Manager (Former Employee) – Kingston upon Hull – 5 March 2018
Like most places, the work environment is changing. However, it is something they are struggling to do well with a constant cycle of restructures. This makes it currently, a difficult place to work at. However, the rates of pay are very good
Casual Catering Assistant (Current Employee) – Kingston upon Hull – 1 March 2018
Casual hours so not 100% reliable although they are able to be flexible. The hourly wage is good but the management could do with some improvement. Communication is lacking across the company as a whole.
Student Ambassador (Former Employee) – Kingston upon Hull – 7 September 2017
You barely realised you were working. A typical day consisted of liaising with other staff to create a better student experience which was purposeful. Offers the opportunity to have an influence on the services the University offers by listening to your views and ideas. Everyone in the workplace cares about the client's needs and future. The hardest part of the job was accepting that you were unable to fulfil all of your ideas. The most enjoyable part was seeing your projects become a success.
PhD Researcher (Current Employee) – Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire – 11 August 2017
Very good research work experience here In the last four years, I have learnt how to cooperate with the lab experiment and field survey, how to analyse the a large mount of data set and also learn how to write a scientific thesis
Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Kingston upon Hull – 26 July 2017
Throughout the year I learned and gained experience with several different techniques for office management and good team work practices. Additionally I was able to learned how to communicate better with my other team members.
Student Caller (Former Employee) – Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire – 6 July 2017
This is an amazing place to work and study. I studied here for 3 years and came away with a first class degree. I worked as a student caller which was great. Lots of career progression, flexible hours and the role works around you.
Desktop and Systems Engineer (Current Employee) – Scarborough, North Yorkshire – 6 June 2017
Despite the easy going nature of many departments, there is very little opportunity for progression. Management quite content to sit back and allow staff to take on more and more work, with little, or no reward. Very much like I imagine working in the 1960s would have been like. Not impressed and hoping to avoid ever working in Academia/Education ever again!
Local staff at Scarborough have been fairly friendly
Attitude to staff too dependent on grade rather than role, I would have preferred the promotion of a 'Can Do' culture amongst the IT user population
Lecturer in Law (Former Employee) – Hull Law School – 5 January 2017
Hardest part of the job was working with people who were more concerned with promotion and putting others down than doing the job, joining cliques and forgetting what they were supposed to be there for! The most enjoyable part was working closely with students. What I learned is that if I had my time again, I would not work there nor become an academic.
None, really, apart from the decent pay.
Long hours, not appreciated, culture of stress and harrassment
Voluntary Worker (Former Employee) – Several locations – 22 August 2016
I worked selling tickets for concerts and fed back registers to the Music faculty office. When leading the team, I had to organise a term rota and make sure on the day the team knew what to do; front of house work. The office staff were friendly and helpful and co-workers were limited but useful. I enjoyed getting to be a part of the concert management and getting to watch a variety of music performances. The hardest part of the work was getting volunteers to turn up. The job is now run in a different manner with first years being required to run front of house; I was a part of the team before the change.
Student Ambassador (Former Employee) – Psychology Department – 3 August 2016
Working while studying at the University of Hull was very easily done, working as a student ambassador did not encroach on my studies. The student ambassador scheme was well managed and efficiently organised, communication from management to ambassadors was constant and precise. Everyone always knew what their role was.