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University of Nottingham Reviews

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
46 Reviews
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  1.  

    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)

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2.  

    Worked as a temp, a great experience overall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nottingham

    Pros

    Friendly staff, thorough induction on starting work, manager helpful with regular reviews, great setting and facilities to make use of, good location

    Cons

    As a temp working for a few months there were no cons for me, I was given time off when I needed it and my manager was great

    Recommends
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  3.  

    Nice experience

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    Former Employee - IT Office Intern  in  Ningbo (China)
    Former Employee - IT Office Intern in Ningbo (China)

    I worked at University of Nottingham as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Get to meet different people

    Cons

    some times not convenient hours

    Recommends
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  5.  

    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)

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

    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.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    A supportive and diverse environment

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

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

    Pros

    Working at the QMC, right in the hub of nationally and internationally leading departments in medicine is incredible. The university ethos for research is one which promotes original thinking, with many opportunities to build collaborations across other disciplines in a friendly and productive environment. Supervisors routinely encourage new ideas and research proposals, which increases the chance of improving your portfolio and career progressions at an early stage. Training programs/courses are readily available for career development and project specific activities, commonly run by leading experiments in the field providing quality and consistent tuition. I feel well supported in working as part of a globally recognised medical research team, as well as for my individual research interests.

    The Nottingham campus is incredibly green and provides a pleasant respite from the hustle of Queen's. The leisure facilities are fantastic and will rival any of the leading establishments found in the city centre. which itself is only a short distance from the campus.

    Cons

    Delays in communications between administrative departments may hinder project start up. Consistent chasing up of research paperwork progress is essential if you want to get underway asap. Motivation, passion and social confidence is required to access and make use of the huge network of brilliant minds at the university. The opportunities for exciting new world changing projects are there for those who have the drive to want them.

    Recommends
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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)

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

    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.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    Good to work here

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

    I have been working at University of Nottingham part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very respectful supervisors, very good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Meeting up to expectations and pressure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  9.  

    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)

    I have been working at University of Nottingham part-time for more than a year

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    PhD fellowship/ teaching + research assistant

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

    I worked at University of Nottingham full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    the best thing about the university is that it has got prominent scholars in the field, they also have excellent postgraduate support in terms of language and have great courses on

    Cons

    you are treated neither a staff nor a student and you are not treated as an early researcher either, with the lack of support. i have not received any training in terms of where and how to publish my articles. one will not be assigned teaching duties, unless they apply for it which is competitive, and you will only be paid minimum wage, so you have the dilemma, whether to focus on research or gain some teaching experience (but that will consume you a lot of time and energy), you will have the chance of being hired as invigilators for exams, and you will be paid minimum wage too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value PhD research fellows as research staff and early career researchers, more collaboration between current research and teaching staff and PhD candidates.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  11.  

    Very good place to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nottingham full-time

    Pros

    multi-cultural, lots of opportunities for training

    Cons

    you have to work your ass off

    Approves of CEO

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