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Kingston University London Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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    Take care of early career junior

    Lecturer In Accounting and Finance (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Pros-have priority toward early career researchers
    -very flexible working hours
    -Kingston is good location

    Cons-teaching workload could be taunting

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Teaching Assistant BIS and PM

    Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)

    ProsFlexibility, freedom to contribute with one's own ideas

    ConsSometime the communication from the employer stiffled

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lecturer position at Kingston University London, Economics Faculty (FASS)

    Lecturer In Economics (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsLow probability of redundancy
    Easy going environment
    Ample time to do research

    ConsLimited possibility of promotion
    Limited possibility of engagement with higher ranking institutions, and International Economic conferences
    High level of bureaucracy
    Low RAF ranking

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromoting research, meritocracy, and a fresh environment providing the opportunity for inter-university and inter-institutional research

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting place to work with some good opportunities for professional development and learning.

    Manager (Former Employee) Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)

    ProsGood professional development opportunities and training offered in-house is really good and very relevant to improving your career options. Excellent.

    ConsLong hours are expected and needed because some staff don't pull their weight so it's often a few good (wo)men who carry office workloads. Little HR support for dealing with performance management issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsult with staff who actually do the work in the offices before implementing university-wide changes to databases and modules.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Experience as a Lecturer at department of Economics, Kingston University

    Lecturer (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsIt is easy to travel to and from London. The job as a lecturer is not demanding at all, as far as you are willing to have a publication every now and then and are willing to participate at the endless faculty meetings!

    ConsThe administration part of the job is tremendous. The faculty are not very well synchronized in their activities which leads to a chaotic atmosphere where some tasks are done a few times over or not accomplished at all. The communicated and allocation of roles and tasks are weak compared to many other English universities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is necessary for the management to oversee the flow of the information through the system and designate the roles based on the capacity of the staff. The allocation of tasks, the handling of the volume of work, and the timings have to be reviewed and necessary changes should be made in order to facilitate and coordinate the activities of the staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    young vibrant and amazing atmosphere

    Student Ambassador (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosconvenient for a student, the area boasts beautiful surroundings, young and vibrant atmosphere

    Conssome of the campus facilities could be improved

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very high standard of teaching and learning

    Senior Lecturer Animation (Current Employee)

    ProsVery strong Art and Design faculty, which attracts very good students, high standards recognised worldwide. Good location with easy access to central London.

    ConsA lack of investment in technicians with specialist skills for delivering technically complex digital animation. Diminishing amount of studio space.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in specialist technicians with technical knowledge of rigging and modelling for 3D animation. Maintain stuido culture for Art and Design courses.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsMatching my background in teaching and research

    ConsNo research facility, no advanced equipment

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport reserch

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    Don't work for Kingston University unless you hate your life.

    Senior Lecturer (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsIf you are either a masochist or if you enjoy bullying others, you will love Kingston. If you are looking for a place to disguise your mediocrity as an academic researcher or teacher, this is the place for you!

    ConsTerrible problems with culture of bullying and harassment by managers. Poor record of health and safety violations. Endemic culture of corruption and low achievement standards. Poor support for research initiatives.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees with respect and kindness. Fix problems with service quality rather than covering them up. Change culture of cronyism between management and board of governors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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