Loughborough University
4.0 of 5 13 reviews
lboro.ac.uk 1000 to 5000 Employees

Loughborough University Reviews

Updated Mar 31, 2014
Loughborough University – UK – “Rutland Building - Loughborough University”

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Undergraduate (Current Employee)
Loughborough, England

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

ProsLoads of pros in loughborough university

ConsNo cons a loughborough university

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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PhD in Loughborough Mathematics dept.

PhD Student Studentship (Former Employee)
Loughborough, England

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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Intern (Former Employee)
Loughborough, England

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

ProsNice 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

ConsAt 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good experience

Research Associate (Current Employee)
Nottingham, England

I have been working at Loughborough University

ProsGood salary is offered compared to other town universities
Reputable uni
Potential for further research options

ConsVery small town!
Rents are high compared to other towns.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere could be programmes and trainings for further development of researchers in business areas.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Quite interesting

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Loughborough, England

I have been working at Loughborough University

ProsExcellent scenery and sporting facility. Quite a friendly environment with enormous amount of team work. State of the art engineering facility.

ConsJob insecurity is high. Very quiet and lonely town. Little encouragement about good work done. Unnecessary training courses that waste productive time.

Advice to Senior Managementmaintain the facility on ground. Encourage fellow researchers more about god work done. Be more concerned by researcher's well being.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A good place to work

Research Associate (Current Employee)
Loughborough, England

I have been working at Loughborough University

ProsGood links with industry, so some networking can provide with industrial partners for research proposals. Very competitive with other universities, hence there is always a motivation, which can be really good.

ConsSome departments can be biased towards some research groups, specially those which are considered the "strength of the department". So if you are in the strength groups, you would love working here, but if you are not it can be quite difficult to survive.

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing in particular.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Research (Former Employee)
Loughborough, England

I worked at Loughborough University

Prosa lot of support for applying for fundings/contracts

Constoo much competition for full time jobs

Advice to Senior Managementneeds a thorough feedback mechanism

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fantastic

Research Assistant (Current Employee)

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

Pros- one to one interaction with staff

ConsNone noted overall experience is good

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Great place to work.

Postgraduate Researcher (Current Employee)

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

ProsResearch groups focused and strong........

ConsBasic sciences needs to be strenthened................

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great fun, safe, rewarding, offers a bright future

PhD Student (Current Employee)

I have been working at Loughborough University

Prosi 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

Consbeing 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 Senior Managementprovide 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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