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Still looking for a job, guys!!!1
The hunt goes on!
and you'll realised working with students is positively delightful.
she likes it. seems a pretty good and chill place.
I dunno where you work currently, but unis are a great place to work. generally relaxed, informal environment etc etc.
Our missusseseses might work together.
she works at the poly (still a good place to work though)
Actually I think it's specifically helping out with clearing. Anyway he says it's hard work but occasionally he gets to give university places to people who never thought they'd get to university and that's nice.
and now seems to be Something Of A Name in uni admin, does conferences, etc etc.
She's a relentlessly positive go-getter thought, so your mileage may vary
Unis are often a place where independent thought and progression are supported and encouraged, even from an administrative perspective. By their nature they are a big place and if you do good work then there's the opportunity to take forward new ideas.
Some unis/departments/bosses are still shit though. But on the whole I'd definitely recommend looking at a uni-based job.
even from an administrative perspective"
my general experience from a few unis is that they are a good place to work. many of the administrators i work with at the moment have had good opportunities to progress and to bring in new ideas and improve things. they are brilliant for CPD/mentoring/training and awards schemes.
sorry if that's not your experience.
my other working experience if of the NHS, where administrators have any sense of independent through drummed out of them and it's a horrendously stifled place for progression.
My experience is only from one institution, but 6 years of working as a university admissions administrator left me so jaded that a hollow laugh was the only response I could give to your post.
Glad that you've had a better time of it, and I fully appreciate that there must be loads of far worse places to work than a university.
So I'll leave you in the hands of The_Excession and jonto.
My GF does work at a uni, just not in admissions. #facts
So I'll leave you in the hands of col-getafe and fidel.
just adminning in the admissions office,
or choosing who gets a place at uni?
latter sounds good, former sounds like shit
come on man
I'd watch an apprentice style TV show featuring royter bullying 17 year olds and choosing which ones are allowed to do sociology at de montford and which ones aren't.
I applied for one at Cambridge. Success!
Royt: So, talk to me about Pulp
Candidate: What? What do you mean?
Royt: You're out! Next!
for part of my job(but without actually having to deal with students).
I hate it!
it's quite interesting tbh.
and most of my beeves are to do with the frankly insane organisational set-up of where I work.
Have you ever worked in an FE college though?
So I'll leave you in the hands of thewarn
and there's a buzz of activity but the rest of the year it's a bit dull
also, education is a fucking shit industry, there's no innovation, you don't get rewarded for your skills and talents, sometimes they don't even have a water cooler in the offices and you're probably likely to be de-skilling yourself, go for something more commercial
Have you considered becoming a bike paedo?
and didn't get offered an interview :(
absent mindedly stroking whilst forgetting he has a hook for a hand
i feel sorry for you that you didn't get the badger job
that would be good
starring ashton kutcher
Best job I've had but is massively stressful, and can be terrible if you get awkward academics or a problem portfolio of courses. Overall I'd say do it
been posted on my facebook we've been shortlisted for an award? Jeeez, I'd hate to see what the others are like :s http://www.thelmawards.co.uk/thelma2015/shortlist
Just like Ian off Eastenders for a bit of fun so what do i know?
Its not bad, though pretty repetitive and you can forget having any leave in August/September, but so long as you have some decent Admissions tutors its fine.
whether you'll be stuck out in one of the schools doing admin stuff, or higher up presenting your admissions stats,explaining missed targets etc.
Also whether it's centralised admissions etc
Thankfully, I dont work in admissions but it isnt terrible....I've never seen someone cry, but I havent seen too many happy.
In short, enjoy watching SITS ruin your day at Reading University!
Good luck on the job search
my mam got down to the last two for this recently, then was told she was overqualified. also all of her experience was with regards to welfare and care and not boring uni admin.