University of Leicester Reviews

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  1. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good but not great

    May 13, 2021 - Lecturer in Leicester, England, England
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    Pros

    Friendly, inclusive, diverse, Midlands, Open

    Cons

    Currently in decline, hopefully it will get better soon

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    No support for staff

    May 10, 2021 - Help Desk Operator in Leicester, England, England
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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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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    PhD student

    Apr 19, 2021 - PhD Student in Leicester, England, England
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    Pros

    Supportive work environment, sense of community

    Cons

    Lack of funding led to damaging cuts

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  5. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Toxic Employer

    May 16, 2021 - Associate Professor in Leicester, England, England
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    Pros

    Many of my colleagues are awesome. They're committed and generous. Many have spent years creating supportive and productive communities. As a result, for a period, Leicester university was quite an exciting period to work. For me, that period came to an end around 2015...

    Cons

    Senior managers – from the Chair of Council (Gary Dixon), Vice-Chancellor (Paul Boyle until 2019, then Nishan Canagarajah) and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Edmund Burke) down – have created and enable a toxic working environment. Bullying is endemic, particularly of women and staff of colour: bullies seem to get rewarded, their victims get managed out of the institution. Things are have only got worse during the pandemic: casualised staff were abandoned and senior managers were aggressive in their demands that staff work on campus in unsafe conditions. (The situation for students is as bad – some of the University accommodation is hazardous.) The institution's finances are so fragile – a result of rash borrowing decisions – that COVID has brought it close to bankruptcy. Executives are trying to make staff pay for their failures with mass redundancies. Not a good place to work. Not a good place to be a student.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good uni

    Apr 9, 2021 - Student in London, England, England
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    Pros

    Great help from personal tutors

    Cons

    Could have better sports facilities

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good

    Apr 1, 2021 - Geologist in Leicester, England, England
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    Pros

    I absolutely loved it for sure.

    Cons

    Geology department sometimes gets overlooked.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    My Student Experience

    Mar 10, 2021 - Graduate Student in Leicester, England, England
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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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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    student

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

    nice campus and very diverse students

    Cons

    library is too small but good facilities

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great

    Mar 1, 2021 - Research Assistant in Leicester, England, England
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    Pros

    skill development, excellent colleagues, good pay

    Cons

    none that I can think of

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  11. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Medium

    Mar 10, 2021 - Research Scientist in Leicester, England, England
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    Pros

    Diversity Inclusion and EDi values in the university

    Cons

    Not leadership, lack of clarity and information during COVID19

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