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"UK universities are a good place to work"

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Current Employee - Lecturer in Durham, England (UK)
Current Employee - Lecturer in Durham, England (UK)
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Pros

Intellectually challenging. Both staff and students are highly capable. Teaching is fun; it is good working with so many talented students
Great student support system
Beautiful City

Cons

Its pretty elitist in outlook and structure. If you don't publish in well-respected journals and/or get the right grants, then promotion is difficult. But then, if you are not publishing, then you shouldn't really be at Durham.
This is a university for very bright and generally well-off pupils.

Advice to Management

Management are doing a good job. People complain about cuts but the cuts are across the industry. Durham sets its performance targets so you know what you need to achieve.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Durham

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong R&D, strong technical ability

    Cons

    Estates and buildings department is terrible and do not respond to faults efficiently


  2. Helpful (1)

    "An unhappy working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many interesting and enthusiastic students who were very pleasant to teach. A very picturesque setting.

    Cons

    Management is very heavey handed and pays little attention to the needs of their employees. This led to a very unhappy working environment in the department in which I worked. Very poor communication from management also led to great difficulties in performing my job.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that staff are not mind readers and need to be told what you want. When staff tell you what they need to do their job, please listen. Provide staff with the basic materials and facilities to do their jobs.

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