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Birmingham, England
5001 to 10000 employees
1900
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£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
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The University of Birmingham is one of the UK's leading institutions of higher education and research. It serves more than 24,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students at its two campuses with a wide array of programs covering the arts, business, engineering ... Read more

University of Birmingham Reviews

  • "Best Railway Research department in Europe"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student/Teaching Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - PhD Student/Teaching Assistant in Birmingham, England
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    I have been working at University of Birmingham full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am an Engineering PhD Researcher at the Railway Research centre of the University of Birmingham.

    Birmingham is the best research centre in the UK for railway research, with the added benefit of it being in Britain's second largest city and in an industrial area. This gives the University a considerable advantage since there are many other Multi-national corporations/Small businesses in the area to work with.

    The Research centre focuses heavily on industrial innovation and thus gets a lot of funding from the industry apart from the academic research body.

    Training opportunities in BCRRE are great and there is funding available to do various courses and participate in conferences.

    Has a really good global reputation and excellent infrastructure. Beautiful and smart modern buildings and green spaces are being constructed. There are many groups to get involved in. One of the most modern Health and fitness centres among any university in the UK.

    New UK Rail Research and Innovation Network building with many new opportunities coming up.

    Academic teaching/support jobs pay well and add to your salary.

    Cons

    Lower pay than in the industry

    The Railway Research centre is currently focussing more on expansion and business development and the number of staff is disproportionate for the amount to work needed to be done. More staff need to be recruited

    Advice to Management

    Increase employee numbers and divide work responsibility more evenly.

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University of Birmingham Interviews

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    Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Birmingham (Birmingham, England) in September 2017.

    Interview

    I did a presentation and then answered a series of questions. A lot of were focused on social media and on how to source opportunities in the arts sector. There were about 8-9 questions

    Interview Questions

    • Have you experience in using social media professionally?   1 Answer
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University of Birmingham Awards & Accolades

  • The Sunday Times and The Times University of the Year, The Times, 2013

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