Academic Support Worker (Current Employee) – Brighton – 8 March 2018
I work in student services as an academic support worker and everyone is very approachable and easy going. I love my work! However it is very difficult to progress and I wonder if there is some favouritism??? Difficult to know.
Research Fellow (Former Employee) – Brighton – 23 March 2018
Current management favours a disposable workforce (0 hour contracts and visiting lecturers), no investment in equipment. There is investment in buildings infrastructure, for teaching. Expect workforce contraction in the short to medium term to pay for the buildings.
Student Representative (Former Employee) – Brighton, East Sussex – 6 February 2018
As a student representative I collected information about the quality of studies and the university environment from other students. I would then represent them in meetings with lecturers and other university staff. My opinion were heard and noted. However, I am not sure how much of it was implemented, as it was my last year of studies. I was told that the ideas would be implemented for new students, so I was not sure how much of it truly was used.
spaced out meetings, feedback not always fullfilled
Student Helper (Former Employee) – Brighton – 21 January 2018
As a student helper, I introduced my university and courses that are available from my Brighton Business School to parents and students who are interested in knowing more. It was a great experience in boosting my confidence in communicating with people.
Cleaner (Former Employee) – Eastbourne, East Sussex – 2 November 2017
Working at The University of Brighton was really fun because the people you work with were realy nice and always helpful at anytime with anything it was a fun place to work, it also gave me a lot of experience. and you always see different people around. However the company it self wasn't the best with the payments and organising staff. For the payments they always had an excuse that they didn't have a copy of your passport or your NI number or something else and sometimes the payments were late but they did pay. However a part from that over role it was a realy good job but i had to quit because they always had a problem with my payments and at the end i could only do part time and they just need for full time.
I was paid at my break time.
The work wasn't divided correctly and some did more work than others.
Marketing Officer (Current Employee) – Brighton – 18 April 2017
Full of a mix of lovely hard-working people supporting many who just coast along.
Whilst the university is ambitious it struggles to act upon its plans - the lack of clear simple processes and siloed mentalities between departments clogs up people's time with unnecessary work and prevents any meaningful change taking place. Many of the senior managers have been in place for 20+ years.
The university is very family friendly but unfortunately, the trade-off is a poor salary and limited career progression. The lack of rewarded annual reviews/performance management also encourages many colleagues across the business to just do what's required.
Good pension, 30 days holiday after 5 years, flexible working and family friendly.
Expensive onsite food, poor salaries, no career progression opportunities, no annual review process or bonuses.
Head Chef (Current Employee) – Sprinters Restaurant Hillbrow Campus Eastbourne – 13 April 2017
I enjoy working at the University because the majority of the people are warm and friendly The work can be hard and demanding but also very rewarding and satisfying I have learned a lot while I have been working here and I will have fond mermories of the place and the people I work with
Monday to Friday
Very unpredictable what numbers you need to produce for and when and how many
Research Fellow (Current Employee) – Brighton – 29 November 2016
It's a typical teaching university. The School of Computing doesn't do any serious research and the support from the University is minimal. If you want to be just a lecturer is fine if you want to advance your career as a research it's a place to avoid.
Active pharmacy (Current Employee) – Moulsecoomb and Bevendean – 27 November 2016
Supportive team leader, I love working with my fellow pharmacy sudents, I have learnt to take responsibilities of my actions and also be attentive, going out to meet elders and also their carers is so much fun as we learn about their medications and how to correct them if necessary under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist
Senior Lecturer (Former Employee) – Brighton – 9 November 2016
Over the past few years I found the University a very stressful and unsupportive place to work. I became disillusioned working with people who no longer appeared to have the focus I believed was necessary to equip students for the workplace. Many academic as more concerned about their own progression at the cost of others