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University of Wolverhampton Reviews

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
6 Reviews

3.6
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good employer.

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    Current Employee - Researcher  in  Wolverhampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Researcher in Wolverhampton, England (UK)

    Pros

    People are friendly, good campus.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on financial gain.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good Technological Institution

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    Former Employee - Lecturer In English  in  Wolverhampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lecturer In English in Wolverhampton, England (UK)

    Pros

    Excellent career opportunities, resources and an atmosphere of enterprize and innovation. Was leading the charge into Enterprize as early as 1990.

    Cons

    Over-formal at times, too many screens, not serving the local community as much as it used to re. recruitment and community initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to Black Country basics-

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Over-formal and Administrative

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    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer  in  Wolverhampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Wolverhampton, England (UK)

    Pros

    Good resources and organisation, good brand, very good technologisation. Excellent digital library.

    Cons

    Over-formal cultural atmosphere, hypocritical management using huge state resources to fund an enterprize ethos. Too many screens and machines per student.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up, allow enterprize and social breathing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Master Student

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    Former Employee - Master Student  in  Wolverhampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Master Student in Wolverhampton, England (UK)

    Pros

    Great multicultural environment, colleagues from all over the world.
    Great teaching level - the lectures were very well presented.
    Many several resources for students and places for networking.
    Lovely ceremony for the graduation !

    Cons

    One of my modules seemed unorganised though (or many people replacing the module leader of the course). I think that happen because the module was just recently added to the curriculum.

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

    Wonderful

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    Current Employee - Student Researcher  in  Telford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student Researcher in Telford, England (UK)

    Pros

    I am able to progress in my research with suitable help from colleagues.

    Cons

    I have not seen any con in the establishment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    An FE institute pretending to be a HE one

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer  in  Wolverhampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Wolverhampton, England (UK)

    Pros

    You can still get an academic job without a PhD.
    You will get a cost of living and an scale increment every year, until you hit the top of band.

    Cons

    You can still get an academic post without a PhD - and it's just as well as there is very little chance of getting one while working there. New staff seem to be under a lot of pressure, older staff coast along without providing any support or mentoring. Promotion to the next band increasingly seems to be via dead man's shoes. There is no time or support to keep up with what's happening in your field so you quickly become out of touch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support and value your staff - and let them know!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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