Preparing Yourself To Apply For A Promotion

If it’s time to move up in the world, you need to get yourself ready to go for it. Arm yourself with information about the promotions process for a start—make sure you know about any internal deadlines, and be ready … Read More »

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Keeping Your Energy Levels High During Busy Work Periods

There are certain times in the academic work year when staff often find themselves so hard-pressed that it can take a serious toll. The end of the admissions period and Clearing, crucial marking and reporting deadlines, and the Open Day … Read More »

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Time Management Strategies For Job-Hunters

Seeking work can turn into a full-time job if you let it—and that’s a problem if you must juggle job-hunting alongside studying, current work responsibilities, and family commitments. The trick is to take control of the time you spend by … Read More »

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Supporting The Role Of Academics As An Administrator

If you are new to working in university administration, you will need to develop an understanding of what’s different about supporting academics and other administrative roles you may have held. In business and government, administrative tasks tend to be quite … Read More »

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Support Staff Role In HE

Long time, no blog… Long time, no work! I haven’t blogged for jobs.ac.uk for some time.  For that, please accept my apologies.  I was involved in a serious motorbike accident in July 2013, and the recovery has been long.  Whilst … Read More »

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How far Is Too Far In An Interview?

I’ve probably chaired or participated in nearly 50 interviews since my employment at the University of Westminster. I’ve done all right and I’m proud of the team I have created and the staff who have been recruited by me. I also … Read More »

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Progression in HE for Support Staff

I was kind of in two minds about whether to blog about progression in HE for support staff. As administrative staff, I feel we have seen a real decline in the opportunities for progression and development. I have said in … Read More »

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