University of Leicester Teaching Assistant Reviews

Updated 29 Jul 2020

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  1. "part time job"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant 

    I worked at University of Leicester part-time

    Pros

    it is good to work in a diversity work environment.

    Cons

    it is just a part time job.

  2. "An excellent employer"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting job role and friendly supportive staff / managers

    Cons

    Work could be boom and bust, with not much happening one week, and sudden surge of work the next - based on deadlines for academic projects and funding bids, or sudden need to do lots of marking.


  3. "Nice colleagues but surprisingly shoddy systems"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues have been great, friendly and supportive. Work is satisfying.

    Cons

    Had no mentor. Too little structure. Have no performance based pay.

  4. "Teaching Dominant Lecturer"

    2.0
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    Former Contractor - Teaching Dominant Lecturer in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Leicester for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly workplace atmosphere. And I liked working with students much - they were nice kids.

    Cons

    Inefficient administration. And they pay like a Uni.

  5. "Teaching Assistant"

    3.0
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    Former Contractor - Teaching Fellow in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Leicester for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with and, in College of Social Sciences, lots of opportunity to undertake critical research and teach critically. Teaching is well-supported by learning institute, if you want to develop too. Well-unionised in some departments and union has been able to negotiate good really workloads and rates of pay in those areas.

    Cons

    Sometimes felt like working inside Paul Boyle's personal vanity project; lots of unnecessary and ill-thought through restructures and threats of redundancy. The university leadership team seemed to have little understanding about what academic work entails and a very disposable attitude towards staff. When I was there, lots of teaching staff on casual contracts and employed through Unitemps. Work was well-paid in some areas and hideously underpaid in others and hours of pay didn't reflect the amount of prep work with things like divisional meetings not paid for. Also no resources for casual staff; desks, etc. Many of the best people I was working with left to work elsewhere. Some areas seem to lack a clear research identity, which I suspect affects their ability to secure external grants.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ok, but watch the students."

    3.0
    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in Leicester, England

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Polite, quiet campus. Nice people, good range of services for staff.

    Cons

    Students have become increasingly demanding with the tuition fee increase and demand individual attention. At the slightest infraction they are content to go over your head and make you look bad. Staff are charged a premium for every service (clubs, sports + gym, food). Isolation and lack of communication are easy habits to pick up.

    University of Leicester Response

    August 12, 2016Recruitment Partner

    I guess students are an occupational hazard in this industry! Our students are at the heart of what we do and we are committed to ensuring that they receive the best possible educational support and experience.

  7. "Teaching assistant"

    3.0
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    Teaching Assistant in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Leicester for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work. Teaching students is always great.

    Cons

    The selection criteria for student intake is weak

  8. "Inspiring"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Leicester provides a flexible balanced workload, anice friendly atmostphere and great research opportunities. There are increasing interdisciplinary projects both within the university and with other universities in the UK and abroad. Leicester has a good environmental standard showing others the way forward. I have been working here for 3 years now while completing my PhD but before that I was a student for 4 years. It is a great university and they cannot get rid of me!

    Cons

    There needs to be more opportunities for career progression of junoir staff members (such as myself) and a more rigourous mentoring system. It is easy, especially for graduate teaching assistants, to get lost and forgotten about.

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  9. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

    4.0
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    Graduate Teaching Assistant in Malden, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Leicester for less than a year

    Pros

    Cutting-edge research and Student focus. you would love it there.

    Cons

    No regrets to work or study at Leicester

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