Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) – York – 14 January 2019
I have worked several jobs at the Department of Music, University of York. I have been Research Assistant, Box Office Assistant, Media and Communications Assistant and Graduate Teaching Assistant. It has been a very pleasant experience. The atmosphere is great and staff are very helpful and supportive.
Main Coder (Former Employee) – York – 21 September 2018
Volunteering at the University of York was incredible. I developed and improved my skills as well as my social connections. But most importantly, I helped with research in the developmental psychology field, which made really how passionate lecturers are in what they do. Volunteering there felt really rewarding. The hardest part of the job was how some tasks could be repetitive, but within its repetitiveness, there were always things that made you ponder about related things about the field, or the goal of the project.
Researcher (Former Employee) – York, ENG – 13 October 2014
York University is a prestigious academic establishment which prides itself on its supportive and inclusive HR policies. Unfortunately, contravention of such policies are widespread, especially at higher management levels, where harassment and procedural misconduct go largely unchecked.
Provided you bring in substantial research funding you can get away with pretty much anything at this university. Certain quarters of the university operate under a ruthless culture of fear and blame. If you enjoy playing cloak and dagger office politics then you'll love it here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PhD student- (Former Employee) – York, ENG – 30 July 2015
Well supported PhD following typical UK structure. Responsibilities/ Areas of Study: • Testing hypotheses regarding the evolutionary processes that underpin species richness differences across higher taxa of insects • Production of peer-reviewed publications, internal reports and an extended thesis, aimed at disseminating conclusions to a technical audience • Verbal and poster presentation of analyses to professional international audiences • Data collection, assembly and standardisation from public databases and the scientific literature • Defining research objectives and defending these before critical technical audiences • Teaching and demonstrating of related concepts to undergraduate students
Dyslexia Adviser (Current Employee) – University of York – 27 August 2015
There is no such thing as a typical day, but generally my duties include helping students with their academic work and advising them on funding, advising parents and liaising with colleagues. It is a very client focused position which means being conscious of the individual needs of the students. This naturally requires a highly flexible ability to adapt and work independently.
We have an excellent team, with excellent communication between all the members. The hardest part of the job can be keeping up with the demand from students, but this is also the most enjoyable as it means this is a good indication of the quality of service we provide.
I've learned a great deal since working in my present position, certainly an awful lot about student support, but also the role technology, social networking and IT can play in enhancing working life.
Wonderful campus environment
Many of the buildings have not been designed for their present purpose.