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University of Bristol Reviews

Updated 13 January 2019
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  • "career progression is not promoted" (in 8 reviews)

  • "No cons good overall experience" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Admissions Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Bristol part-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment and low stress work

    Cons

    Limited career development opportunities, a con if young

    Advice to Management

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  2. "Good for research"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Bristol, England

    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the leading research institutes in the UK
    Benefits for students include health services, events, workshops, etc

    Cons

    Lack of departmental labs with collaboration of researchers in the same field. Lack of European funded projects

  3. "Student Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Bristol, England
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Bristol part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Excellent pay
    - Opportunity to work on a variety of events
    - Flexible hours- able to sign up for shifts whenever you want
    - Excellent training
    - Friendly and organised staff in charge of ambassadors
    - Opportunity to develop a range of skills through events, e.g. public speaking skills (some of the work involved required you to deliver presentations to large groups of students)

    Cons

    - Not a direct con of the job but sometimes it was hard to get regular work. Depends on the time of the year

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! This role is fantastic for students' personal development, particular with the comprehensive training.


  4. "Research Assistant Undergraduate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Bristol full-time

    Pros

    Excellent team, communication, learning experience

    Cons

    Long hours, some work was laborious


  5. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Student in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Student in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good night life, people are interesting. Some okay lecturers.

    Cons

    Teaching quality is so poor. Low contact hours. Work rarely marked. M ost students disengaged.

    Advice to Management

    Sort it out


  6. "Research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time

    Pros

    nice people, hard working

    Cons

    very competitive, sometimes slow, long hours


  7. "Good PhD experience on the whole"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Bristol full-time

    Pros

    Great research university, extremely talented staff.

    Cons

    Support could have been easier to get a hold of when it was most needed.

  8. "Very good working environment"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Bristol full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, learning opportunities, high scientific quality of work

    Cons

    Difficult to use different skills, can be isolating work.


  9. "msc in robotics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Bristol full-time

    Pros

    Robotic lab in Bristol providing valuable training

    Cons

    Big classes with many students


  10. "telephone fundraiser"

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    Former Employee - Telephone Fundraiser in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Telephone Fundraiser in Bristol, England

    I worked at University of Bristol (More than a year)

    Pros

    good pay, nice team, good hours. flexible hours

    Cons

    I don't think there are any

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing