University of Warwick Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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Pros
  • Come close to academics and scholars (in 5 reviews)

  • Excellent company with good career possibilities (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Expensive, Lack of co-ordination between departments (in 4 reviews)

  • The location in Coventry is a negative (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Research-focused university

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Coventry, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Warwick full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Research support; Reduced teaching load; Good teaching support with possible recognition as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

    Cons

    Pressure to publish very close to North American standards


  2. Learnt differently

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Warwick

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very interactive prof. Personal touch

    Cons

    They make a mess dealing with finances atleast for interns


  3. Good for ambitious people, not that great for academics

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    Former Employee - Student in Coventry, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Student in Coventry, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Warwick full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good material base, beautiful campus, very high student level, some very good alumni.

    Cons

    Can be stressful, curriculum teaching is a bit distant with few contact hours, homeworks can be overwhelming. Some lecturers are... demotivating. Not very good work/life balance if one wants a good degree.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the lecture quality is what it should be. Raise salaries of the lecturers and contract teaching staff. Change homework structure. Maybe schedule some homework for the vacations.


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  5. Great experience to study in Warwick.

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    Current Employee - Students in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Students in Coventry, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Warwick full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice accommodation, nice facilities, brand new sports centre, quiet study environment, superb arts centre and pub.

    Cons

    Maybe being too quiet as in it is in the middle of nowhere. The price of food and everything looks expensive and the public transport towards the city centre is not always on time.


  6. Great place to be working in!

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Coventry, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Warwick full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Postive outlook. Forward thinking staff.

    Cons

    None so far. Medical School is cut away from the main campus with very little activities going on outside academia.


  7. as a student, it provides relatively free environment and access

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    Current Employee - Student in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student in Coventry, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Warwick full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    have various opportunities that worth to explore

    Cons

    personally think university needs to support students more in terms of doing sports, the entry fee for doing sports here is a bit expensive

    Advice to Management

    i think they should thinking of spending more for student warfare, such as supporting students' activities, reduce the fees for doing sports etc.


  8. Very positive experience

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Coventry, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Warwick full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent company with good career possibilities.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to get a job.


  9. An engaging and fulfilling experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Coventry, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Warwick full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There's so much to do, whether it's a sport activity, a gym workout or just socialising with friends in one of the many student bars, there's always something to do.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges involved in my job was the struggle with getting good results. This is fairly standard in the Chemical industry but challenging nonetheless.

    Advice to Management

    Find out more what motivates the student/worker, and try and focus on assisting the fulfillment of these values.


  10. I was an Undergraduate Open Day Helper, and working within this capacity was very rewarding!

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Open Day Helper in Coventry, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Open Day Helper in Coventry, England (UK)

    I worked at University of Warwick part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The hourly pay rate is excellent for the type of work involved, and we also got holiday pay, which was an unexpected bonus. Training was available for people carrying out tours, and we were all given guidelines in case we were asked any unexpected or awkward questions!

    Cons

    Sometimes it was quite hard to strike up enthusiasm in the prospective students, but eventually they would overcome their shyness.

    Advice to Management

    Some weeks the rota for who was working wasn't done properly, so some people got to work a lot of weeks, when other people didn't work many weeks at all. Too many helpers were taken on.


  11. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Tech in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Tech in Coventry, England (UK)

    I have been working at University of Warwick full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    work life balance is good; relax work environment, no deadline to meet people help each other; The line manager is excellent training budget generous

    Cons

    limited promotion, since my department is not a big one. not as stable as before, some restructure and forced redundancy. Not much bonus, no extra insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing



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