University of Nottingham Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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Pros
  • Excellent Campus, good facilities, lots of extra-curicular activities (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)

  • hard to promote it and more working hours than you thought (in 2 reviews)

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  1. It was a priceless experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Nottingham

    Pros

    Well renowned group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Less opportunities for international students.


  2. Helpful (1)

    OK if you've got no other options.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Nottingham

    Pros

    Nottingham is a cheap place to live, expanding University, nice buildings.

    Cons

    No culture, systems (appraisal, review, flexible working hours etc.) are non-standardised and generally not very helpful, people more interested in promoting themselves then developing research with an impact.

    Advice to Management

    I would imagine in a University, staff are one of the biggest assets as they drive student numbers and satisfaction; might be an idea to treat them as such.


  3. What a Shower!

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is quite good for academia, university park is a lovely place for a walk

    Cons

    Lazy, unimaginative, jobsworth administrators. Academics mostly care only about career progression, which is linked solely to research performance. No real interest in industrial relevance. HR toothless, and interested only in protecting the university, rather than staff. If you are a career academic, all of these things might seem normal to you. Anyone from outside academia should not consider a job here.


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  5. unstructured management for post graduates

    Current Employee - PhD Student in Sutton Bonington, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Sutton Bonington, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Excellent extra curricular facilities

    Cons

    Poorly developed structure for postgraduate study. Little emphasis placed on research funding or improving postgraduate facilities. Vet school dept only. ..

    Advice to Management

    improve structure of management and provide better support for postgrads


  6. Not what was sold to me

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    Current Employee - Barman and Undergraduate Student
    Current Employee - Barman and Undergraduate Student

    I have been working at University of Nottingham part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Social live within the city is great and the societies are great.

    Cons

    The halls are hugely overpriced, quality of campus food is low and very overpriced, especially on the Sutton Bonington campus. Meal cards used for Main campus students cannot be used at Sutton Bonington, Access to building is restricted to say the least and even my own schools doors are in accessible after 6pm. Poorly run courses with the few exceptions of 1 or 2 talented lecturers. Was promised a course that would broaden my employability options, this is true mainly due to the fact nobody within my degree knows what jobs they could get as we haven't learnt anything to a level appropriate to the work place of many students ideal career paths. As well as a student I have also been an employee. They treat casual staff as though mean nothing to them and take no advise that we on the front line know would work. As for full time staff they too revive no voice in the decisions made by management and they wonder why things fall apart and there are mass communications problems over every sector of the university. Pay for full time staff is disproportionately low compared to that of CEO's and deputy principles, no wonder staff strike when top staff earn in excess of 200k a year. Furthermore the hopper bus situation is dismal, buses to Sutton bonington are late and often do not turn up and so many students, researchers and professors have complained about this but to no avail.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those on the front line Don't lie about what your University offers Better communication is essential Sort out the busses


  7. PhD fellowship/ teaching + research assistant

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    Former Employee - PhD Researcher in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - PhD Researcher in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Nottingham full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the best thing about the university is that it has got prominent scholars in the field, they also have excellent postgraduate support in terms of language and have great courses on

    Cons

    you are treated neither a staff nor a student and you are not treated as an early researcher either, with the lack of support. i have not received any training in terms of where and how to publish my articles. one will not be assigned teaching duties, unless they apply for it which is competitive, and you will only be paid minimum wage, so you have the dilemma, whether to focus on research or gain some teaching experience (but that will consume you a lot of time and energy), you will have the chance of being hired as invigilators for exams, and you will be paid minimum wage too.

    Advice to Management

    value PhD research fellows as research staff and early career researchers, more collaboration between current research and teaching staff and PhD candidates.


  8. A pleasant but not up to the ranking standard

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Nottingham

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A place where diversity is truly present among the customers and even employees. The professionalism of the senior employees is to be appraised.

    Cons

    The salary is not as competitive as other universities and the quality of the students is on the decline these past years.



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