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University of Brighton Reviews

Updated August 6, 2017
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University of Brighton Vice-Chancellor Julian Crampton
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  1. "Good environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Brighton full-time

    Pros

    Clever people, good location

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy


  2. "Love university of Brigton"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Brighton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Brighton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Brighton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a very good place to start a career.
    Good benefits package.

    Cons

    The campuses a bit scattered

    Advice to Management

    No

  3. "6 months working for European Grants"

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Brighton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Administrator in Brighton, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Brighton (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The university offers a good salary, various fringe benefits and all kinds of training and study opportunities.

    Cons

    Depending on your departmental location, the job is not always very sociable.

    Advice to Management

    More open plan offices!


  4. "University Employment"

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    Former Employee - Ambassador for the University in Brighton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Ambassador for the University in Brighton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Brighton part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well paid, nice staff, and efficient.

    Cons

    A bit hectic at some points and a slight lack of guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  5. "On a journey to where?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Brighton part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of energy: high ambition and a quirky way to be a University. Lots of opportunities and room to grow.

    Cons

    The University seems unsure of its direction. In a time when innovation is changing the game there seems little enacted vision as to being a leader in the next phase of HE evolution.


  6. "good work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Brighton part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexibility
    opportunity to seek own professional development

    Cons

    pay not commensurate with quality of work rendered


  7. "look at yourself?"

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    Current Employee - SharePoint Technical Specialist in Brighton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - SharePoint Technical Specialist in Brighton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Brighton full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    cutting edge IT and cutting edge passionate IT staff
    no politics
    get the feeling all staff are in the same boat, so everyone has time for everyone else
    friendly colleagues (have i joined a cult - don't care 'cos i'm sold)
    well worth the drop in salary - talking 20K off some previous in the London
    get to study as a perk

    Cons

    salary - but money isn't everything
    politics - talking HM Govt not the fault of the UoB

    Advice to Management

    be successful in the current climate of HMGovt, Brexit and HE sector. but it seems there is a coherent plan.

  8. "Great part-time job while studying"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Brighton part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A much better part-time employment option compared to the retail and service industry jobs which are what you're looking at if you want to work while studying in Brighton:
    - decent pay
    - flexible hours - they actually want you to be able to balance work and uni

    Cons

    Can be a bit dull. Bit weird hearing about uni bureaucracy and its politics from management, however also a good chance to make some useful connections.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more graduate opportunities and be more open about upcoming changes - it was a bit rubbish to be told that I would only be working for the next week when the management had previously said it would be throughout the summer months.


  9. "PhD studentship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Brighton full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Calm city close link to London by rail, have PhD funding for international students which is good

    Cons

    Complaints management, student union support for PhD students,

    Advice to Management

    improve management of complaints policy for PhD students, allocate management by student council for PhD students not just for undergraduates


  10. "slipping fast and losing vision"

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    Former Employee - Senior Leadershio and Middle Management in Brighton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Leadershio and Middle Management in Brighton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Brighton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The strength of the university's heartland is its intelligent, genuine community, don't underestimate the power of its commitment and loyalty

    Cons

    Slipping under a new senior team intent on fixing the plumbing - but good plumbing won't make it great or make it shine - look harder at what you have before you kill the sense of place !

    Advice to Management

    Great systems and data don't make a place great to work - people do - celebrate the talent you have rather than bringing in mates from other places ...


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