Wonderful staff perks such as flexible working schemes, heaps of paid holiday- up to 6 weeks plus bank holidays and study days. The pay is very good in comparison to other places in the same area.
There isn't a lot of staff training and progression, especially to management level, despite staff being qualified to do the job. Career progression isn't transparent, it is very hard for support staff to progress. The current jobs climate hasn't helped this situation at all. There needs to be better training in place for those members of staff wanting to progress.
6 weeks paid holiday plus bank holidays is fantastic.
“A great place to work if you want to maximize your potential and 'live' your job”
Great environment Established brand leader Free to use courses for staff
Segmented departments with own agenda mentality. Shaky management with pre-conceived blinkered ideals
Too many chiefs not nearly enough indians
Animal Farm tendencies with a mission statement that we are all equal however some are more equal than others
The Open University (OU) is the United Kingdom's only university dedicated to distance learning. With most courses there are no previous qualifications required to study, you have to be aged 16 or over when your course starts but there is no upper age limit. We have around 150,000 undergraduate and more than 30,000 postgraduate students. 10,000 of our students have disabilities. The Open University's style of teaching is called supported open learning. Nearly all students are studying part-time. About 70 per cent of undergraduate students are in full-time employment. More than 50,000 students are sponsored by their employers for their studies. 11,000 people are currently studying for OU Higher Degrees. Most OU courses are available throughout Europe. Some of them are available in many other parts of the world. More than 25,000 OU students live outside the UK. A third of our UK undergraduate students have entry qualifications lower than those normally demanded by other UK universities.