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University of Nottingham Reviews

Updated February 13, 2015
Updated February 13, 2015
22 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Worked as a part-time Student Ambassador.

    Current Employee - Student Ambassador
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador

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

    Pros

    Very flexible, work offered on a "sign up if you're available" basis to work around studies and lecture commitments.

    Managers/full-time staff very friendly and accommodating.

    You get to meet and work with a wide variety of people from many different places.

    Cons

    You'll sometimes find yourself waiting around, often I felt shift start times were too early compared to when events would actually be taking place. You may have everything setup with an hour to kill before visitors even started turning up.

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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    Student Ambassador

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Student Ambassador in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Student Ambassador in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Nottingham as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good part time pay for a student job and can fit it around academic commitments. While at university this job gave some work experience to put on the CV for future employers.

    Cons

    There are always events going on at the uni but the irregularity of the work can mean some weeks without work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is not much in the way of management as it is a part time uni job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    enjoyable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student
    Former Employee - Student

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

    Pros

    great location, some good teachers and home of cedex

    Cons

    some very poor teachers, different rules for different schools

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    standardize rules and regulations across the board

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    My experience has overall been positive. Excellent academic staff and able administrators.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Teaching Associate in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Teaching Associate in Nottingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Strong research and teaching environments and high-quality students.

    Cons

    Occasional interference in academic reserach/teaching by management rulings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is fine, as long as it does not lead to interference with academic work. Also, while getting positive student ratings are important, it is not always about giving students what they want, but rather about providing them with what they need.

    Some high-level academic staff need to be convinced to contribute more extensively to teaching.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Worked as a temp, a great experience overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nottingham

    Pros

    Friendly staff, thorough induction on starting work, manager helpful with regular reviews, great setting and facilities to make use of, good location

    Cons

    As a temp working for a few months there were no cons for me, I was given time off when I needed it and my manager was great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - IT Office Intern in Ningbo (China)
    Former Intern - IT Office Intern in Ningbo (China)

    I worked at University of Nottingham as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Get to meet different people

    Cons

    some times not convenient hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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