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University of Glasgow Reviews

Updated 14 October 2017
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Pros
  • Generally favourable work-life balance, especially out of term time (in 8 reviews)

  • The campus is very pretty and access to lovely shops in Glasgows trendy west end make lunch hours very pleasant (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. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    University of Glasgow great reputation is an important factor, fair and clear contract, free tickets to numerous attractions

    Cons

    lack of gym access if working in different location than main campus


  2. "Lovely Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lovely environment and great atmosphere

    Cons

    Poor communication between departments at times


  3. "Working in Sports & Leisure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Excellent Student Employer
    - Good wage / hours ratio vs competitors
    - Excellent training regimen

    Cons

    - no Cons, perfect work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with what they are doing


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  5. "Lab"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, good people, good holidays, good social spaces working environment

    Cons

    Some administrators don't do their jobs properly!


  6. "Glasgow uni review"

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

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and international environment, vibrant social life, a lot of societies to join and the chance to establish your own, facilities to do sports, good organization in terms of university football, lovely weather!!!

    Cons

    Some teachers are just not worth to listen to due to their bad English. They probably have the knowledge but I have had some horrible lecturer who barely spoke English.

    Advice to Management

    A fundamental restructuring of the economics syllabus would not be a disadvantage. Too much emphasis on theory (one may argue that economics is a pure thoeritical subject) but I was really lacking to see the practical side of what they taught on lectures.


  7. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Student Representative in London, England
    Former Employee - Student Representative in London, England

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

    Pros

    A lot of benefits even though I was not a full-time staff

    Cons

    Should pay attention to the contracts more carefully


  8. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Fellow in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Fellow in Glasgow, Scotland

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

    Pros

    The best university that has all the facilities with well equipped labs

    Cons

    Needs to develop programs for early career researchers


  9. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - GTA
    Current Employee - GTA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    fair pay good work envrionment

    Cons

    not the best pay haha


  10. "student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    fun, great city, great people, good resources

    Cons

    old university, can be a bit out of touch


  11. "Postgraduate research at Glasgow University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time

    Pros

    Top 100 University in the world with a rich history of producing world leading research. Facilities are continually updated and provide a nice working environment.

    Cons

    The weather! Also short and medium contracts as is the norm with post-doctoral research employment. Very competitive departments, meaning it would be difficult to obtain a permanent position.

    Advice to Management

    Support early career more by allowing formal supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students, instead of the informal co-supervision status that is currently granted. Allow teaching experience whilst researching.


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