Most University of London employees will be aware of the new project announced by the University, Programme Beveridge. The aims of the project have been stated as:
• Provide an effective workplace for staff
• Enable staff to work in a way that meets their own needs as well as the needs of the organisation
• Encourage staff to work together by breaking down physical barriers
• Increase the amount of space for academic and commercial events
• Provide efficient and effective storage facilities
Each aim is geared towards supporting the University’s overall strategy. But what will this actually mean?
UNISON and UCU reps have been briefed on the project in order to ensure that we can help members should any problems or concerns arise. At this stage, few concrete plans have been put in place although HR have already moved offices to Stewart House. There are many positives that staff can look forward to, such as improved technology and new workspaces. However it is unclear which staff will be affected and which may miss out on this flexible approach to working. UNISON will work to ensure that the approach taken will be fair and consistent for all our members. If you have concerns regarding the programme, don’t hesitate to contact the branch.