A new national survey is being launched by the University of Portsmouth to better understand the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the wellbeing of the Further Education (FE) workforce.
Researchers at the University of Portsmouth aim to investigate whether the boundaries between work and non-work roles became blurred during the pandemic and how the workforce managed a work-life balance.
The survey is live until 30 April 2021 and staff working in the sector, in any role or capacity, are being encouraged to have their say. It should take no longer than 10 minutes and respondents will remain anonymous.
The University of Portsmouth’s survey follows on from previous research published by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) into staff wellbeing in the sector, which was carried out before the pandemic struck. Researchers at the University will present the ETF with a paper with recommendations on the back of this current survey.
Dr Stephen Corbett, Head of School at the University of Portsmouth, said: “Further education plays a crucial role in our society and it’s vitally important that those working in the sector are supported. We are doing this research to help understand the impact of Covid-19 on wellbeing and work-life balance in an effort to inform discussions on how to best support those working in further education.”