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University of Leicester Teaching Fellow Reviews

Updated 13 October 2018
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  • "Flexible working hours, work when you want, get to meet lots of great people and the chance to develop communication skills" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Really nice working environment" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is not much room for career progression in the job" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Senior management team is exceptionally poor" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Contractor - Teaching Fellow in Leeds, England
    Former Contractor - Teaching Fellow in Leeds, England
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    I worked at University of Leicester as a contractor (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.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that the teaching staff and researchers in the institution are central to what a university does, if not its raison d'être, not some annoying add-on.


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    "Ok, but watch the students."

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    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in Leicester, England

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time (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

    12 Aug 2016 – Recruitment 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... More