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Ambitious theoretically but limited by budget and management

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Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Durham, England (UK)
Current Employee - Research Associate in Durham, England (UK)

I have been working at University of Durham full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Good area of the country for work/life balance
Modern campus

Cons

Old boys club is prevalent in committees and promotion/recruitment schemes
Slightly delusional management team who are far too proud of their modest achievements
Too many senior staff not willing to lecture leaving junior staff overwhelmed with teaching committments.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Foster young talent rather than recruiting "senior staff" looking for a final pay-day.

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    Good

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Durham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Durham, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Durham

    Pros

    Good working environment, student centred environment. Building work currently taking place to modernise large sections of the campus, which improves the environment.

    Cons

    Lots of building work currently taking place, which leads to disruption of various parts of the campus and makes moving around difficult at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is good that the environment is being improved, which will enhance the student experience. More parking spaces would be good.

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    Satisfying environment. Some of the best UK students. Salary good.

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

    I have been working at University of Durham

    Pros

    Great very pretty small town - good facilities for kids. Reasonable emphasis on research and bureaucrats can be mostly avoided!

    Cons

    The organisation is a bit centralised with edicts coming from the centre. Remedial classes required for incoming students but this is true for the whole UK now. A bit too much focus on the "student experience".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My main advice would be to let the experts you hire be expert. Also often the University only tries (and fails) to retain the best people once they have job offers from elsewhere - try harder to retain people before they feel they even need to look elsewhere.

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