Sunderland University ‘among the best to work for’

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SUNDERLAND has been named as one of the best universities to work at in the UK, according to a national survey.

The University of Sunderland scored highly in several categories of THE Times Higher Education’s 2014 The Best University Workplace survey.

It was named third best in the UK in the category ‘The leadership of my university is performing well’ after 72 per cent of staff agreed with the statement.

The uni gives staff the chance to have a healthy work–life balance according to 63 per cent of staff, and 88 per cent agreed that it offers a fair deal to its employees in terms of working conditions and benefits.

Over the course of several months last year, more than 4,500 higher education staff from 150 institutions across the UK completed the online survey.

University of Sunderland Vice-chancellor Peter Fidler said: “This is reassuring news to achieve such high scores in the inaugural THE best University Workplace survey.

“This is testament to all the hard work and commitment our staff put in to ensure the student experience is at the heart of all we do.

“I am incredibly proud of all that our dedicated staff have achieved to make Sunderland one of the best places to work in the UK.

“We are committed to ensuring that we build on this success into the future.”