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University of Durham Reviews

Updated February 7, 2017
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  • Long hours and intense lectures - lot's of work for students (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "IT job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Durham full-time

    Pros

    good working environment. no crappy targets, no useless meetings.

    Cons

    not a lot of development opportunities, as a public sector employer, job here is pretty stable and stagnant.

    Advice to Management

    concentrate more on the development of your staff as in the long term its going to the university who will be winning and saving,


  2. "Student Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great establishment steeped in tradition

    Cons

    Can be relatively unorganised even during important events


  3. "Computer Science Student"

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

    I have been working at University of Durham full-time

    Pros

    Very fast progression, learn a lot in a short space of time.
    Some lecturers are incredible
    Collegiate System is amazing

    Cons

    Very fast progression, don't have long to learn what you need to.
    Some lecturers are horrendous


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  5. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Durham full-time

    Pros

    Great university to be a student at with great extra curriculum activities such as sport or music. Definitely recommend studying at Durham university.

    Cons

    Interaction with tutors and lecturers can be pretty bad which is definitely a major negative point. Low support from academic staff.

    Advice to Management

    Have a closer relationship between teachers and students in the future on my course studied (economics) and increase the workload to assure top results in exams


  6. "PhD in bioinformatics"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Durham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Durham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Durham (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compact, Friendly, nice historic and green campus.

    Cons

    Small, can feel isolated from main hubs.


  7. "Student Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Durham part-time

    Pros

    Independence, creativity, problem solving, using maths skills

    Cons

    Hours are variable and not reliable as sole source of income during holidays


  8. "Library Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Durham part-time

    Pros

    Really supportive of employees. My supervisor was always helpful and guided me throughout

    Cons

    Some parts of the job will be learned over time and were not included in the job description


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Look after staff. Great atmosphere. Modern facilities. Really good benefits package. Clean and tidy. Always up to date facilities. Modern courses.

    Cons

    Very challenging environment. Students can be trying sometimes. Very stressful environment in which to work. Don't always get it right. OK.


  10. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Student in Durham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student in Durham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very good University with great social life in and out of study, providing a chance to meet some really great people who you will know for the rest of your life.

    Cons

    Department tends to use lectures occasionally who dont have particularly good presentation and teaching abilities, and often take a while to make changes.

    Advice to Management

    Ask students early on in the terms on what they think about there lecturers and dont be hesitant to make the changes, and give a better spread over when coursework is distributed and due in.


  11. "Good"

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

    Pros

    Flexible, friendly, nice place to work

    Cons

    do not have any cons

    Advice to Management

    NA



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