Researcher (Former Employee) – York, North Yorkshire – 12 April 2018
Good place to work with brilliant researchers. Always there to push you to be your best but offer support when needed. Sometimes admin was a bit of a mess and needed polishing but all in all a very good working environment and experience.
Neuroscience research internship (Former Employee) – York – 2 February 2018
Member of the Russel Group Universities, with world leading research impact. Everyone in the city of York are extremely friendly. The teaching quality is 10/10. Beautiful city, lovely history; couldn't have picked a better university.
Administrator (Current Employee) – York, North Yorkshire – 15 September 2017
The department I work in is a great environment, although it is difficult being one of very few full-time staff and you do end up covering for the part-time staff a lot. Professional development seems to vary depending on who your manager is, mine is very good and I have been able to complete a number of training courses while I have been employed.
Student (Current Employee) – York, North Yorkshire – 31 January 2017
I am really enjoying my university experience. The university encourages a very balanced work-life experience. The support offered by departments is incredible. The academic rigour of each course is obvious.
Rewarding and stimulating work with a great bunch of students
Part-time piano and music theory teacher (Current Employee) – London, ENG – 13 January 2016
Having started teaching the piano at the beginning of my studies at York University, I am now teaching part-time, privately in London. I very much enjoyed the lack or repetitiveness in my lessons. I have rarely had to cover exactly the same theoretical and technical aspects of the piano with more than two students as their experiences and abilities varied quite considerably. I would mostly cover basic scales, followed by some music theory involving sight reading and chord progressions. The final part of the lesson would mostly incorporate the repertoire requested by my students. I would initially ask my students to play it and if they couldn't, I would sight read it for them and indicate what to practice for the following lesson. This method proved to be most rewarding in the initial stages of their piano studies.
International Student Ambassador (Current Employee) – York, ENG – 28 December 2015
This part-time job requires me to take guests of the University on a tour of both campuses, introducing them to the University. I am pushed to develop certain interpersonal skills and time management skills, to ensure the guests enjoy the tour and that the tour is conducted in appropriate time.
My supervisors are very helpful and supportive, answering any queries I have, they are flexible in their approach.
CPD Coordinator (Current Employee) – York, ENG – 3 December 2015
I arrived to cover someone's sickness for 2 weeks and was instantly made to feel part of a very busy team. The team plans and implements courses and events both internally and externally. I have thoroughly enjoyed working as part of a busy team and feel that I have contributed effectively to the teams and the events and courses that I have been involved in. In an ideal world the team would be able to access further funding and then I could apply for a post within the team as there seems to be plenty of work.