Consultation summary

The project gathered evidence from wide sources and consulted with staff and students before any decisions.

  • Colleagues gave their views using an online feedback form (anonymous if they wished) or dedicated email.  165 emails were received to the project email account, with the majority of emails related to the work of the Place work stream and the Teaching Day
  • A large open meeting launched the beginning of the project, linking Streatham Campus with Penryn and St Luke’s
  • There were 18 stories in News in Brief and the Weekly Bulletin for staff, with 8 stories featured in Student News in Brief about changes to the Teaching Day.
  • Internet-based consultation surveys on work styles and teaching day extension options received a total of 821 respondents.
  • In-depth interviews on work styles and space were carried out with 70 staff, and 8 focus groups were run. 
  • 19 information sessions across the University introduced and gauged the views of the staff community on the sample workplace models.
  • 18 senior management group meetings across colleges and services were briefed on the flexible working policy and guidance, for information to then be cascaded.
  • 19 meetings were held to consult about teaching day options, along with student consultation in two SSLC meetings, with music societies, and in a Teaching Day summit involving key University and Students’ Guild input. Open sessions were held to discuss the subsequent teaching day changes (two for Exeter based students, one for Penryn based students, and two staff sessions). 
  • Regular briefings for Senate and VCEG, with a special discussion on the teaching day and a session with a Senate focus group to discuss the sample workplace models.
  • CSAG, CSG and VCEG have been consulted in relation to the new flexible working policies, space management policy and the spatial models.
  • A blog publicised the work of the project.