Mission: To be a university recognised for the success and impact of our professionally-recognised and practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and connections; our agile ways of working; and our inclusive and global outlook and approach.
I have been working at University of the West of England full-time (More than a year)
UWE is made up of 3,500 staff and 27,000 students, so you are not just working in a company - you are working in a whole community! A community that is full of opportunity, creativity and enthusiasm - and that is what makes it a great place to work.
Staff are welcoming and supportive, diversity is encouraged and flexible working patterns supported.
Work/life balance is actively encouraged and the benefits (particularly pension) are excellent.
It can take some time to reach decisions given the size and diversity of the university, however the Leadership Team are committed to moving forward with a relevant offering for our students in order to equip them for the world of work.
Advice to Management
Students are core to what we are about, but let's remember that we also need to promote the fantastic employment opportunities available here at UWE!
I applied online. I interviewed at University of the West of England (Bristol, England) in March 2018.
Had to prepare several pre-interview tasks including preparing a digital artefact and 1-page synthesis.
Actual interview was a 20-minute facilitation mock exercise with 16 people, who all very friendly and made it easy to present. Interview panel was 4 senior managers and they asked the usual ‘why work here’ types of questions. Although I did not get the job, one of the managers called me that afternoon to give feedback and it was probably one of the best feedback conversations I have ever had anywhere. HR also was very efficient with expenses reimbursement. Very organised.
We are a well-established university, with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,600 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making this a diverse and interesting place to come and study. We achieved 89% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Satisfaction survey in 2018, this excellent result puts us as the top university in the South West and in 7th place nationally. In 2018 we were placed in the Guardian’s Top 40 Universities in the UK and we achieved TEF Gold status.
At our city centre campus in Bower Ashton and at our Frenchay campus we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020 to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations.
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