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University of Durham Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
17 Reviews
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17 Reviews
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  1.  

    It was absolutely exquisite. Glad to have received a degree from an English Institution.

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    Current Employee - Student in Durham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student in Durham, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Durham full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everything is well coordinated. Everyone is highly competitive and that brings out your best form. There are 16 colleges and a lot of students to mix up with. In short, it's awesome.

    Cons

    No semester system. Only summative and formative assignments throughout the year and final exams at the end of the year.

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    Worked with world class scholars in a world heritage location.

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral in Durham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral in Durham, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Durham part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Beautiful, historical city; world class scholars in my field.

    Cons

    The university's administration is disorganized and muddled--very frustrating to have to deal with them.

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    Excellent experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Durham

    Pros

    Great city and great university.

    Cons

    Sometimes like living in a bubble.

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    UK universities are a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Durham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Durham, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Durham

    Pros

    Intellectually challenging. Both staff and students are highly capable. Teaching is fun; it is good working with so many talented students
    Great student support system
    Beautiful City

    Cons

    Its pretty elitist in outlook and structure. If you don't publish in well-respected journals and/or get the right grants, then promotion is difficult. But then, if you are not publishing, then you shouldn't really be at Durham.
    This is a university for very bright and generally well-off pupils.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management are doing a good job. People complain about cuts but the cuts are across the industry. Durham sets its performance targets so you know what you need to achieve.

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