All UNISON members and their colleagues have been invited to participate in a research study entitled, “Online and Home Working in HE at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic”. The survey is being conducted by the three unions operating in HE – UCU, UNISON and Unite – and has been prepared by a team of UCU members and researchers at the University of Leeds (Gabriella Alberti, Xanthe Whittaker, Liz Oliver, Louise Schreuders, Stuart Hodkinson, Aisha Walker) with advice from local trade union officers.

The survey is open to all union members but also non- members are welcome to participate. This online survey contains both closed- and open-ended questions and should take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete. To complete the survey, please follow this link: HE homeworking during Covid-19 survey

We are collecting personal information only to understand how workers with different characteristics and circumstances are impacted by work changes. The aggregate data and any dissemination will not be able to identify you or any individuals according to GDPR regulations. The data will be safely stored, password protected and destroyed as soon as possible following the analysis of the findings.

All of your responses to the survey instrument will remain confidential. Any identifying information gathered will not be shared and responses will be deidentified as described above.

Findings and analysis will likely be discussed at local branch and national meetings and may be used to inform branch motions and national policies of the unions. The findings might also be used in journal article submissions by the researchers, subject to permission and feedback from the three trade unions.

If you have any questions or concerns about this survey or research study, please contact Gabriella Alberti

Please note, by completing and submitting this survey, you are indicating your consent to participate in this study.