Receptionist/Administrator (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 6 January 2019
I really enjoyed my working hours here, and team members were lovely. Unfortunately I had an experience of bullying from my team leader, setting me up to fail and bullying me based on my disability. Became so anxious to come to work, I ended up having to raise a grievance with HR. HR and Unison were fantastic. Unfortunately I couldn't stay after the grievance process was over, as my employee experience was ruined and my wellbeing affected.
Professional place to work with wide social network
Research assistant (Current Employee) – Birmingham – 31 October 2018
The university of Birmingham is familiar to me where I have been a studant between 2017-2018, which I have got my MSc degree in food safety , hygiene and management with distinction level.In addition to that I have got an opportunity to continue my MSc project at school of chemical engendering in the university of Birmingham as research assistant.
Personal Assistant (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 20 August 2018
As a PA, I had a lot of computer work & liaising with other departments to do. I learned about working within a large team, The management & work place culture were surprisingly quite relaxed. There wasn't really any part of the job that was particularly difficult. I enjoyed meeting lots of different people & having to visit different areas of the university.
International Student Advisory Service (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 24 June 2018
As University of Birmingham is one of the prominent universities in the region, it does attract a lot of home and overseas students. Due to large number of students, some departments are short on staff. I have noticed young employees tend to work in UOB for a few years just to get valuable experience and then find a different work.
Postdoctoral Fellow (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 22 May 2018
For a researcher, the connection to the wider research community can be lacking somewhat. There is a tendency for people to operate in their own silos and to share ideas less than in other institutions. As with academia as a whole, where there is so much competition, the job security/progression can be a dead end.
However, the expertise there is very high, the campus community is welcoming, and the pay was good. Birmingham is a very livable and lively city!
Global Ambassador (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 5 June 2018
As a student, this job was perfect as it was located on campus and management were extremely understanding of other time commitments, such as our degree. Hours were flexible and the work was interesting, especially regarding increasing update in the international year abroad programme.
Student Ambassador (Former Employee) – Chemistry Department – 28 May 2018
Working as a student ambassador was very relaxed and it was easy to balance with my studies. On a typical day, I would meet and greet parents and students to then take them on a tour of the university campus and accommodation.
Student priest (Current Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 9 May 2018
Nice environment, assisting one to actualise his potentials. The studednts and the team of other professionals are always disposed to accommodate the team spirit to achieve the desired goal, which has been character and intellectual formation.
Clinical Academic Training Manager (Current Employee) – Birmingham – 4 April 2018
People are great. Lots of opportunities for advancement. Good salaries. Nice environment. My role is very rewarding and I have had lots of freedom in how it has developed. I feel part of a very forward-thinking, prestigious university.