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University of York Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
8 Reviews

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    Postgraduate researcher (psychology)

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    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student

    Pros

    The department has good facilities and the people are friendly. Also within the department there is an early careers researchers forum that organises academic training events and social events for everyone in the department - this was great for meeting new people when I arrived. The University is very close to the city, and York is a lovely place.

    Cons

    There aren't really many cons. Some of the PhD offices are small (3-4 people) but others are bigger (6-8 people) which some people may dislike.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work and amazing staff who are supportive of research focus and direction

    Cons

    York is a relatively small town, having said that, London is only two hours by train

    Recommends
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    RA in Science

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    Former Employee - Research Associate  in  York, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in York, England (UK)

    Pros

    The University of York is a leading university and there is outstanding research done within its wall. There is a lot of enthusiasm and opportunity to grow. It is situated in the very nice and scenic city of York that attracts many visitors.
    I enjoyed the work place and my colleagues but had to leave due to lack of funding

    Cons

    Regrettably a lot of the opportunities the university of york has to grow go underutilized.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Rewarding Experience!

    Current Employee - Postgraduate Teaching Assistant  in  York, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Teaching Assistant in York, England (UK)

    Pros

    A good amount of training was provided, which I feel will be useful in my future good applications. I was also given the flexibility of choosing which modules I wanted to teach.

    Cons

    Payment for preparing tutorials or marking can be quite tight, hence I sometimes took more time in preparation or giving feedback when marking that I was not paid for.

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    Postgraduate Researcher

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    Former Employee - Postgraduate Researcher
    Former Employee - Postgraduate Researcher

    Pros

    I worked on an exciting AHRC-funded collaborative project run by the White Rose Consortium. It ran for three months, during which carried out research on the French higher education system and it was a fantastic experience. I was supervised by a top quality mentor and was very happy to be able to contribute quality resources over the course of my internship.

    Cons

    There were no downsides to the work carried out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great environment and city

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    Current Employee - Biology Researcher  in  York, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Biology Researcher in York, England (UK)

    Pros

    University of York has very friendly people and the city is small but easy to get lost- very interesting.

    Cons

    Although there are several training courses for staff, the career is service is not that good!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management school has to be improved

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Researcher at University of York - Computer Science

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    Former Employee - Researcher  in  York, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Researcher in York, England (UK)

    Pros

    Highly-ranked University, Excellent campus & facilities, beautiful city.

    Cons

    Not all academic staff up to high standards. Lack of funding and future career prospects. Continuous focus on writing-up as many as possible EU or EPSRC funding proposals without considering scientific quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The review processes for academics and researchers are useless. People complete the every year, but no action is ever taken out of them. The management should make use of them to improve the quality of teaching and research.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a good formative experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The university of York is an open environment, where you can join the opportunity to meet and know different person.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is unstable in terms of contract.

    Recommends
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