survey went swimmingly
campus swimming pool was the overwhelming winner in the
recent staff survey into social and leisure provision,
well-being, training and development.
under 35 percent of the 1,534 respondents put swimming
at the top of their wishlist of sports facilities, and
another 13 percent placed it second. Next most popular
were gym and badminton facilities. Showers, a sauna/steam
rooms and massage were the most popular choices for relaxation;
and a coffee lounge, bar and quiet reading room were the
top three rated entertainment and general facilities.
response rate to the survey across the University was
around 23 percent of staff; of those who responded, 37
percent were support and ancillary staff, 38 percent from
academic-related and administrators and 19 percent academics
(six percent were unassigned).
of a University swimming pool has been under consideration
for many years," said Pro-Vice-Chancellor Dr Harry Lewis.
"It's a prime concern for our working group on sports
facilities, and we're considering ways in which it might
be funded." Most respondents said they would use new facilities
occasionally, with the exception of swimmers; around 850
staff said they would use a pool frequently or a great
future of the senior common room facilities is now under
discussion by trade unions, SCR representatives, catering
and human resources. Responses to the questionnaire on
the issues of well-being and training and development
will be published in due course.
survey results will now be subject to a campus-wide debate,
to be featured in forthcoming issues of the Reporter.
the full report at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/hr/leeds/survey/index.htm.
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