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Avis sur University of Birmingham

Dernière mise à jour : 15 octobre 2017
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  1. «Research fellow»

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    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme
    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme
    Recommande
    Point de vue neutre

    J'ai travaillé chez University of Birmingham en Contrat Permanent

    Avantages

    Excellent people and good facilities.

    Inconvénients

    Lack of good cheap restaurant around.


  2. «Student Ambassador»

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    Employé actuel - Student
    Employé actuel - Student
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    Je travaille chez University of Birmingham à temps partiel (Moins d'un an)

    Avantages

    - Great Manager
    - The pay is good

    Inconvénients

    I can't think of any cons.


  3. «Great place to work, very friendly and supportive.»

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    Ancien employé - Student Ambassador - Birmingham, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Ancien employé - Student Ambassador - Birmingham, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Recommande

    J'ai travaillé chez University of Birmingham à temps partiel (Pendant plus de 3 ans)

    Avantages

    Flexible working hours, friendly staff and good pay.

    Inconvénients

    As a part time Student Ambassador I had no problems working for them.


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  5. «project management»

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    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme

    Je travaille chez University of Birmingham à plein temps

    Avantages

    good organisational structure, professional division of labour between different departments

    Inconvénients

    need to be self-leading, email communication is not preferred


  6. «Medical PhD Student»

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    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme

    Je travaille chez University of Birmingham à plein temps

    Avantages

    Flexible hours, a lot of support, opportunities to learn and develop a lot

    Inconvénients

    Long hours, a lot of paper work


  7. «PhD»

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    Ancien employé - PhD Researcher - Birmingham, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Ancien employé - PhD Researcher - Birmingham, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)

    J'ai travaillé chez University of Birmingham en Contrat Permanent (Pendant plus de 3 ans)

    Avantages

    A highly ranked university, access to a lot of equipment

    Inconvénients

    as a PhD student, don't get supervision often enough, in my particular department (met and mat)


  8. «Supportive»

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    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme - Birmingham, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme - Birmingham, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
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    Je travaille chez University of Birmingham à plein temps (Moins d'un an)

    Avantages

    I worked as a MSc student rep and it gave me full opportunity to work with teachers and other fellows

    Inconvénients

    I would like to serve on more positions

    Conseils à la direction

    Good Working environment, please maintain it.


  9. «Supportive for my future»

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    Ancien employé - Research Associate - Birmingham, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Ancien employé - Research Associate - Birmingham, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
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    Point de vue neutre
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    J'ai travaillé chez University of Birmingham à temps partiel (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

    Support for future after finishing my degree, positive, gave me lots of opportunities.

    Inconvénients

    Was a temporary role, would have liked to continue.


  10. «Curate's Egg»

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    Employé actuel - Professor - Birmingham, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Employé actuel - Professor - Birmingham, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)

    Je travaille chez University of Birmingham à plein temps (Pendant plus de 10 ans)

    Avantages

    Campus is well kept, there is a very high level of investment in buildings.

    The academics here are generally very good.

    Inconvénients

    Low level bureaucracy is massively underfunded so that basic operations don't function properly (HR, contracts and purchasing are particular lows) .

    High level non-academic roles are many, but in some cases they are pretty ineffective.

    Funding for small things at departmental level is very poor, so you have to pay your own expenses more often than not.

    There is nowhere near enough parking for the number of staff on site.


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    «University of Birmingham from a former lecturer's perspective»

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    Ancien employé - Senior Lecturer
    Ancien employé - Senior Lecturer
    Ne recommande pas
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    J'ai travaillé chez University of Birmingham en Contrat Permanent

    Avantages

    The pros are the lovely campus, with a new library and forthcoming 'green heart'. As in most British universities, colleagues are lovely. There are opportunities for funding and an excellent research office to support grant-writing. Students, although rather too goal-orientated (i.e. focused on marks rather than intellectual achievement) are good. If you play the game, and are rhetorical, career opportunities are good, especially if you are a man and are white.

    Inconvénients

    In my experience, Birmingham's management is high-handed and brutal. Care for staff is minimal and to work here you need to be rhetorically minded and able to market yourself. The ability to market yourself will outweigh intellectual abilities and will get you noticed by senior management, who will then help you to advance. You will be told that your work is not good enough even if you get grants and do 4* research: it is never enough. The over-paid vice-chancellor rides roughshod over the history of the University in order to put in conservative changes which promote not intellectual searching, but conformism, a conformism which shatters intellectual freedom, devalues many subjects in the university, and devalues the multiplicity and breadth of intellectual pursuit. There is no opportunity to do unpopular research or to risk, and that means conformism. Staff at Birmingham, at least in my neck of the woods, were under tremendous stress, many had become anxious and were afraid of failing, even when excellent. Those that didn't conform are managed out. This is not an institution which knows how to nurture women's careers: the management is still largely white and male and the rhetoric is male and often battle-orientated. If you take a job here, check the status of your Department in the eyes of the management: if it is not in favour, you are unlikely to find long-term favour, however good you are. If you are not rhetorical, thick skinned and marketable, then chose another institution. The aims of Birmingham are shallow: money and status. If those are your aims then UoB is likely to satisfy you. I have moved elsewhere now, where management is humane and more trusting and the values are closer to my own.

    Conseils à la direction

    Your rhetorical tagline says you are 'bold'. Be that. The conformism to the demands of government, a government which obsessively measures falsehoods (REF does not really measure intellectual abilities; TEF is a measure of staff popularity and the turning of organisational wheels, not of real learning) needs to come second to supporting academic staff in their individual and collective pursuit of intellectual excellence in teaching and research. Strip away the rhetorical competition, which creates only mass neurosis, and strip away the layers of administration. Let academics do what they do so well: teach and research to the standards that they set themselves, which are already so high. Academics know when their work is good - but micromanaging them into always doing more, until they have no life left, will burn them out and drive the best of them away.


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