September 20, 2016, by Justine Wallis-Leggett

Welcome to the People and Culture blog

Hello and welcome to the new People and Culture blog.

The People and Culture programme is a new initiative developed to meet the objectives the University has committed to within its People Strategy. While co-ordinated within HR by us, the People and Culture team, the programme is owned, delivered and enjoyed by the people of the University – our staff.

Our people are our most important asset at the University and the People and Culture programme aims to ensure you are supported and nurtured within a developmental, collaborative and empowering environment. To do this we will together need to build a culture which values talent and focuses on diversity, inclusivity, wellbeing and positive engagement.

The new People and Culture team is made up of four individuals. Here’s a snapshot of us together enjoying a recent team night out. From L to R: Zoë Goodwin and Justine Wallis-Leggett, People and Culture Officers, Charlotte Kingsbury, People and Culture Manager, and Claire Henson, People and Culture Events Co-ordinator.

People and culture team photo

We look forward to engaging more with you through this blog, providing regular updates and extremely interesting (to us anyway) articles, opinion pieces and info as well as inviting the odd guest blogger to step in.

We will also share with you the People and Culture events programme including the upcoming suite of events planned for Black History Month in October. You will find all the regular updates on these events here with us. This blog will replace the Black History Month and LGBT History Month blogs we previously ran in October and February respectively – these won’t be updated in future as we’ll be sharing updates on the new People and Culture blog, but you can still visit the above links to read about our work in previous years.

Got a question or an idea for a blog post? Just drop us an email at You can also follow us on Twitter.

Speak soon!

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