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I worked at UQ as a casual for about 3 years until June 2020 due to the Coronavirus. I had been promised by my manager last year that he would make me a permanent employee but that never happened and when the Coronavirus hit, I lost my job. UQ let go all casuals effective immediately and now we are all stuck with no job prospects. Permanent staff have been offered the chance of redeployment and they can apply for internal only jobs but casuals cannot. UQ does not treat casual staff with integrity and I would not recommend anyone works here as a casual staff member!
Reasonable work-life balance
Lazy permanent staff, poor treatment of casuals, lack of job security
This is a busy and complex role juggling the paperwork requirements of student-run clinics including overseeing student learning and providing additional assistance to those who are struggling, and completing regular detailed student assessments.
UQ provides exciting, although temporary, opportunities for work. Casual Hire is the standard method for employees to be brought on, and it is typically for a term of hours or per semester, as budget allocations often are prohibitive towards longer engagements.
The job is interesting and you want to push yourself to give the best experience to students. As a casual employee, you are typically giving of your time and effort over & above a full-time workload; however it is work it to contribute and be at the leading edge of thinking.
The University of Queensland is a great place to work, with plenty of incentives and benefits to staff to encourage productivity and boost morale. UQ offers support to all staff, on a range of levels, and provides staff with outstanding flexibility most other employers do not. I had a great time working at UQ.
The University of Queensland is a great place to work, with plenty of incentives and benefits to staff to encourage productivity and boost morale. UQ offers support to all staff, on a range of levels, and provides staff with outstanding flexibility most other employers do not.
Competitive salary; structure; flexibility
Professional staff aren't treated the same as academic staff - greater divide between equality
UQ has a very big campus, with very nice gardens. However when it comes to the buildings a lot of them have fixtures and amenities that seem like they’re from the 1970s. In other words a lot of there rooms are old fashioned, but not the good kind of old fashioned. The university created it’s own company for printing called coop, which exists to sell overpriced course booklets with a plastic binder- something like 17$- that you could most likely print off yourself at a normal printer for 5$. Then there’s the bookshop where you can find other books and textbooks that are bruited by the lecturers, mainly because they co-wrote them and want you to buy their book. You must be very careful when it comes to borrowing books, because if the book you borrowed gets recalled and you don’t check your emails the library will reduce the time you can borrow it, and if it is past 7 days after the altered due date then you will incur an obligatory 20$ ‘processing fee’. In other words UQ is trying to bleed you of everything you are worth by any means necessary, while supplying some very talented, and at other times mediocre teaching staff; well from my experience anyway.