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University of Leicester CEO Lord Grocott
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  1. "It’s good all in all"

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    Former Employee - Student Fundraiser 

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Get to talk to alumni Free chocolate and snacks Good atmosphere

    Cons

    Can be awkward if you don’t get an ask from your giver which can demotivate the fundraiser

    University of Leicester2019-05-06
  2. "Student Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Very friendly and supportive work environment - Well organised once shift is secured - Good pay - Great experience for future jobs - A wide range of shift types - Flexible ( 0 hours )

    Cons

    - Long winded, time consuming and outdated process to secure shifts which can take weeks for a single (potential) shift - Shifts can start very early (7am) on some shifts such as open days when there is often very little to do until visitors start to arrive at 9am.

    Advice to Management

    - Introduce a better system for shift allocation

    University of Leicester2019-05-20
  3. "Student Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great environment, management is always willing to listen to new ideas.

    Cons

    Events can be highly unorganised.

    University of Leicester2018-02-20
  4. "Uni"

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    Current Employee - Student in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good atmosphere on campus etc really nice people

    Cons

    Dept of Economics is rubbish don't bother Staff at team Leicester can be difficult to work with

    University of Leicester2017-07-26
  5. Helpful (1)

    "student"

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    Current Employee - Student 

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    good teaching resources at university.

    Cons

    sometimes challenges need to be overcome in the studying process.

    University of Leicester2016-09-21

    University of Leicester Response

    October 3, 2016Recruitment Partner

    Please can you give a little more context on the challenges facing the studying process? I may be able to flag these up to the appropriate people. Many thanks.

  6. "Easy work, good pay, few hours."

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really great way of getting sales/people skills. Have to be able to easily approach and talk to people knowledgeably and confidently. Pay was good. Fun meeting prospective students.

    Cons

    Few hours, needed another job to sub it.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really.

    University of Leicester2016-03-14

    University of Leicester Response

    August 12, 2016Recruitment Partner

    Personal development and fun - sounds like the perfect job! Thanks for your review.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    PhD life is great. Similar to undergraduate study, only this time you get paid for it. Hours are more flexible than any other job, as is the holiday rota. Also get paid a bit of pocket money for taking seminars for undergraduates

    Cons

    Just make sure you really really want to study the subject you are applying to. If you don't, it's a very long three or four years, and it can get very depressing when you are stuck on the same topic, whilst you slowly narrow your skill set. If you think your PhD is leading you to something specific, then great! But don't do it a chance to put off applying to other things!

    Advice to Management

    University is a lot more bureaucratic than you realise at undergraduate level. It IS a business, therefore, there are middle managers bearing down on you, inventing targets and goals, when they don't actually know what they are talking about. Its a wonder how they managed to invent a job for themselves

    University of Leicester2015-10-19
  8. "A fantastic job for students"

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    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Leicester part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can choose your own hours and how much you work in some positions so the work-life balance is perfect. Also, the range of people you get to work with is great and you get to try different tasks all the time

    Cons

    There are a lot of things that you have to know about the University of Leicester in order to be good at the position, and this can take time to achieve.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more inter-work relationships by providing more training days etc together with other workers

    University of Leicester2014-05-16
  9. "A well organised experience, easy to navigate, and a very overall nice place."

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    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Leicester part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy to navigate, friendly staff, nice modern buildings (most).

    Cons

    Can't think of anything bad

    Advice to Management

    Recognise individuals after a shift perhaps… but I've never had a bad experience.

    University of Leicester2014-05-16
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