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Historically and culturally sound University

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Current Employee - Tutor in Sydney (Australia)
Current Employee - Tutor in Sydney (Australia)

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

Pros

Great culture, sense of identity and a great university that has over 170 years of history.

Cons

but taken aback by the job cuts which happened last year till early this year (2012). Sydney uni is trying to cut costs by getting rid of many academic and general staff members, regardless of their work history.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a look at the committment and sacrifice many have put in over the years as well. An academic's research potential is not mere publication. Take a look at his teaching quality for example.

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  1. PhD Student

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at University of Sydney full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting research project and friendly people

    Cons

    Lack of social activities and career advice

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  2. Excellent place to do research

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    Former Contractor - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Contractor - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at University of Sydney as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with other skilled researchers doing top research. The university has excellent equipment and resources to support the research.

    Cons

    It is quite competitive to get positions because it has such a good reputation. Salary was standard based on government grant guidelines. No clear path to a permanent position at the university instead of grant to grant.

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