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University of Derby UK Chairman & Pro Chancellor Chris Hughes
Chris Hughes
21 Ratings
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  • "If a member of the team leaves, their work is offloaded on to the others in the team and it takes a while to recruit a new staff member(in 4 reviews)

  • "Many academics are trapped and want to leave but can’t due to family, location, state of HE generally etc(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - MSC Student 

    I have been working at University of Derby UK full-time

    Pros

    Great place to study and better oneself as a person

    Cons

    Online learning needs a lot of self discipline and hard work

    Advice to Management

    No advice to note as yet

    University of Derby UK2019-08-01
  2. "Academic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of Derby UK part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work with a great vision and ambition

    Cons

    Some campuses are located quite a distance from the main library but there is a good shuttle bus

    University of Derby UK2019-04-15
  3. "Employee Reviews"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Derby UK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's challenging but a great place to work

    Cons

    If a member of the team leaves, their work is offloaded on to the others in the team and it takes a while to recruit a new staff member

    University of Derby UK2019-01-10
  4. "Derby"

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    I worked at University of Derby UK

    Pros

    It's a great place to work

    Cons

    There are no cons here

    University of Derby UK2018-01-22
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Admin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at University of Derby UK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic atmosphere. It's challenging but a great place to work. You feel as if you are making a difference to people's lives. Very supportive managers that want to listen and help to make positive changes in an ever changing environment.

    Cons

    None that comes to mind

    University of Derby UK2017-09-25
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Useful and interesting - but difficult to get on..."

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    Current Contractor - Senior Administration Assistant in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at University of Derby UK for more than a year

    Pros

    Depending which area you worked, this could be a great place or a complete nightmare. You are allowed to apply for secondments to try out a different post for a period that varied from 6 months to a couple of years. There's lots of training available if you need/ask for it and other self-development channels to follow too.

    Cons

    Politics... Generally way too much of it. I saw a lot of people using who they knew, rather than what they knew, as their chance of making their career develop further and leaving some really capable people behind. Lots of examples of 'Queen Bees' demanding more than their fair share of attention and making life unpleasant or difficult for others - and these people were not senior in any way, shape or form! I attended interviews as practice for me where I knew in advance that the job had been 'promised' to other candidates in advance... In some areas, managers got away with things that they would have been sacked for outright in the private sector...projects managed badly, budgets and timescales shot out of the water and/or lots of time off with 'stress' and they still kept their jobs! Also, there is a terrible split between teaching staff and those who were non-educational - a real 'them and us' mentality that's bad for any organisation...

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    Advice to Management

    Time to look behind the political correctness curtain and really 'see' what's going on! Also, remember that in any machine, the large cogs need the smaller machinery to function correctly!

    University of Derby UK2014-11-28
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