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University of Nottingham Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
60 Reviews
4.1
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Pros
  • University Park campus is beautiful and has good facilities (in 3 reviews)

  • This company has a good reputation and is a great place to work (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • as it's about cutting-edge research, you need to work hard to make progress (in 2 reviews)

  • some very poor teachers, different rules for different schools (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great platform for postgraduate research opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nottingham

    Pros

    - Internationally recognized university.
    - Opportunities to exchange/transfer to foreign campus (UK, Malaysia, China)

    Cons

    - Limited facilities in the newer campuses

  2.  

    It was awesome!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nottingham

    Pros

    Everything was so super cool. I loved it

    Cons

    It was sometimes boring okay

  3.  

    One of the best universities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nottingham

    Pros

    One of the well known universities in the world.

    Cons

    tution fees are very high compared to other same ranked universities.

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  5.  

    Welcoming and modernising

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nottingham

    Pros

    Wide range of talks and interesting people, strong reputation, facilities which are sometimes lacking but are moving forward in important areas

    Cons

    Some aging facilities, poor interaction between departments, teaching has improved but still lower than other red-bricks parking onsite is limited and strictly enforced.

  6.  

    studying at Nottingham

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nottingham

    Pros

    friendly environment, very good service provided for all students

    Cons

    competitive as peers are all excellent.

  7.  

    Nice place for working

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nottingham

    Pros

    Nice place for working and living

    Cons

    Too far away from my home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nice place for working

    Recommends
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  8.  

    UoN offers support and opportunities in a credible environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Nottingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to go to campi abroad, e.g. in China and Malaysia
    Excellent library facilities online and offline
    Many expert professional researchers to consult with
    Beautiful environment to research in
    Well-established with a good reputation, yet not cliquey

    Cons

    Very challenging deadlines and expectations for report and additional work
    Had to fight for payment on additional work after agreement in place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less REF and more focus on doing the research, winning and distributing funding for projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    best company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Secretary in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Secretary in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Nottingham full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    they take into account what directions you want your career to go and do everything they can to help you achieve your goals

    Cons

    i genuinely do not have any complaints about the company, maybe the traffic getting off campus at night but his can't be helped

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  10.  

    Welcoming environment with lots of interesting people and opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Nottingham (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities, great Engineering department, beautiful campuses. I really enjoy the general ambience of the university in terms of how the research area is moving forward.

    Cons

    I am not fond of the way in which researchers that have not made the jump to lecturing are short term contracted employees, job security is minimal, and it is rather de-humanizing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better job security for postdoctoral researchers.

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  11.  

    A fantastic campus with fantastic staff but let down by continued provision of less than excellent teaching facilities.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Nottingham full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The grounds are amazing, I live on campus and it is a delight to watch the colours change with the seasons, they are so well managed.
    The staff are from all over the world so although the university is in regional uk ( and has all the benefits of that such as proximity to Peak District, economical living expenses) it also has a connectivity to the world.

    Cons

    The buildings are not the best they can be. Estates prefers to keep things to a price as opposed to the best venue for teaching which is a pity as this campus could be the best in the uk but it isn't because of the wasted opportunities for the facilities. I teach in rooms that students cannot hear properly, the problems were highlighted prior to construction but nothing was done to change this and nothing has been done since. It is the key factor to reducing the students experience in my opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make quality teaching spaces a priority not the budget, it is a false economy to build bad teaching spaces as it lowers student experience and hence league tables.

    Give students the permanent desk spaces that would make this the best university. The university has the opportunity as it has the space unlike others, so to not make the most of the space in a facility provision sense is simply bad business. Sure the campus grounds are beautiful but we are a place of teaching first and the buildings are currently letting the whole place down in terms of quality and amount of space available.

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