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University of Wolverhampton Reviews

Updated August 29, 2017
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  1. "Excelent to gain experience"

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

    Pros

    Coworkers very kind, great environment, pro team work..

    Cons

    The faculties work differently, where the worker perceive that situation, as well the student


  2. "Head of Academic Dept (Principal Lecturer)"

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    Former Employee - Retired Academic in Wolverhampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Retired Academic in Wolverhampton, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Academic colleagues and adminstrators go the extra mile for students. Students are appreciative and engaged.

    Cons

    Management - academic and administrative - are a bureaucratic nightmare! Everything that can be done to make academics miserable is done!! The university lives by meetings where management tell staff off like little children but fail to see most of the successes are down to staff hard work not management's neuroses..

    Advice to Management

    Relax! Recognise staff inputs rather than using criticism as an opening greeting...

  3. "research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    research, facilities, teaching, students, staff

    Cons

    small town and very quite

    Advice to Management

    be more student friendly


  4. "University Wolverhampton"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some very smart and keen people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of management support to develop research and innovative research

    Advice to Management

    Support all those who involved with research and support them so that they might collaborate and innovate.


  5. "Visiting Lecturer in Faculty of Science and Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay per hour, teaching environment is more relaxed than some places.

    Cons

    Disgruntled staff members can make for a toxic environment for both staff members and students in the science department, therefore creating stress. Admin neglects input from staff on important issues.

    Advice to Management

    Consider fair practices for staff members (priority of permanent jobs to long-term temps), include staff members in executive decisions that affect their department.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "general opinion"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good environment and staff benefits

    Cons

    Loose motivation quickly when you have innovative ideas that people don't want to consider


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Never again"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Wolverhampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Wolverhampton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, everyone else is lazy so you mostly get your own office, you can spend the entire summer doing whatever you want (most staff don't turn up), parking during the summer is in abundance, no one knows or cares about research so you can work on whatever you like, lots of hungry students willing to learn (they often have had a terrible education but plenty of them were very bright). You can mostly teach what you want (but, like most post-1992 universities there is almost always at least two lecturers on each module so you have to be careful if the other person is an idiot.)

    Cons

    low pay, administrative staff are exceptionally useless, even compared to other universities, academic staff generally useless, academic staff very passive aggressive, all staff extremely negative (mostly about the quality of the students, which I personally found to be of a considerably higher standard than I was expecting, no parking during term time at all, lack of management structure, no communication from management, terrible academic staff - most do not have PhDs and the ones that do are of questionable quality often from the University of Wolverhampton or other similarly ranked institutions. Many staff members are scared of people with PhD's or, sometimes worse, don't understand what a PhD is or why it would be desirable to have a teacher with a PhD.

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort to keep young academics who regularly join and leave within the same year, fix negative attitudes of all staff members, pay administrative staff properly, acknowledge that there are plenty of high quality students, show appreciation to highly valued academic staff.

  8. "Head of Academic Department"

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    Current Employee - Principal Lecturer in Cannock, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Lecturer in Cannock, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great courses, colleagues and, most of all, students. There is a collective determination to continue providing quality experiences for students despite the system being rigged via government emphasis on League Tables based on dodgy statistics and measurements. Evidence of quality can at last be found in employability returns showing 96% and placing the University second in national tables. This both proves quality of staff, students and courses overall whilst also showing truth that reliance on stats is problematic at best.

    Cons

    Management are overly focused on 'measuring' success rather than creating conditions that allow staff to deliver imaginative and original education that the students deserve. The University, like many that share it's background, has become strangled by absurd growth in both administrators and internal rules.

    Advice to Management

    Free academics from overt bureaucracy! Make administration accountable to academic control rather than the other way round. This will enable us to meet changing demands of all stakeholders far more speedily. It should take no longer than 3 months to turn an idea into a programme of study - today it takes at least 20 months!


  9. "Receptionist"

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

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

    Pros

    Same monotonous job every day

    Cons

    Get bored doing the same thing everyday

    Advice to Management

    Recruit more entry level student


  10. "UoW"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wolverhampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wolverhampton, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Wolverhampton full-time

    Pros

    University of Wolverhampton is a good employer.

    Cons

    Management places too high an emphasis on generating income.


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