Category Archives: Higher Education

Supporting research students as an administrator

If you are working in a University support role, you will be aware that there are many different types of student on many different courses of varying length, level and qualification. The majority of these students are doing a taught … Read More »

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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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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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Qualities in support staff

In the last two weeks, I have moved teams within the office in which I work. I was working on Programmes; now I have moved to Collaborative and International. The change is a challenge, in that I have not really … Read More »

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