University of Glasgow Reviews

Updated June 5, 2014
Updated June 5, 2014
19 Reviews

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  1.  

    Best Job ever

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    Former Employee - Research Nurse  in  Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Nurse in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at University of Glasgow part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I loved feeling apart of everything as a whole and I worked with an amazing team.... I was also immensely proud to say I worked for Glasgow University. Efficient, compassionate, rewarding with brilliant training prospects. Working for Glasgow University helped me regain confidence in myself .

    Cons

    Short term research contracts.... but that's research for you....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Research "Nurses" posts please ..... and a very big THANK YOU :-)

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    I felt fairly treated.

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    Current Employee - Student  in  Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Student in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I like how the lectures and teaching is structured as well as the internationality among the students and lecturers.

    Cons

    Not enough of elaboration of things not covered in lectures and self study directed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get people to do more presentations

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    challenging

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Intelligent professors and research opportunities

    Cons

    none that I know of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

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    Centre of life science research.

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    Current Employee - PhD Student  in  Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Availability of hi-tech devices for research. Leading researchers in life science are available to share knowledge and experience right next door. The architecture of the building as an open plan research lab allows easy communication between lab groups and fellow PhD students.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is very hard to attain. We are expected to work long hours and often work weekends. It is very hard for people that have children.

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    Great research environment

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow  in  Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at University of Glasgow

    Pros

    Excellent, world-class and stimulating research environment.

    Good facilities and excellent support and guidance from from the research management (although this can be somewhat group dependent - maybe I was lucky).

    Typically limited duration contracts, but good once you get on the rolling grants - in my experience, if you're any good, the management will do amazing feats of juggling to keep you regardless of funding problems.

    Cons

    Limited chance of career advancement in research-only - as normal, to advance, you need to teach and the term time load can be rather high (supervision and not much else) - although some opportunities do exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In general, good job! Keep a eye on the teaching time load to ensure the university can keep its world-class research status. More opportunities for research-only posts (and advancement there) would be welcome (although noted that teaching is the primary function of universities!)

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