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Aston University Reviews

Updated 14 December 2017
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  • Virtually no advancement opportunties for support staff (in 4 reviews)

  • lecturers can be annoying at times (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aston University part-time

    Pros

    friendly, professional, insightful, great experience

    Cons

    Not that many events to work


  2. "Fun Job"

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    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Birmingham, England

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

    Pros

    Fun, easy job. Good to gain skills.

    Cons

    Can be disorganised at times.


  3. "Doctoral Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Aston University full-time

    Pros

    One can get ahead with a lot of hard work.

    Cons

    Most opportunities that PhDs at other business schools have do not exist at ABS.

    Advice to Management

    Get a different dean


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  5. "It is an okay place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aston University full-time

    Pros

    you get to study and learn

    Cons

    lecturers can be annoying at times

    Advice to Management

    get new lecturers


  6. "Aston Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Birmingham, England

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

    Pros

    less competition, competitive salary in UK, vibrant and multi-cultural teaching environment

    Cons

    ugly city, student level unsatisfactory


  7. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aston University full-time

    Pros

    Good university, great teaching and great experience.

    Cons

    Can be a bit boring sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to make the uni fun.


  8. "Laboratory Intern Review Summer 2016"

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

    I worked at Aston University full-time

    Pros

    Very relaxed, Can work on own projects, really is what you make of it.

    Cons

    No real structure, too relaxed, no challenge presented.

    Advice to Management

    needs more structure


  9. "pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aston University full-time

    Pros

    career development opportunities if you know how the system works

    Cons

    work place politics is thrife

    Advice to Management

    you are not gods.


  10. "Enjoyable Work"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aston University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Teaching and explaining to university students how to apply their knowledge to questions, providing them with helpful tips and watching their continuous and incredible progression is very satisfying.
    Gives good experience in teaching and presenting to groups.
    Students are usually very friendly and appreciative.

    Cons

    Students do expect a lot more help than you are contracted to give, it is difficult to say no, or time consuming to say yes.
    Depends on the lecturer you are helping. You don't get paid for preparation time,so unless the lecturer gives you very good and useful material, preparation can be time consuming.

    Advice to Management

    The university, the students and me all expect and require Teaching Assistants to do tutorial preparation for the best results. Therefore I think preparation time should be paid.


  11. "Aston Ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aston University part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible hours and good pay.

    Cons

    Very few jobs available on a monthly basis, therefore you may be unable to work as frequently as you desire.


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