York St John University Employee Reviews
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It was a joy to work at the University and the service provided to students is fantastic, but with recent changes in management, there are now leaders and managers at non-executive level who do not know how to manage and lead and spoiling what should be a great place to work.
Each day is different and presents different challenges. Learning how to manage varied roles and working with others is very interesting and rewarding. Opportunities to develop a varied career path are numerous. All these aspects are hugely enjoyable. It is difficult to find time to prioritise research with the demands of teaching, marking and preparation.
The many opportunities that are available
Not able to engage with as much research as desired.
After working at York St John for the past three years I can attest that employees are supported and encouraged to achieve their potential. As a student ambassador I mostly work at the university's open days where I have the opportunity to work alongside the student recruitment team which has given me great insight into how recruitment functions in the workplace.
It was a horrible experience being asked to actively deceive students, being bullied by the management if refused to do so, or refused to be in the intimidating management clique, dealing with a repulsive work culture promoted by this management, who recently harassed, bullied and blackma to exit even a staff member at the highest hierarchy.... this institution will not survive probably much longer, no better not to even apply to them and connect your name with them in any way....
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York St john was a small university. staff were friendly and approachable and students lived in halls of residence for the first year making it easy to meet new people. there are plenty of clubs to join and the course was enjoyable.
Leadership & Management unclear of overall goals. Unfortunately affects staff morale, staff employability & security. Only focus on top layers of staff. Not a good place to work. VC constantly restructuring departments and schools
Good holidays & health benefits
No long term security.
Teaching here you will have access to great resources, modern teaching spaces informed by older architecture and be part of an inclusive accommodating workplace
Offered Counselling to University students and signposted them to other organisations when appropriate. Worked in a community hub talking informally to customers and counselling when required. Learned self-motivation, worked independently and as part of a team. Have managed volunteers and paid staff as parts of previous work. As a teacher and counsellor I love being involved in enabling others to rise to their potential. I believe I am supportive and encouraging but remain realistic.
Support of Lecturers
Expectations were not always made clear
York St John University offers employees the important advantage of working closely with academic staff and other experts across the university. The International Office works closely with academic staff to provide a fulfilling and rich experience for overseas students who have taken the decisive step to study and live outside their country of origin. This brings its own challenges for staff who provide a welcoming and supportive background to allow students to achieve their full academic potential. The Director International role provides the opportunity to coordinate the full lifetime experience for students, from counselling and advice, through to application and enrolment and then to arrival and study.
Strong collabortive work ethic
Occasional stretched resources