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World Class Research Excellence

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Former Employee - Research Fellow  in  Coventry, England
Former Employee - Research Fellow in Coventry, England

I worked at University of Warwick full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Good connections with Industry
Independent research

Cons

Length of employment is based on funding

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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    Postdoctoral researcher

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher  in  Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Coventry, England

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

    Pros

    Good facilities, good collaborative links, good expertise, good prestige, good growth

    Cons

    Poor transport links, segregated departments, buildings lack charm

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Resident Tutor: money & experience ONLY +ves

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    Current Employee - Residential Tutor  in  Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Residential Tutor in Coventry, England

    I have been working at University of Warwick part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Residential tutor +ves:
    - personal growth & learning (emphasis on personal, i.e. NOT supplied by Warwick)
    - zero rent !!!
    - making contacts/friends
    - valuable, transferable skills & experience

    Cons

    Residential tutor -ves:
    - HIGHLY dependent on the residence on which you are placed & your co-worker, specifically sub-warden & warden
    - can mean little to NO support
    - HIGHLY dependent on students:. PG vs UG or UG specific student types eg. JM vs AV vs HB

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The problems with the residential tutor program start at the TOP and work their way down i.e. the head of Residential Life and his Warden's are crucial to the support and experience of the tutors and hence students. Having the correct party line is not the same as walking it. Nepotism further aggravates the intrinsic issues which turned what started out as an enjoyable and valuable experience into something that I would NOT recommend to others, except -sadly- for the money, which should NOT be a motivation for considering/taking this job position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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