Find a career that means more.
Did you know that more than half of the staff employed by universities in the UK are not academic? Like any business, universities rely on the support of Professional Services staff to operate. From attracting staff and students to maintaining systems, allocating budgets and ensuring efficient operations, there is a place for everyone in HE.
“When you go into a career in higher education, you come in with the skills that you have, and the university will develop you, the teams will give you that support and that development you need to increase your skill base and experience.”
It feels like you can actually make a difference working in this sector, from the fantastic research that you support, to just watching the students come in and achieve the best that they can be.– Sarah Mulholland, University of Manchester, Head of School Operations
It gives you the opportunity for your personal development, it gives you an opportunity to create change for a better future.– Noor Nixon, UWE Bristol, Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity
I would say jump into HE as soon as you can. If you have any feeling towards understanding the good that you can do for society, you’ll find it in HE.– Lloyd Naylor, UCL, IT
Working with young people and encouraging them to go further in their career through education is really rewarding.– Laura Hutchinson, Aston University, Marketing
In HR, there’s a lot of talk about values and organisational culture. The difference, when working in HE, is that HE has clear values, it has a clear purpose, and it’s something good.– Matthew Ramm, University of York, HR