PhD Researcher (Former Employee) – Nottinghamshire – 10 October 2017
While doing PhD, in University of Nottingham, I have learned a lot, even, other than research, like how to manage time, how to keep kalm in tough time, We used to have work discussion every week with supervisor, so that you keep your data upto date. We also use to have problem sessions, so that we use to keep ourselves upto date in research. Reading everyday new articles of different research groups worldwide. We enjoyed group dinner like social events that kept us very family like environment.
Administrative role (Former Employee) – Nottingham, Nottinghamshire – 29 September 2017
The University employs some interesting and hard working employees. It can be a nice place to work with good facilities. Your experience here will very much depend on what department you work in, so choose wisely.
Subject Ambassador (Former Employee) – Nottingham – 30 July 2017
The majority of the time spent was interacting with visitors and giving them information and advice while also being responsible for a laboratory demonstration. We were all managed very well with clear instructions.
Catering Assistant (Current Employee) – Various catering outlets – 10 July 2017
It is a good place to work if you're a student, but there is a lot required of you as a lot of the time you're rather understaffed. The cafe's can get really busy at times and it is stressful to work at these times. A lot of the time you will finish later than your shift is supposed to end. The pay is good compared to other jobs.
Expected to work after shift ends on a regular basis
I have previously enjoyed the contact I had with and the support I delivered to both students and academic staff. I felt that my input made a positive impact on their working lives.
I have learnt a great deal about higher education, the processes behind the teaching and learning, and how to assist and react to people from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds.
The management structure has changed with recent changes implemented, which have also had a huge impact on at least half the administrative staff. Management at the current time appears uncertain of its own role, and goal posts are moved on an almost daily basis.
Administrator (Former Employee) – Nottingham, Nottinghamshire – 15 May 2017
The University campus is very beautiful, the grounds are well kept and there are great facilities. My personal experience is that the management are very unfriendly and negative. I did not receive any positive reinforcement, no constructive feedback, no induction and no support during my time working there. The working hours are very good and the pay is fantastic. Very good transport links.
PhD Research Student (Former Employee) – Nottingham – 22 March 2017
As i was a PHD student i feel my review won't be accurate as i'm not staff. I felt i could have used more support as a student, having seen other places but it was a good experience and i wouldn't change it.