Working for Anglia Ruskin University, I have acquire some crucial skills that have help me in my everyday life in terms of hobbies, university work, and meeting people.
I have grown in confidence, I am seen more as a leader and my people skills has drastically changed. Being in an environment where people of all walks of life interact with you really gives you a scope of how small the world can seem.
As a basketball activator this role was a perfect opportunities for me to mix my hobby with work. I was able to encourage more people to participate in the sport and I was able to involved the community outside of the university. This incorporation made the job extremely enjoyable and kept me motivated .
However, management wasn't always the best on a number of occasion there were lacks in communication between management and me leading to drastic measures having to be taken. Negatively affecting the whole basketball community and also myself.
There is always a team feeling in Anglia Ruskin and this is made clear from day one. This makes it easier to perform tasks, communicate with team members and boost morale.
Student Ambassador (Current Employee) – Cambridge – 18 May 2018
Anglia Ruskin is a brilliant University to work for. No two days are the same! I love the fact that I get the chance to meet such a vast variety of people; from existing/prospectus students and parents to staff and members of the public. The work is also extremely flexible and adaptable to your timetables/studies and any other employment you may undergo. The staff work extremely hard here to ensure that events like Applicant and Open Days run smoothly.
Salary and chance to work with vast variety of people
Customer Service Advisor (Current Employee) – Chelmsford, Essex – 17 April 2018
ARU is in general a good place to work, staff are given the opportunity to undertake lots of courses, including degrees and masters courses. However they don't offer promotions or utilize the skills they teach (just a box ticking exercise). The best way to get a job at ARU is to temp, temps are much more frequently given new jobs over current staff.
reassessment study buddy (Former Employee) – Cambridge, Cambridgeshire – 28 March 2018
The role of reassessment study buddy was an independent role in which I decided how many students to take on and the hours i worked, meaning that it did not affect my own studies. There was lots of support given by the team who introduced the scheme.
Representative (Former Employee) – Cambridge – 5 February 2018
Given plenty of training on how to approach potential students and their families and provided with the correct information needed to show these families around campus answering an questions. There was however very little coordination and man-management on the day with the staff as they were left to it themselves with no guidance as to where they were meant to me or for how long.
Plenty of training.
no communication after days event e.g. no debrief on how the day went.
Simple tasks such as handing out keys and sorting through memberships required. I learned how to take care of a gym and hall, and answer customer queries. Management had changed during my employment, and both worked differently. But they were great and supportive, and very friendly. The culture was very laid-back, and not much was expected out of staff when covering the less-busy hours. As a result, sometimes you would have nothing to do. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with other staff.
I love working at Anglia Ruskin University because they provide you with temporary jobs that work around your schooling schedule. They have a very helpful employment bureau that gives you alerts on available jobs.
Lead trainee (Former Employee) – Chelmsford, Essex – 4 December 2017
Work is good with lots of skills to learn like customer service skills, working under pressure. The management is well grommed to handle the team of culturally diverse people with nice workplace culture .
Market Development Officer (Current Employee) – Chelmsford, Essex – 24 July 2017
Friendly team, nice environment, line manager is excellent approach able and supportive.
I am able to complete all aspects of the job and would like a role which is a bit more challenging. I really enjoy mentoring and managing people. This role I have been mentoring and sharing my knowledge and experience with others to help them develop