We’re looking for volunteers to tell us what they think about staff communications at Kent!
Focus groups will be taking place next month (April) at our Canterbury and Medway campuses to seek your views on internal communications – what do you currently send out and receive, and what changes would you like to see?
The research is being carried out as part of the Simplifying Kent Internal Communications Project, which is being managed by Wendy Raeside in Corporate Communications.
The Project is one of nine set up by the Simplifying Kent programme board in response to findings by the Kent Service Delivery Diagnostic review completed last year. That review found that while we devote a lot of time to internal communication, many staff are dissatisfied with the volume of information they receive, particularly via email.
The first phase of the Internal Communications Project will review current staff communications at Kent, explore best practice across the HE sector and beyond, and then come up with recommendations on how we could improve what we’re doing here.
We’d love to hear what you think – please join us if you can at one of the following focus groups:
- Tuesday 11 April, 10.30-12.00 – Senate Committee Room 2, Canterbury campus
- Tuesday 11 April, 14.00-15.30 – Senate Committee Room 2, Canterbury campus
- Wednesday 12 April, 10.30-12.00 – Rochester Board Room, Medway campus
The focus sessions should last no more than 1.5 hours and will include refreshments – tea, coffee and cakes!
Email us at Communications@kent.ac.uk asap – by 31 March latest – if you’re able to join us. Please confirm which of the three focus groups you’d prefer to attend.
Further information about the Internal Communications Project and the other Simplifying Kent projects, on SharePoint.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Wendy Raeside and Etienne Donzelot