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Oxford University PhD Candidate Reviews

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  • Work/Life Balance might suffer, depending on how much a publication record you want to build (in 18 reviews)

  • Expensive to live -- almost the same as London although with less pay (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "teaching assistant for intercollegiate classes"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate
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    Pros

    Students gathered into small groups. Frequent classes, so one sees real progress in students.

    Cons

    Low salary. The marks are not counting towards the final score, so some students do not produce serious work constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Rise the salary, lower the number of classes but make the marks count towards overall assessement


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away from the Department of Oncology"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Headington, England
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Headington, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I am a full-time PhD student. The university itself is great, and has many opportunities for networking, and we do not want for research money

    Cons

    The management at our department is abysmal. We are divided in research interests, and the research is not very stimulating. Harassment and bullying is rampant, and there is no clear management of rogue group leaders. Very little transparency. Turnover of both students and postdocs is very high.