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Loughborough University Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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Pros
  • The university offers great support and a good working environment (in 6 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours as long as the work is done, good colleagues, interesting projects and good overall values of university and learning (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Loughborough is a small town in midland (in 4 reviews)

  • Pay is poor but you don't go into academia for the money (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. Helpful (1)

    "research"

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    Former Employee - Research in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    a lot of support for applying for fundings/contracts

    Cons

    too much competition for full time jobs

    Advice to Management

    needs a thorough feedback mechanism

  3. "Studying and living"

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    Former Employee - Post Doc - Research Engineer
    Former Employee - Post Doc - Research Engineer
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Excellent reputation for their engineering disciplines and their research
    - Great sports facilities
    - Strong interdepartmental support
    - Great place to study

    Cons

    - Limited choice of good restaurants in town
    - The local bus service is overpriced

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! The universities reputation is growing internationally!


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    "A good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good links with industry, so some networking can provide with industrial partners for research proposals. Very competitive with other universities, hence there is always a motivation, which can be really good.

    Cons

    Some departments can be biased towards some research groups, specially those which are considered the "strength of the department". So if you are in the strength groups, you would love working here, but if you are not it can be quite difficult to survive.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing in particular.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not too bad"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly, great facilities. Fantastic sport to watch

    Cons

    management, lack of support, wages

    Advice to Management

    integration


  6. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good salary is offered compared to other town universities
    Reputable uni
    Potential for further research options

    Cons

    Very small town!
    Rents are high compared to other towns.

    Advice to Management

    There could be programmes and trainings for further development of researchers in business areas.


  7. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Research groups focused and strong........

    Cons

    Basic sciences needs to be strenthened................

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    "Student"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Undergraduate in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Loads of pros in loughborough university

    Cons

    No cons a loughborough university


  9. "Career Development opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Multicultural and diverse work team

    Cons

    New Center so still adjusting... more changes to come.

    Advice to Management

    Change the management style. Listen to everybody's opinion


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great university to work and study"

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    Current Employee - Doctorate Researcher in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Doctorate Researcher in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic sport facilities, great town to live with fantastic countryside, academics are high quality in general and have strong connection with industry, one of the best university in the 1994 Group.

    Cons

    Lack of social opportunities if you are single and are not young student any further


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