Loughborough University Reviews

Updated 5 August, 2014
Updated 5 August, 2014
16 Reviews

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  1.  

    Not much opportunity for students, but that seems to be changing

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loughborough University part-time

    Pros

    The careers services started an initiative called Work@Lboro, which focuses on helping students to find work during term time in Loughborough, either on campus or off. This was not around when I first started. Though I was still lucky enough for find employment with the Sports Development Centre and the IT Services. Both jobs were on a casual basis, which was perfect for students since it gave me the flexibility to study.

    Cons

    The employers did not seem to take account that being employed on a casual basis means that I might not know every detail of the workings. This was particularly true for working at the swimming pool, and I found it frustrating when I was unreasonably expected to know everything about the facility when I only work there about once or twice a month.

  2.  

    Career Development opportunities

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    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher

    I have been working at Loughborough University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Multicultural and diverse work team

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the management style. Listen to everybody's opinion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    University must treat all staff members equally in every aspect!

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    Current Employee - Procurement Manager  in  Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Loughborough, England (UK)

    I have been working at Loughborough University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    While some departments are well managed and environment is good, things can be better!

    Cons

    Not enough investment in support staff especially those working at the sharp end!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put into practise what you say via strategic plan on investment in staff

    Neutral Outlook
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    Student

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate  in  Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Undergraduate in Loughborough, England (UK)

    I have been working at Loughborough University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loads of pros in loughborough university

    Cons

    No cons a loughborough university

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    PhD in Loughborough Mathematics dept.

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    Former Employee - PhD Student Studentship  in  Loughborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - PhD Student Studentship in Loughborough, England (UK)

    I worked at Loughborough University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Fantastic facilities
    - Great on campus community
    - Good conference funding
    - teaching and extra work potential

    Cons

    - Not great social atmosphere within dept.

    Recommends
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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Loughborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in Loughborough, England (UK)

    I worked at Loughborough University as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice university, good facilities, Describe host city: Student life dominates the city
    Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
    Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment

    Cons

    At the beginning of the course I wasn't confident at all when I talked in English, but after a few months I did feel more confident so I could speak to anybody almost in any situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Fantastic

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at Loughborough University as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    - one to one interaction with staff

    Cons

    None noted overall experience is good

  9.  

    Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Researcher

    I have been working at Loughborough University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    great fun, safe, rewarding, offers a bright future

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    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student

    I have been working at Loughborough University

    Pros

    i have had the pleasure to work with a great professor as my supervisor. That mean all my professional needs were met, and i was allowed to take the time required to ensure a good balance between my personal life. a number of opportunities were given to me allowing me to complete my PhD even ahead of schedule

    Cons

    being a PhD student, your time at Loughborough might very well rely on working with a good supervisor. if you are unlucky enough to get a supervisor who has no time for you or does not stop to think about your needs as a person and student, and instead demands that you do as they say, it can be very very taught to complete successfully your research within the 3 years, and you will definitely not enjoy it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide anonymous reviews by researchers on how friendly and easy to work with supervisors are. i have heard so many sad stories from students who are really desperate but can not do much about it

    Recommends
  11.  

    Good experience

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

    I have been working at Loughborough University

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends

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