The current report represents an initial investigation of these experiences and how these differ by gender, as well as compared with previous research on the impact of Covid-19 during the first national lockdown in March 2020.
Overall, the survey identified significant changes in the ways that UK HE staff are working with regards to the opportunities presented by remote working, and their overall adaptation and productivity levels since Covid-19 restrictions came into place. Specifically, staff working in UK HE reported that working remotely had helped them engage with their:
- Administrative work
- Departmental meetings
- Internal and external committee meetings
- Career development activities
These opportunities varied by gender, with women being more likely than men to say that remote working had allowed them to attend more conferences and take on more career development activities, while men were more likely to report that remote working had helped them engage with their research and teaching.
Advance HE Members can access the report and the survey below.