University of Cambridge Student Reviews

Updated 1 Jun 2020

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University of Cambridge Vice Chancellor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
38 Ratings
  1. "Cambridge"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, England

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    good environment; good facilities; good education

    Cons

    Charged sports facilities; rent is high

    University of Cambridge2020-06-01
  2. "It's a degree!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It can help you get a job

    Cons

    It costs 9,500 a year

    University of Cambridge2020-05-05
  3. "Cambridge work environment"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative working environment with international reputation

    Cons

    Small place lacking urban lifestyle

    University of Cambridge2020-04-28
  4. "PhD Student"

    5.0
    Current Employee - PhD Student 

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Great intellectual people and lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Navigation of bureaucracy is very lengthy

    University of Cambridge2020-03-10
  5. "Excellent Institution, but the experience depends mostly on your supervisor"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The institution is truly amazing. You have endless opportunities for growth and it's a really stimulating environment.

    Cons

    The highly competitive nature means that everyone is stressed all the time. As a PhD student you're completely dependent on your supervisor, so if something goes wrong you can be in an awful situation and the University will do little to protect you.

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    University of Cambridge2020-03-21
  6. "Student"

    4.0
    Current Intern - Student Assistant 

    I have been working at University of Cambridge

    Pros

    interesting to be a student in cambridge

    Cons

    lot of work at cambridge

    University of Cambridge2020-03-10
  7. "great views from the ivory tower"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - reputation could not be better - scientific funding is awesome - college system enables a lot of social activities. More than you would get at any other university other than oxford (imo) - carreer service runs continuous events on all kinds of after cambridge carreers

    Cons

    - Cambridge is a bubble: - Interactions with people can be quite transient as the student population is quite fluent for masters for example. Difficult to make deep connections -experiences vary wildly in between different colleges, research institutes, group leaders and departments -PhD scholarships could be higher

    University of Cambridge2020-02-19
  8. "Great place"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Lots of pressure - may need to work during weekend

    University of Cambridge2020-02-05
  9. "Great University, expensive location"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Strong academic community, fully funded EPSRC possibilities

    Cons

    Cambridge is expensive, needs London weighting so salary

    University of Cambridge2020-02-04
  10. "Chemistry PhD Student"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible working hours, good external support network, future prospects

    Cons

    pressure to publish, high rent prices, support and interaction with group leader varies a lot depending on the group

    University of Cambridge2020-01-29
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