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Inspiring employees, Stagnant employer

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While the organisation is full of amazing and inspiring employees in all areas that genuinely care about the student body, the organisation as a whole and the top management simply do not seem to care anymore. Although there are pockets of fantastic work going on across the organisation, overall new ideas are constantly shot down and discarded and there is little opportunity for advancement and progression. There is a sense that many departments have become stagnant in their activity with the same projects repeatedly happening and anything new being ignored. This has led to no sense of pride or ownership in any of the work.


Stunning place to work, Amazing people, Fantastic pension


Stagnant workplace, Uninspiring work load, Uncaring management
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Non reachable high expectations

A very stressful unpleasant place to work, emotionally and physically draining, will treat you like a robot and you can’t make any mistakes. Would not recommend




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What people like
  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Energising work tasks
  • Ability to learn new things
Areas for improvement
  • Support from manager
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Inclusive work environment


I spent many years here as a housekeeper & was treated like an animal. Management are BULLIES!! Honestly nothing is worth working there for. You will be told what to do not asked, there will be no please or thank you. Your personal life will not be personal as manager uses it against you & tells the other 62 housekeeping staff & office staff your business to make your working life worse
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Brilliant job if you really give it your all

This can be a great job if you give it 110%. Because of the casualness of the hours a lot of the staff don't treat it like a real job and are very unreliable. But if you give this job your all it's absolutely brilliant and gives you so many fantastic opportunities. If you don't sign up to do a lot of work and get to know the managers the opportunities won't be there as much, but if you make yourself known to be a hard worker it can open lots of doors. Open days are great fun when the staff morale is up so it's worth being friendly and getting to know other ambassadors. Really a great job to have whilst you're at uni, way better than retail or bar work!
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Fun and Inclusive

Very much enjoy the work and flexibility of hours and involvement. The people are open and clearly working towards the same goals. Open to problems and looking fro solutions.
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Productive and enjoyable

A lovely location, a department with many good colleagues, most engaged students making for interesting work. Good ethos and an enjoyable place to work.
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Emphasis on customer focus

Strong focus on customer experience, delivering the needs of the service and continuous improvement. The student is prioritised at all times to a high standard.
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Great time

Great uni, lots of variety of night life and courses to study. Campus University that makes getting around easy. Lots of support from tutors and teachers.
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Fun and enjoyable workplace

Lovely place of work. Friendly work environment with helpful and encouraging staff. Management are always on hand to support and assist with any problems.
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Unpleasant all round. parking system is ridiculous. Most staff are unfriendly and unhelpful unless your face fits. The culture in Finance is toxic. I agree with the two other negative reviews, staff talking about students nastily, it’s a money making business more than an educational facility. Lack of help or support for students in difficulty.




Lack of staff facilities
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great place to work

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It was a fun and enjoyable placement opportunity

I worked as a neuropsychology research assistant for a lecturer at the university and was given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience using state-of-the-art eye-tracking technology as well as learning about an area of psychology I was previously unfamiliar with.
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Learned a lot working here and had some valuable experiences
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Great working environment

Unfortunately this was a temporary position lasting only a few weeks. Great, relaxed working culture, although extremely busy and proactive. Management was exceptional and it was a pleasure to go to work. Predominantly administrative position as opposed to customer service role, occasionally assisting disabled/handicapped students from a wide cultural background with their queries and problems.


Wonderful Campus to walk around during lunch break


Temporary position
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part of PhD process

I am due to start this job in April 2019. it is quite thrilling that i will learning new technologies and hopefully as i progress through PhD, i will become capable of handling more challenges.


learning new technologies


Zero hour contract
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Great employers to students

I worked here while I was a student and they were very flexible, completely tailored the employment experience to student life (which I guess is expected from a University).
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A tough job but a great learning experience

The work days were long and being outdoors, not always fun, especially in the winter. However, the ability to learn and further skills made up for this tough days.
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Good management and growth potential.Strong working culture. Able to take on a lot of responsbility. Supportive staff. A heavy workload. But good if you want to take on board additional work in other departments. Opportunities to get promoted.
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i loved this job, you got along with everyone. Working at the university was great. this job was only for 6 months as it was only a summer keeping job.
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An interesting institution

I worked at the University for over 13 years. I decided to leave to pursue new challenges in November 2015. During my tine there I was Web Author and laterally was Head of Web and Digital Media.
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Going dowhill fast

Great environment to work in, lovely campus have met a FEW nice people there. Most Staff are not friendly, have had both Academic, HOD walk by in the halls without so much as a glance of recognition. Colleagues work in a fish bowl, no interaction unless you're in their clique. NO formal training despite saying they provided training during initial interview, you're pretty much given instruction and left to fend for yourself. Asking for help is looked at as incompetency. Speaking with employees who've been with the University for a number of years, the institute is more of a money making business, than a learning institution. Despite being warm and friendly to students, employees talk about them behind their backs and almost seem annoyed at assisting students, especially foreign students.


excellent work hours and salary


Horrible work environment
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Based on 36 reviews

Ratings by category

3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.2 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.0 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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