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.
University of Strathclyde (Former Employee) – Glasgow, Glasgow – 12 May 2017
Great place to work, the staff are all very positive and friendly and the job is good fun. For any student I highly recommend trying to get this job and running campus tours etc it's ideal to work around classes.
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee) – Glasgow, Glasgow – 9 May 2017
I have now spent many years at Strathclyde University and as a whole it is a great organisation to work for. No day is the same, which was one of the reasons for doing research. Would recommend people to work at this organisation.
Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) (Current Employee) – Glasgow, UK – 10 April 2017
The main work of GTA is to mark the assessments of undergraduate psychology students. Other things that we can sign up is for invigilation or helping the professors during the tutorials. I have learned how to mark various assignments such as essay writing or report writing and the marking criteria followed at the university. The time is managed well as we get the schedule of marking way ahead of time before we are assigned the work. We are given two weeks to mark the assignments, which are then cross checked by the class leader. The hardest part of the job sometimes is deciding on what mark to give. We have to be critical about the mark and the comments that we give to the students intending to help them in their future assignments.
Daily tasks would be manufacturing of student projects and in doing this I have become very competent on the various pieces of workshop equipment. I worked with a good team and we would constantly overcome any manufacturing problems together. The management tended to let you use your own initiative, with only the minimum of guidance. The hardest part of the job is trying to decipher the student drawings (for projects) but with a bit of interaction it becomes clearer. The most enjoyable part is when I complete a project to the students' satisfaction.
Had a very enjoyable 4 year experience at this university. The lecturers were very approachable and the timetable was very flexible for myself - lots of freedom of choice for which electives to choose.
It is a course aimed at helping persons on the autism spectrum gain full-time employment. This was done by having 3 separate 10 week "rotations" which took part in a real life work environment whilst also having supervision by an appointed "buddy".
There are also some opportunities given by the Project Search staff (one job coach and one instructor) to improve on your interview techniques by having regular mock interviews.
The most enjoyable aspect of the course is having various job rotations to give differing perspectives as to what job I may like in the future.
For me personally, the hardest aspect WAS the social aspects, however, as the course has progressed, I have been informed regularly that I have markedly improved and continue to do so.