Alzheimer's Research UK Overview

  • www.alzheimersresearchuk.org
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 51 to 200 Employees
  • 1992
  • Non-profit Organisation
  • Health Charities
  • $500 million to $1 billion (USD)

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity. We fund innovative research with the power to transform lives, campaign for government action, and help people to understand dementia and the progress we’re making with research. Our people are vital to our ...
Mission: Our vision is that one day, we’ll live in a world where dementia does not exist. Research is already providing hope to people affected by once-incurable diseases, like HIV/AIDS and cancer. The diseases that cause dementia are no different –they are physical diseases that can be ...

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15 Feb 2021

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Grandfather Frank Rothwell has reached his £1 million dream fundraising target for Alzheimer’s Research UK – just days after completing his epic 3,000-mile solo row across the Atlantic Ocean. The 70-year-old set out to raise £1 million for dementia research by taking on the ‘world’s toughest row’ – the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – which he completed on Saturday 6 February after 56 days at sea. Since crossing the finish line in Antigua, the Oldham-resident has received an overwhelming level of support from the public, as Frank’s JustGiving page continues to be inundated with donations, helping him hit his target. On 11 February, Frank finally reached the £1 million milestone, just five days after completing his challenge. Over 9,000 people have made a donation to Frank’s JustGiving page and the first £500,000 worth of donations were generously doubled by the Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation. Frank was motivated to raise £1 million for Alzheimer’s Research UK after witnessing the devastating impact of dementia in his own family.

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13 Jan 2021

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Our brains are amazing and responsible for our every thought, feeling and memory. We know how to look after our heart, but what about our brain? It’s time we started to protect our brains and all the amazing things they do. It’s time to #ThinkBrainHealth and we can show you how!

Alzheimer's Research UK - Why Work With Us?

 

Our mission is to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025.

With your support, we’re working across four key areas of action.

  • Understand the diseases that cause dementia.
  • Diagnose people earlier and more accurately.
  • Reduce risk, backed by the latest evidence.
  • Treat dementia effectively.

Through these important strands of work, we’re bringing about breakthroughs that will change lives.

Download our mission booklet to read more about our ambitions and how you can help them become a reality.

 

Alzheimer's Research UK Reviews

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9 Feb 2021
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"An amazing place to work"

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Couldn't possibly fault ARUK. It's an incredible place to work. The culture is brilliant, the people are lovely and every single person is incredibly talented, friendly and willing to go above and

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Doesn't always feel like there's much opportunity to progress up.
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Alzheimer's Research UK Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Alzheimer's Research UK (Cambridge, England) in Aug 2020

    Interview

    I applied online through Indeed. I received a phone call maybe a week or so later to let me know I had been shortlisted and I was given the option to choose between a selection of times on the selected interview date (of the following week). Everything was very organised and I felt that this allowed me to prep and feel generally relaxed ahead of the call. A couple of days before the interview I submitted a presentation which I had been asked to do, which would explain why I felt my experience & skills best matched me as an individual, to the job role. The call went really well, there were two people who interviewed me. They were both very friendly, so I felt very at ease and the interview went very smoothly. I presented for around 20 minutes and then they had prepared a series of questions for me. The interview was around 90 minutes long. I felt that I had really impressed the panel and they had also asked questions that fell out of their prepared list with I answered well. I was told I'd hear back from them (whether I had been successful or not) by COP that week (my interview was on a Tuesday). I didn't hear back until the following Wednesday from the recruitment department within ARUK that they still hadn't made a decision and that they'd be in touch when they had. It wasn't until the Friday on that second week that I emailed chasing for an update. I didn't hear back again until the following Monday (13 days after my interview and 8 days after I was told I'd have answer from them) that I hadn't been successful. Considering that I had made the panel aware that I was unemployed, I felt it very unfair to be left waiting as long as I had been. I sent my feedback to the company but I never heard back from them so I don't think had any time for me and they made no effort to help me with any interview feedback for my future job search. Luckily I haven't had that experience with any other company or organisation that I have applied or interviewed with since. I have been completely put off applying for a position with this organisation again after such a disappointing experience and I know others have had similar experience which is such a shame. I have however now fallen into a wonderful role within another organisation which I enjoy very much!
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Alzheimer's Research UK Awards & Accolades

  • Bronze Award - £20 Million - £50 Million Turnover CategoryCharity Film Awards2020
  • The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For - Not-for-Profit OrganisationsThe Sunday Times2020
  • 75 Best Companies to Work For in the East of EnglandBest Companies2020
  • Charitable Campaign of the YearPM Live2020
  • Gold Award for Best Collaborative ApproachCorporate Engagement Awards2020

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