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Updated August 22, 2017
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  1. "Coach"

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

    Pros

    Wonderful staff
    Great personal development, mentors, and support
    They have really created a great little community

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  2. "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)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  3. "Excellent experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great city and great university.

    Cons

    Sometimes like living in a bubble.


  4. "Worked with world class scholars in a world heritage location."

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral in Durham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral in Durham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Durham part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful, historical city; world class scholars in my field.

    Cons

    The university's administration is disorganized and muddled--very frustrating to have to deal with them.


  5. "It was absolutely exquisite. Glad to have received a degree from an English Institution."

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    Current Employee - Student in Durham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Student in Durham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything is well coordinated. Everyone is highly competitive and that brings out your best form. There are 16 colleges and a lot of students to mix up with. In short, it's awesome.

    Cons

    No semester system. Only summative and formative assignments throughout the year and final exams at the end of the year.


  6. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Durham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Durham, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Durham part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working Environment for new researcher

    Cons

    The contract was short so didn't find any thing serious.


  7. "durham university"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    easy to work with. good salary

    Cons

    too much work. too much interation

  8. "Durham University"

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

    Pros

    Durham University is one of the best University in the UK. The quality of the research is very high and the environment is very friendly and people always keen to help you.
    The city is small but very dynamic because of the huge number of students.

    Cons

    The downsides of working at Durham University are very few. After some time spent in Durham you feel that the city and the area is a bit too small.

    Advice to Management

    I don't fell to give any suggestion to the management. They are doing a great job trying to increase Durham reputation across the years. I am very proud to be part of this University


  9. "Research Biomedical Sciences department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work experience as a whole.

    Cons

    Not always a chance to get funding


  10. "Mr"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Durham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Durham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a leading academic institution

    Cons

    salary is relatively low considering its reputation

    Advice to Management

    nope


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