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Communication and collaboration

communication and collaboration wfh

You need to stay connected to your colleagues as well as family and friends, communicate with your managers regularly and collaborate in different ways. 

Colleagues seeking support and information about using technology when working remotely can access several resources from IT. A dedicated working from home page provides information on connecting to the University desktop as well as how to access different software and tools. This page provides information on accessing University systems on different devices and this page provides you with details on keeping information secure when working remotely

Below are a range of bite-sized learning opportunities from useful articles, quick videos and tips to help you get started. has a guide on Working in a Virtual Team Using Technology to Communicate and Collaborate to quickly get you up to speed with the challenges of being part of a hybrid working team and is a great place to start your learning.

Harvard Business review’s (HBR) article [5 minute read] on How to Collaborate Effectively If Your Team Is Remote provides practical suggestions on engaging with colleagues and developing best-practice communication methods.


    Harvard Business Review 'explainer series' has a short 2-minute feature on remote teams with useful hints and tips.

      FutureLearn have a free Collaborative Working in a Remote Team online training programme that takes a total of 4 hours, you can join immediately and allows you too complete at your own pace.

        Collaborative platforms, such as Microsoft Teams, are proving to be a great way to stay connected with colleagues and IT services provides courses and guides on how to use this most effectively.

          For more information visit the Wellbeing social connections webpage