Lead: John Tully, Senior Faculty Manager, University of East Anglia

Welcome to the member network for workload management. The group has been formed to provide a network for colleagues involved or interested in workload management. Topics about, or related to, workload management are wide-ranging and the group's agenda is driven by the concerns and interests of its members.

The network considers the latest developments in workload management, recognises best practice in the sector and helps to enhance approaches to workload management. It also discusses and resolves issues and problems, and shares ideas and experiences.

A workload model is a planning tool which seeks to allocate the staff resource in a unit, dividing the resource to support key academic activities such as research, teaching, engagement, leadership and administration, over a period of time, and in relation to a strategic plan. All universities operate forms of models which aim to achieve these objectives.

Workload models and workload management are often concerned with:

While not an exhaustive list the above indicates some of the topics for possible exploration by the network.

This network is newly established and is expected to develop over time. Currently it is planning a meeting for members at the annual conference and an event to take place in the summer, 2016.

You can find relevant resources on the Workload Management Resources Page and take part in the Member Network Discussions.

Workload management is a fascinating subject and the group is currenly recruiting members. If you would like to be involved in the network, or like more information about its activities or just to have a chat, please contact John Tully at

You can find any relevant resources below: