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University of Glasgow PhD Student Reviews

Updated 25 November 2017
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Pros
  • Good opportunities with a good work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Nice facilities, great swimming pool, fantastic location in the west end of Glasgow, plenty of cafes and pubs 5 mins walk (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • I was told by my line manager that had I not been pregnant my contract would have been renewed (in 3 reviews)

  • Remote location, not to many contacts with the main campus research groups (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "PhD Student"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Glasgow full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities with a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    High stress levels from working with large collaborations.


  2. "PhD postgraduate research student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and good training courses.

    Cons

    High work load (sometimes), low flexibility in review process.


  3. "Great School"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Glasgow (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great school, excellent teaching and support from professors.

    Cons

    Research groups tend not to speak to collaborate, but that's not unlike other universities.


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  5. "Great place for research"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good research facilities and a very vibrant environment with friendly colleagues and many collaborations. Glasgow is a lovely city and Scotland is beautiful.

    Cons

    A young and small reality
    Weather is not the best


  6. "Centre of life science research."

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Availability of hi-tech devices for research. Leading researchers in life science are available to share knowledge and experience right next door. The architecture of the building as an open plan research lab allows easy communication between lab groups and fellow PhD students.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is very hard to attain. We are expected to work long hours and often work weekends. It is very hard for people that have children.


  7. "Fun, some administrative annoyances as with most jobs"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student
    Former Employee - PhD Student

    I worked at University of Glasgow full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's in a great location, the campus is really pretty, the cheap gym access as a student is great and there are lots of pubs and restaurants nearby. The department I worked in was full of interaction between research groups and encouraged co-operation between them.

    Cons

    The weather is not great...! Sometimes it felt like it lacked a great structure for addressing employee concerns about management. Some of the line managers could do with a little more formal training in people management, to make life easier and professional interactions smoother for all concerned.