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hard working environment, friendly staff, calm working environment
Cleaner (Former Employee) –  Plymouth25 June 2018
Enjoyable atmosphere with a network of friendly, helpful, and welcoming staff. The cleaning team worked well together to ensure the job was efficiently and effectively completed.
Cons
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Good work but slightly pretentious
Student Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Plymouth23 June 2018
Working at open days / Applicant days, showing people around, describing my own experience of the university. The work was good and paid well but it was hard to stay enthusiastic when the university would often try to look better than it is.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Pretentious
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Easy money
Student Ambassador/ Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) –  Plymouth, Devon4 June 2018
Easy money but there is no management at all and getting paid can be a massive pain. I worked as a teaching assistant for the uni so got the maximum salary for a student which was £9.59
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Fun and informative
Outreach Student Ambassador (Current Employee) –  Plymouth4 April 2018
Helpful superiors good at teaching and providing opportunities. Happy to spend time with you to help you improve work ethic and give good advice on careers options.
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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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