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University-wide work shadowing: six month summary

It is now over six months since we introduced University wide work shadowing opportunities – the aimHuman Resources to give all staff an opportunity to gain wider institutional knowledge and experience, and help ‘demystify’ different areas and roles.  

Click here for an overview of the shadows that are currently being progressed.

The majority of requests are from support staff; two members of academic staff have requested shadows, two have offered to act as hosts.

New offers to host include:

  • Nick Capon, Director of CERI willing for anyone interested in Innovation work to shadow him
  • Steve Bracher, HR Reward and Benefits Manager an opportunity to observe the range of Reward and Benefit work within this team, from pensions to academic workload planning
  • Tracy Elliott, HR Learning and Development Advisers An opportunity to shadow the Learning and Development Advisers and gain an understanding of the role in supporting and developing staff around the University, or shadow the HR Learning and Development Administration Team and gain an insight into the processes that are involved with the administration and planning for major programmes.
  • James Ross, HR Equality and Diversity (E&D) Information Officer  works on providing E&D related data reports as well as managing E&D social media. Shadow James if you want to learn more on either of these areas of work.

 This opportunity is open to all University staff all that is required is a clear focus for the shadow that gives the aims, objectives and structure of the opportunity. In order to collect a University-wide picture and monitor all shadowing requests.

All applications should now be sent to The process remains otherwise unchanged – details to be agreed with your line manager. Details will be fed back to the University Executive Board on a regular basis.








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