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As a senior academic (professor) my work-life balance is what I choose it to be, and I'm very happy working in excess of my contractual hours becasue my work fulfils me and is a very important part of my life. No one makes you work to excess (in fact, they keep encouraging you to ensure you have a good work-life balance) but most senior academics UK-wide choose to do so. The culture is supportive, and PS staff are friendly and do their best to support you. Research support, however, while well intentioned, is only adequate; they could be far more proactive in supporting research funding applications. There's an expectation that, as a professor, you'll pull your weight, but so you should, because you're being well paid and have status. Senior leadership are genuinely keen to do their very best, and great care is taken to look after staff. The university has a strong commitment to social responsibility - this isn't just rhetoric.
a prestigious university in the UK's Russell Group, friendly colleagues, pleasant campus, lots of freedom to work when and where you work as long as you meet expectations, the facilities of Manchester City centre are all within wallking distance, good public transport networks for commuting staff
IT services are poor, staff development unit are poor and serve no useful purpose, heavier teaching load than at some other RG universities, they accept too many international students who struggle, teaching these international students is very hard work because they need spoon-feeding, you have to use a travel agency - Key Travel - for conference travel and hotel booking
The institution is run by micromanaging idiots. Poor interview and job itself does not follow that described in the job description. Constantly undermined and unable to function properly. An extremely stressful and unpleasant experience working for these clowns!
Long hours no progression
De universiteit heeft een matige HR-afdeling, maar de leidinggevende docenten zijn zeer bekwaam. Er is weinig zekerheid en weinig secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden. Werkgever heeft wel eens de neiging over je grenzen heen te gaan. Het is belangrijk om je tijd goed te bewaken en niet meer te werken dan je contract.
Veel vrijheid om je werk in te delen
Slechte HR en salarisadministratie.
This is a job in which you will be consistently thrown into the deep end, there is always something new you'll be learning. This can be either the best experience or the worst depending on the team you work with and the attitude you bring to customer service.
leadership style, poor management, very basic training
The University of Manchester attracts world class staff and students performing ground breaking research and delivering high level teaching and in support require excellent, driven and motivated professional support staff.
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My one big concern with the University of Manchester is their reliance on fixed term contracts and the lack of security that gives. Other than that I found the people I worked with supportive, including management and the atmosphere friendly. Rates of pay were good and terms fair. While working for the UoM We had our first child and the university allowed me to rearrange my hours so I was working five days in four which was very, very helpful.
I was assigned a postgraduate module with sole responsibility of teaching and assessment. Peer review was undertaken while I was teaching. I took tutorial classes for 2 to 3 undergraduate modules each semester. I was encouraged by my mentor to get some journal publications out of my PhD thesis. I was given financial support to attend conferences and present papers at the conferences. Hence, got some journal articles published and that was very helpful for following employment and academic standing.
A typical day working the university security are two 12 hour days and two nights, I cover a large area of the University campus and interact with all students and staff building a good report. The hardest part of the job is dealing with difficult members of the public who can be belligerent at times. I enjoy meeting new people on a daily basis and enjoy my free time that I have of (4 days)
A typical day at work consisted of classes in the morning and activities in the afternoon. I learned how to collaborate effectively with colleagues. The management were helpful and supportive. The workplace culture was good. The hardest part of the job was assessing written work and the most enjoyable was working with mature and interesting students.
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