UCLAN Reviews

Updated 10 Jan 2021

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UCLAN Chancellor Ranvir Singh
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  1. "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Bolton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UCLAN full-time

    Pros

    Excellent teachers. Offer good support. Clear communication.

    Cons

    Need to do more in relation to careers.

  2. "Depends on the department..."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Fleetwood, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UCLAN part-time

    Pros

    Flexible to your schedule, last-minute changes can be catered to, great pay, training opportunities, looks great on your resume, pause and restart work as and when needed, term-time only or optional work over breaks, friendly team, very inclusive culture (disabilities, mental health, ethnicity etc), plenty of people to talk to.

    Cons

    Can feel isolated at times, disruptions to University policies interrupt and affect your work, when the team you work for is backed-up you might not get hours or shifts that you want, issues with technology affect your shift work, always relying on someone else to approve/allocate jobs, not much room to grow into new roles, can be a bit clique-y, not enough hours to go around a huge amount of staff (student ambassadors), ad hoc means you can have shifts one week and none the next (though they do try to avoid this AMAP).


  3. COVID-19

    "Overall a decent experience."

    4.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at UCLAN full-time

    Pros

    Often catered to my needs.

    Cons

    When the pandemic hit, we were left in the dark for a time.

  4. "Research assistant"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Preston, North West England, England

    I worked at UCLAN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibilty. . . . .

    Cons

    Workload, . . . .

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  5. "Working"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Preston, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UCLAN part-time

    Pros

    Can choose my own working hours

    Cons

    Not really much to say

  6. "OK but lots of inequality"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Lecturer in Preston, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UCLAN full-time

    Pros

    Smaller teams so can implement changes quickly. Nice flexibility to work. Nice staff on the whole.

    Cons

    Workload more than advertised as have to take on multiple roles when other staff leave due to hiring restrictions. Underpaid compared to male colleagues. Found out this had been an issue for all but a handful of female members of staff. Unsure if this is the case throughout all faculties though.

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  7. "Excellent development"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UCLAN full-time

    Pros

    Focussed individual development, supportive environment

    Cons

    There were no issues I encountered.

  8. "solid employer"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior QA Officer in Preston, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UCLAN full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Ts and Cs and pay

    Cons

    Lack of Personal Development investment

  9. "Laboratory"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laboratory Demonstrator in Preston, North West England, England

    I worked at UCLAN part-time

    Pros

    It was easy work. It was for the year below me so it was all quite fresh in my mind still.

    Cons

    I was paid 3 hours a week but often worked double that.

  10. "Good work culture"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Wellness Ambassador in Preston, North West England, England

    I worked at UCLAN part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Friendly yet professional staff 2. Good work environment

    Cons

    1. The software they use for scheduling the work was not user friendly and displayed errors most of the time.

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