Hybrid Working Programme Blog

Hybrid Working Programme Blog

Surfacing the front-line experiences of staff as we evolve our best hybrid working practices, sharing our successes and failures, and learning from each other.

I’ve spent the last 12 months engaging, listening and gathering as much opinion, data and research as I can for colleagues, higher education peers and private sector companies both nationally and internationally to try to understand and predict what new ways of working might look like and how we might make best use of our […]

Aisling O’Reilly, Projects Coordinator (Energy) asks: what is the impact of homeworking on our carbon emissions and will the future of work be better or worse for our planet? The past 19 months have changed the way we work forever. The Covid-19 pandemic forced the majority of us to work from home and overall, we […]

It is remarkable how quickly and effectively we all managed to transition to home-working at the start of Pandemic back in Spring 2020. A minority of Finance colleagues had previously experienced working from home and the concept of running high volume transaction processing teams remotely challenged our quite traditional mind-sets. We have, though, managed to […]

A view from the code coal face So, after 18+ months… we’re all well versed in the pros & cons of working from home for ourselves – and we probably have pretty strong views on where we want to be in 6 months time. Yes, there are people who are working on a very old […]

Reimagining work I’m very excited that the Hybrid Working Framework is now available for all staff at the University. Over the last 10 months we have been working hard to bring together the Framework and latterly working with the first of our feasibility study groups, checking that the Framework made sense and the information was […]

Dr W. Victoria Lee Lecturer in Architecture & Environment Edinburgh School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture (ESALA) Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) At the beginning of the pandemic, the advice from the government was that anyone who can work from home must do so. Eighteen month on, while we have moved beyond Level 0, the […]

Sharing Your Experiences If there is a message to come out of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is the value of connection and simple human exchanges for our mental health and wellbeing in the face of global trauma. Maintaining close connections online with those we work with has given us a sense of grounding at a […]


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