Tag Archives: Non-academics

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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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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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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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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Higher Education Admin Support

As a new blogger for jobs.ac.uk, I have spent some time considering what my first post should talk about. The conclusion I have come to is that there are many positives to a career in Higher Education, and that it … Read More »

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Do I need a degree to work in Higher Education?

The short answer is no, as universities and colleges are committed to access to their institutions for their employees as well as their students.  If you have suitable work experience, and depending of course on the role you’re applying for, … Read More »

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New Year, New Career? Why not try working in Higher Education?

This is my first post and this blog is one of my own New Year’s Resolutions that so many of us have. This started me thinking about how many people plan on changing career at the start of the year, … Read More »

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