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Loughborough University Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  • It is a nice small town to work and live in (in 4 reviews)

  • too much competition for full time jobs (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Very good university in terms of research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loughborough University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good facilities with very good supervising

    Cons

    payments are low and hard to promote


  2. "PhD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Supportive, challenging, dynamic, award-winning, positive

    Cons

    I can't fault the system.


  3. "university"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loughborough University full-time

    Pros

    flexible academic environment, improve skills and publishing papers

    Cons

    low salary, not permanent job

    Advice to Management

    in general working in academia is very good, the only issue is that it is not easy to find a permanent position in academia.


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  5. "Student ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Loughborough University part-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to build your communication skills, meet new people, go to university fairs and facilitate events run by the university. I would recommend it.

    Cons

    I dont really have any negatives, you choose your hours, events you want to be a part of. The manager is lovely, she is very communicative and nice.


  6. "Potential for professional development."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employability Development Officer in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Employability Development Officer in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Plenty of trust and scope to take on projects that interest you.
    Supportive management and colleagues.
    Students generally very motivated and keen to learn.
    Well-resourced.

    Cons

    Some departments are less engaged with what we do.


  7. "University teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Loughborough University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    GOod, relaxed, enjoyable, peaceful, likable

    Cons

    expensive, not much to say


  8. "Great University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work with a focus on customer service and commercial awareness

    Cons

    Hours are too irregular, otherwise no complaints


  9. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Loughborough University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment with lots of opportunities. Very flexible working hours. Presenting work at conferences and working with external companies as well as other universities was encouraged

    Cons

    Very flexible working hours meant it was hard to find people for meetings. Laid back approach by some members of staff meant things took ages to get done

    Advice to Management

    Keep a good mix of teaching and researching academic staff


  10. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic
    Current Employee - Academic
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic development and training for staff at all levels; Great benefits; Beautiful campus, cares about it's people. Exciting opportunities in London also. Brilliant VC.

    Cons

    Needs to tackle whingers and moaners who have worked here for years and haven't experienced how tough it can be in the 'real world' outside of academia and Loughborough.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise the positive people and those with great ideas, regardless of role and status.


  11. "Good spot"

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    Former Employee - Research Student
    Former Employee - Research Student
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Loughborough University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reputation, Sport, Academic freedom, Other staff

    Cons

    Professional development could be better
    Small town



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