Research Staff Newsletter & Email Bulletin
- Loughborough University
- Date first submitted:
- 19 Nov 2008
- Date last modified:
- 3 Nov 2010
- Communcation & engagement with research staff - covers many different aspects of development
- Research staff
Rationale, aims and outcomes
What is the rationale for doing this?
How does it fit with institutional strategy?
What are the main features of the provision?
What are the aims and expected outcomes?
Research Staff more aware of opportunities available to them through weekly updates, this encourages engagement with the provision and opportunities.
Informs about the wider provision and opportunities which address the Roberts agenda. Up-to-date list of email addresses of research staff used to deliver short e-bulletin with links to more information & newsletter.
Email updates established in November 2007, first newsletter edition October 2007. Ongoing.
Better informed research staff, more likely to engage with activities.
Are there any pre-requisites for engagement, e.g. levels of skill, years of experience, essential pre-activities?
How many participate in each 'activity'?
All research staff receive bulletin & newsletter. Newsletter also sent to senior management and other relevant contacts across University.
Evaluation: benefits, challenges and next steps
How do you monitor effectiveness?
Who do you seek feedback from?
Do you have benchmarks?
Key benefit is a better informed research workforce, more engagement in activities provided. People appreciate the communication from the University.
Senior management aware of activities, opportunities and developments, particularly through newsletter.
Increase articles from researchers - try to make it more of a two-way process