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University of Kent Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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  1. "Teaching at Kent Uni,"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helpful and friendly colleagues with strong support networks and relaxed working environment
    Lots of useful facilities and services available on campus and within walking distance

    Cons

    Slow and often boring work culture with mediocre benefits
    Too much emphasis on what students want and not what they should be learning and why etc.

    Advice to Management

    Cheer up! There are much worse jobs in the world and too many self-absorbed egos floating about ruining the experience and excessively worrying.


  2. "People are nice."

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Kent full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It locates in a beautiful campus and a traditional nice small town with full of cultures. It is enjoyable to work.

    Cons

    The cons are also due to a nice small town. It feels different to those in a big city. Not bad.


  3. "Academic mentor"

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

    I have been working at University of Kent part-time

    Pros

    Great experience working with very good peopñe

    Cons

    Not very good paid, quite low


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  5. "worked as an assistant lecturer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Assistant Lecturer in Drumcondra, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Contractor - Assistant Lecturer in Drumcondra, Co. Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at University of Kent as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work.
    Per hour payment was good compared to other places.

    Cons

    Difficult to get many hours.


  6. "Loved it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Kent part-time

    Pros

    The pay is great and most of the people working there are too. Great facilities and can reimbursh gym membership

    Cons

    Sometimes there is not much to do but this is not really a con. Some staff weren't allowed to use the staff room even if there was nothing to do.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Exam invigilator"

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    Former Employee - Invigilator
    Former Employee - Invigilator
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay
    Work offered to your availability.
    Will work with in different groups of Invigilators
    Friendly staff
    Modern high tec environment
    Able to have a small break ,during exam.

    Cons

    Boring
    can have very long exams.
    Need to be alert and observant at all times.
    May need to spend a good few hours on your feet.
    Will work with different Invigilators
    No guarantee of shifts requested as work is shared out.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nice Company to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Kent full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people and high diversity environment. A lot of training opportunities and good for self-development

    Cons

    Can be a little bit bureaucracy sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve the working efficiency of the administration services


  9. "Campaign caller"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Canterbury, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Kent as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and the job was not too demanding. Very nice place to work.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything to be honest. I enjoyed my time working for the university.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    they have a good reputation and an improving popularity. their degree is internationally recognized and also given priority

    Cons

    they tend to be pricey on accommodation


  11. "Assistant lecturing work at University of Kent"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Kent as a contractor

    Pros

    Great campus environment; plenty of post-grad. research activities and conferences going on; interesting syllabus to teach.

    Cons

    Students not always that active in group discussion; syllabus doesn't always change that much year to year; work not always that regular.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think I was there long enough to really build a picture that would allow me to provide any meaningful advice to management.


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