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The Value of Professional Services

I was interested to read the recent article by Jack Grove in Times Higher Education (August 2016) about Professional Services staff feeling undervalued. www.timeshighereducation.com/news/professional-service-staff-feel-undervalued-study-suggests The article is based on a research paper ‘Exploring the contribution of professional staff to student … Read More »

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Keeping a record of achievements: why it’s important to remember the things you forgot

Working in student support is certainly a fulfilling and worthy area of employment in a University environment. Of course, a University thrives on the academic quality and the teaching spaces. But let’s not forget about the teams of administrative support … Read More »

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5 Ways A PhD Can Be Useful In A University Support Role

What possible use could a PhD be to someone in a professional support role? The knowledge you gain over the course of doctoral studies is likely to be niche and arcane, and many people would automatically discount someone with a … 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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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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