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Employee Engagement Toolkit

Welcome to the UCEA / UHR Toolkit on Employee Engagement.

‘As a knowledge-driven sector, higher education is essentially people-driven and employee engagement levels are therefore very important. The quality of HE employees’ contribution to teaching, research, enterprise and the various supporting activities are key to the success of individual institutions and the sector’s reputation as a whole. Employee commitment is vital to meeting student and other HE stakeholder expectations and satisfaction and without an engaged workforce HE will not meet the significant challenges currently facing the sector. For this reason I warmly welcome the initiative taken by UCEA and UHR to commission a joint toolkit on employee engagement and thank the Institute for Employment Studies for producing such a user-friendly, informative and useful set of web-based resources. This toolkit will provide institutions with the essential advice and guidance on how to secure, maintain and develop employee engagement with their institutional visions and missions and, most importantly, will be a sector resource for many years to come.’

Professor Julie Lydon OBE
Vice-Chancellor, University of South Wales

Accessing the toolkit

Please proceed to the Introduction for information on using the toolkit.

Colleagues with user accounts for the UCEA website can access the Toolkit by logging on with their usual user account details.

HR and other colleagues at UCEA and UHR member institutions without existing website user accounts can register for access to the Toolkit by emailing

For information on other engagement resources, outside the toolkit, which are available from UCEA, please see the Engagement and Wellbeing pages of the UCEA website.