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Welcome to the Staff Forum - now representing staff on all grades

The Staff Forum was created in early 2014 to ensure opportunities for staff on grades 1-5 to hear about and discuss matters that affect their working experience. Due to the ongoing success of the Staff Forum and the feedback we have received from members across the University, UEB have agreed to expand the Staff Forum to be inclusive of all grades.

The Staff Forum:

  • Meets formally with senior management on a termly basis
  • Representatives are encouraged to bring ideas, questions and concerns to the meetings, updating on matters which are affecting staff in their working lives at the University.
  • We can influence and challenge management on staff related matters.
  • Take an active role in discussing issues and seeking practical solutions
  • comment on University proposals and are the University's representatives for providing information and consultation on matters that may affect staff on Grades 1 -5 and now to provide information to staff G6 + as well.

new members

We are currently running a recruitment campaign to recruit members on grades 6+ and to replace some existing members (representing staff on Grades 1 - 5) who are coming to the end of their term. If you are interested in becoming a Staff Forum representative then please contact Rachel Thorns to request a nomination form. Return of completed nomination forms to Rachel by deadline of 5pm on Monday 22nd January 2018. Please see link to Staff Forum story and advert for representatives for your information. We are also running a number of informal sessions on all 3 campuses so you can meet existing Staff Forum representatives and find out more about the role. The sessions will be running as follows:

Date of Session / Time


Staff Forum Reps supporting the session

10 January 2018

12.30 - 1.30 pm


Room NSCR2

Becky Kite

Luke Cantelow

11 January 2018

12.00 - 1.00 pm

Whiteknights, Palmer Building, Room G05

Dawn Turner

Nick Crouch

Gail Gilbert

16 January 2018

1.00 - 2.00 pm

Whiteknights, Harry Nursten, Room HN 234

Debby Livermore

Sharon Burton

Dawn Turner

18 January 2018

1.00 - 2.00 pm

London Road

Room L16 G06

Alice Williams

Sinead O'Flynn

Michelle Hargreaves

Highlighting the EAP

EAP is the Employee Assistance Programme which is currently run by Confidential Care and provides a wide range of personal services to staff. This can be used by all staff and close family members. The service they provide covers Debt, Legal, Personal problems of a general nature, manager support as well as a counselling service. Check them out so you know what is offered. If you cannot see what you would like to see give them a ring or use the Live chat facility.


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