Join the conversation

Illustration: talkingWe welcome questions, feedback and suggestions. Sharing ideas helps foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and creativity.

Contact the EDCC

Speak to Anna McCormickJeremy Pitt or a member of the our department's Equality, Diversity and Culture Committee (EDCC).

Join the forum

All staff are invited to use the discussion forum on our MS Teams Department Culture Channel

Use the networks

  • The EEE department's Postdocs and Fellows Committee represents the voice of postdocs and fellows to the department management, and organises social and information events including career-focused workshops and seminars, and a Research Symposium.
  • The EEE Professional, Technical and Operational Staff Forum is an opportunity for all PTO staff in our department to get together as a team, both socially and to share information about what is happening across the Department and the College. The PTO meetings were paused during th pandemic, but please contact the Department Operations Manager to suggest topics for future meetings.

Staff Survey

Staff Survey graphicThe Imperial Staff Survey is a great opportunity to tell the Department and the College how we are doing, and identify where we can be better.

The most recent Staff Survey took place in 2019.

Survey Results 2019 

EEE Staff Survey Action Plan 2019

The EDCC reviewed the results of the staff survey and developed the Action Plan to implement over the coming year.

The key areas that the department will focus on following the staff survey:

  • Improving cultures and attitudes
  • Supporting career progression and personal development at all levels
  • Improving our physical working environment
  • Promoting health and wellbeing support
  • Improving our Health and Safety workflows
  • Increasing communication and transparency within the Department

Actions are underway to address these areas and so far include:

  1. The first all staff away day in December 2019 to increase communication and transparency within the Department and support the improvement of our Department culture
  2. Developing the Department Life website
  3. Re-branding of ‘Academic Staff meeting’ to ‘All staff meeting’ as all staff are invited to attend
  4. Establishing the PTO Forum to encourage sharing ideas and improving communication
  5. Celebrating Great Contributions scheme – providing our community with a way to say ‘thank-you’ to one another

Events

Away Day and Christmas Party: December 2019

All the Department's staff were invited to attend a day of discussions, presentations, and workshops away from campus, followed by Christmas dinner and quiz, and a party featuring close-up magic and quite an eclectic jukebox.

Sessions included:

  • the role of research groups and how we can facilitate cross-group working,
  • crisis management and team problem-solving
  • our Department Community – creating a vision for the future, how to develop a shared sense of common goals.
  • developing the undergraduate curriculum
  • using lab resources effectively for teaching and research
  • research strategy and Grand Challenges