The University recognises that its continuing success is dependent to a great extent on the individual performance of each member of its staff, and this is often related to the health and general well-being of the individual.

Health and Wellbeing

Good health depends on a combination of both physical and mental well-being and therefore it seeks to maintain a healthy and safe working environment by setting policies and procedures that are designed to support the health and well-being of all its employees. The University is committed to encouraging staff and students to live healthier lifestyles.

The University has signed up to Worcestershire Works Well and has reached level 2 accreditation. We have begun to collect baseline data on student and staff wellbeing.

Health and Wellbeing targets

SMART targets for 2021-22

  • Achieve level 3 standard of Worcestershire Works Well by August 2023.

Some examples of how will we achieve our Health and Wellbeing targets?

The Worcestershire Works Well  criteria for Level 3 require two standards to be addressed. We hope to be ready to apply by the end of 2022. The sections within Level 3 are:

  • Environment and Culture
  • Leadership and Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Misuse
  • Healthy Eating
  • Physical Activity and MSK

Significant additional resources have been put in place during the pandemic to support staff wellness. For example a new EAP, OH and Counselling provider, Mental Health First Aid training and resources including Five Ways to Wellbeing training.

Why not enjoy the nature trail around St Johns Campus, here the map, and follow what you are likely to see in Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter

Since 2007, the University has had a Heating and Comfort Policy. This was updated in June 2022 and is due for review 2027.  


The SDG logos for 3. Good Health and Wellbeing 5. Gender Equality 10. Reduced Inequalities and 16. Peace Justice and 16. Strong Institutions