Higher education offers a wide palette of different roles. Whether you are looking to work in marketing, catering, administration, teaching, research or management, there is a stunning range of opportunities for you. Higher education is a growing sector. According to a report by Universities UK, the total number of staff at UK higher education institutions
The expansion of higher education (HE) over recent decades has certainly highlighted its importance as an employment sector. With over 160 HE institutions in the UK, inclusive of 130 universities, there is greater demand for skilled staff to fill the many roles necessary to operate successfully. Many new roles have been created with support staff now outnumbering academics. Add to that the impact of globalization and we can see how HE is now an exciting, attractive employment prospect, well worth taking a look at. As universities offer courses leading to degrees and qualifications, what usually
Working in any university today brings opportunities to meet and work with a wide range of people, whether students, colleagues or the general public. This can bring enhanced levels of job satisfaction in addition to the knowledge that you are helping students to attain both educational and professional development. This diversity has also added a great deal to the cultural life of universities that staff can tap into and make the most of. A variety of
A lot of people limit their consideration of careers in universities in lecturing or research, but universities offer opportunities for you to pursue other career paths too. Universities are huge, complex organisations. When you are trying to find the right member of staff to help you with a particular issue, this can prove to be challenging. When you are
One of the little-known features of many university Careers Services is the support they offer to university staff members. What support might be available to you and how do you access this resource? Well, it might depend on what your current role is. For Early-Career Researchers/Academics there may well be specialist support offered to you by specific Careers Advisers. The information available may
Academic administration is a growing field. It has a wide range of interesting and challenging roles as well as development opportunities. In the following article, I have cherry-picked some strategies to help academic administrators quickly progress to the next level in their career. Many people would agree that working in academic administration is varied, dynamic, challenging and at times creative. There is no
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.