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Updated 17 December 2018
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Pros
  • "Flexible working times, friendly environment, international" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours and easy system to choose shifts" (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • "I honestly could not think of any, as a temporary member of staff I just wished I could have stayed for a longer period of time" (in 2 reviews)

  • "While most of staff are lovely you do come across some difficult people who will ignore you if you are a graduate or young member of staff" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Part Time Student Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bournemouth University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours around degree course

    Cons

    Limited hours available, no others


  2. "Freedom"

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

    I have been working at Bournemouth University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working times, friendly environment, international

    Cons

    Individual research environment, lack of modern utilities such as office

  3. "Peer Assisted Learning Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poole, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poole, England
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great part-time job to manage along side your studies.
    Only requires an hour of prep every week and then another hour of actual facilitation time.
    Easy way to earn some extra income especially if you enjoy your course and are doing well in it too.
    Lots of support for the role from the department - offers advice on how to structure your sessions and offers some content ideas too.

    Cons

    Can't guarantee that students will attend your sessions.


  4. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bournemouth University part-time

    Pros

    great staff, management, friendly. great team

    Cons

    some very early starts, but great people to be around.


  5. "Administration"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at Bournemouth University full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, annual pay rise and Christmas/New Year off.

    Cons

    Progression is slow, two campuses a challenge at times.


  6. "Limited opportunities for progression."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bournemouth University full-time

    Pros

    Good department head. Very supportive, but bound by BU rules, so unable to help me to progress.

    Cons

    My skills were completely under-used, and I was assigned to menial jobs because I didn't have a PhD.

    Advice to Management

    Consider each person individually. Assess their skills, make use of them, and pay them appropriately.


  7. "Some great people"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Lecturer in Bournemouth, England
    Former Employee - Part Time Lecturer in Bournemouth, England
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at Bournemouth University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, welcoming place to work.
    Some truely excellent people (Head of School in particular).
    Ambitious university growth strategy.
    Nice place to live and work.

    Cons

    Lack of secure positions
    Some politics and unprofessional individuals

    Advice to Management

    A clear need for permanent, consistent staff and organisation but the chancellors office opted for multiple cheap part-time temporary staff instead at the detriment of teaching quality and student satisfaction
    Poor choice of online teaching portals/service contracts

  8. "International Student Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Bournemouth, England
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Bournemouth, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bournemouth University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible time, various experience from the office work to university's events such as Open Days

    Cons

    Maybe the repetitive amount of work in the office


  9. "Good environment to work in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Bournemouth University full-time

    Pros

    Good friendly work environment.
    As it was a graduate position I was pleased that opportunities were provided for my personal development and for me to attend relevant conferences.
    Good work /life balance and would generally be out the office by 5:30. Manager was flexible if you needed to get of early one day, you could just start a little earlier.
    Great place to work near the beach in the Studland House offices.

    Cons

    It is a pretty large organisation with around 1600 staff. You can feel pretty small as a graduate coming in and it is hard to know who to contact sometimes, which means you are reliant on asking lots of questions. Manager very obliging with this though.
    Like many universities, very bureaucratic and takes a lot of time to do anything. If you want to get any promotional materials to advertise events it can take along time to get.
    While most of staff are lovely you do come across some difficult people who will ignore you if you are a graduate or young member of staff. However most make a big effort.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline and make simple procedures more efficient.
    Less paperwork.


  10. "Great Place to study"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Bournemouth, England
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Bournemouth, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bournemouth University part-time

    Pros

    - Great campus, great ethos, great new buildings.

    Cons

    - Unorganised staff
    - VC earns to much

    Advice to Management

    More efficiency and enthusiasm