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Kingston University London Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
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  1.  

    I've had a good time

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)

    I have been working at Kingston University London as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strong support from head of school, Inputs and contributions are taken seriously, Work hours are decent

    Cons

    Distance from Central London, difficult getting into a permanent role, delays in getting paid, weekly pay would be appreciated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change from monthly pay to week or biweekly pay would be appreciated, travel expense aid would be appreciated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Culture of bullying by management makes for a difficult work environment

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    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)

    I worked at Kingston University London full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent location.
    Great potential for involvement with London cultural and intellectual life.

    Cons

    Poor attention to student experience.
    Management discounts health and welfare of staff.
    Considerable level of fraud in academic standards -- numerous public scandals.
    Poor international reputation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more honest and open communication of staff ideas without fear of retribution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nice laid back atmosphere, never dread going in on a Monday morning but management are running it into the ground

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    Current Employee - Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrator in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Kingston University London full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, you are in control of your workload and you never dread going to work on a monday morning

    Cons

    Very limited promotion prospects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your administrative staff, particularly the ones with experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Teaching Assistant BIS and PM

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

    I worked at Kingston University London part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, freedom to contribute with one's own ideas

    Cons

    Sometime the communication from the employer stiffled

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

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

    I have been working at Kingston University London full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promoting research, meritocracy, and a fresh environment providing the opportunity for inter-university and inter-institutional research

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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

    I worked at Kingston University London full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  8.  

    Take care of early career junior

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

    I have been working at Kingston University London full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    -teaching workload could be taunting

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Experience as a Lecturer at department of Economics, Kingston University

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lecturer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Kingston University London full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It 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!

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    It 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    young vibrant and amazing atmosphere

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

    I have been working at Kingston University London part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    some of the campus facilities could be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    very high standard of teaching and learning

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer Animation
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer Animation

    I have been working at Kingston University London

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends

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