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EPSRC Reviews

Updated March 2, 2017
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  1. "A great introduction to science policy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)

    I have been working at EPSRC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really varied job with lots of travel and opportunities to speak to academics, industry leaders and policy makers. Really flexible working times and great benefits. If you take the job post-PhD, it opens up a whole world of research policy jobs afterwards.

    Cons

    A lot of responsibility, considering the salary. Also, you either choose to live in Swindon or deal with a very expensive or stressful commute.

    Advice to Management

    It is sometimes hard to find out the justification behind decisions at the top levels of senior management.


  2. "No stipend enhancement in Oxford"

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    Current Employee - PhD, Chemistry in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD, Chemistry in Oxford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fair pay for completing interesting research

    Cons

    London PhDs receive stipend enhancement to account for high living costs. Oxford has equally high costs (at least) but does not qualify.

    Advice to Management

    Address the pay imbalance.

  3. "Pleased with the funding"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EPSRC full-time

    Pros

    Very grateful for 3.5 years of funding for PhD at Uni of Cambridge, EPSRC have been easy to deal with and income is tax-free.

    Cons

    Not a huge income and lack of increase over 3 years (aside from inflation) is frustrating. Will be glad to start a real job!

    Advice to Management

    Increase student stipend! Was pleased at the start but after 3 years a pay rise would be nice...


  4. "PhD stipend does not go very far"

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    Current Employee - PhD
    Current Employee - PhD

    I have been working at EPSRC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    PhD offers intellectual freedom to a certain extent, as well as flexible hours

    Cons

    The pay is poor for the quality of work done


  5. "An opportunity to gain a research flavour as part of my undergraduate degree"

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Researcher in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at EPSRC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - High stipend money was given to me although I was an undergrad

    Cons

    - Funding not available to final year students

    Advice to Management

    Fairly flexible work environment, however, goal-oriented


  6. "A really good way to start your research career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexibility,
    no deadlines and student's benefits

    Cons

    low salary and stressing life of a phd student


  7. "Fully funded phd student at a DTC"

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    Current Employee - DPhil Student Oxford University
    Current Employee - DPhil Student Oxford University

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, can follow intellectual instincts

    Cons

    Long working hours, can work weekends, very low pay, career advancement is hard

    Advice to Management

    More commuication about funding opportunities post-phd