National Senior Management Survey


What is the National Senior Management Survey?

The National Senior Management Survey has been launched as a tool for academic staff around the UK to complete on the practices of their senior management team. The survey seeks to move the gaze from the narrow metrics of staff performance to the senior management teams who set the conditions through which staff performance becomes possible. In so doing it seeks to ask questions of the current trajectory of higher education in the UK and to broaden debate about what universities should and could be for our students.

Please click here to complete the survey or select it from the Workload menu

HudUCU’s Appraisals Advice

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Is your appraisal process in line with the appraisal policy?

Are you being held accountable for matters over which you have little or no control (e.g. student attendance) ?

Appraisals should be about an opportunity for employees to present what they feel to be their main achievements over the last 12 months with emphasis on self appraisal.

Check out UCU’s guidance here and the university appraisal policy

Problems? Contact UCU

Please contact UCU if you would like to inform us that you have experienced problems or you suspect your appraisal has not been in line with the appraisal policy.





Strike And Pop-up University

Cake-800px.pngUCU Strike Action 5th July, Free University Event and Cake!

University of Huddersfield colleagues will be offering short sessions and there will be CAKES. Click here for publicity posters.

Book your place for the free event here!

(programme and timings may be subject to changes)

10.00-10.15: Welcome to Free University/Paul Ward presents History of the Megaphone

10.15-10.30: PA Tremblay play and discuss music piece as research

10.30-10.45: Brendan Canavan on Branding

10.45-11.00: Judith Kidder quiz

11.00-12.00: Karen Shah and Claire Evans – Design Activism for Social Change. A practical hands-on session to make a piece of picket line paraphernalia with your own message.

12.00-12.30 University of the Future/ Co-production of research with community groups by Jo Dyrlaga, Amerdeep Panesar, Joe Hopkinson, Liz Pente and Shabina Aslam.

We may head back to help out at the picket line at the end of the programme.

Please book to join us and we will send you more details as soon as possible. All student and staff are welcome to join in on the day – the event booking is simply to get an idea about numbers.

Find out more about why we are taking action and what the dispute is about at:

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 from 10:00 to 12:30
Lawrence Batley Theatre (LBT) Huddersfield – Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP

Film Night



7th July in Heritage Quay at 5.30

FREE ADMISSION—open to everyone.


In homage to the late Barry Hines, Yorkshireman and author of ‘Kestrel on a Knave’ on which the film was based, we proudly present ‘Kes’ . The film focuses on 15 year old Billy, an impoverished teen who finds comfort and solace in training his kestrel.

They beat him. They deprived him. They ridiculed him. They broke his heart. But they couldn’t break his spirit.