Top up work from Internship (Former Employee) – Preston – 9 November 2017
Learning how to be part of a team and working within a deadline was a good experience. The members of the office were very welcoming and friendly and provided a nice work experience. The hardest part of it all was the creation of a database that was suitable to their standards but once i understood how they operated then it was easy to tweak it to their standards.
Student Ambassador (Former Employee) – Lancashire – 9 September 2017
Work was okay. Manager/Supervisor seemed to show favouritism towards specific employees. Although the pay was good, but most shifts were only made available on Wednesdays making it difficult for those in labs/lectures to work those shifts.
Full time student - Foundation Degree (Former Employee) – Preston – 23 June 2017
Two year course for Foundation Degree. This comprised of a two year placement within a Primary School setting. Supporting students with English as an additional language. Planning activities, to ensure communication, language, personal, social and emotional development while promoting inclusion
even vast improvement is heavily criticised (creative subject)
Student (Current Employee) – Preston – 22 June 2017
Most staff don't communicate well, some have a lot of trouble organizing themselves, some say things they don't mean and blame the student for doing something wrong. Technicians don't really do anything, they just sit in their office eating toast and practically shout at grown adults when asked to do their job or even a simple question. There are 2 members of staff that I believe take the brunt of the work, both have been off with stress recently. There's no work-life balance for staff or students. It doesn't matter how much you improve, staff and tutors will ALWAYS pick out something minute that could be better and make out like its the end of the world and the whole thing needs redoing.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Preston, UK – 28 January 2017
Working for UCLan has given me the confidence and the skills to apply as a Biomechanist. The work was enjoyable, highly infectious, as are the academic faculty I have had the pleasure of working with. I would recommend, if given the opportunity, to experience what UCLan has to offer, especially in the Centre of Applied Sports and Exercise Science (CASES) school.
Rewarding work which greatly strengthens ability to communicate effectively.
Student Ambassador (Current Employee) – Preston – 22 March 2016
The most pertinent aspect of the role is the delivery of campus tours to prospective students and helping to guide and direct people on our applicant days.
A well-structured system in delivering notification to Ambassadors of when work is going to be available with a week's notice, with regular availability. Possible to go for a long time without work if too busy with other commitments, just as it is possible to work as much as possible while free to do so.
An excellent way to develop personal skills and confidence in a familiar environment while earning a fair wage without the job itself infringing on our ability to pursue our studies.
Working when able to fit it around studies rather than defined requirement