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The Open University Vice-Chancellor Peter Horrocks
Peter Horrocks
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  1. „Working in Student Services”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Neutrale Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Teilzeit bei The Open University gearbeitet

    Pros

    Inclusive, disability friendly, great colleagues. Good benefits (e.g excellent holiday entitlement)

    Kontras

    Senior management is out of touch with work of front line staff, and staff lack autonomy to manage their own work. Micro management. OU ethos and cultural values being eroded.

    Rat an das Management

    Listen to your staff, and respect their professionalism.


  2. „A pleasure to work here”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt
    Positive Prognose

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei The Open University

    Pros

    lots of holiday, relaxed environment

    Kontras

    currently going though big changes

    Rat an das Management

    prepare for lots of sideways moves

  3. „A culture of bullying & lowering academic standards”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Associate Lecturer
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Associate Lecturer
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    Neutrale Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Teilzeit bei The Open University gearbeitet (Über 8 Jahre)

    Pros

    Academic, higher education, online employment possible

    Kontras

    Decline in academic input; gross staff bullying; lack of scientific knowledge in management.

    Oh, what a decline over a decade. I am a biologist. When I started the academic standard was high with courses designed & managed by top notch researchers to high academic standards. Dialogue was as one would expect in a scientific environment. Gradually, that changed. Course management devolved to those without any relevant research experience; "new" courses were cobbled together from the fragments of old, without cohesion. Physical books were more or less dropped as tuition fees went sky high, losing the OU almost all of its lifelong learning contingent.

    Worse, ideas came to be perceived as criticism & witch-hunts all too prevalent in an environment where respect for the associate lecturer became conspicuous by its absence. As an example, in my case, using the OU much-vaunted anti-bullying procedures, I found the issue dealt with by management who undertook a clandestine character assassination program. When I requested nearby venues for hearings, as I do have life-impacting but unseen disabilities, this resulted in a covert challenge that these disabilities were presented only after my complaint was made. I'm still trying to work out the rationale there but it was widely touted, including to my union rep & raised unwarranted questions over my integrity. And yes, I have it on record.

    I left - I have 3 degrees in science & adult further/higher education but the illogical lack of support made the work a thankless task, to say the least. And there was no reason for it at all, as (in common with most out-posted staff) I worked considerably in excess of paid hours & was completely dedicated to my work & loyal to the OU in my dealings with tutees.

    There is little left of the OU of old, which even then had a rather low academic reputation in comparison with mainstream, traditional, universities. Online education has become widespread & competition considerable. The OU all but abandoned its advantages of personal teaching & summer schools & dropped many of its science courses in my time with them. The introduction of inflexible marking schemes made it difficult to mark fairly, enforcing marks for inadequate answers & failing to allow credit for exceptional work. Pass thresholds were reduced. This fails to satisfy the basic educational tenet the marks awarded should reflect achievement - or lack of it. In case you wonder, providing the marks themselves was a comparatively minor (if essential) aspect of the associate lecturer role, which involved extensive student feedback.

    I find it difficult to perceive what advantage the OU offers students in an increasingly competitive field in which major universities have an increasing input.

    Rat an das Management

    Well - put your house in order.


  4. „Good place to work”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Positive Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei The Open University

    Pros

    Great benefits and a nice location to work

    Kontras

    Can be very political and slow to react


  5. Hilfreich (1)

    „Senior Project Manager”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt
    Neutrale Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei The Open University gearbeitet

    Pros

    Working for a high profile university with good social ethics.
    Free OU courses and qualifications for staff.
    Good campus facilities.
    Friendly people.

    Kontras

    Demotivated workforce due to constant and seemingly inefficient change.
    Senior management disconnected from main body of staff.

    Rat an das Management

    Listen to employees and students.


  6. „A bit all over the place at the moment; overall very classist colleagues”

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    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Researcher in Milton Keynes, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Researcher in Milton Keynes, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
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    Neutrale Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei The Open University (Weniger als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    A Higher Education institution in the UK means a lot to most, and this ought to be rightly so. OU has a vast array of schools and departments doing amazing work for humanity as a whole.

    Kontras

    Today changes on how life evolves (technology advancements, for example) leaves quite a desirable bit from an institution such as OU, or at least from the colleagues I am working with.

    OU is being a bit/quite all over the place at the moment; overall very classist colleagues who either look for some pompous meaningless attention or are too focus in self-recognition.

    I work as part of a team at the school of computing and communications that is rather all over the place, with a great overload = overworked, and not enough time to dedicate to work in the projects we have on the plate. Oftentimes not having time for quality meetings and not providing with leadership but a sense of being bossed around, which is terrible sad in 2018, at a university... Not much mentorship provided either.


  7. Hilfreich (1)

    „OU”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Kontras

    current uncertainty about the OU future

  8. „An fabulous institution having a few hiccups”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Milton Keynes, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Milton Keynes, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Empfiehlt
    Neutrale Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei The Open University (Über 5 Jahre)

    Pros

    social mission, students, people, materials,

    Kontras

    Senior Management Team and Vice Chancellor

    Rat an das Management

    Learn what your employees do, it does help.


  9. „buyer”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei The Open University gearbeitet

    Pros

    nice culture, happy people, fab place

    Kontras

    none, none , none, none,none


  10. „Should be a nice place to work”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Team Manager in Milton Keynes, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Team Manager in Milton Keynes, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei The Open University gearbeitet (Über 3 Jahre)

    Pros

    Good benefits in terms of holidays, pension and ability to study

    Kontras

    Bullying management on a power trip in student facing areas

    Rat an das Management

    Peter Horrocks is a good guy. I think he can change it. He isnt helped by people with agendas and too many management in the academic services area. Hopeless management at that.


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