University of Leicester Reviews

Updated 13 May 2021

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3.6
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University of Leicester Chancellor Lord Grocott
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33 Ratings
Pros
  • "It had really good working environment(in 16 reviews)

  • "Friendly and welcoming atmosphere, good pay(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "There is not much room for career progression in the job(in 7 reviews)

  • "Senior management team have their favourites(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      8 May 2021 - Studnet 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Learn a lot from there

      Cons

      Nothing to complain, lower the fees maybe

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Neuroscience research is disappearing

      12 May 2021 - PhD Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice work environment, amazing Advanced Imaging Facility

      Cons

      Very old building with no windows in half of the rooms, little or no maintenance of equipment.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good but not great

      13 May 2021 - Lecturer in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly, inclusive, diverse, Midlands, Open

      Cons

      Currently in decline, hopefully it will get better soon

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      No support for staff

      10 May 2021 - Help Desk Operator in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Helping students, good jobs while in uni.

      Cons

      Minimal support for staff, low pay. Too many tasks given to the role that are not included in job description. No cohesive management structure.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      PhD student

      19 Apr 2021 - PhD Student in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Supportive work environment, sense of community

      Cons

      Lack of funding led to damaging cuts

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A University in crisis

      4 Feb 2021 - Research Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      If you are part of the cabal running the place, things are probably quite good.

      Cons

      Where to start? As of February 2021 the University is making huge numbers of redundancies across academic and professional services departments. For example, yet again they are trying to get rid of all pure mathematics academics (there are various petitions online opposing these actions, signed by some very serious academics and others). The planned changes will have huge negative consequences for the University. They seem to want to become an apprentice/vocational skills institution (this is one of the things they say in their various "Shaping for excellence" documents). The accountants are refusing to sign off the accounts - they are worried the University has serious financial problems (the management even talk about this publicly on their Executive Board videos on YouTube). I expect the next 10 years or so to be very difficult for them in terms of finances. Perhaps they won't even last that long. If you are a student, avoid like the plague! If you are an academic looking for a new job, avoid like the plague! If you are still working there, you have my deepest sympathies (unless you are part of that despicable group who have destroyed the University... the senior management).

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good uni

      9 Apr 2021 - Student in Leicester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great help from personal tutors

      Cons

      Could have better sports facilities

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good

      1 Apr 2021 - Geologist in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I absolutely loved it for sure.

      Cons

      Geology department sometimes gets overlooked.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      My Student Experience

      10 Mar 2021 - Graduate Student in Leicester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Quality of Learning, depth of lectures, Variety of optional Modules

      Cons

      Some Modules are not Organized

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      student

      9 Mar 2021 - Student in Wirral, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      nice campus and very diverse students

      Cons

      library is too small but good facilities

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