University of Bath Reviews

Updated 18 Jan 2021

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University of Bath Vice-Chancellor and President Ian White
Ian White
19 Ratings
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  • "Senior management at the top have been disengaged in recent years with their workers and students(in 7 reviews)

  • "15 minute bus journey to city centre -can get very busy at peak times(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good employer"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of Bath part-time

    Pros

    The working environment is very good.

    Cons

    Traffic is relatively inconvenient, for people without a car.

  2. "Student Ambassador at University of Bath"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Bath, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Bath part-time

    Pros

    Good work experience communicating and helping potential applicants on open days and applicant days.

    Cons

    Sometimes stressful and last minute work so requires lots of organisational capabilities.

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  3. "Great University"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Bath, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good support from department, excellent academic reputation

    Cons

    Communication from central administration not always the clearest

    University of Bath Response

    January 19, 2021Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, much appreciated.

  4. "Poor middle management, no strategy, no support"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow in Bath, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Bath full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment in terms of campus feel. Great opportunity to interact with staff from other faculties and departments. Which is often not found at other universities.

    Cons

    Mechanical Engineering HoD is pretty unsupportive and you will see other members of his own research group get promotion before anyone else. Even when it is clear that they don't have the experience, or even tick the appropriate boxes.

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    University of Bath Response

    January 19, 2021Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are always keen to know hoe we can improve and if you would like to discuss your comments with us please do get in touch by emailing al2333@bath.ac.uk

  5. "Amazing experience with high quality teaching"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Student in Bath, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Big Campus Amazing teachers High quality level of teaching Available staff

    Cons

    Didn't find any cons honestly

    University of Bath Response

    January 19, 2021Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for the positive review!

  6. "Highly Recommend"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Student in Bath, England

    I have been working at University of Bath full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful city, highly regarded university and great people

    Cons

    Employers should rate Bath more highly

    University of Bath Response

    January 19, 2021Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for the excellent review, much appreciated.

  7. "Teaching quality"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Student in Bath, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Bath full-time

    Pros

    Experienced lecturers who are often prominent scholars within their fields.

    Cons

    Often very large classes for my course.

    University of Bath Response

    January 19, 2021Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for leaving a review, I am pleased that overall you are enjoying a positive experience at Bath.

  8. "Great"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Student 

    I have been working at University of Bath full-time

    Pros

    Great sport, good people amazing place

    Cons

    none! its a really good experience

  9. "Many very good people, but management problems"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Retired in Bath, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Bath full-time

    Pros

    Some excellent departments. New VC is much better than the old one, but it will take time to sort out the culture.

    Cons

    A managerial culture, epitomised by the previous vice-chancellor, a self-professed 'careerist' who took an exceptionally large salary and benefits. Huge pressures on all academic staff, and begrudging promotion processes.

    University of Bath Response

    January 19, 2021Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your review.

  10. "Friendly Envionment"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Design Executive in Bath, England

    I worked at University of Bath part-time

    Pros

    Friendly workforce, well worth the effort to sign up for

    Cons

    None, it genuinely was a nice working environment

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