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Birmingham City University Reviews

Updated Feb 19, 2020

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3.6
80%
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93%
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Birmingham City University Vice-Chancellor Graham Upton
Graham Upton
16 Ratings
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  • "Senior management could improve their relation to the educational staff(in 6 reviews)

  • "Senior Executive (Academics) very hard to work with and reluctant to take on useful ideas(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible work place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Birmingham City University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Chinese lecturers Good students Interesting transnational environment

    Cons

    Racist British staffs and incompetent HR

    Birmingham City University2018-03-25
  2. "BCU Student demonstrator varied years"

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    Current Employee - Demonstrator in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Birmingham City University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great experience into the work of lectures, constantly learning on the job, making use of spare time by helping other students fulfil their ambitions in the modules and help each student get on the correct path of learning on each module i worked on.

    Cons

    sometimes their would be few people in the class to to sufficient work, pay wasn't always on time

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    Birmingham City University2020-02-19
  3. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - H R Administrator in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Birmingham City University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people made it. Also was nice to see the positive impact your work indirectly had on the students

    Cons

    High staff turnover in HR department

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    Birmingham City University2020-02-10
  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Chemistry Teacher in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Birmingham City University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Thats is good facinating and outstanding

    Cons

    That is good and enCouraging

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    Birmingham City University2020-01-22
  5. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Birmingham City University full-time

    Pros

    Some great teachers A lot of practice work

    Cons

    Some teachers don't care about your education.

    Birmingham City University2020-01-17
  6. "Birmingham City University Trainee Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Operations Manager in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Birmingham City University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very supportive and always put student welfare first.

    Cons

    Very unorganised at placing students in school.

    Birmingham City University2020-01-14
  7. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer 

    I have been working at Birmingham City University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Exposed to lots of responsibility.

    Cons

    Lots of changes to regulations all the time.

    Birmingham City University2019-12-15
  8. "Good Place to Work for a Student"

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    Current Employee - Student Demonstrator in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Birmingham City University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    For the most part friendly staff, clean & pleasant work environment, good pay for student jobs, good sick-day (etc) agreements.

    Cons

    Some staff are hard to work with, uncooperative students can be frustrating, on-site food facilities can be expensive.

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    Birmingham City University2019-11-05
  9. "Reception work"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in Birmingham, England

    I worked at Birmingham City University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good salary and lots of great colleagues

    Cons

    Some managers not equipped and lots of restructuring in some departments

    Birmingham City University2019-10-24
  10. "Not the nicest environment"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer 

    I have been working at Birmingham City University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Changing the vision, hopefully heading to the right direction but slowely

    Cons

    very messy environment lots of teaching no focus on research

    Birmingham City University2019-11-12
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