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Interesting and challenging workplace
Admin Assistant (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, Devon7 February 2018
Learning on the job, under often intense pressure, hit the ground running. Little chance to evaluate.

Quantity over quality, leads to student information at risk.

Culture of favouritism of friends of staff over outsiders.

Hardest part is getting to understand the numerous IT systems with queue of customers and phone calls to deal with.

Most enjoyable part is the interaction with students.
Pros
Location
Cons
Lack of training
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A flexible employer
Student Ambassador (Current Employee) –  Plymouth, Devon30 January 2018
Plymouth University pays it's Student Ambassadors a good wage, however due to the large volume of Student Ambassadors it recruits, it can be very difficult to pick up shifts on anything but the largest events.
Pros
Good pay, can fit around your course/other jobs/etc.
Cons
Hard to pick up shifts.
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Great
Student (Current Employee) –  Plymouth27 January 2018
Great learning environment with a diverse group of students and teachers. The teaching model is both interactive and informative which combines for an effective learning environment.
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Exciting, multidisciplinary, Rewarding
Resident Assistant (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, Devon27 December 2017
answer phone calls and questions from residents
collect and deliver residents mails to their flats
ensure the security of residents
report to Halls coordinator
Pros
free accommodation
Cons
none
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Good Employer
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Plymouth20 December 2017
I only worked there a short time as it was a temporary job. Seems to be a good employer though. I had flexi time in my job and a good enough wage for the required responsibilities.
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Balanced Social and Academic environment
Student (Current Employee) –  Plymouth, Devon13 December 2017
The strict timing at Plymouth University has taught me both punctuality and time management. The social environment has made me better at communicating with others.
Pros
Student discounts at all the Universities cafes
Cons
Long math classes
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fun place to work at
Resident assistant (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, Devon21 September 2017
the university is a fun environment to work in. there is always room for progressing for example they need to help push for employee development within their carers and better training.
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Flexible while studying
Teaching and Support Assistant (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, Devon30 August 2017
Was a very flexible role that could be concluded while studying in the third year of university. The job came about from a lecturer who didn't have the time to complete an assignment posted to him. Asked myself and one other student to complete the task for him.
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flexible, enjoyable, friendly
Student Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, Devon12 August 2017
Throughout my time of working at Plymouth university as a student ambassador I was given the opportunity to work at various events with a range of people. It allowed me to develop skills in communication.
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A great, inclusive place to work
Student Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Plymouth8 August 2017
Not a bad thing to say about working here. Fun and interesting work, hours to fit around study, you meet lots of new people and put their worries to rest about coming to uni
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Supportive and fun place to work!
PALS leader (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, Devon5 August 2017
I worked as a PALS (peer assisted learning scheme) leader for a year and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Plymouth University were extremely supportive and made the work fun.
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Fun and Interactive
STUDENT AMBASSADOR (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, Devon4 July 2017
Everyday was a unique experience. Working in a fun yet productive environment created initiative to perform tasks beyond requests. Being apart of this team enhanced communication and time management skills. The most satisfying part of the job was assisting and interacting with many different people from various cities.
Pros
Free lunch, Flexible Hours, Many Slots Available
Cons
Less Training Opportunities to Improve Rankings
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Productive and Fun workplace
Student ambassador and PALS Mentor (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, Devon28 June 2017
Student ambassadorial duties hosted a proactive work environment, variety of roles, Teaching, Mentoring, Leading, Selling, Marketing and other personal and professionals alike.

PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Scheme)
I assisted in teaching, presenting, developing and representing the University of Plymouth amongst the heights of classes of up to 30 students. Integrating with mayors, and leading teams amongst conferences of hundreds of student delegates successfully.
Pros
Good hourly rate, sociable, Fun, Insightful and educating, motivating and inspiring
Cons
no constant guaranteed shifts or wage.
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Digital Fabrication Tutor (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, Devon28 June 2017
Working for the University in the new fabrication suite, I have been given the opportunity to help students who are unfamiliar with the machinery and also improve my own skills with laser cutting and 3D printing while doing so.
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Probably the best student job you could get
Student Ambassador (Current Employee) –  Plymouth, Devon22 June 2017
Being a student Ambassador is a casual job which means you get to wear many hats. From doing Campus Tours to assisting teachers with workshops. The work allows you to develop transferable skills such as customer service, communication or working under a pressure of time which sets you on a great path for future employmant.
Pros
free lunch on some days
Cons
sometimes the job can be not very challenging and a bit boring
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Engaging and fast paced
Student Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, Devon12 June 2017
Working for Plymouth University was extremely enjoyable. It involved the assistance of prospective students and guests on open days, applicant days and other events. Skills needed for this role include:
• Effective communication with members of the public.
• Team worker, in large teams and smaller, more intimate teams.
• Polite and enthusiastic attitude towards even the smallest of tasks.
• Drive to ensure prospective students get the most out of their time visiting the university.
The hardest part of this job was trying to deal with various people at one time, and their queries. Though it was very rewarding to do so. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with different people each time, and feeling part of a secure team.
Pros
Free lunch
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good student job
Student Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, Devon11 June 2017
Outreach Ambassador, Plymouth University

• Visiting primary schools in the South West and providing talks on STEM subject areas to children
• Skills acquired: preparing assemblies for children, science communication with general public and driving hired car to schools.

Student Ambassador, Plymouth University

• Providing potential students and their parents with campus tours
• Providing more in depth tours of various areas of the University
• Skills acquired: communication with public, leading tours and health and safety training
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
not enough hours
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achieved a degree
Student (Former Employee) –  Barnstaple6 June 2017
I very much enjoyed doing my degree, i have overcome and achieved things i didn't think i could. It has made me realise i would like a job where i can put my learning into practice and hopefully keep learning to work y way up.
Pros
achieved a degree
Cons
debt
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great job whilst studying
Student Ambassador (Current Employee) –  Plymouth, Devon28 April 2017
This is a nice job that fits in around your studies and you get to talk to prospective students about your course and experiences that will encourage them to attend the university
Pros
fits in around studies, but of extra money
Cons
only open days, applicant days etc so not solid hours
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Minimal hours, good pay
Student Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, Devon19 April 2017
Working for plymouth university as a student ambassador was relatively pain free. You simply shared your own knowledge and experience with potential students, lunch and refeshments were provided and hours were very reasonsble, as well as pay.
Pros
Free Lunch
Cons
Low Hours
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