Senior Lecturer, Course leader for BSc Outdoor and Environmental Studies in Ambleside, Cumbria
On a day to day basis there is a lot of autonomy. Scope to develop new courses and work with a great bunch of students. In the heart of a National Park. Lots of links to local NGOs and GOs.
Lecturer in Ambleside, Cumbria
Terrible. Little collaboration or support. Not friendly.
Terrible. Little collaboration or support. Not friendly. Management are incompetent. Hoops are created to jump through that are totally unnecessary. Detached from the real world.
Maintenance Assistant within the Estates department in Carlisle
Excellent place to work
Without a doubt The University of Cumbria is the best place I have ever worked.
My one frustration is that job progression is seriously slow. No matter how good you are at your job, how reliable you are or how good a timekeeper you are it sometimes feels like you're waiting on people to die before you can get a promotion.
Lecturer in Lancaster, Lancashire
Students and colleagues are great - management horrible
Enjoy the interaction with colleagues and students, feel a great sense of achievement every graduation.
Pay is good for the area although benefits are reducing constantly.
There is a constant feeling of blame due to low student numbers. Every year income reduces and senior management pay increases.
Management at all levels are over-controlling and ineffective.
Never disagree with a senior colleague.
Student Ambassador in Carlisle, Cumbria
Sociable and challenging
Incredibly sociable as you work Open Days, campus visits and other events within the university. You have to be knowledgeable in most courses across the five campuses.