Issues affecting Academic-Related and Professional Services (ARPS) staff

Aim: A budget should be made available to ensure ARPS staff have adequate equipment when working from home.

University management response: This has been rejected – instead the University offers ‘click and collect’ for staff to collect equipment that is currently on-campus.

BUCU verdict: The move to long-term working off-campus has involved considerable effort and adaptation by ARPS staff especially. This should be recognised by the University management, who should be as accommodating as possible to the requirements of ARPS staff. “Click and Collect” does not solve a number of the considerable problems that many ARPS staff face in working off-campus.