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University of Newcastle (UK) Overview

Newcastle, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1963
College / University
Colleges & Universities
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
University of Newcastle upon Tyne is an institution of higher learning that emphasizes scientific research and educational studies. It has some 19,000 students and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in subjects including medicine, law, and agriculture. Its academic ... Read more

University of Newcastle (UK) Reviews

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    I worked at University of Newcastle (UK) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent holiday time, closure between Christmas and New Year, tuition perks, pension, lots of cross-university interaction, interaction with students.

    Cons

    I think it really depends on where you work--my unit in particular we were not treated the same as other units in our larger directorate--more supervision, less autonomy. My work-life balance was skewed very work-heavy, and ultimately is why I left the university.I think this was more unique to the Central Services than in the different faculties and schools.

    Advice to Management

    Unless your employees give you a reason not to, trust them! We were all hired because we are competent professionals, and after a trial period it would be great to just let us run with things (supportively of course!)

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    Accounts Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Newcastle (UK) (Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)).

    Interview

    I applied online and received an email inviting me to the interview. I was greeted by someone, who took me to another floor and got my documents copied. Then I was taken to a room where you just have an informal chat with two staff members (who were not on the interview panel). I think it was just to make you feel comfortable and break the ice. However, in my opinion, this does not work for the candidates as you are still under pressure and even if you make a good impression, they are not the one who will decide if you have got the job. I was then taken to another room, where a panel of 3 finance members conducted the interview. It was all competency based questions and I was offered a job somewhere else a day before the interview so I was really confident (because even if the university did not offer me the job, I already had a Graduate job secured somewhere else). At the end of the interview, I asked some questions about future progression and study support (As I have a degree in Accounting and wanted to know if they support any professional qualification). I got the impression that they normally would not support a clerk to go for professional qualification, but they mentioned about future promotions within the team etc. I received a call after few days saying I did not get the job and I could ask for the feedback. As i was really confident that my interview went well and I had the relevant experience as well, I was a bit surprised on the response, so I emailed to ask for feedback (Just in case I did something wrong, that I need to be aware of for the future). However, I received an email back saying, she is going on holidays in few days and if I want feedback I should email her again after a week, which I think was not very professional because she could have just emailed me my feedback or try to arrange a day when she is back. I did not understand the point of her asking me to email her again to remind her. The interview panel was very friendly and calm at the day of the interview but the response I received on asking for feedback was a bit rude in my opinion.

    Interview Questions

    • What did you not like about your old job? What accounting systems you are familiar with? Excel competency? A time when you were working within a team and took an initiative to resolve a problem? What was your job role at a previous job?   Answer Question
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