Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Preston, Lancashire – 29 January 2018
I was required to conduct laboratory tests, analyse eye tracker data, transcribe audio files and compute data sets.I developed my research skills by actively being involved with projects and working alongside academics.The atmosphere at UCLan is fantastic - everyone is friendly and there is plenty of support to help you succeed in your role.
My role as Student Ambassador is to support a range of University recruitment activities. As a Student Ambassador I promote the University to potential students and inspire them to consider Higher Education.
• Conducting campus tours • Processing telephone clearing applications • Providing advice to potential students • Supporting new students during enrolment
Lecturer/PGCE training placement (Current Employee) – Lancashire – 4 December 2017
I am currently lecturing 1st year degree student's one day per week at the University as part of my post graduate certificate in education. My role is to deliver hourly seminars based around photography principles, truth in photography and practice based research. My role involves lesson planning, lesson delivering, management of a large group of students and all teaching duties required by the University. I also run a voluntary program that has established links with a local college, Lancashire archives and the Harris Museum. This project enables Preston B-Tech photography students to ability to visit the University and work alongside a long running project I have been researching directly from the archives. The students engage in workshops that I lead at the University. These include the use of the Dark room for film processing, and studio practice, this enables them to develop their photographic techniques. As well as enabling them the ability to produce great photographic images at the end of their course at the college.
The mentors at the University are very helpful, understanding and supportive. The hardest part of the job is the travel to and from Preston other than that it's great. The best part of the job for me is seeing students learn and develop.
Examination Invigilator (Former Employee) – Preston – 26 November 2017
I learned how to teach in international environment. Worked with different experimental techniques in Pharmacy laboratories. Being an exam invigilator, I came to know that exam can be conducted individually according to the need of special students.
Top up work from Internship (Former Employee) – Preston – 9 November 2017
Learning how to be part of a team and working within a deadline was a good experience. The members of the office were very welcoming and friendly and provided a nice work experience. The hardest part of it all was the creation of a database that was suitable to their standards but once i understood how they operated then it was easy to tweak it to their standards.
Student Ambassador (Former Employee) – Lancashire – 9 September 2017
Work was okay. Manager/Supervisor seemed to show favouritism towards specific employees. Although the pay was good, but most shifts were only made available on Wednesdays making it difficult for those in labs/lectures to work those shifts.
Full time student - Foundation Degree (Former Employee) – Preston – 23 June 2017
Two year course for Foundation Degree. This comprised of a two year placement within a Primary School setting. Supporting students with English as an additional language. Planning activities, to ensure communication, language, personal, social and emotional development while promoting inclusion
even vast improvement is heavily criticised (creative subject)
Student (Current Employee) – Preston – 22 June 2017
Most staff don't communicate well, some have a lot of trouble organizing themselves, some say things they don't mean and blame the student for doing something wrong. Technicians don't really do anything, they just sit in their office eating toast and practically shout at grown adults when asked to do their job or even a simple question. There are 2 members of staff that I believe take the brunt of the work, both have been off with stress recently. There's no work-life balance for staff or students. It doesn't matter how much you improve, staff and tutors will ALWAYS pick out something minute that could be better and make out like its the end of the world and the whole thing needs redoing.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Preston, UK – 28 January 2017
Working for UCLan has given me the confidence and the skills to apply as a Biomechanist. The work was enjoyable, highly infectious, as are the academic faculty I have had the pleasure of working with. I would recommend, if given the opportunity, to experience what UCLan has to offer, especially in the Centre of Applied Sports and Exercise Science (CASES) school.