I have been working at University of Southampton full-time (Less than a year)
A great place to learn and develop. Great benefits. Staff feel quite safe and well looked after.
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.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Southampton (Southampton, England (UK)) in January 2018.
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.
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