University of the West of England FAQ

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20 May 2020

Does University of the West of England give time off to volunteer?

Pros

- good volunteering exp. lots of different ways to get involved in and out of uni

Cons

- none. Enjoyed my time there

- good volunteering exp.

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20 July 2020

Does University of the West of England have a pension plan?

Pros

Great opportunities. Great benefits. Amazing support. Great pay. Generous holiday entitlement, plus extras added onto bank holidays. Amazing pension contributions. Great training opportunities. Beautiful campuses. Lovely canteens/cafes. Hardworking teams across the University who all pull together.

Cons

As long as you love a busy environment, like to deliver great customer service and love supporting other team members, then I cannot think of anything negative for you at UWE.

Advice to Management

Just keep giving your support as always and your staff will carry on giving you 100% back.

Amazing pension contributions.

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6 November 2020

Does University of the West of England have any sort of mentoring programme?

Pros

Flexible hours Great mentoring from senior staff

Cons

Hours were a little hard to clock in

Great mentoring from senior staff

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29 August 2020

How are promotions handled at University of the West of England?

Pros

Good annual leave. Not expected to work outside of working hours.

Cons

In my department at least, you re applying for a job and the only way to change jobs will be at the inevitable restructure - 3 so far for me in less than 10 years. No promotion or even sideways moves, and there are constant cuts to roles. Very hierarchical. Very stressul, no recognition and teams are not properly resourced. High levels of bullying by management. management very poor and a culture of managers who are not very capable sitting in roles for decades and bullying/ blocking those more able as they feel threatened by them. Lack of creativity, innovation or technical ability.

Advice to Management

See above.

No promotion or even sideways moves, and there are constant cuts to roles.

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11 April 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at University of the West of England?

Pros

Students are great and the teaching and learning work is Interesting. Some really good colleagues.

Cons

Poor leadership, with a general lack of concern for welfare and those with additional needs. Workload is poorly controlled and often excessive. No ingrained research culture.

Poor leadership, with a general lack of concern for welfare and those with additional needs.

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