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Edinburgh Napier University Lecturer Reviews

Updated 25 Feb 2018

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great job"

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    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Edinburgh Napier University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Talented and lively colleagues and students. Tremendous freedom to pursue your own interests.

    Cons

    Teaching is always difficult, exhausting and sometimes frustrating. Research is always difficult, exhausting and sometimes frustrating.

    Edinburgh Napier University2018-02-16
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Good facility and students let down by poor upper management"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Edinburgh Napier University full-time

    Pros

    -Good students who are mostly keen to learn -Nice buildings and facilities

    Cons

    -Poor staff morale on account of bad management -Roles are ill-defined -HR very much on upper management side - not employees

    Edinburgh Napier University2018-02-25
  3. Helpful (1)

    "one of the worst places to work"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edinburgh Napier University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    + flexible working hours + not real pressure for almost anything as long as some "rules" are followed. For instance, it doesn't matter if your teaching material suck as long as you fill in a two hours lecture and the students are kept happy. + good salaries + if you are lazy who pretends to work hard, this is the place to be

    Cons

    - student satisfaction metrics can compromise quality of teaching. - too much office politics. If you don't get along with people who make decisions you are screwed. - nobody wants to be helpful even if this is their job, e.g. line managers. However, they are happily the first to point at someone if something goes wrong. - a few people only care about research - there is a lot of discrimination against several groups...

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    Advice to Management

    - don't be afraid to make changes, many line managers are useless and not needed. - micromanaging is also not effective. - spend more on research rather than teaching and the rankings will also go up - there are several people who do a lot of work and others don't. There should be fairness in distribution of responsibilities. - if you really plan to fire people in the future, make it clear. Having line managers...

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    Edinburgh Napier University2017-02-14
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Frustrating - low competence levels of Management."

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    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Edinburgh Napier University

    Pros

    Lovely location , poor management allowed me independence and autonomy - by default !! Encouragement to bring in income from external sources.

    Cons

    Emphasis on glowing P.R. to the external community, despite poor academic standards expected of students - staff have encountered difficulty in allowing student failure rates to fall below levels acceptable to Management.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with academic staff. Don't keep siding with administrators and ignoring overload of student contact hours required by teaching timetables , at the same time pushing staff to produce "research" - of a quality very suspect....

    Edinburgh Napier University2011-01-13
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