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University of Leicester PhD Student Reviews

Updated Oct 19, 2019

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  1. "Good environment, lots of support"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student 

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

    Pros

    Support from senior members of staff, activities for socialising with others from department.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to meet other people from different departments.

    University of Leicester2019-10-19
  2. "phd student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student 

    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    great research opportunities and very supportive

    Cons

    small campus and not a lot of space

    University of Leicester2019-09-30
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    "PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Leicester, England
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    I have been working at University of Leicester full-time

    Pros

    PhD life is great. Similar to undergraduate study, only this time you get paid for it. Hours are more flexible than any other job, as is the holiday rota. Also get paid a bit of pocket money for taking seminars for undergraduates

    Cons

    Just make sure you really really want to study the subject you are applying to. If you don't, it's a very long three or four years, and it can get very depressing when you are stuck on the same topic, whilst you slowly narrow your skill set. If you think your PhD is leading you to something specific, then great! But don't do it a chance to put off applying to other things!

    Advice to Management

    University is a lot more bureaucratic than you realise at undergraduate level. It IS a business, therefore, there are middle managers bearing down on you, inventing targets and goals, when they don't actually know what they are talking about. Its a wonder how they managed to invent a job for themselves

    University of Leicester2015-10-19
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