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University of Bath Reviews

Updated January 11, 2015
Updated January 11, 2015
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  1.  

    Good!

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Bath, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Bath, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Excellent technical testing facilities and personel

    Cons

    After 3 years you are more or less forced to leave as they stop paying you. You even start paying fees from that point. But that is common in the UK.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good for undergrads, one of the worst for postgrads

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    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Bath, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Bath, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Happy and noisy undergrads
    Uni has money and seem to be expanding
    Good sport facilities and societies
    Beautiful town with lots of parks and old buildings
    Close to lively and cosmopolitan Bristol

    Cons

    Support for postgrads to succeed in academia is almost nonexistent, most of the postgrads have no idea on what they are missing until its very late. Most of PhDs struggle to find a job even out of academia.
    Racism and sexism are more prevalent than other 3 campus I experienced in UK
    Our department, Biology and Biochemistry, is very crowded and there are ongoing wars over lab space while uni builds more accommodations and a building for art and societies to keep undergrads happy! I've heard similar stories from couple of other departments.

    Rent and commodities are quite expensive as town's main industry is tourism everything is a bit more expensive.
    Town is awfully crowded during weekends and any holiday, residents are mainly elderly conservatives.

    * If you are a postgrad or a post-doc consider all your options and research uni's record on postgrad satisfaction and reports on quality of research

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    University lacks infrastructure to support research

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Bath

    Pros

    good university, studied aerospace engineering, good teaching and project work, also good campus life

    Cons

    Night life is not as good as other places

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  5.  

    Great to work for

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    Current Employee - Open Day Helper in Bath, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Open Day Helper in Bath, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Bath part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I was paid on time, although on the day I worked I had just missed a payroll day so had to wait for the next month. However this was all explained at the time and sure enough it came through on time. The atmosphere at Bath University is very friendly and the campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    The campus buildings aren't as nice as the city centre, though they are functional. However it is well landscaped and very green.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job, keep up the good work. Maybe build some more attractive buildings!

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Good opportunity with low money

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Bath, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Bath, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity, good culture, great people, beautiful city with great people, good campus, strong NSS

    Cons

    The financially not rewarding, especially with zero-contract, feels not been appreciated as much as you should, extremely expensive to live and rent, limited accommodation with high price, public transport from town centre to university is a horrible, there is not enough parking space

    Recommends
  7.  

    Work with local young people raising aspirations and attainment. Very rewarding.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Bath

    Pros

    Rewarding to work with young people and advise them about getting into university.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to manage behaviour of young people, hard to manage time around univerisyu studies and coursework.

  8.  

    Fantastic university, dedicated academics, productive administrative staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Bath part-time

    Pros

    Great city, great campus, good relationships between academic and administrative/technical staff, strong NSS results and a desire to maintain the student experience and grow the high quality research output.

    Cons

    Big ambitions means a rolling programme of campus development - which can be disruptive. Like many Higher Education institutions staff work extremely hard and are sometimes under-resourced and under-rewarded for their efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adequately resource teams to enable people to do their jobs effectively; provide satisfying career progression for talented administrative, as well as academic, staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Bath, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Bath, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Bath part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Well paid and it wont affect my study there

    Cons

    nothing to complain actually, nice place and a good job

    Recommends
  10.  

    Comfortable place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Campus has a nice buzz and they're constantly investing in it. My boss is fantastic and has given me space to work on my own things as well as the main project. Pay is fixed by research council but postdoc pay in general is pretty good these days. Good investment in uni-wide resources such as high performance computing. In fact computer services in general are fantastic and quite forward looking.

    Cons

    It is quite a small university which can mean that you are a little isolated if you're not in a big group. Career progression is not easy (although postdoc -> lecturer never is) partly because they regard experience in Bath as inferior to higher ranking universities. Some hiring from within does occur.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never met any of you, you could be more visible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    If I had been in a department, it would have held my interested. I was in a support office, which did not.

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bath, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bath, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Bath full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom, independence, scope of the University.

    Cons

    Absolute, dogmatic lack of progression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rate the person, not the role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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