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Worked for a year on placement in the University of Greenwich Marketing team where I completed presentations, planned competitions, co-operated with other teams to deliver effectively on the Open Days and Taster Days and promoted the university to roughly 6000 international students for next academic year for Business School through: email marketing, SMS messages, and targeted Facebook Ads.
This is a large university therefore I can only talk about the experience in my faculty/department. Engagement of colleagues varies widely with more weight towards providing a good experience to students. Actually, everything is very much about maximising the student experience, frequently in detriment of the staff. With exceptions, students are neither the most engaged nor the most brilliant which makes teaching very much frustrating in comparison to top-tier universities. Staff is generally left behind... no intellectual support, no extra benefits, poor salary (relatively to other London-based universities), no intellectual challenges. Research-oriented staff does not get benefits and frequently more junior colleagues without a strong research track-record get promoted and get scholarships for their phd students... There is generally no collegiality or collaborative environment, and definitely no minimum politeness, if you ever get responses to inquiries from most colleagues. Of course there are some excellent staff who are exceptions. To be fair, it can be a good working place if one likes to focus on teaching and does not care about poor pay or exciting job. About 90% of colleagues said they want to resign as soon as possible. Though most stay anyways (everyone has its own reasons...), I've seen many excellent people leaving during the few years I've worked there. The values of the university became clear once I decided to resign. I got completely ignored by the management and admin colleagues, and everything became difficult to finalise. Luckily, some friendly - more...
Working at the university was very a enjoyable as I could take on the role for customer service and learn new skills and a new like for helping customers. It is also helped me gain more confidence being able to work here as I was treated very well by all staff and made many new friends with the colleagues working there. It was only a temporary summer job but I thought it was amazing!
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It was an easy process and everyone was really nice. Got my feedback within a day of the interview and I was seen by more than one person. The interview was both theory and practical questions
Excellent working environment
The contract was too short
I always had people to support or properly explain what shall I do, job was really great, I did loved what I have done there. One day I am working as receptionist, next time I am assisting the lecturer and helping students with modelling software, and another day I might do something else...
Good wage based on work load
Not full time
I only did a three months internship but learned so much from my colleagues and managers. They were really helpful and fun. Opportunities for improvement through training.
Not too much halal food options for muslims near the university