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Formula Car Support Technician

University of Leeds Leeds, England

University Grade 6 (£25,513 - £30,434 p.a.) Informal enquires to Mr Peter Thompson, Technical…

9 days ago

Associate Professor in Pharmacy Practice

University of Leeds Leeds, England

You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in pharmacy or a related discipline and be a registrant on t… University of Leeds

24 days ago

Lecturer/Associate Professor in International Business Lecturer/Associate Profes

University of Leeds Leeds, England

Leeds University Business School has built upon its rating of international excellence in the Research Assessment Exercises of 2001 and 2008, being… University of Leeds

4 days ago

Business Development Officer (Executive Education)

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS United Kingdom +2 locations

Leeds University Business School Business Development Officer (Executive Education) Leeds University Business School is committed to making a… Adzuna

5 days ago

University Academic Fellowships - 250 Great Minds


University Academic Fellowships - 250 Great Minds Do you have the passion for a career in research and student education? If so, join us and share… Adzuna

9 days ago

Research Technician


Faculty of Engineering School of Chemical and Process Engineering Institute of Particle Science and Engineering (IPSE) Research Technician (Full… Adzuna

5 days ago

Senior Trial Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS United Kingdom +3 locations

Faculty of Medicine and Health School of Medicine Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research Clinical Trials Research Unit Senior Trial Coordinator… Adzuna

5 days ago

Lifelong Learning Centre


Corporate Services Lifelong Learning Centre Director of the Lifelong Learning Centre We have a strong commitment to lifelong learning and adult… Adzuna

10 days ago

Development Manager [CRM]

University of Leeds Leeds, England


10 days ago

Student Education Service Officer (Programme Support)

University of Leeds Leeds, England


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    I have been working at University of Leeds full-time (more than 10 years)


    The university, like many towards the better end in the UK, still has some obvious strengths. Academics have space to conduct research, students are pretty high quality and academic colleagues are very supportive. Many academics are driven to produce high quality research.


    Management is very poor. In recent years it has become focused around an egotistical VC (now left) and a mangement cadre of Deans that slap themselves on the back, pay themselves high wages and cut down dialogue. They have expanded the admin function hugely across the university and then imposed these costs back on to academics to pay for. Ideally this should provide support for the core mission of the university, but admin nows rules the place and academics are constrained to support this rather than the other way around, with endless chains of paperwork, targets and internal budegts.

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    Remember that this is a university, not some second rate civil service department. Get the Deans to support their academic staff. Have a more visible and understanding VC.

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