“Buzzy university with lots of exciting challenges”
Great working environment and state-of-the-art facilities, with a very friendly and cosmopolitan crowd of fellow workers. York is a leading university, so there's a real, studenty buzz to the place. York itself is a great place to work, live and play. Loads of exciting and challenging projects, as well as lots of opportunities to learn and develop.
Pay is relatively poor. The senior team are not great at spotting and exploiting all the opportunities that York has to offer. Communication is not as good as it could be and sometimes your brilliant work gets overlooked. The careers service is poor.
“Excellent people, good academic employer”
A lot of training was provided, and the people are welcoming, generous and social. They help you along a lot when you join. A lot of what you pick up and learn here will come in very handy in the future. It is an excellent university and one of the top research institutes, expect to make some really important contacts. A very enjoyable workplace overall.
The university is a little tight on allowing spending, so a lot of good ideas and opportunities lie waiting for weeks on end. This can be quite a pain at times. The pay is alright, you'd expect better.
The University of York is one of the UK’s leading universities. It has an excellent reputation in teaching and research and was placed in the top ten UK universities by the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). In 2010 York was named ‘University of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards in recognition of its drive to combine academic excellence with social inclusion, strong record of scientific discovery, and investment into the arts and humanities. The University has approximately 3,500 staff, 16,000 students and over 30 academic departments and research centres. The University has a collegiate system in which most staff and all students are members of one of eight colleges. The University was recently invited to join the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities in the UK. The University is located in a beautiful landscaped park close to the historic city of York, a much sought after destination for work and study. The University has city centre premises at the medieval King's Manor and, since 2000, York has added 20 new buildings to its Heslington West campus, as well as embarking on an ambitious £750m campus expansion at Heslington East. This development will increase student capacity, drive up research income and provide more world-class facilities for the 21st century.