Research Technician (Current Employee) – Liverpool, Merseyside – 26 January 2018
The workload varies and is at times quite heavy for a period, but afterwards will be quite light and allow some time for rest. The workload is varied and hours are flexible, so I can fit work in around my personal life quite easily most of the time.
Team Manager Liverpool Live Music Census (Former Employee) – Liverpool – 23 January 2018
The University of Liverpool has given me the chance to grow as a person and a worker. I have met people from all over the world, enriching my cultural background and volunteering for a project like the music census has allowed me to have an insight inside the music business, both on a legal and sale prospective.
Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Liverpool – 19 December 2017
The UoL is one of those places that has great people to work with but is awful to work for if you are in the early stages of your academic career. The support for getting grants is practically nonexistent, while the effort to keep the talented student on as research assistants is high. While they may want to keep you on they cannot afford to, and consequently you are likely to find yourself stagnating in a job below your level of qualification. While in the mean time those above you dangle the carrot. However once you are in the door you will find much greater level of support, and pressure.
Divisive management and class differences in staff.
Research Fellow (Former Employee) – Liverpool, Merseyside – 21 October 2017
Very disappointing place to work. Management and support staff are always at your throat and each others. Money is not the best considering the level of work that is required. All in all, it has the feel of a workplace in decline; teaching standards, research standards and working standards are all on the wane.
Cleaner (Former Employee) – Liverpool, Merseyside – 22 August 2017
Lack of development opportunities, qualifications - however irrelevant - prioritised over experience, 'jobs for the boys' approach still exists. Laid back environment and 'no sacking policy' does not make up for below average salary.
Administration Assistant (Former Employee) – university of liverpool – 11 July 2017
Great benefits but staff are severely stretched. Nice working environment, good pension scheme, good opportunites for progression. Organisation is very top heavy resulting in ground staff being very stretched.
Aquarium Casual Worker (Former Employee) – Liverpool – 28 June 2017
I worked here for a few months, caring for the fish on weekends. As a biologist, this was the perfect job. My boss was so kind, and the training was excellent - the staff were so patient and thorough when training me. The lunch breaks were long, and the job was so entertaining that the hours flew by. The hardest part of the job was probably getting up early - I had to be in Liverpool for around 8am on weekends. However, this meant that I was finished work before lunchtime, and had the rest of the day to myself. Wonderful group of people to work with!
Student Ambassador (Former Employee) – Liverpool, UK – 5 April 2017
Open days so work was irregular but well paid, was not possible to continue the job into my second year as no longer lived on campus. Easy job simply showing potential applicants around my accommodation. o
Reading for a PhD at the university of liverpool comes with its benefits and its pitfalls. As a red brick university there are a lot of resources available to students. however due to being an academic university there are a lot of politics involved in who gets to use them. A working day will vary for every person depending on their research and their research group. I found the research extremely fascinating and the peer culture was brilliant however management was demanding and lacking at the same time. A lot is expected of you and even when you are delivering there is often more requested. An ability to compe with pressure and a certain level or upwards management is required to enjoy a PhD at the university of liverpool.
Mentor and Student Advocate (Former Employee) – Liverpool – 5 March 2017
Worked as a student advocate which involved mentoring and tutoring. Improving student attainment in state funded schools across Liverpool. Typically involved working with 14-18 year olds. Well organised lessons by advocacy team.
Research Systems and Information Officer (Current Employee) – Liverpool, Merseyside – 22 February 2017
My organisational skills have increased as I now manage the meeting room bookings and external training course for all managers and staff who may have members in their teams with disabilities. I am Co-Chair of The University of Liverpool’s DSN network (Disabled staff network) which I offer my creative and organisational skills to advertise and deliver events. As Co-Chair, I work with Network members to develop Network aims and objectives and organise the meetings held quarterly, write an agenda and arrange for relevant reports or information to be included.