I work for a University: the University of Bath. However I actually work for a research group (UKOLN) based at the University of Bath and we do things a little differently sometimes. So take for example our home/remote working policies and my remote working contract, these come from UKOLN, not the University.
Despite my harping on about remote working in the academic sector for years I still think that reality is that most Universities, including Bath, prefer staff to physically come on to site for work.
Just out of interest I’ve been taking a look at University policies in this area. It’s apparent that though many HEIs have documentation on how to connect to the University network from home (something academics are expected to do fairly regularly) few have actual remote working policies online.
Below is a list of Russell Group Universities (for starters) and the nearest I could find to a ‘remote worker policy’.
|University of Birmingham||Have a Travelling and Working Off Campus policy but need to log in to access|
|University of Bristol||Flexible working policy|
|University of Cambridge||Working from home|
|Cardiff University||Home Working Guidance|
|Durham University||IT Services: Remote|
|University of Edinburgh||Guidance on working from home|
|University of Exeter||Home working policy|
|University of Glasgow||Couldn’t find|
|Imperial College London||IT Services: Home working|
|King’s College London||Mobile working – remote working page coming soon|
|University of Leeds||Mobile and remote working policy|
|University of Liverpool||Couldn’t find|
|London School of Economics & Political Science||IT services: Working off campus|
|University of Manchester||IT Services: Working from Home (or whilst away)|
|Newcastle University||Remote Application Service (RAS)|
|University of Nottingham||Flexible Working|
|University of Oxford||IT Services: Remote Access Services|
|Queen Mary, University of London||Home working/ teleworking|
|Queen’s University Belfast||IT Services: remote access|
|University of Sheffield||IT Services: Working from Home or Off-Campus|
|University of Southampton||Flexible working policy|
|University College London||Remote working|
|University of Warwick||Couldn’t find|
|University of York||Flexible Working|
If there are more relevant remote working pages available from any of these universities please do let me know.
I would also be really interested to hear back from people about whether or not their university supports or encourages remote working.