The University of Worcester

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ONE OF THE UK's youngest universities, Worcester is a place with a bright future. Awarded full university status in 2005, staff are excited about where it is going, with a 69% positive score ranking it the third best among mid-sized organisations on our list. Employees are upbeat when it comes to the impact of the recession, giving a 50% score on the question of whether the economic climate makes them worried about the future (the 13th highest ranking). A lecturer typically earns £39,470 and nearly four out of 10 staff have a salary of £35,000 or more. Worcester took on 100 graduates in 2008-9 and expects to recruit the same number this year into IT, senior professional and finance posts. The starting graduate salary is about £17,000. Its highest ranked factor is Giving Something Back, where it ranks just outside the top 30 overall. Staff believe the university does enough to protect the environment (65%) and say profit and budget concerns are not the only things driving the organisation (58%). Work is an important part of their lives (76%), they feel they can make a difference (70%), are proud to work there (71%) and love their jobs (64%). One employee says: "The staff are committed, enthusiastic and friendly and have a deep concern for the students. We've developed into a self-confident and self-critical institution." www.worcester.ac.uk

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88% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

2014 recycling awareness campaigns on and off campus with Worcester City Council major building projects have been subject to the university's commitment to sustainable and environmental building practices and many have won awards. They have improved the landscape of Worcester with the regeneration of inner city sites and retro-fit refurbishment of commercial buildings.

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People in my team go out of their way to help me

The university hold the Pink Party in the Piazza event and round the World in 80 days walking initiative. The university mile walking initiative. Paper light admissions process. Revised timetabling systems.

Giving Something Back

79% of staff agreed

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2014 recycling awareness campaigns on and off campus with Worcester City Council major building projects have been subject to the university's commitment to sustainable and environmental building practices and many have won awards. They have improved the landscape of Worcester with the regeneration of inner city sites and retro-fit refurbishment of commercial buildings.

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88% of staff agreed

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2014 recycling awareness campaigns on and off campus with Worcester City Council major building projects have been subject to the university's commitment to sustainable and environmental building practices and many have won awards. They have improved the landscape of Worcester with the regeneration of inner city sites and retro-fit refurbishment of commercial buildings.

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79% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

The university hold the Pink Party in the Piazza event and round the World in 80 days walking initiative. The university mile walking initiative. Paper light admissions process. Revised timetabling systems.

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79% of staff agreed

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2014 recycling awareness campaigns on and off campus with Worcester City Council major building projects have been subject to the university's commitment to sustainable and environmental building practices and many have won awards. They have improved the landscape of Worcester with the regeneration of inner city sites and retro-fit refurbishment of commercial buildings.

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