The University of Surrey is home to just over 16,000 students and was recently awarded University of the Year for Graduate Employment by the Good University Guide 2022.
Located within the town of Guildford, South-East England, it is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at Surrey has the largest student population, welcoming roughly 5,000 students per year. The pandemic caused increasing workloads and challenges. There was increasing pressure to maintain an optimum student experience whilst switching quickly to online learning. Unfortunately, this came at the detriment of staff’s own work-life balance, and their ability to manage and prioritise work.
A 2021 staff survey found that 35% of faculty staff strongly disagreed that they were able to strike the right balance between work and home life. As a result, the HR Business Partner for FASS, reached out to People Business for advice and support on helping the Dean of the Faculty and senior leadership take time out to reflect on their roles through a lens of work-life balance.