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Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) – 16th - 20th May 2022

Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) is an annual and internationally recognised event. The BCAW campaign was designed by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) to help organisations across the globe to raise awareness of the importance of Business Continuity, its basic and essential best practices, and how to embed it within organisational culture.

The Covid-19 pandemic has shed a light (once again) on how important it is for businesses, of any size and in any sector, to have Business Continuity (BC) plans in place. Research has shown that organisations with BC measures in place were able to respond to the pandemic much more effectively than those without.

As such the Risk & Resilience Team are embracing BCAW in the calendar and would like to invite you (all staff) to engage too. Check out this dedicated BCAW page to explore the following:

1. Explore the refreshed internal UoW Business Continuity webpage

2. Book a slot at one of our 'Ask Us' Sessions, where staff can talk about anything Business Continuity related with the Risk & Resilience Team

3. Sign up to attend the 'Business Continuity: Who, What, Why & How?' webinar hosted by the team

4. Check out insightful guides and information from the Business Continuity Institute (BCI)

1. UoW Business Continuity Webpage

The internal Business Continuity webpage outlines what BC is, why it's important, how we embed BC planning into our work here at UoW, and how your team/department can get involved. Its recently had a refresh. Why not check it out using this link: UoW BC WebpageLink opens in a new window

2. Business Continuity 'Ask Us' Sessions

When are the sessions and how do I book on?

Dates Times Slot Types Available
Monday 16th May Between 11:30 - 13:00

3x 30 minutes slots (11:30, 12:00 and 12:30) / 6x 15 minute slots (11:30, 11:45, 12:00, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45). Available over Microsoft Teams or in-person at University House Atrium.

Thursday 19th May Between 11:30 - 13:00

Please book either a 30 or 15 minute slot depending on what you would like to talk about, and indicate if you would prefer to meet over Teams or in-person at University House. Please email to book on no later than Friday 13th May. We look forward to meeting you and answering your queries.

What is the purpose of these sessions?

An opportunity for you to talk with members of the Risk & Resilience Team about BC. No query is too big or too small to have a discussion about and there is no such thing as a silly question. Whether you have a quick query about your teams' existing BC plan, wish to arrange an exercise for your area, or even just want to know how to start on the BC planning journey, we would love to speak to you. The sessions are open to all staff regardless of grade/position and regardless of area of work.

3. 'Business Continuity: Who, What, Why & How?' Webinar

When is the webinar and how do I book on?

The webinar will be hosted internally by the Risk & Resilience Team. It is available to all staff.

Date & Time: Wednesday 18th May @ 11:30 - 12:15

Location: Held over Microsoft Teams

Booking: Pre-registration is essential so that the team can provide you with the meeting link. Please contact by no later than Tuesday 17th May.

What is the purpose of the webinar?

To provide staff with an understanding of why business continuity is important for us all to think about and implement, and who should be involved when it comes to plan development, review and exercising. The session will also guide staff through the building blocks required in the creation of a robust BC plan, using approved templates. The webinar is open to all staff with Microsoft Teams access.

4. Information from the BCI

Click here to explore a brief introduction to what BC is and why it is important: Introduction to Business Continuity | The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) | BCI ( opens in a new window

Click here to explore some interesting reading about how Covid-19 impacted and shaped the world of resilience: Coronavirus (COVID-19) News and Updates | BCI ( opens in a new window