University of Durham

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An unhappy working environment

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at University of Durham

Pros

Many interesting and enthusiastic students who were very pleasant to teach. A very picturesque setting.

Cons

Management is very heavey handed and pays little attention to the needs of their employees. This led to a very unhappy working environment in the department in which I worked. Very poor communication from management also led to great difficulties in performing my job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remember that staff are not mind readers and need to be told what you want. When staff tell you what they need to do their job, please listen. Provide staff with the basic materials and facilities to do their jobs.

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  1.  

    It was absolutely exquisite. Glad to have received a degree from an English Institution.

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

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

    Pros

    Everything is well coordinated. Everyone is highly competitive and that brings out your best form. There are 16 colleges and a lot of students to mix up with. In short, it's awesome.

    Cons

    No semester system. Only summative and formative assignments throughout the year and final exams at the end of the year.

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  2.  

    Elitest but beautiful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Durham full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    High academic quality. You need to be good to work here and the pressure is on to produce quality. It's great to be amongst such clever colleagues.

    Cons

    Not much social diversity. A university for rich kids.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is good. They pander to equality issues but really this is a university for the privileged.

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    Positive Outlook
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