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Southampton, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1862
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Colleges & Universities
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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University of Southampton, one of the top 15 research universities in the UK, boasts nearly 25,000 students. The school has six campuses and has more than 20 academic schools awarding degrees in such fields of study as engineering, law, mathematics, and medicine. The school was ... Read more

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  • "A great organisation where staff feel safe and valued but very difficult to progress"

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

    Pros

    A great place to learn and develop. Great benefits. Staff feel quite safe and well looked after.

    Cons

    Difficult to progress in your career. No many opportunities available and strong competition

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for staff to move forward in their careers. Reduce bureaucracy and value experience and dedication. Appraisal system should be used for more than just to tick a box e.g. identify good performance and remunerate them accordingly.

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University of Southampton Interviews

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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England (UK)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Southampton (Southampton, England (UK)) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Potential supervisors ask you questions of increasing difficulty to see how you think and test your problem solving skills. There is also the opportunity to ask more questions about your research interests etc to make sure you're being paired with the best supervisor(s).

    They don't want to test your memory. (They have your academic transcript in front of them.) I felt as though they were asking questions to my strengths and made sure to put me at ease if I stumbled or had to rethink my initial answers.

    Interview Questions

    • Who would be your preferred supervisor? Why is that?   1 Answer
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