University of Cambridge FAQ

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28 English questions out of 28

24 April 2018

Does University of Cambridge pay for a gym membership?

Pros

- Lunch or Breakfast provided for staff while on shift - Very good benefits including use of the College library, dental, medical and pension schemes - Salary is good for a non-commercial business and includes many benefits to compensate - Onsite gym available as well as several health and wellbeing sessions available each week - Most staff are good to work with including cross departments - Offices are comfortable and location is convenient to city - Outstanding teams look after the security, maintinence and cleanliness of the buildings/rooms, grounds and gardens are kept beautifully - College gardens are open to staff - College willing to invest in training of its staff - Staff sports and social club in place who run trips, dinners and other events for staff including retirees - Although head management has confusing selection of members, sub-committees are well selected and have strong direction - Flexible working supported generally accross the college - Strong community network with other colleges and Unjversity of Cambridge. Including free and subsidised training and use of facilities

Cons

- Parking can be an issue if you need to drive in (same for most of cambridge really) - The company runs on an elected council of people with mixed specialisations in irrelevant subjects who are also either conducting research or teaching , rather than full time professional, dedicated management staff. As such, there can be issues in direction of the College, or unnessesary delays in approvals within required deadlines. - Very little communal area dedicated to College Staff

Advice to Management

- Invest in a bigger dedicated staff room - Consider including subsidy on public transport and cycle initiatives for staff to commute into work

- Onsite gym available as well as several health and wellbeing sessions available each week

24 April 2018

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16 December 2019

Does University of Cambridge offer sponsored degrees?

Pros

- Supervision system works well - Independent research

Cons

- Heavy workload - High tuition - Lack of work/life balance

- High tuition

16 December 2019

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23 January 2019

Does University of Cambridge offer housing assistance?

Pros

Excellent support for postdocs : various training workshops for presentation skills, interview tips, grant writing, etc. Career service is very helpful. Plenty of expertise in other areas, easy access to other experts - good for collaboration etc.

Cons

Housing price are very expensive. Renting and buying in central Cambridge are almost not affordable on a postdoc salary in general (for a single person).

Housing price are very expensive.

23 January 2019

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24 April 2018

Does University of Cambridge offer dental insurance?

Pros

- Lunch or Breakfast provided for staff while on shift - Very good benefits including use of the College library, dental, medical and pension schemes - Salary is good for a non-commercial business and includes many benefits to compensate - Onsite gym available as well as several health and wellbeing sessions available each week - Most staff are good to work with including cross departments - Offices are comfortable and location is convenient to city - Outstanding teams look after the security, maintinence and cleanliness of the buildings/rooms, grounds and gardens are kept beautifully - College gardens are open to staff - College willing to invest in training of its staff - Staff sports and social club in place who run trips, dinners and other events for staff including retirees - Although head management has confusing selection of members, sub-committees are well selected and have strong direction - Flexible working supported generally accross the college - Strong community network with other colleges and Unjversity of Cambridge. Including free and subsidised training and use of facilities

Cons

- Parking can be an issue if you need to drive in (same for most of cambridge really) - The company runs on an elected council of people with mixed specialisations in irrelevant subjects who are also either conducting research or teaching , rather than full time professional, dedicated management staff. As such, there can be issues in direction of the College, or unnessesary delays in approvals within required deadlines. - Very little communal area dedicated to College Staff

Advice to Management

- Invest in a bigger dedicated staff room - Consider including subsidy on public transport and cycle initiatives for staff to commute into work

- Very good benefits including use of the College library, dental, medical and pension schemes

24 April 2018

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24 September 2020

Does University of Cambridge have a pension plan?

Pros

Good holiday, maternity and pension entitlements

Cons

Salaries lower than in industry

Good holiday, maternity and pension entitlements

24 September 2020

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