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University of Kent Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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University of Kent Vice-Chancellor Julia Goodfellow
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  • The Rochester campus is very inaccessible if the lift is out of order as it's built on a very steep hill and has many many stairs (in 2 reviews)

  • For professional services (non-academic) it is actually quite easy to get a low-level role (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Working Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canterbury, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Kent full-time

    Pros

    Our park land style Campus makes for a most pleasant place to work. It is really nice to walk around the Campus to meetings and so on through well landscaped grounds with an abundance of wildlife such as squirrels and rabbits running here and there. The student population make the whole place very vibrant and gives a feeling of openness with many people from countries other than the UK.
    The policies in place for the well being and respect for peoples protected characteristics are taken seriously and add to the ambience of the Campus

    Cons

    Car parking on Campus is not as easy as it used to be.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work. Our Vice Chancellor Dame Julia Goodfellow setrs a very good example at high levels.


  2. "Senior Support Desk Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canterbury, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Amazing for students as you can just input your availability and get work when suits you

    Cons

    There are no cons on this job as everything is amazing. It is very busy at times but the work is very enjoyable in general

  3. "Kent Sport"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Duty Officer
    Former Employee - Duty Officer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible on hours
    good environment and people
    amazing gym membership benefit

    Cons

    at times is hard to get a shift


  4. "Good employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kent full-time

    Pros

    Well aware of employment law;
    Well resourced.

    Cons

    Not very good pay for support staff

    Advice to Management

    Support staff is not less important or much less contributer than lectures​, so would be beneficial if this reflects on the payscales.


  5. "Great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly staff, very integrated and few barriers between younger and more experienced researchers

    Cons

    No real cons, Short term contracts are difficult but not the fault of the University


  6. "Demonstrator"

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    Former Employee - Software Demonstrator in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Demonstrator in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Kent part-time

    Pros

    Easy relaxed atmosphere, workmates friendly, co-operative. Time can be taken off when needed with no problems from the powers that be.

    Cons

    dependent on the modules you are demonstrating for days can be some what fragmented. Such as you may have two modules to demonstrate on the same day one in the morning and the other could be of an early evening.

    Advice to Management

    The time table is a little fragmented. Modules could be timed adjacent to each other as some are timed at opposite ends of the day


  7. "A great organisation to work in"

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    Former Employee - E-Learning Adviser in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Former Employee - E-Learning Adviser in Canterbury, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A large organisation with great facilities. I would recommend them to anyone. A very good HR department who were really helpful during a redundancy process.

    Cons

    Difficult to drive across Canterbury in the morning to get to the Uni, but this was overcome by leaving early to miss the rush hour. 10 mins earlier made all the difference.

  8. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    a place to grow and get experience

    Cons

    A lot of management shuffling


  9. "Administrative assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Had a few issues with colleagues
    Less bureacracy
    Less favouritism


  10. "Excellent Academic Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lecturer/Researcher in Chatham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lecturer/Researcher in Chatham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Kent part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fair,
    Broad satisfying job roles
    Personal Development is encouraged
    Good Training Offered
    Flexible Working

    Cons

    High Teaching Load
    High Student Cohort Numbers
    Heavy Administration
    Assessment amount (continuous & examination) high

    Advice to Management

    Continue in current practice
    Good working environment
    Maintain Flexibility of Work Life Balance


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