Welcome to the new blog section of the UCEA website.

In our latest blog (26 May), 'Starting a new job in a new sector in a new normal', Muriel Bankhead, who joined UCEA as Head of Research on 14 April, recounts her first two weeks at UCEA during the height of the lockdown.

19 May 2020, 'Responding to Covid-19 challenges with VUCA action', by Professor Nick Petford, Vice-Chancellor of University of Northampton and UCEA Board member, examines how at Northampton they have used components of the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) model to underpin their rapid response to Covid-19. Professor Petford's contribution is also a Wonkhe article

12 May 2020 - In Sector support for wellbeing during the pandemic and beyond UCEA's Senior Researcher, Hayfa Mohdzaini, examines some of the home working and wellbeing challenges experienced in the sector.

5 May 2020 - In Beyond the bubble – early Covid-19 lessons learnt from outside our sector UCEA's Researcher, Rebecca Gregg, looks beyond HE in trying to learn from the employers' mistakes and good practices at the start of the ongoing pandemic 

21 April 2020 - In Certain uncertainties: Labour lockdown consultant Laurence Hopkins introduces a report which looks at the potential economic consequences of Covid-19

9 April 2020 - Our first blog, by UCEA CEO Raj Jethwa, sets out how university employers are working to support staff through the pandemic:  Covid-19 and the sector’s unprecedented workforce issues