Earth Science Research (Former Employee) – Glasgow – 6 November 2017
I enjoyed my time at UoG, very interesting with multiple areas to study. My degree in Earth science could have been more employment orientated but the research that was competed was of a high standard and very engaging.
Research Associate (Former Employee) – Glasgow – 3 November 2017
I worked at the Uni of Vet school (department of leukaemia/vet school) for over 5 years. The majority of this time was very productive and enjoyable but unfortunately I found the final 2 years extremely uncomfortable due to many factors, which include increasing pressures to obtain quick results (essential to secure funding for the following 5 years) which led to a massive increase in unpaid hours, which had a knock on effect on the group dynamic resulting in a working environment that I found extremely cold and edgy. Subsequently I became somewhat ostracised from the group, possibly due to me being the only (young) male. This was a career first for me as my previous positions have without exception all been the complete opposite of how my experience at Glasgow ultimately became. My character is such that I made every effort to meet the ultimate goal of the group and publish my data which would have been a huge asset in securing the funding. This would see me regularly working into the very early hours (4am and later) at the Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow in a great effort to collect the vital final pieces of data I needed to publish the research I had worked on for the past 5 years. The goal sadly was never achieved as my colleague at the time unfortunately failed in her role to convert the raw data that I had created into a visual interpretable format. This was the end of over 5 years of hard work for me and ultimately there was nothing to show and nothing was published. A sole destroying experience and consequently the reason I then decided my future path would not involvemore... academic medical research.less
challenging and very interesting
colleagues and the huge number of mice that ultimately I killed unnecessarily
I enjoyed my time at Glasgow Uni as the task scheduling ranged over the academic year so was varied. The open plan office environment helped enhance job role understanding and pressure points. The line managers job shared which worked well and ensured a balanced view on progression on tasks. As part of a team at hectic times I offered help when needed to progress tasks and meet deadlines. I enjoyed communicating with a range of stakeholders and was first point of contact for students with problems which affected their ability to study. This was a time consuming but rewarding role, supporting students, offering direction to appropriate specialist support or advise as per the regulations.
Contact with students and colleagues
Poorly managed introductions of new systems integral to the Admin role
Driven Senior Administrator within the finance sector with over 15 years of experience with a proven track record of success. A good team player and all-rounder who thrives on challenges, taking on and dealing with all tasks as required and assisting wherever necessary to ensure all work is dealt with on time. Works well under pressure in a clam and efficient manner, prioritising work well and always completing daily tasks. Good organisational and planning skills, can work on own initiative - dealing with business matters and queries as they occur.
Mentoring GiC students (Former Employee) – Glasgow – 10 October 2016
It was a great experience. I enjoyed being a student and will love to work at the univeraity again for permanent job. The rold was to mentor GiC students and explain to them about their journey and what to expect towards the university and much more!
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Glasgow – 5 October 2016
I worked as a Teaching Assistant at the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University for 4 years. It was a very conducive environment for growth and professional development. There is ample of training opportunities as well as scope to learn and excel on the job. The teaching staff is very friendly and helpful. I benefitted from excellent mentors and guides during my employment. The administrative and IT departments function very efficiently making sure issues are handled very smoothly. Overall a great experience.
IT Tutor (Former Employee) – Glasgow – 11 September 2016
It is a great thing to work for one's alma mater, even better when there is such a positive work culture. I think fondly of my days working there and were it not for the cuts to higher education and the opportunities presented by the private sector would have stayed.
Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Glasgow – 5 July 2016
Since February 2015 I have been working on the funded project “Information, Market Creation and Agricultural Growth” based in rural Karnataka, India, which contributes to the pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals, promoting economic growth, and to reducing poverty, gender-, and income-inequality. Given this very rewarding experience and my wish to further pursue a career in research environment.
Difficult work in a challenging environment. Highly rewarding.
Full-time student (Former Employee) – Glasgow – 25 May 2016
My first year at university was a process that required focus, adaption and high attendance. 5 Biology lectures, 5 Science Fundamental lectures, 3 Earth Sciences lectures, one 3 hour Biology lab and one 2 hour Earth Sciences lab per week along with many sessions of personal study and various assignments for each subject. I have received mostly A's and B's for my assignments and my first semester examinations. I am still awaiting exam results for the second semester.
Excellent facilities, Great lecturers and staff, Great support when needed.