University of Cambridge Student Reviews

Updated 6 Jun 2021

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17 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Demonstrator

    21 May 2021 - PhD Student Demonstrator in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    interesting and good learning opportunity

    Cons

    Tiring and a significant time committment

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great univeristy; Experience highly dependent on you and your PI compatibility

    2 Mar 2021 - PhD Student In Plant Sciences in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    An outstanding place to be studying and researching. The college system offers a special experience where you get to make friends from every possible discipline, and by extension, you get exposed to the latest research in all these disciplines. That considerably widens your horizons.

    Cons

    Research experience is highly dependent on you and your PI compatibility, on whether you are funded by project money, or you have to come up with your own research project; and on whether you have funding for research or just a stipend. having.

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  3. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Do not recommend

    6 Jun 2021 - PhD Student in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    The famous name and the city is beautiful.

    Cons

    Toxic. No one cares, and there is no escape or respite.

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Hard work, but a great place to study :)

    22 Apr 2021 - Student in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    * High standard of teaching, particularly the small group 'supervisions' (normally groups of 2 or 3, but 1 on 1 teaching in some subjects). * Good library resources * The chance to meet a wide range of lovely people from around the world

    Cons

    Working to deadlines can be stressful, but this was more than made up for by the wonderful people I was surrounded by!

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Prestigious and friendly

    2 Mar 2021 - PhD Student in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    The IoA is an incredibly inclusive and friendly research institute. Everyone is doing cool research but I've always found that they make time to take an interest in your work, whether it's interconnected with theirs or not.

    Cons

    The department is limited in gender and ethnic diversity amongst students, staff and academics. To some extent this is a challenge in Physics/Astronomy and a problem in Cambridge as a whole but there are things that can change within the department which would make a tangible difference. Hopefully we'll see more of these changes taking place soon.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good

    17 May 2021 - Student 
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    Pros

    Academic rigour, tradition, sport and great facilities

    Cons

    Not many, COVID seriously impacted student experience

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Student

    17 May 2021 - Student 
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    Pros

    Really good small group teaching

    Cons

    High and demanding student workload

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Amazing place

    11 May 2021 - Student in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    The wealth of resources and professional development opportunities

    Cons

    Pressure over deadlines and overall culture of competition between peers

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Lots of responsibility, low pay

    3 Jun 2021 - Doctoral Student in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    Set your students topics you choose

    Cons

    No payment for preparation or marking time

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Make sure you get along with the people in the group and your supervisor

    17 Apr 2021 - PhD Student in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    exceptional people strong brand access to unbounded resources (e.g. computational, library, business databases) multiple programs for self-improvement and career development

    Cons

    if your personality or working style does not match your supervisor's expectations, you might have challenges.

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