Griffith University FAQ

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15 English questions out of 15

19 August 2020

How are the career development opportunities at Griffith University?

Pros

flexibility, opportunities, career progression, learning, money

Cons

job security, contract, casual, practicality, time

flexibility, opportunities, career progression, learning, money

19 August 2020

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18 November 2018

What kind of career opportunities exist at Griffith University?

Pros

Location is very good as it is in Gold Coast

Cons

Limited opportunity to do good quality cutting edge research

Limited opportunity to do good quality cutting edge research

18 November 2018

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10 May 2019

What is the feeling of job security at Griffith University?

Pros

work while completing my studies

Cons

not enough work lack of job security

lack of job security

10 May 2019

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18 October 2018

How are senior leaders perceived at Griffith University?

Pros

Great conditions and benefits, from parental leave, superannuation and leave loading to working in a beautiful state forest. Most people are great and there are opportunities abound.

Cons

Red tape, hierarchical nature of academics and leadership, top-down approach.

Advice to Management

Engage with the people, communicate more and better - sharing is caring.

Red tape, hierarchical nature of academics and leadership, top-down approach.

18 October 2018

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2 September 2018

How is management perceived at Griffith University?

Pros

- Southbank and Mount Gravatt Campuses are nice and are accessible to transport - Gold Coast Campus has a good public transport access to the beach - In some parts of the University, the culture is good

Cons

- too much politics and hubris at the upper levels of management - they don't seemed connected with the actual business of the University. They only care about league tables and their own careers. - too much bureaucracy - feels like an old style public service department - performance management demands are excessive, given that GU is not a top University, and never will be. - no real support for academics teaching students who are "first in family" to attend higher education, and for students who have low ATAR scores and probably should be learning a trade and applying their skills elsewhere. - no proper ongoing review of program content (Medicine, Dentistry, Allied Health (except Social Work), Architecture, Accountancy excluded) which impacts upon what is taught to real students. - too many academic managers trying to keep their jobs and bullying staff. - terrible public transport to Nathan and Logan Campuses.

Advice to Management

Griffith U needs to be split up. It is not viable as a multi-campus operation. Not in terms of quality or finance. Gold Coast Campus by itself but with absorption into UQ for some programs. Nathan campus needs to be taken out altogether and turned into a park and absorbed into UQ and QUT. Logan needs to be part of TAFE. Southbank needs to be part of QUT and UQ. I think Brisbane/Gold Coast taxpayers deserve more that paying for a whole of duplicated and overpaid academic executives and campuses.

- performance management demands are excessive, given that GU is not a top University, and never will be.

2 September 2018

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