Times Higher Education’s Best University Workplace survey.

Members are encouraged to complete this THE survey.

What’s the best thing about working at your university? How do your colleagues and managers make you feel valued? In what areas do you need more support? These are among the questions THE will be asking in the second annual Times Higher Education Best University Workplace survey, which is online now.

THE want to find out which UK universities excel when it comes to keeping employees content – from pay levels to recognition of the extra hours staff put in. THE also want to know how the experience of working in a university differs according to role, discipline, level of seniority, age, gender, terms of contract and other variables.

THE editor, John Gill, said: “We really want members of the UCU to get involved, and tell us what they think about their university. Our aim for the THE Best University Workplace survey is to get a broad picture of what it is like to work in a UK university in 2014, but also to allow us to dig down into the data and assess how individual factors affect the experience of university staff at all levels and in all roles.”

It is hoped that the survey will shed light on aspects of university life that are often overlooked, and also help to provide new and valuable data on what it is like to work in the UK’s universities day to day.