Productive and fun place to work
Fun place to work
good worklife balance
opportunity to learn
everyday seems interesting and new
very productive and positive learning environment
Lecturer in Bradford, West Yorkshire
Worst place I ever worked
Be very wary of joining this institution. You may land lucky in some faculties, but my experience has been horrendous. Extremely poor management with a deliberately flat structure and no reward for those who do the real work and generate the income, but instead a self congratulatory inner circle of very inadequate 'leaders' who will do anything to maintain their position and everything to prevent others from progressing. It took me a few years to properly work the place out and a few years to get out but once I did it was obvious to me how badly run the place really was. This is a university in terminal decline and not worth your effort. It is a real pity for the city, but it is very badly served by this institution. If H.E. really appeals to you then for the sake of your career and your health, look elsewhere.
Student ambassador, Student information point adviser in Bradford
Amazing student job, great opportunity to get some extra cash while studying ; good hourly rate;relaxed job; you can get involved in various things so you don't get bored
Recruitment Administrator in Bradford, West Yorkshire
Great experience and personal development gained
A welcoming and exciting community for both students and staff. University of Bradford's study and work life guarantees you a great experience and great development of your skills, confidence and aspiration for your future. You will be constantly engaged and stimulated by the vast amount of unique individuals on site, promising you to never be bored or have a dull time.
Professor in Bradford, West Yorkshire
Perfect example of UK University that should be closed
My personal working experience over 29 years was generally fine.
I was reasonably well paid and do not feel I have suffered from exposure
to that which I shall describe.
However I witnessed the emergence of a bullying culture and an intimidated
academic workforce except for those co opted into gauleiter roles to
do the bullying (which includes the over expanded army of HR staff)
Since 2015 the University declined into a project of bullying and
poor provision to students in order to siphon off profits from the
deprived areas to fund the quixotic pursuit of establishing a medical
school which, of course, failed. Money has been wasted in building projects.
Investigations of complaints of bullying were not fairly and properly investigated . In my opinion, some staff could have sued for corporate
negligence given the level of impact on their mental health by the unwillingness to investigate certain managers who were allowed to continue
even when their activities were palpably dangerous.
There were also several time wasting bogus 'trojan horse' restructurings
carried out to evict staff opposed to the project and further increase
profits, for diversion, by ensuring a skeletal level of inexperienced
staff could fob off the students with 'Karaoke powepoint'
Prior to the worsening of the culture, this had already become an
'Aldi style' university where provision was only of that which turned enough profit under the staffing regime. So, it drifted to the point where hardly any traditional 'A' level subjects had degree provision and there were very few staff with expertise in those areas. Degrees became more and more
a sea of amorphous mush of something or other 'studies'.