The University of Oxford has recently been ‘highly commended’ at the Higher Education Continuity Network (HEBCoN) Awards Ceremony.
HEBCoN is a network of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the UK and Ireland who are committed to sharing and promoting good practice in Business Continuity Management (BCM), risk management and emergency planning.
The University received the special mention and commendation for its work on incident response management to the COVID-19 pandemic, alongside its continued successful approach across what is a diverse organisation. Hebdo noted that they wanted to recognise - ‘institutions who have achieved great things in difficult times’.
Lukasz Bohdan, Director of Assurance and strategic lead for business continuity, said:
I am delighted that the University’s work in response to Covid-19 has been recognised by our peers through this prestigious award. What we a have achieved together is nothing short of phenomenal and a testament to the University staff and students’ hard work to adjust and maintain our operations during a crises while keeping the community safe. We will continue developing our risk management, business continuity, crisis management and disaster recovery arrangements and I would encourage all leaders, managers and staff to review and update their business continuity plans in view of the learning from COVID.
You can find out more about business continuity management in Higher Education and in the University on the University’s Business Continuity pages.