Loughborough University Reviews

Updated March 11, 2015
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  1. Flexible, Friendly and Relaxed but No career prospects

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

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

    Pros

    As a industrial linked researcher, there is flexibility with the work.
    Very friendly environment to work in.
    Perks are in term of flexibility and ample holidays

    Cons

    No career path
    No promotions
    No personal growth
    Role is transitional and the univeristy does not encourage RA's to stay on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should consider that researchers are a valuable part of the organisation and change University structure to promote RA to stay on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Great university to work and study

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    Current Employee - Doctorate Researcher in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Doctorate Researcher in Loughborough, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Fantastic sport facilities, great town to live with fantastic countryside, academics are high quality in general and have strong connection with industry, one of the best university in the 1994 Group.

    Cons

    Lack of social opportunities if you are single and are not young student any further

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. University must treat all staff members equally in every aspect!

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    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Loughborough, England (UK)

    I have been working at Loughborough University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    While some departments are well managed and environment is good, things can be better!

    Cons

    Not enough investment in support staff especially those working at the sharp end!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put into practise what you say via strategic plan on investment in staff

    Neutral Outlook
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    Student

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Undergraduate in Loughborough, England (UK)

    I have been working at Loughborough University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Loads of pros in loughborough university

    Cons

    No cons a loughborough university

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. PhD in Loughborough Mathematics dept.

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    Former Employee - PhD Student Studentship in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - PhD Student Studentship in Loughborough, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - Fantastic facilities
    - Great on campus community
    - Good conference funding
    - teaching and extra work potential

    Cons

    - Not great social atmosphere within dept.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Intern in Loughborough, England (UK)

    I worked at Loughborough University as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice university, good facilities, Describe host city: Student life dominates the city
    Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
    Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment

    Cons

    At the beginning of the course I wasn't confident at all when I talked in English, but after a few months I did feel more confident so I could speak to anybody almost in any situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. Quite interesting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loughborough, England (UK)

    I have been working at Loughborough University

    Pros

    Excellent scenery and sporting facility. Quite a friendly environment with enormous amount of team work. State of the art engineering facility.

    Cons

    Job insecurity is high. Very quiet and lonely town. Little encouragement about good work done. Unnecessary training courses that waste productive time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    maintain the facility on ground. Encourage fellow researchers more about god work done. Be more concerned by researcher's well being.

    Recommends
  9. A good place to work

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

    I have been working at Loughborough University

    Pros

    Good links with industry, so some networking can provide with industrial partners for research proposals. Very competitive with other universities, hence there is always a motivation, which can be really good.

    Cons

    Some departments can be biased towards some research groups, specially those which are considered the "strength of the department". So if you are in the strength groups, you would love working here, but if you are not it can be quite difficult to survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing in particular.

    Recommends
  10. research

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    Former Employee - Research in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research in Loughborough, England (UK)

    I worked at Loughborough University

    Pros

    a lot of support for applying for fundings/contracts

    Cons

    too much competition for full time jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs a thorough feedback mechanism

    Recommends

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