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University of Strathclyde Reviews

Updated 12 October 2017
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University of Strathclyde Principal Jim McDonald
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  • Feels at times as though academic staff are micro-managed (in 2 reviews)

  • Senior managers more interested in empire building instead of collaboration (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Research Assistant position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good environment
    Support from the staff

    Cons

    Processing time for requests


  2. "Working as a PhD student in Electrical Engineering"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Strathclyde (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are friendly and good environment for research.

    Cons

    Weather in Scotland is the least attractive.


  3. "PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Glasgow, Scotland
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Strathclyde full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, nice facilities

    Cons

    Lack of training and funding opportunities

    Advice to Management

    training opportunities and collaboration with industry need improvement


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  5. "Ambitious and encouraging environment"

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    Current Employee - Professor
    Current Employee - Professor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Strathclyde full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong organisational culture, which reflects the idea of a 'Place of Useful Learning'
    Support for people to progress
    A sense of a university that is ambitious and aspiring to be world class

    Cons

    Sometimes overly bureaucratic
    Feels at times as though academic staff are micro-managed
    A punitive performance management and target setting environment

    Advice to Management

    It would be good to have less micro-management and target setting.


  6. "Great initiative"

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    Current Employee - President in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - President in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    We had a dedicated and really friendly team.

    Cons

    This initiative is only for volunteering.


  7. "Graduate teaching assistant- Biomedical Engineering"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Strathclyde part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great network of support, friendly staff and students

    Cons

    Not enough work to do!


  8. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good working environment. Flexible working hours and opportunities

    Cons

    Difficult to scale up. No much opportunity for publishing.


  9. "Student teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    50/50 split of theory to placement. Some of the lecture topics were interesting. Opportunity to complete work at masters level.

    Cons

    very unorganized course. Tutors not overly supportive. Many people left without placements and were hard to get to.


  10. "PhD Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Strathclyde full-time

    Pros

    well known
    research oriented
    opportunities for additional jobs
    experience of tutoring

    Cons

    limited time for funding
    in city center but not great campus


  11. "PhD Student"

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

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

    Pros

    Motivating, interesting, self management of time

    Cons

    Theoretical approach to solve technical issues.Lck of practical applications


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