University of Birmingham Reviews

Updated Oct 24, 2021

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University of Birmingham Chancellor Karan Bilimoria
Karan Bilimoria
97 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent annual leave days and flexible working(in 33 reviews)

  • "Jobs for students give good pay(in 33 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Working on short-term contracts can be stressful(in 8 reviews)

  • "Fixed term contracts, slow descision making(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great University to be employed to.

      Feb 15, 2021 - Graduate Research Assistant 
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      Pros

      Career Growth Timely pay Scope for promotions

      Cons

      Very competitive to get into

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great

      Oct 24, 2021 - Student in Birmingham, England, England
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      Pros

      great uni, great professors, great courses

      Cons

      this is taking too long and is pointless

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Oct 23, 2021 - Student in Birmingham, England, England
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      Pros

      It is good to study here

      Cons

      There is a lack of practical work

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Fantastic University

      Oct 21, 2021 - Project Manager 
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      Pros

      Great flexibility, amazing colleagues and many opportunities.

      Cons

      No real cons known. Great place to work.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Student ambassador role

      Oct 22, 2021 - Graduate Student in Birmingham, England, England
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      Pros

      Good fair pay for ambassadors

      Cons

      Unreliable schedule for work, zero hour contracts

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      University of Birmingham

      Oct 20, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Birmingham, England, England
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      Pros

      Great place for learning and doing research

      Cons

      Management needs to perform the duties quickly and smoothly

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great pay

      Oct 15, 2021 - Student Ambassador 
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      Pros

      Great pay, you meet interesting people.

      Cons

      Absolutely none - the job is incredible.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Part-time Job

      Oct 14, 2021 - Student Ambassador in Birmingham, England, England
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      Pros

      Flexible way to earn some money alongside your degree.

      Cons

      I cannot think of any, other than of course the time commitment.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Amazing University

      Oct 8, 2021 - Student in Birmingham, England, England
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      Pros

      -very helpful in listening to employers

      Cons

      - it's hard to organize convenient times

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good Environment

      Oct 22, 2021 - Doctoral Researcher in Birmingham, England, England
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      Pros

      Diversity and infrastructure are outstanding.

      Cons

      City is not that great

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