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University of Leeds Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
35 Reviews
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35 Reviews
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University of Leeds Vice Chancellor Michael Arthur
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  1.  

    a great place to be depending on your department

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    Current Employee - Lab Assistant  in  Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Leeds as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    vibrant city and campus vibrant city and campus vibrant city and campus vibrant city and campus vibrant city and campus vibrant city and campus

    Cons

    some old habits need to be replaced with new ideas some old habits need to be replaced with new ideas some old habits need to be replaced with new ideas some old habits need to be replaced with new ideas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My experience at leeds University was unique and life changing. I was given a lot of opportunities

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

    I have been working at University of Leeds full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The entire atmosphere and environment.

    Cons

    The organisation and the lengthy time for project leading.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Generally, a lovely environment in which to work, if a bit a bureaucratic behemoth!

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Leeds full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Some of the campus is very attractive, although spoiled somewhat by hideous 1970's concrete buildings. The pay is good, and the work varied. As an employee you cross paths with lots of interesting people, and opportunities for networking are good, if you take them!

    Cons

    Many curriculum approval processes are very bureaucratic and lengthy, and so the institution struggles to keep up with the speed of change in the modern age, particularly when compared to smaller competitors. Changes of policy are not always fully consulted on, or well-communicated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out some bureaucracy, improve communications with staff and potential students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    My experience of working at the University of Leeds has been generally good with opportunity for progression

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

    I have been working at University of Leeds full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic working environment with a focus on promoting interdisciplinary collaboration. There is good support from staff at higher levels and opportunities for development through workshops. Flexible hours and holiday are also a bonus

    Cons

    Some of the support from information technology and purchasing finance is not up to scratch. These departments can actually be obstructive at times. Leadership positions need to be more carefully considered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try improve support to young researchers financially and in terms of future careers outside academia. supporting departments need to be refined in order to fascilitate productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic!

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Leeds, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Leeds as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I was given excellent guidance, and was given task outlines perfectly. There was no shortage of work to do, though it was open ended, so I was given the freedom to expand on the projects as I wanted.

    Very good 1 on 1 contact with supervisors of project.
    Worked alongside many great PhD students who were friendly.

    Cons

    Sometimes it was too much of a quiet environment, but this was easily remedied, as I was free to move to any workspace that was on offer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pleasant and rewarding

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador  in  Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Leeds, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Leeds part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A friendly community and pays well

    Cons

    No cons come to mind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing a great job, keep it up and don't become complacent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good and efficient working

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    Former Employee - PhD Researcher
    Former Employee - PhD Researcher

    I worked at University of Leeds full-time

    Pros

    It is England so pretty well organised university. I did my PhD at the school of Chemistry. Technical staff was always very helpful.
    Good location for hiking trips and great student atmosphere.
    Decent modern equipment can be found all over university.
    Campus is pretty close to city centre.

    Cons

    It is north of England so don't expect amazing weather. There can be sometimes high working pressure. Some labs and buildings are a bit old.

  9.  

    university of Leeds PhD researcher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Leeds

    Pros

    excellent location, laid back environment, ability to direct your own research, big push on research publication / conference travel / work in progress decimation. stipend is not too shoddy either.

    Cons

    there are very few cons to speak of, campus life can be a little expensive, as can property rental in the city. Parking is non existent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Cleaner  in  Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Cleaner in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Leeds full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Sense of community is good

    Cons

    - Low pay
    - Can be long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Less levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    PhD researcher at the University.

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

    I have been working at University of Leeds full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The University of Leeds offers an enjoyable environment and easy access to its staff in a great variety of department and competencies.

    Cons

    Lack of communication and information within staff. It can be difficult to get in touch with the person that one needs to talk to for a particular problem due to the lack of information given to researchers on the current staff, and who to contact.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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