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University of Durham Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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  • Long hours and intense lectures - lot's of work for students (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "open day ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    high pay, great satisfaction gained from answering questions from students and parents, don't need to spend even a quid, lunch provided

    Cons

    exhausting, hardly no break, need to get up early to help the setup of the venue. I worked from 7am to 5pm.

    Advice to Management

    good, but could check the venue more carefully, and provide more shuttle buses. I encountered a lot of people waiting for buses or couldn't find the parking place.


  2. "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,


  3. "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


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  5. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Durham full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to excel both within academia and otherwise.

    Cons

    I better understanding of career progression should be given, so that one can better plan for the future.


  6. "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


  7. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    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


  8. "student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    they make you work hard

    Cons

    it was far from home


  9. "Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, England (UK)

    Pros

    Excellent research and Good reputation

    Cons

    Administration can be slow, low salaries


  10. "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.


  11. "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



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