Pros: There are far less broken hearts here than at other universities as the “world” isn’t expected from you in order to gain admission. This is one of the best things about working here. There is no time for boredom as you get to work on a lot of different projects throughout the year.
Cons: It is quite essential to start off in an academic job at the university if you want to make something more of your career over time. Because so many people find a place here, the space is becoming something of a problem as well.
Unusual thing: There is a unique programme on offer that helps contract employees find work elsewhere once their assignment has ended at the university.
It’s fairly easy to get a job here because there are few speciality subjects. The university focuses more on teaching the traditional subjects, making it easier for would-be lecturers and even administrators to get a job. You can easily move on from here as well to a company related to the subject you’ve been teaching etc.
Terrible climate. People suffering from depression or other ailments would not do well in this always overcast weather. Most jobs are on contract basis. Sometimes the work (as with most other jobs) can get boring.
The sun is a rarity in this part of the world.