Edge Hill University has today been named ‘Best University Workplace’ by Times Higher Education (THE).

This is the second annual survey of those who work in UK Universities from THE, and the accolade comes after the University won THE’s University of the Year 2014-15 award in November last year.

Edge Hill has claimed the number one spot in all four of the Best University Workplace Survey’s key indicators of a contented workforce. The markers were:

  • I would recommend working at my University to others (94% agree)
  • The leadership of my University is performing well (94% agree)
  • My work responsibilities allow for a healthy work-life balance (77% agree)
  • My University offers a fair deal to its employees in terms of working conditions and benefits (94% agree)
Staff and Students celebrate University of the Year

Staff and students with the University of the Year award

Dr John Cater

Dr John Cater

Dr John Cater, Vice-Chancellor of Edge Hill University said: “It has been an academic year of accolades for Edge Hill and these results are among the most important of all. The key differentiating factor for any University is the enthusiasm and quality of its staff. The job of the senior team is to help to create, support and sustain that ethos and culture, to strengthen our sense of shared vision and strategy, to listen and to communicate effectively, and to utilise the strengths and value the contribution of each and every hard-working colleague.“We will never be complacent, but the Times Higher Education Best University Workplace Survey acknowledges the progress that this University continues to make. We are delighted and extremely proud.”

Support staff at the University

Support staff at the University

John Gill, Editor of THE, said: “The results of the second annual THE Best University Workplace Survey give a fascinating snapshot of the reality of working life in our Universities, with employees of 136 Universities participating, including academic and administrative staff at all levels. Thank you to the thousands of Higher Education staff who participated.”