Help develop University of Kent People Strategy

This is an invitation to provide input to the University of Kent People Strategy for 2015 – 2020.

We will be holding a series of focus groups in March 2015. At each focus group session, we will provide a brief overview of recent survey findings that highlight themes that have arisen to date. We will then work through a set of questions with you to obtain your further thinking on topics that staff have indicated are of particular interest and where we would welcome additional input. Time will also be allocated within the session to raise anything that you believe is important that we may have missed.

A set of dates, times and locations for the focus groups are available on the website here along with instructions on how to sign up. A number of targeted sessions will also be offered later in March.

Please do consider signing up for a focus group session if you would like the opportunity to provide input into our People Strategy development.

If you have questions about the focus groups or the People Strategy development, please get in touch with Cindy Vallance at

Background on the surveys: We recently conducted two brief staff surveys; one to new staff who have been at Kent less than 18 months and a second random sample of staff who have been at Kent for more than 18 months. We are using the results of these surveys to consider and identify priorities for the next five years in relation to our staff practices and processes. Consideration of these priorities will lead to the creation of our University of Kent People Strategy for 2015 – 2020.