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University of Nottingham Reviews in Nottingham, England

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
44 Reviews

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  1.  

    Ten Years and Counting

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    Current Employee - Teaching and Student Support Officer  in  Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Teaching and Student Support Officer in Nottingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    Good salary structure.
    Good career opportunities.
    Good colleagues to work with.
    Interesting mix of students.
    World-renowned employer.
    Good fringe benefits.

    Cons

    Work Place Parking Levy - a rip-off imposed by the City Council!!

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I love it

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

    Pros

    Work with amazing people, proud of what I do, proud of where I work. Amazing training opportunities.. Apple course fab. Work hard, get flexibility within my role. Opportunities to perform at conferences, big events, flagship for the university.

    Cons

    Not sure what I'll be doing a year from now. Fixed term contracts are really difficult to manage. Skill people up, then they have to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more sable structure, reward the hard working and performance manage others.

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  3.  

    My experience has overall been positive. Excellent academic staff and able administrators.

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    Current Employee - Teaching Associate  in  Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Teaching Associate in Nottingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    Strong research and teaching environments and high-quality students.

    Cons

    Occasional interference in academic reserach/teaching by management rulings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is fine, as long as it does not lead to interference with academic work. Also, while getting positive student ratings are important, it is not always about giving students what they want, but rather about providing them with what they need.

    Some high-level academic staff need to be convinced to contribute more extensively to teaching.

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  5.  

    Nice experience to work with prominent researcher in my field

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

    Pros

    working with the leading researchers, the quality of teaching, nice friendly atmosphere, global recognition of the university, availability of stuff members to help.

    Cons

    Not particular challenges I have faced so far. The only thing I want to mention is that you need to work hard to catch up with the high level of standards if you come from other universities (particularly from abroad). But it is completly normal for the university with a reputation, and I would not imagine the other way around to comprimise the quality of teaching to attract more students from abroad.

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  6.  

    It is a great organisation and you can work with capable and dedicated people, but there are many frustrations.

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

    Pros

    Most of the people I work with are genuinely committed to Higher Education, the University, and working well with their team and are proud to work here.

    Cons

    Pay is generally very good but reward for stronger performers is not great which is demotivating, nor is general support for staff good, and processes and systems are more a hinderance than a help, and it can take a lot of perseverance to get through them - though things are improving. Senior management aims to listens, but seem as constrained as anyone else in actually changing things for the better, and get it wrong as often as they get it right, and seem to be fairly inexperienced for the level of responsibility they are given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge that just because you hold a more senior position does not mean you have a better solution to whatever the problem or challenge is.

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  7.  

    A fantastic place to work with highly talented colleagues set in a beautiful campus

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Nottingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    Opportunities seem endless in this place with so many chances to; undertake professional development through the number of courses available to staff, take part in volunteering activities whilst being able to attend lectures on a vast array of topics. There's always the chance to get involved in something if you are willing to contribute.

    Cons

    It's a very large organisation and so can sometimes feel like you are lost in the middle of it all, perhaps not knowing where to turn if you are looking to undertake a task. It can be a little disorientating at first with so many different schools, departments and teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexible working opportunities need some form of standardisation across the university, in some instances it seems as though the opportunity to work from home on occasion is reserved for a select few despite technology being readily available to allow this.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent opportunity for personal and career development.

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

    Pros

    Good links with industry, such as Rolls-Royce and Airbus. Beautiful campus and lots of internationals, so a very diverse culture around the area.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything at the top of my head.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

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    Rewarding and Challenging!

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great facilities and overall fantastic colleagues.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic process can stand in the way of some work and the safety training sometimes is a joke. Especially for a trained scientist, it can be a bit below the bar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a cap on the number of PhD students a supervisor can have and limit them to ONLY projects they are not out of their depth with. Less they leave the student on their own when it comes to their work.

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  10.  

    Good to work here

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    Current Employee - Telephone Fundraiser  in  Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Telephone Fundraiser in Nottingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    Very respectful supervisors, very good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Meeting up to expectations and pressure

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  11.  

    Great uni to work for

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    Current Employee - Telephone Fundraiser  in  Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Telephone Fundraiser in Nottingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    The whole team are very friendly and a difficult job is made fun

    Cons

    Telephone fundraising is hard as some people do not want to talk

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    Positive Outlook
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