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.
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.
Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (PTA) (Former Employee) – Computer Science Department – 26 August 2015
Temporary (semester-based) postgraduate teaching roles are offered to research students. This gives me the opportunity to interact with undergraduate students, answer their technical questions and make deeper analysis of the field I am teaching to be prepared for any related question.
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