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School of Technology


The School of Technology’s mission is to provide a focus and framework for its constituent departments to formulate and express views pertinent to technology, methods and processes, recognising it has its own priorities and its own criteria for success: above all, technology departments recognise a duty to influence and to be influenced by society at large and to work towards the creation of wealth and an improved quality of life. 

In order to meet the School mission and the University's People Strategy, HR strategic direction for the School of Technology has been developed. The current strategy runs for the period 2017 – 2020.  

In 2020 the priorities include:  

  • Deliver tailored management briefings to PIs, managers and supervisors to ensure they are equipped to effectively manage staff in accordance with University policy and employment law.  
  • Foster a zero tolerance approach to bullying and harassment across the School (this should include defining, agreeing and institutions signing up to a set of School of Technology core values).  
  • Continue to deliver ‘Where do you Draw the Line’ training / Respect at Work sessions.  
  • Deliver a School tailored version of the ‘Recruitment Essentials’ training in order to ensure that all those involved in recruitment and selection processes have the necessary skills to conduct fair and robust recruitment practice, as required by the School of Technology Academic Recruitment process.  
  • Support institutions with rolling out systematic and effective SRD programmes.  
  • Ensure School of Technology HR processes (such as consideration of market pay applications, regrading's, requests for recruitment incentive payments) are streamlined in order to meet institutional needs.  
  • Continue to support institutions with the development and implementation of local wellbeing initiatives.  
  • Increase completion of E&D online training to 85% (currently 78.5%) and Unconscious Bias training to 50% (currently 11.2 %).  

The strategic outcomes are split into four areas of delivery:  

1) Recruiting and retaining talent  

2) Equality, diversity and inclusivity  

3) Organisational development and design  

4) Increased translational research with industry and international assignments