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Satisfying environment. Some of the best UK students. Salary good.

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Current Employee - Professor in Durham, England
Current Employee - Professor in Durham, England

I have been working at University of Durham

Pros

Great very pretty small town - good facilities for kids. Reasonable emphasis on research and bureaucrats can be mostly avoided!

Cons

The organisation is a bit centralised with edicts coming from the centre. Remedial classes required for incoming students but this is true for the whole UK now. A bit too much focus on the "student experience".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

My main advice would be to let the experts you hire be expert. Also often the University only tries (and fails) to retain the best people once they have job offers from elsewhere - try harder to retain people before they feel they even need to look elsewhere.

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    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician

    I have been working at University of Durham

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    good quality of clinical research

    Cons

    low salary low salary low salary

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    any

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    UK universities are a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Durham, England
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Durham, England

    I have been working at University of Durham

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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