Days are nice and busy with work being offered help with. Learnt finer points of using instruments I had already used. The management was good, always there to provide support. The culture was good overall as the pHds who supported me were a great help. The hardest part was learning things different about the work. The most enjoyable part was using the equipment and seeing the results.
A good friendly environment to work in and a good opportunity for those looking for some voluntary work in the analytical sciences field.I enjoyed working here voluntarily but if paid would have continued within the company seeking promotion.
AV Technician (Former Employee) – Glasgow, Glasgow – 2 October 2018
I started an apprenticeship with the university, it was down as a 2 year apprenticeship. I didn’t get my apprenticeship papers until a couple of years later. The apprenticeship procedure was terrible and I was forgotten about for a few years. I went on to being a full time member of staff and they didn’t know. There was little communication from them.
The staff members were welcoming and very friendly, the work load was good. Then management changed. Everyone became stressed and it wasn’t dealt with very well. The manager themselves didn’t treat staff very well either. Sometimes aggressive, other times very passive.
I felt that my time in the university was up and the place was becoming a burden on my mental health. I enjoyed my years there, but by the end I was happy to get out.
Great working environment, good hours, good work load
Bad management change, terrible understanding of stress
PhD Student (Current Employee) – Glasgow – 7 September 2018
Buon ambiente lavorativo. Il mio gruppo di ricerca è molto supportivo e collaborativo. Interagiamo con diversi profili professionali, quali ingegneri biomeccanici e biomedici, terapisti della sanità nazionale del Regno Unito e liberi professionisti. Collaborazione con aziende private sono incentivate per creare un ponte di collegamento tra aziende e ricerca universitaria, come anche pratica clinica ed università.
Voluntary Work (Current Employee) – Glasgow – 21 June 2018
Learn the basics of how a Motorsport team constructs their planning of designing and manufacturing a formula vehicle. The leaders behind the Motorsport team also help to guide new members how to approach new challenges and how to perform daily maintenance for the vehicle.
Summer Research Intern (Former Employee) – Strathclyde – 14 June 2018
I was worried inititially about working in an office environment but everyone was so nice and I was made to feel part of the team straight away. Left to work at my own pace with help if required. great place!
Had a cracking time working at the University of Strathclyde. I was employed on a student scholarship, and learned so many things. I also had the opportunity to teach undergraduates and master's students respectively, which was a great joy.
Days were spent creating experiments for school students. A relaxed laboratory with plenty of freedom to get on with the task at hand. After obtaining results, these could be processed in a friendly office with a lot of other like-minded people.
I enhanced my chemistry knowledge by working alongside doctors and professors in their respective fields. A perfect foil to develop my understanding of the science.
The hardest part of the job was the long waits to obtain results for some experiments but this allowed for a lot of paperwork and reports to be undertaken.
The most enjoyable part was being immersed in a culture with other researchers focused on similar goals.
like-minded people, fun work environment, varied tasks
Intern (Former Employee) – Glasgow, Glasgow – 6 July 2017
I was attending a course that would enable me to become more employable or otherwise gain employment; I would say that working for this university would be a privilege as it is fair, easy to settle into and worth investing in.