The learning opportunists provided by the University of Dundee has been outstanding. Working in a small group limits work space social interaction which at times can be difficult. However the University does provide a large number of sports and social groups which more than makes up for this.
Student (Former Employee) – Dundee, Scotland – 12 June 2018
My overall experience was stressful though I had gone through with a good time as my colleagues were helping still sometimes it was very hard to balance work and studies since it was a part-time job and I was a fulltime student.
Carnegie Student (Former Employee) – Dundee City – 14 May 2018
I gained a huge amount of laboratory experience from this placement and it gave me an insight into research. Most of the project was based on trial and error therefore I faced challenges everyday. To get to the end and have been successful was extremely rewarding. Colleagues were extremely helpful and friendly and so was my Supervisor.
Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) – Dundee City – 11 April 2018
The team can be great. The management is a bit messed up. The university Is your employer but you line manager is first port of call who tend to think they own the university and you. They are dictated by their line managers so despite your employers (uni of dundee) rules your line manager makes it up as they go along. It also is favuoratism. This is seen in many departments. Great in the sense of security of a job but management structure seems to be up to eat individual and they make it up as they go along. :/
secure pay, sick pay, good holiday pay
management, flexibility restriction with some departments
International Student Ambassador (Current Employee) – Dundee City – 14 March 2018
it is a balanced work life.jobs come in once or twice in a month. salaries are paid not immediately but we were told of that at the start of the application which is great. it is a wonderful place to work
Mathematics Lecturer (Current Employee) – Dundee, Dundee City – 11 September 2017
The job is enjoyable, I rarely work outside of my comfort zone. I am given plenty of freedom to do my work and given opportunities to run exciting projects. Unfortunately, permanent positions are not easy to come by and rely heavily on the university's tight budgets and how well you are known by key staff members.
Great academic environment, excellent work culture and a powerful team to work with
Accounting and Finance Tutor (Current Employee) – Dundee, Angus – 5 January 2017
It was really exciting when I had to teach investment appraisals ( level 200 students). I made the mode of teaching so simple and the students really loved it. They are always excited and thankful at the end of the semester. Dundee University has a great team to work with. The most enjoyable part of the exercise was my interactions with students. They make teaching fun and fulfilling.
Vice President (Former Employee) – Dundee – 16 October 2016
I enjoyed working at university of dundee, my colleagues assisted me when i needed help. The daily interaction with students gave me great pleasure and i got to apply my interpersonal skills on everyday basis.
Tutor (Current Employee) – Dundee – 8 October 2016
Having been working as a tutor helped me to learn about the academia. First of all, I learned what it means to work in the academic staff that requires discipline and responsibility. On the other hand, I saw that working as a tutor is also brings a lot of fun with being in contact with students on a daily basis. At the beginning, I began to learn how to prepare the course content, how to present the lecture and how to start debates in seminar session which I received useful advises from the module leaders. Furthermore, I worked with other tutors in a structured way which increased my confidence in the business environment. I think the most difficult part of the job is to familiarize students to the course and get their attention who do not seem to enjoy the course whereas the most enjoyable part of the job is to having debates and presentations in seminar session which the students begin to make critical thinking and productive discussions.
field work in Montrose basin. Collection separation and identification of marine species. worked as part of a team and on own initiative. Focused on completing work and to a high degree of accuracy. Great rapport with Doctors and technicians. Hardest part is looking for minute animals in substrate and most enjoyable was identification of specie in detail.
I gained a lot of experience during my work experience at the UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE, I interacted with a lot of staff members and felt welcome throughout my time in the office. I gained a lot of experience about computers and the certain hardware/programmes needed to complete each task given in an administrators job. The management was run excellently.