opportunities for staff training in terms of wellbeing. Overall I felt secure and at peace in my work environment, which is critical to provide good research.

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