We're moving to a new hybrid way of working as we all start to reconnect on campus. Our vision is to develop our workplaces to fit more closely with how we want to work in the future: with more agility, supported by digital tools, and achieving those benefits that so many of you told us about in our recent survey.
Our ways of working won't change overnight, and we'll continue to evolve as we go. As many of us look forward to spending more time on campus from 27 September, teams and departments are working hard planning their returns and maximising the space available to them.
Where are we with planning?
We’ve heard from many of you that you’d like to learn more about how others are approaching hybrid working, as we’re all in the early stages of this new approach. We've put together some case studies so you can find out where colleagues from around the University are on the journey.
Find out how some of our teams are approaching the new hybrid way of working
Booking space on campus
As more of us reconnect with campus and rejoin our colleagues in person, you may be wondering which buildings are available for you to work in at the moment. Some offices are currently being utilised in new ways, meaning your old workspace may not be available right now.
We have a range of bookable work spaces across three dedicated areas of campus. Take a look to find a space that’s right for you, whether you’re looking for a small office for a couple of people for the day, or simply a desk in an open plan office to plug in your laptop.
Providence House is based on the Science Park on Campus West. To access the building you will need your staff ID card. There is no reception within this building, but there will be people around - so please ask a colleague if you are unsure which workspace you have booked. There are multiple single desk workstations as well as a collaborative area to book on both floors. A large break-out room is linked to the kitchen on the ground floor, as well as drink-making facilities on the first floor. All-gender toilets can also be found in this building.
Located on Campus West, the Library can be accessed with your staff id card. On entry to the building simply let the staff member on reception know which space you have booked. There are multiple single desk workstations as well as plenty of collaborative areas to book. Many of the spaces are wheelchair accessible. The Library has shared kitchen facilities and toilets. The Library Cafe is open 9am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday.
Ron Cooke Hub
Ron Cooke Hub is located on Campus East. You will require your staff ID card. On entering the building, speak to the reception staff to inform them which space you have booked. Multiple spaces are available, with a variety of collaborative rooms. The building is wheelchair accessible. The Hub Cafe is open between 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday. There are kitchen facilities and toilets within the building.
Multi-use outdoor space
Our new multi-use outdoor space suitable for teaching, meetings and social events has opened on Campus West, by James College. The covid-secure space is the first of several opening over coming months. The spaces will have full IT capability, flexible furniture and are bookable through Planon. And don't forget the Tipi at Piazza is also available for students and staff to drop in (during the day) or book (in the evening).
Find out more about multi-use outdoor spaces
It might be some time since you've been on campus. Watch our video showcasing our beautiful green spaces, filmed earlier this year before Covid restrictions were lifted, and join colleagues in preparing to reconnect to campus once again.
We've been keeping you informed about our progress over the summer, as we've moved towards our new way of working.